How to Get Rid of Coarse Grasses from Lawns

We get asked to look at lawns that have tussocky patches in them and are no longer meeting the client’s needs. This is often due to the ingress of coarse wild grasses (such as cocksfoot and soft brome).
The seed has usually been brought in by birds or the wind over time. These indigenous weed grasses are often more vigorous than the amenity grasses used for high quality lawns and so they grow faster and create the tussocky patches.

Lawn Weeds – It’s Spring & they’re growing! How do I get rid of them?

Weeds such as dandelions are very prominent in the Spring and quickly flower making themselves very visible. They’re often complimented by others such as Daises, Speedwells and Celandines!

Some of the weeds in your lawn will be perennial plants such as buttercups (below). These will…