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Information About Insects & Weeds

Finding pests invading your lawn? Whether you have them or are just looking to prevent them from taking over, here are some of the common weeds and insects you may find in your lawn and how you can fight against them.



An annual weed, Bindii is widespread in turf during winter through to early spring. Tiny flowers come out of the base in spring, later turning into burrs of sharp spines. It is recommended to treat Bindii in winter; this can be done with a Bin-Die spray.



A common problem in lawns, White Clover usually appears in winter and early spring. Clover produces prostrate stems which take root at the nodes, soon forming a thick green carpet. It has clover-shaped leaves and small white flowers that surface above the leaves in spring and autumn. It can be easily treated in most lawns with any broadleaf Lawn Weeder & Feeder. It is essential to read the instructions carefully before applying to Buffalo Lawns.



Widespread in subtropical regions, Paspalum is a summer-growing perennial weed. Paspalum is spread by rhizomes and seed germinates in summer, this can be identified by its coarse leaf grass sprouting from a full crown and deep fibrous root system. To control Paspalum, treat it with PasKill.

Nut Grass

Nut Grass

Nut Grass is a brute of a lawn weed that spreads by a tough wirey root system and small nut-like tubers that form on the roots. It is a perennial weed with grass-like leaves with triangular flower stems which bear flowers and seeds in umbrella-like heads which are a reddish-purple or brown. Nut Grass is complicated to kill and is best rid by digging out the whole plant, making sure you remove all the roots and bulbs as any roots or bulbs left will reproduce. Nut Grass must be selectively sprayed with a Glyphosate-based herbicide ensuring no chemical is applied to the surrounding lawn and will require repeat applications.

African Black Beetle

African Black Beetle

More of a major problem in warmer regions, African Black Bettles damage lawns as they feed off the root system, causing large patches to go brown and die. Lawns need to be sprayed as soon as brown spots appear with Baythroid to prevent further damage.

Lawn Armyworm

Lawn Armyworm

Notoriously found in warm environments, Lawn Armyworms are a significant issue in the summer months, especially in tropical and sub-tropical regions. A moth caterpillar, Armyworm feed on the turf foliage at night. Appearing in large numbers, they cause rapid damage through turf areas as they move across. Red wasps are also an indicator of Armyworms being present. They can be sprayed with any Lawn Grub killer.

Learn More About Lawn Care

Want to succeed with your new lawn? Read more about preparing your sitelaying your turfwatering, fertilising, turf maintenance, turf diseases, or visit our lawn care store.

Lawn Maintenance Chart

Below is a general turf maintenance chart that will ensure your lawn looks good all-year-round. Please consult with your turf supplier to check that this is the right routine for your turf variety as some may vary depending on the location and weather conditions.


For a healthy green lawn, fertilise every 6-8 weeks


Spray your lawn with grub killer and fungicide in the warmer, humid months

Weed Spraying

During the cooler time of year to prevent excessive damage to turf

Top Dressing

During spring time when your lawn is growing more rapidly


Find the perfect turf variety for your lawn

Explore our range and find the right grass for your lawn.

  • Sir Walter Buffalo Turf

    Sir Walter Buffalo Turf

    Low maintenance and great for active families.

    AUD$ 15.00 Including GST per m2
  • TifTuf Bermuda Grass

    TifTuf Bermuda Grass

    A great looking lawn with little water requirements.

    AUD$ 14.00 Including GST per m2
  • Sir Grange Zoysia

    Sir Grange Zoysia

    Recommended for homes with lots of shade.

    AUD$ 25.00 Including GST per m2
  • Zoysia Australis Turf

    Zoysia Australis Turf

    Great all-rounder turf for families and pets.

    AUD$ 15.00 Including GST per m2
  • Eureka Kikuyu PBR Turf

    Eureka Kikuyu PBR Turf

    A vibrant grass that is perfect for kids and pets.

    AUD$ 8.80 Including GST per m2
  • Nullarbor Couch Turf

    Nullarbor Couch Turf

    The ideal grass for properties with traffic.

    AUD$ 7.70 Including GST per m2


Get value for your money by ordering quality turf from the professionals who care.

Exceptional service

Exceptional service

We take pride in providing helpful and responsive customer service. Our friendly staff can answer your questions and help you select the right turf for you.

Direct from the farmer

Direct from the farmer

Our turf is all freshly harvested to order and promptly delivered to ensure ultimate freshness, always ensuring our customers only receive turf of the highest quality.

Premium quality turf

Premium quality turf

As licensed turf farmers, we provide the highest quality turf – giving the best lawn for your property. With our AusGap certification, you can trust we only ever grow and offer the best.

Ten Year Product Warranty

Ten Year Product Warranty

There is no need to stress when purchasing our turf. Lawn Solutions Australia backs our turf and has a ten-year product warranty for your peace of mind.

Just wanted to thank the team at Sydney Lawn & Turf and how appreciative I am for your time and service. From the time we spoke over the phone with Jo who gave great advice to the time of delivery, the guys came out and laid my new lawn. Jason gave great after care advice too. I was very impressed. I will be recommending you guys to all my family and friends. Thankyou


Just a quick email to say thank you for the turf and the great service.
We will certainly be getting the turf for our front yard from you and recommending you to our friends.
Thanks again!

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