weed suppresion

fons jaspers asked 13 years ago

Gerry, part of my grassland is a donkey paddock. Last year the amount of weeds, buttercup mainly, has increased phenomenally. What would be the most effective strategy for suppressing the b.cups: cutting grass AND weeds, or let the grass (and the weeds?) grow so that grass might smother the weeds?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
Horses or donkeys make grass area very weedy. Buttercups tolerate mowing and allowing the grass to grow will not help control.

Apply a lawn weedkiller, or similar product for a large area, in April or May. The animals must be kept off until the dying buttercups are gone. 

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