Yarrow is a common weed of pastures, roadsides, gardens and waste places. It has feathery much brached leaves and sends up a flower stalk topped with a disc of white or pink flowers
Identify the problem
Yarrow is a weed in many places including lawns. It spreads easily by sending out rhizomatous roots from which new plants grow forming a dense mat of weed.
In garden beds
- To control yarrow in garden beds, spot treat with Weed Weapon or Weed Weapon Natural Power. Weed Weapon Extra Strength 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 Natural Power will burn down young weeds within hours and is certified organic by BioGro.
- For best results apply spray in Spring and Autumn when weeds are growing. Control before flowering and seeding to prevent similar problems the following year.
- Apply a selective herbicide such as LawnPro Turfclean or LawnPro Prickle and Hydrocotyle. This will effectively control yarrow and other broadleaf weeds but will leave lawn grasses uneffected.
- 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 apply spray in Spring and Autumn when weeds are growing.
Did You Know
- Yarrow was once sown as a drought resistant pasture and will be readily grazed by browsing animals. From ancient times it has a reputation as a healing plant. Yarrow is a member of the daisy family.
- Latin name: Achillea millefolium.