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  1. Freddy

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    Hiya folks.
    Basically, the daisies are starting to become a problem, so they need to go. There are a few options I can think of, the best one (to my mind) is to remove them by taking off the
    top couple of inches, turf style. Then fill the holes with topsoil and sow grass seed into that. Any thoughts? Will 2” suffice?
    Cheers...Freddy
     
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      pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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      Weed and feed, next spring?:)
       
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        Hiya Pete.
        I tried that already, didn’t touch ‘em :scratch:
         
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          Get the grandchildren to make daisy chains and then tell them that if they dig the plants out and pot them up they can have their own daisies at home. Then you can fill the holes with topsoil and seed - or buy some pieces of turf and cut them out and fill the holes.
           
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            Pay the Grandchildren a pound (or what the going rate is now) a plant to dig'm up
             
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              pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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              Cant understand that, daisies are probably a No1 weed of lawns.:smile:
               
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              I spent a couple of hours taking them out (using a knife to cut the stems), tail end of 2016. They have made a real comeback this year...

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              More than the grandchildren could handle, I reckon :)

              So, taking out the top 2”, enough?
               
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              Should be fine Freddy, don't think they grow back from bits of roots :spinning:
               
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                Don't know how deep the roots go :noidea: as we leave ours in. They go well with the clover and moss :heehee:
                 
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                  Get more grandchildren :lunapic 130165696578242 5:
                   
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                      Ta for that :thumbsup:
                      Thing is, I’d have to apply the weed killer, wait a couple (?) of weeks, re-apply if necessary, wait another couple of weeks, by which time we’re already into June. I’d then probably (?) have to dig it out anyway to put turf in it’s place, though my preference is to fill with topsoil and sow grass seed.
                       
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                        I'm only have novice Freddy sorry I cant help further than the link,

                        I'm presuming they will have seeded and you will get more later this summer that you cant see now and have to dig them out ?, Might be worth trying the more professional route


                        Recommended selective weed killers for lawn and turf care professionals for the control of Daisies in lawns and turf.

                        • Scotts Praxys (fluroxypyr, clopyralid & florasulam).
                        • Scotts Intrepid 2 (dicamba, dichlorprop-p & MCPA).
                        • Scotts Re-act (MCPA, mecoprop-p & dicamba).
                        • Barclay Holster (fluroxypyr, 2,4-D and dicamba).
                        • Headland Relay (mecoprop-p, MCPA & dicamba).
                        • Headland Cabadex (florasulam & fluroxypyr).
                        • Mascot Crossbar (fluroxypyr, 2,4-D & dicamba).
                        • Mascot Greenor (fluroxypyr, clopyralid & MCPA).
                        • Mascot Junction (florasulam and 2,4-D).
                        • Mascot Super Selective (mecoprop-p, MCPA & dicamba).
                        • Vitax Esteem (2-4,D, MCPA and clopyralid).

                        • And see what happens ?.
                         
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                        Dig em out now, it's cheaper :doh:
                         
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                        Weed killer wouldn’t tackle the seed (do they throw seed?) and as I said, I’d still have to dig out the remnants to get new grass in place. Thanks though for your input :thumbsup:

                        Yeah, like ‘Aunt Sally’ would be happy looking out at patches of earth for the next four months :yikes::heehee:
                         
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