Problem with small leaf weed

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Bill O\’Hara asked 13 years ago

I have a small weed which is spreading rapidly through my grass lawn and is effectively taking over. Grass is not able to survive so now I just have ad odd blade of grass growing through it. It has a white/pinkish thin stem with small round green leaves. I have heard it called the “Glasnevin” weed, probably because it is growing in many gardens in the area. One representative in a Garden Centre obviously knew of the weeds existence and said it could be effectively treated by Winter Tar Oil or Winter Tar Wash BUT this product was NO longer available.

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 6 years ago
The weed is babys tears or helxine. It can be reduced by using lawn sand or sulphate of iron as for moss. It is often found in shady parts of the garden and when the grass has been cut fairly tight and has not been given lawn feed.