Creeping Buttercup


Flowers fairly early on in the year, around April time and has vigorous rooting runners. Very common in damp lawns and clay soils.

Slender Speedwell


Very common in amenity grassland and turf, with creeping stems and small lilac flowers, with a white centre. Flowers from April to June. 

White Clover


The bane of many gardeners' lawns, this weed has rooting stems which creep along the soil surface. Flowers are white and appear between May and October. 

Common Mouse-ear Chickweed


A low growing perennial with heart shaped leaves. Flowers between February and May with a single yellow flower which only opens in bright sunshine. 

Lesser Celandine


A low growing perennial with heart shaped leaves. Flowers between February and May with a single yellow flower which only opens in bright sunshine. 

Lesser Trefoil


Low growing but can reach lengths of up to 50cm. With 3 small, oval leaves and a tiny yellow flower, which appears between May and August.

Daisy


One of the most common, and popular, lawn weeds, the daisy is a tufted perennial with tightly packed flowers. The flowers appear all through the year, peaking towards the late spring, and have a yellow central disk with white petals. 

Dandelion


Easily recognised lawn weed with a single, solitary yellow flower, which sits on a fairly weak, hollow stalk. Flowers from March to October.

  

Plantain


There are various species of plantain, which are common on bare ground but equally happy on grassland. This broad leaf weed grows close to the ground and is tolerant to trampling and mowing. 

Mosses

 

They can be found in a wide variety of situations, on lawns it is when the grass growth is slow, the soil is wet, and when humidity is high.  Thatch on lawns, also provide the damp conditions on which moss thrives.  When moss is present, it is often a sign that the grass is not as healthy as it should be.

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