Plantain

Plantains are common weeds found in lawns and waste areas. They have a low growing rosette of leaves and tall stems topped with flower and seed heads.

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Plantains are common weeds of lawns, roadside verges and waste areas particularly in sandy well drained areas. Their tall flower and seed head topped stems can be unsightly in lawns.


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In Lawns

  • Apply the selective herbicide LawnPro Turfclean. This will effectively control plantains but will leave lawn grasses unaffected. Spot treat with Weed Weapon Invade Gel or Weed Weapon Rapid Action. These Weed Weapon products are systemic and kills weeds down to the roots within 2-4 days.
  • For best results use in Spring and Autumn when weeds and turf are growing.

In Garden Beds

  • Spot treat with Weed Weapon Invade Gel or Weed Weapon 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 Preventer can then be used to prevent plantain or other weeds emerging in the garden beds.
  • 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 paths and driveways

  • For long term control on paths and driveways use Weed Weapon Long Term. This will kill a wide range of weeds and prevent regrowth for up to 12 months.
  • For best results use in Spring and Autumn when weeds and turf are growing.

Did You Know Did You Know

  • The seed heads of plantains are used in the game of 'Kings and Queens' where one plantain seed head stalk is used to 'cut the head off' another plantain seed head held by the opponent. Attempts are taken in turn and the winner is the one that keeps its head.
  • There are several species in the plantain family and known as plantains, they include buck's horn plantain, star weed, narrow-leaved plantain, broad-leaved plantain, swamp plantain, and water palntain.
  • Latin names: Buck's horn plantain - Plantago coronopus, star weed - Plantago triandra, narrow-leaved plantain - Plantago lanceolata, broad-leaved plantain - Plantago major, swamp plantain -Plantago australis, and water plantain - Alisma plantago-aquatica.

Tips Tips

LawnPro Prickle and Hydrocotyle is also effective against plantains in lawns.


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LawnPro Turfclean

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Kills a very wide range of weeds and clovers in lawns.

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Kills a broad range of stubborn weeds to the root, fast!

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