Help identifying weed in garden, mainly on lawn


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Hi, we moved to a new house in October 2020 and have recently noticed some worrying looking weeds. The small tuffle ones have quite stiff stems and seem to be just in the lawn to the back of our house. Whereas the larger root ball was found near the fence in the front garden and seems to go deeper. I've tried Google and don't seem to be getting anywhere. Any help on this would be greatly appreciated. Pictures on link below. Thanks.


 
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Hi Sheal,

I've loaded them up as attachments now, hopefully you can now view.

Thanks :)
 
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If I were you @LeghJ I would allow these roots to put up some leaves. That way we will have a much easier task of identifying them. As @Owdboggy has mentioned it very much looks like Sumac (Rhus) which can be a bully in the garden (although very pretty in the autumn)


Welcome to the forums by the way :)
 
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I agree with Tetters, allow the roots to sprout some leaves for identification. There's a possibility that the root ball near the fence may have a tap root holding it in place. Try digging down underneath and towards the centre of the root ball.
 
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Hello, thanks for all your comments.

I'm literally stressing out so much about them. I asked on another forum where someone has said possible knotweed/horsetail. I did email a specialist on knotweed and sent some photos, he said it doesn't look like knotweed but advised waiting for some growth arghhh. I'll wait for the foliage to grow and then take more photos and hope for the best.

The house was built in 2010 and were based in Shropshire incase it's relevant. We do have a tree to the front of the house - has some sort of berry on it when it's flowering - no idea of its name. In the rear garden there's smaller trees /bushes and that back onto a well maintained farmers field (his lawn looks like a bowling green lol. I have grass envy :D)

Thanks again
 
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No good getting stressed out - it changes nothing, and anyway there is always a solution (y) I thought of another plan....could you ask the neighbours what was growing there - they may know. If it`s something really awful it will be growing in their gardens as well.
I`m sure that your garden will be perfect by mid summer. Stay positive and enjoy the process. Which end of the country are you ?
 
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Very true :) my partner always says I'm the worrier and to chill out haha.

I'll have a chat with the neighbours, luckily they are very nice on both sides so I'm sure they'll help in anyway they can.

We live in Shropshire in a village near Whitchurch.
 
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What are you stressed about? Put some weed and feed on and let it do its job. If it doesn't work then at least your grass has been fertilized. If you have commercial lawn companies give one of them a call and have them come out and give you an estimate. They will tell you what you have.
 

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