Description:Doves-foot Cranesbill is an annual weed that prefers free draining soils that are lacking
in nutrients. The rounded leaves which are slightly hairy consist of between 5 and 7 lobes.
The flowers can be light pink to purple in colour and flower between April and September.
If only a few
plants are present hand weeding may be the best option. The correct lawn care practices will
promote a thick sward and in turn discourage weed invasion. If chemical control is needed spot
treat if the area where the weeds are present if possible. Use a selective weed killer containing
Dicamba & Mecoprop-p, a repeat application will be needed about 6 weeks later.