Doves-foot Cranesbill [Geranium molle]

Doves-foot Cranesbill lawn weed


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.

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