Weeds taking over my place

maia

LawnSite Member
Location
Portugal
Hi all :)
I have a 400m2 garden with lawn on my estate and these weeds are spreading all over (especially the one on the first image). Not only does it manage to bog down my rear-drive push mower, it has mostly taken over the place and grows very fast indeed! I have also turned off the sprinklers over a week ago but the place is wet and manages to clog the mower; I mostly mulch because of rear or side blockages every few steps!)

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Interestingly, I've noticed it started growing greener and faster a few months back because I used some kind of herbicide that efectively killed other weeds/wild plants. I can later post what I've used, which was recommended to me by a local agriculture shop. Furthermore, they tell me there's nothing to kill this sort of weeds pictured above, other than the stuff that kills everything.

Can anyone help me? Thank you.

(Sorry for my non-technical explanation of the problem but this issue is far to specific to be on my English vocab.) *trucewhiteflag*
 

oqueoque

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Location
Jersey
How much percent is garden and how much percent is lawn?
 

agrostis

LawnSite Gold Member
Location
Winston-Salem NC
What kind of weather do you have where you live and what kind of grass are you growing? I'm thinking it's pretty warm there. Can you post picture's?
 

oqueoque

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
Jersey
Can it be removed by hand? Or is there too much of it? Maybe you can remove by hand where the weed is thin, and spray to kill everything and reseed with new grass where it is dominated with the weed. You should make sure it is cut before the seed head (a semente) is present. And if the seed head is present do not mulch cut the grass, because more will grow. Is the weed present 12 months per year or only in certain months. You might want to talk to someone at a local University in Portugal, that has an Agricultural program or someone at a local golf course for advise specific to your location. Plants that grow there are sometimes different than ones that grow here. Boa sorte. Eu posso falar mais o menos, mas eo nao sei tudo palavra.
 
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maia

LawnSite Member
Location
Portugal
We're in the summer and it's generally somewhere between 20 and 30ºC (68-86ºF). To be honest, there's a mix of grass because different seeds were bought at different times (meaning that we bought grass seeds to spot treat any unpopulated areas over the years - due to dry soil for instance). Also, as I said before, there are areas where the weeds are far too stong and believe there should be little grass left...
I can post pictures, but I've just cut the grass/weeds and doesn't reflect the problem, I think.
Thanks to all for trying to help. It really is appreciated ;)

Regards
 
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maia

LawnSite Member
Location
Portugal
Can it be removed by hand? Or is there too much of it? Maybe you can remove by hand where the weed is thin, and spray to kill everything and reseed with new grass where it is dominated with the weed. You should make sure it is cut before the seed head (a semente) is present. And if the seed head is present do not mulch cut the grass, because more will grow. Is the weed present 12 months per year or only in certain months. You might want to talk to someone at a local University in Portugal, that has an Agricultural program or someone at a local golf course for advise specific to your location. Plants that grow there are sometimes different than ones that grow here. Boa sorte. Eu posso falar mais o menos, mas eo nao sei tudo palavra.

There's just WAY too much of it unfortunately.
I will get in touch with local garden specialists, they might have a clue. I'm hitting myself for not taking pictures before cutting!
 

agrostis

LawnSite Gold Member
Location
Winston-Salem NC
Don't worry about picture's before the grass/weed's were cut. I just wanted to see what kind of environment you were in. The wider the pic the better.
 

oqueoque

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
Jersey
Maybe someone at the Instituto Superior de Agronomia can help identify the weed(s) and help you with any cultural or herbicide controls. Here we can send local plants to Universities for advise. Some Universities charge for the service depending on the university and the extent of analysis and advise. Some University labs are maintained by students under the direction of Professors. Maybe that is available there or they can tell you where to look further. Sometimes people in shops where you buy only have limited information. I have a license to apply herbicides here, but I am not sure what that is that you want to eliminate. Your climate is more temperate than mine and has different species. You need to first identify that weed(s) before you can find a way to control it. Some herbicides only control specific plants, while having no effect at all on other plants.
 

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