Daisy [Bellis perennis]
The daisy is a perennial weed that is very common in closely mown lawns and turf throughout
the UK. Daisies form a dense, flat rosette in the base of the turf and they have spoon-shaped
The Flowers are white with a yellow centre and are produced primarily from March to November.
However they have been known to flower throughout the year if the weather conditions are mild
enough during the winter months.
Daisies are common on all soil types including compacted lawns. They will tolerate close mowing
which makes the daisy a major nuisance on luxury lawns.
If there are only a small number of
plants hand weeding with a daisy grubber or similar implement can prove very effective with
If the problem is more severe chemical treatment will be needed. If possible only treat the
infected area by spot treating the weed.
Choose the appropriate selective weed killer that will have maximum effect at controlling this
A repeat treatment may be necessary about 6 weeks after the initial treatment as this weed can
be difficult to kill in a single treatment.
Once the weed has been removed or controlled the bare area can be repaired with a mixture of
suitable soil and grass seed to aid recovery.
When using chemicals on the lawn always wear the correct protective equipment and clothing and
always follow the manufacturers health & safety recommendations and application guidelines.
For more information on the application of selective herbicide's please visit our Lawn Weeds page.