Winter is literally around the corner and if you’re looking for an ally or secret weapon to help combat winter weeds, rest assured you can rely on the Coolabah crew to be in your corner this winter.
You’ve worked hard all summer to have the best looking lawn in the street and the last thing you need is some pesky, winter weeds undoing all your good work.
We’re here to ensure you’ll be one step ahead when it comes to combatting winter weeds and the first thing you need to do is identify the weeds you’ll be doing battle with. Our website has some helpful images to identify winter weeds here and today we’re talking about the three most common culprits:
Getting ahead of the game and outsmarting the enemy is key when combatting winter weeds and we recommend you treat now before germination. This avoids the annoying cycle of winter weeds dropping their seeds back into the soil and coming back again with a vegeance next season.
The best way to treat Winter Grass – a low growing turf grass – is to remove it by hand, which is easy, as it doesn’t have particularly deep roots or runners and grows in simple clumps.
If Winter Grass drops its seeds it’ll be a major thorn in your side next winter, as it’ll grow back twice as thick… and we don’t want that!
The best treatment for pesky Winter Grass is a combination of a pre-emergent like Oxafert. In addition, a selective Winter Grass control like Winter Grass Killer used at the correct time of year will stop this pesky weed in its tracks.
Amgrow Winter Grass Killer is also safe to use on buffalo lawns (including Sir Walter DNA Certified), blue and common couches, but should be avoided on Kikuyu and red fescue lawns.
No one wants a Bindii in their foot when running across your lush green lawn! Bindii – also a low growing weed – has a lovely little yellow flower at its centre, but don’t be fooled - it hurts like hell!
Once it matures this lovely little flower produces a prickly seedpod come summer, so it’s best to attack this winter weed head on by removing by hand or applying a selective broadleaf herbicide like Bin-Die or Lawn Solutions Australia All Purpose Weed Control.
These products can be used on all lawn types including Kikuyu and couch and are safe to use on most varieties of buffalo except the ST varieties. We recommend you repeat treatment to prevent this pesky and painful winter weed from spreading throughout your lawn.
The lovely looking Creeping Oxalis, with its small light green, heart shaped leaves (similar to clover) can also be a pest during the winter months. Oxalis flowers are small, bright yellow in colour and can quickly run along the surface of the soil and produce roots from the leaf as it grows. Best to act quick if you see this one, before the seed pods mature, dry out and explode, causing the seed to spread super fast.
We recommend Lawn Solutions Australia All Purpose Weed Control for Oxalis in all lawn types including Kikuyu and couch, which is also safe to use on most varieties of buffalo except the ST varieties.
Our good friends at Lawn Solutions Australia stock a wide range of weed and pest control products for buffalo and other lawn varieties. But remember to always follow the manufacturer instructions on the pack for best results.
For all the best winter weed combatting products and after care tips to ensure your lawn is spring ready visit our website link here.
Good luck in the battle against winter weeds!
Image thanks to stethnews.com