Turf Weeds

Bindii

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.

Clover

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.

Paspalum

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 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.

Turf Insects

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

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.

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