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I have a small purple flower taking over my lawn.I have been told it is called SELFHELP and CREEPING JENNY!
It is very deep rooted and I have tried Verdun to remove it but after 3 doses over 6 weeks it is still in the lawn. Can anyone help me with this problem?
Thank you in anticipation,



Self heal is the correct name, Prunella vulgaris, and a right nuisance it is too.
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The most effective organic approach is to weaken the plant by hoeing it wherever it appears in beds or borders, or to dig it out using a fork or trowel. If it establishes itself in the lawn you will have to lift and replace the affected turf in order to deal with it effectively.
In lawns, use a weedkiller such as a 2, 4-D-based herbicide to remove self-heal. Apply in cool, moist, calm conditions when there is least risk of accidentally damaging nearby garden plant

8 Jul, 2013

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