Many lawns are suffering from a weed invader, “Woodrush” or Luzula campestris. It thrives in acidic conditions, especially in thatchy lawns. The extremely wet 2012 has also encouraged its proliferation by increasing the acid level in the upper layers of the soil.
Woodrush is one of the more difficult lawn weeds to control requiring a treatment with a mecoprop-p based herbicide, soil PH amendment might also be required.
Lawnscience is able to control woodrush and many other difficult to control weeds as part of its annual weed control program. If you need some help to reduce weeds in your lawn please call your local Lawnscience office or our national free phone number 0800 389 2066 and leave the rest up to us.