Dock is a common broadleaf weed often found in lawns and in flowerbeds.
Identify the problem
Dock is a broad-leaf weed often found in lawns and scrub areas. It is perennial and grows a long tap root.
In mown lawns it produces small prostrate leaves, but in waste areas or where it is allowed to grow it will grow upright and produce large flat leaves and out compete other plants for light.
Dock can be difficult to control because of it long tap roots.
- In flower beds and waste areas - Spot treat with Weed Weapon Extra Strength or Rapid Action. Weed Weapon is systemic and kills weeds down to the roots within 2-4 days and is an ideal product for use around established trees and shrubs. It is inactive in the soil so planting can be safely carried out soon after treatment.
- Weed Weapon Long Term can be used in areas that are not to be cultivated. Long Term will kill the weeds present and then go on to prevent growth of new weeds for up to 1 year.
- For a fast acting organic solution use Kiwicare Weed Weapon Natural Power.
- For best results use in Spring and Autumn when weeds and turf are growing.
- In lawns use LawnPro Turfclean, LawnPro Prickle and Hydrocotyle, All-in1 or Turfclean & Green - these will be effective.
Did You Know
- Traditionally dock leaves can be rubbed on nettle stings to reduce itching and aid recovery.
- Latin names: Curled dock - Rumex crispus, Broad-leafed dock - Rumex obtusiflorius, Climbing dock - Rumex sagittatus.