Lawn weed killer application chart

  Weed name Chemicals used for target weed Ease of control  
Daisy lawn weed Daisy
Bellis perennis
mecoprop-p & dicamba
clopyralid, fluroxypyr & MCPA
fluroxypyr & mecoprop-p
Usually killed with one application but sometimes a second will be required  

Dandelion lawn weed

Dandelion
Taraxacum Officinale

2,4-D & mecoprop-p
mecoprop-p & dicamba
clopyralid, fluroxypyr & MCPA
fluroxypyr & mecoprop-p

Usually killed with one application but sometimes a second will be required  

Buttercup lawn weed

Creeping Buttercup
Ranunculus repens

2,4-D & mecoprop-p
clopyralid, fluroxypyr & MCPA
fluroxypyr & mecoprop-p

One application should be sufficient to kill this weed  

White Clover lawn weed

White Clover
Trifolium repens
2,4-D & mecoprop-p
mecoprop-p
clopyralid, fluroxypyr & MCPA
fluroxypyr & mecoprop-p
Usually killed with one application but sometimes a second will be required  

Red Clover lawn weed

Red Clover
Trifolium pratense
2,4-D & mecoprop-p

mecoprop-p

clopyralid, fluroxypyr & MCPA
Usually killed with one application but sometimes a second will be required  

Selfheal lawn weed

Selfheal
Prunella vugaris

2,4-D & mecoprop-p
mecoprop & dicamba
clopyralid, fluroxypyr & MCPA

Usually killed with one application but sometimes a second will be required  

Slender Speedwell lawn weed

Slender Speedwell
Veronica filliformis
clopyralid, fluroxypyr ;& MCPA
fluroxypyr & mecoprop-p
Difficult weed to control, more than one application will be needed to control this weed  

Germander Speedwell lawn weed

Germander Speedwell
Veronica chamaedrys
clopyralid, fluroxypyr & MCPA
fluroxypyr & mecoprop-p
Difficult weed to control, more than one application will be needed to control this weed  

Pearlwort lawn weed

Procumbent Pearlwort
Sagina procumbens
2,4-D + mecoprop-p
mecoprop-p & dicamba
clopyralid, fluroxypyr & MCPA
One application should be sufficient to kill this weed  

Greater Plantain lawn weed

Greater Plantain
Plantago major
2,4-D & mecoprop-p
mecoprop-p
clopyralid, fluroxypyr & MCPA
fluroxypyr & mecoprop-p
One application should be sufficient to kill this weed  

Ribwort Plantain lawn weed

Ribwort Plantain
Plantago lanceolota
2,4-D & mecoprop-p
mecoprop-p
clopyralid, fluroxypyr & MCPA
fluroxypyr & mecoprop-p
One application should be sufficient to kill this weed  

Starweed lawn weed

Bucks-horn Plantain
Platago coronopus

2,4-D & mecoprop-p
mecoprop-p
clopyralid, fluroxypyr & MCPA
fluroxypyr & mecoprop-p

One application should be sufficient to kill this weed  
Yarrow lawn weed Yarrow
Achillia millefolium

clopyralid, fluroxypyr & MCPA
mecoprop-p + dicamba

Difficult weed to control, more than one application will be needed to control this weed  

Mouse-ear Chickweed lawn weed

Mouse-ear Chickweed
Cerastium holosteoides
2,4-D & mecoprop-p
mecoprop-p & dicamba
clopyralid, fluroxypyr & MCPA
One application should be sufficient to kill this weed  

Common Chickweed lawn weed

Common Chickweed
Stellaria media

2,4-D & mecoprop-p
clopyralid, fluroxypyr & MCPA

One application should be sufficient to kill this weed  

Creeping Cinquefoil lawn weed

Creeping Cinquefoil
Potentilla reptans

clopyralid, fluroxypyr & MCPA
mecoprop-p & dicamba

Usually killed with one application but sometimes a second will be required  

Silverweed lawn weed

Silverweed
Potentilla anserina

clopyralid, fluroxypyr & MCPA
mecoprop-p & dicamba

Usually killed with one application but sometimes a second will be required  

Lesser Trefoil lawn weed

Lesser Trefoil
Trifolium dubium

mecoprop-p & dicamba
mecoprop-p
clopyralid, fluroxypyr & MCPA
fluroxypyr & mecoprop-p

Usually killed with one application but sometimes a second will be required  

Birds-foot Trefoil lawn weed

Birds-foot Trefoil
Lotus corniculatus

clopyralid, fluroxypyr & MCPA
mecoprop-p & dicamba
fluroxypyr & mecoprop-p

Usually killed with one application but sometimes a second will be required  

Lesser Celandine lawn weed

Lesser Celandine
Ranunculus ficaria
clopyralid, fluroxypyr & MCPA Difficult weed to control, more than one application will be needed to control this weed. Aim to treat early in the season as soon as the leaves are fully developed.  

Cats Ear lawn weed

Cats Ear
Hypochaeris radicata
2,4-D & mecoprop-p
mecoprop-p & dicamba
clopyralid, fluroxypyr & MCPA
Usually killed with one application but sometimes a second will be required  

Autumn Hawkbit lawn weed

Autumn Hawkbit
Leontodon autumnalis
clopyralid, fluroxypyr & MCPA Usually killed with one application but sometimes a second will be required  

Bristly Ox-tonge lawn weed

Bristly-ox Tongue
Picris echioides

mecoprop-p & dicamba Usually killed with one application but sometimes a second will be required  

Crowfoot lawn weed

Crow Foot
Ranunculus acris
clopyralid, fluroxypyr & MCPA Usually killed with one application but sometimes a second will be required  

Parsley Piert lawn weed

Parsley Piert
Aphanes arvensis
clopyralid, fluroxypyr & MCPA Difficult weed to control, more than one application will be needed to control this weed  

Scarlett Pimpernel lawn weed

Scarlet Pimpernel
Anagallis arvensis
2,4-D & mecoprop-p
mecoprop-p & dicamba
Usually killed with one application but sometimes a second will be required  

Doves-foot Cranesbill lawn weed

Doves-foot Cranesbill
Geranium molle
mecoprop-p & dicamba Difficult weed to control, more than one application will be needed to control this weed  

Ragwort lawn weed

Common Ragwort
Senecoi jacobea

2,4-D & mecoprop-p
MCPA

Usually killed with one application but sometimes a second will be required  

Dock lawn weed

Broad-leaved Dock
Rumex obtusifolius

clopyralid, fluroxypyr & MCPA
mecoprop-p & dicamba

Usually killed with one application but sometimes a second will be required  

Sorrel lawn weed

Common Sorrel
Rumex acetosa

clopyralid, fluroxypyr & MCPA
mecoprop-p & dicamba

Usually killed with one application but sometimes a second will be required  

Creeping Thistle lawn weed

Creeping Thistle
Cirsium arvense
mecoprop-p & dicamba Usually killed with one application but sometimes a second will be required  

Moss

Moss lawn sand
sulphate of iron
Treat in spring time when the grass show signs of growth, wait 10-14 days then rake the moss out. One application is usually enough  

Knotgrass lawn weed

Knotgrass
Polygonum aviculare

mecoprop-p & dicamba
clopyralid, fluroxypyr & MCPA

One application should be sufficient to kill this weed  

Horsetail lawn weed

Horsetail
Equisetum arvense
Very difficult weed to control, in fact complete control may never be achieved  

Ground Ivy lawn weed

Ground Ivy
Glechoma hederacea

mecoprop-p & dicamba
clopyralid, fluroxypyr ;& MCPA

Usually killed with one application but sometimes a second will be required  
         
 
         

    Weed killers for weed control in lawns & turf.

  Domestic weed killers   Professional weed killers
 1 Verdone extra
clopyralid, fluroxypyr & MCPA
 7 Mascot Greenor
clopyralid, fluroxypyr & MCPA
 2 Vitax Lawn Clear
fluroxypyr & mecoprop-p
 8 Bayer Supertox 30
2,4-D & mecoprop-p 
 3 Scotts Lawn Builder (with fertiliser)
2,4-D & dicamba
 9 Vitax Estermone
2,4-D & dicamba
 4 Westland Lawn feed (with fertiliser)
2,4-D & mecoprop-p 
 10 Headland Relay
mecoprop-p & dicamba
 5 Evergreen feed/weed (with fertiliser)
mecoprop-p, dicamba & MCPA
 11 Barclay Holster
2,4-D, fluroxypyr & dicamba
 6 Evergreen complete
mecoprop-p & MCPA
   

 



 

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