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VAnderson4

  • Joined May 2015
Lawn with lots of dockins - HELP!!
« on: May 10, 2016, 07:42:04 pm »
Our very large lawn is full of dockins and I am trying to find out what is the best/easiest way to get rid of them!

Is there a granular lawn weed killer that we can spread ourselves that will kill dockins?

Or would a better option be to find someone with a quad bike mounted sprayer and get them to spray the lawn with a weed killer?

Any advice/suggestions greatly appreciated  :fc:

Steph Hen

  • Joined Jul 2013
  • Angus Scotland.
Re: Lawn with lots of dockins - HELP!!
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2016, 09:14:01 pm »
You can get granular weed killer. We sell it at my work,Angus Horticulture, 01241 829049. Have a look at the website for details, but it's not working for payments properly at the moment. There will be someone to have a chat with for specific info/answers.

devonlady

  • Joined Aug 2014
Re: Lawn with lots of dockins - HELP!!
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2016, 09:00:02 am »
Just keep mowing, they'll go eventually.

Jukes Mum

  • Joined Apr 2014
  • North Yorkshire
Re: Lawn with lots of dockins - HELP!!
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2016, 04:14:07 pm »
What's a dockin?
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HappyHippy

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Re: Lawn with lots of dockins - HELP!!
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2016, 04:17:02 pm »
What you rub on nettle stings to take the pain away (allegedly!)
I don't know their proper name though, sorry.

Jukes Mum

  • Joined Apr 2014
  • North Yorkshire
Re: Lawn with lots of dockins - HELP!!
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2016, 04:20:30 pm »
Oh docks. That figures. I hadn't heard of them being called that before.
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Marches Farmer

  • Joined Dec 2012
  • Herefordshire
Re: Lawn with lots of dockins - HELP!!
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2016, 11:04:03 am »
You can spray now with Progreen, or take a hoe with you every time you walk round and hack out the centre about 3cm deep to destroy the growth point.  My neighbour used to take a bag of salt across the fields in Spring and sprinkle a spoonful in the centre of each plant.  Docks come in two varieties - broad-leaved and curled leaves.  The former are probably the worst for spreading and taking up a great deal of room.  Do not let either seed!  If you don't manage to kill them all by the time they've set seed take a sickle or dashel basher or similar and cut down the stems before the seeds ripen and fall, to prevent more appearing next year.

SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
    • Trelay Cohousing Community
Re: Lawn with lots of dockins - HELP!!
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2016, 11:11:45 am »
Oh docks. That figures. I hadn't heard of them being called that before.

They're called dockins hereabouts (north Cumbria) too.
Don't listen to the money men - they know the price of everything and the value of nothing

Live in a cohousing community with small farm for our own use.  Dairy cows (rearing their own calves for beef), pigs, sheep for meat and fleece, ducks and hens for eggs, veg and fruit growing

Jukes Mum

  • Joined Apr 2014
  • North Yorkshire
Re: Lawn with lots of dockins - HELP!!
« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2016, 03:01:59 pm »
Well, they say you learn something new everyday!
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