Six Tools for Preventing and Removing Weeds

Don't let weeds ruin your lawn and garden spaces. Learn how to kill weeds and prevent them from taking over your groundcover.

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Daisy grubber

This useful tool is pushed deep into the soil and then levered, prising out persistent perennial weeds like thistles and dandelions with their taproots intact. Due to its slender, compact shape, the grubber causes minimal damage to the lawn when inserted.

Daisy GrubberEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - Simple Steps to Success: Lawns and Groundcover © 2012 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Selective weedkiller

Designed to be sprayed on lawns, these chemicals kill broadleaf weeds without harming the grass. Chemicals can either be bought ready to spray or they will need to be diluted beforehand. Always wear protective clothing.

Chemical WeedkillerEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - Simple Steps to Success: Lawns and Groundcover © 2012 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Systemic weedkiller

Brushing or wiping weedkiller onto individual weeds in the lawn can be a laborious process but is useful for spot treating small areas. The chemicals are taken in through the leaf and down into the root system, killing the plant.

Systemic Weedkiller Systematically Kills WeedsEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - Simple Steps to Success: Lawns and Groundcover © 2012 Dorling Kindersley Limited
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