Crawling buttercup in the lawn - fighting

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Crawling buttercup in the lawn - fighting: fighting

In recent years, especially in Franconia and Bavaria, the crawling buttercup often appears, which no one would like to have in the grass: the buttercup plants are fresh when they are fresh and the juice of the stems can cause skin irritation. In addition, the Crawling Buttercup tends to take over the rule in the lawn. It should therefore already be tackled in the initial stage:

Crawling Buttercup spreads - and now?

Crawling buttercup tends to spread strongly when it hits a very wet ground, and it is inevitable that it will hit under certain weather conditions. Once the Crawling Buttercup finds good conditions, he likes to keep spreading until he eventually displaces the grass. Because he blooms in front of the turf grass and gets out sooner. In addition, he can also propagate on his roots by sending stalks with creeping foothills, which are then rooted at the leaf roots.
If the soil has a high percentage of moor, the crawling buttercup is especially happy, and then it will be particularly difficult to get rid of him (this is rarely the case with a lawn).

Fast and direct combat is necessary

Success on smaller lawns can bring immediate and sustainable early-stage combat. This fight should definitely be done before the buttercup can be seen.
However, the rooster's feet develop roots so strong that they are barely removable by hand. So you would have to grab the hoe or in the lawn for the cookie cutter. And that only helps if you stay really consistent and immediately cut out every regrowing buttercup.
Unfortunately, mowing does not bring much: The roots remain in the ground and drive out after a few months again. If you let the buttercup grow for too long unchecked, you will eventually have only the choice to reuse your lawn in a wet meadow or create it completely new.

Renovate the lawn

Incidentally, you can do some things that make the cock foot a further stay in your lawn really uncomfortable:
  • First, a pH test is pending. If the pH of your lawn is only a little too much in the acidic range, you can apply lime fertilizer. Ranunculus prefers to grow on acid soil, while the best pH of the soil at 6 is almost neutral. You can safely go up to about 6.5 or 7 for a short time in the direction of basic range, if the relief from the buttercup as a reward beckons, your lawn will withstand that with some good persuasion.

  • The next measure is a loosening of the soil.

    Creeping buttercup feels especially comfortable in all compacted soil. Lawn felt on the surface should be eliminated in any case. This is done by scarifying, in which also equal to the upper soil layer is loosened.
  • As further measures for deeper soil ventilation you could go with a spiked roller or with nail shoes on the lawn.

  • A strong portion of additionally introduced earthworms helps to loosen the soil.

Fertilize the lawn at this time rather little, and especially not with fertilizers that will give the crawling buttercup yet lift. This is why manure is prohibited, and nitrate- or phosphate-containing fertilizers should never be used. Also, the irrigation should be rather restrained. Creeping buttercup likes wetness, but the grass is also a bit dry.

The last remedy for crawling buttercup

As a last resort you have the opportunity to deploy a weed killer such as Banvel M. This should be best done with the hand syringe directly on the most intensively affected areas, so it's a pretty busy procedure. However, if you prune out at the same time and immediately sow grass in those areas where Creeping Buttercup is about to die off, you can hope that the grass seeds will successfully fill in the gaps and gradually reduce the problem.
If it has long been far too late for all these control measures, because the Creeping Hahnenfuß has long taken over the rule, would remain only the full-scale destruction with pesticides - followed by full plowing, soil remediation and the new sowing of the lawn.

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