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Brambles growing through my lawn!

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CurlyhairedAssassin Sun 26-Jun-11 18:20:01

Both lawns have been neglected lately- grass not growing fast cos weathernhas been cool I think, so dh hasn't bothered mowing it. But last week i was horrified to discover about 5 brambles growing out of the middle of the front lawn. How the hell do I get rid of them?! Dh is mowing it now but thats only going to chop them off so that they could regrow, surely?

girlscout Mon 27-Jun-11 10:35:47

Have you tried a systemic spray on the suckers? Not sure if this sorts it out and you may have to resort to digging them out and traceing them back to the parent plant. Maybe sxomeoe else can help further.

CogitoErgoSometimes Mon 27-Jun-11 12:31:58

Recommend a combination of pulling the visible shoots as far back as you can, keeping the lawn regularly mowed and applying a general weed & feed or employing a lawn treament service.

CurlyhairedAssassin Mon 27-Jun-11 18:34:22

Dh's mowed the suckers off now so as soon as they grow some leaves back I'll put some glyphosate on them.

Cogito, I think yu've hit the nail on the head - we usually do a weed and feed twice a year and haven't bothered for a couple of years. It shows now. Same for the mowing - the grass hasn't been growing fast so DH hasn't bothered.

Bramshott Mon 27-Jun-11 18:59:36

If you mow them regularly, they'll soon give up! We had brambles poking through all over our lawn at one point (very neglected plot before we came here) and with a year of mowing, plus pulling out any that threated to come back, they are all gone.

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