Weed Control at a Glance
Keeping your yard well maintained will really help the grass to ward off weeds and other lawn pests. However, every now and again our lawns need a hand in fighting off disease, insects and weeds.
Here are some valuable weed control and prevention tips:
- Conduct regular fertilising to nourish your lawn
- Irrigate when little rain has fallen
- Perform yearly yard renovations to repair holes and imperfections in your lawn
- Water in the early morning rather than in the late afternoon or evening
- Ensure your lawn mower's cutting or mulching blades are sharp so fewer grass wound sites are made when cutting
- Consider doing a soil test once a year
- Don't mow too low - keep grass height above 2.5cm from the soil
Unfortunately, Australian weeds will crop up even in the most well maintained lawns. Weed control, then, is essential. Read on to learn how to identify and kill lawn weeds like onion weeds, bindii, and clover in your
Weeding your Lawn
As the old saying goes, 'prevention is better than cure' and that means ensuring your lawn remains in good condition. However, even the most pristine lawn can be targeted by weeds once in a while. Hand-dispersed weed killer tackle single instances of these troublemakers. If there are too many to hand-weed, apply herbicides - but always follow pack label directions regarding how often to apply them and how much to apply.
To be most effective, you need to kill weeds while they're young and growing. Otherwise, they'll rebirth the following year. Often, weeding is performed in the early spring and summer as a part of summer lawn care The five most common problem weeds for lawns are listed on the weed control chart below. Included in this table is information about how to kill each specific lawn weed