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Weed Chart

We’ve put together a list of the most common weeds in lawns. Knowing what you have to kill is the first step in getting your lawn back in shape. We hope this guide helps you do just that!

BINDII or JO-JO

BINDII or JO-JO

Produces painful prickles. Easy to kill if treated at the right time. Mid August to late October is best but no later as the seed burrs will develop. Use Bindii specific herbicide.

Cape Weed

CAPE WEED

Can be quite common but easy to eradicate with broadleaf weed killer. Regular mowing stops it from producing flowers and then reseeding.

Chick Weed

CHICK WEED

Rarely issue in healthy lawns as prefer sparse areas in turf and gardens. Cannot re-grow after leafy part removed so regular mowing or hoeing will control.

CRAB GRASS

CRAB GRASS

Very difficult to eradicate as it multiplies by seed very quickly in summer. Deal with as soon as noticed. Maintaining a healthy lawn is best way to reduce infestations.

Dandelion

DANDELION

One of the most common of weeds in lawn. Easy to eradicate with a broadleaf weed killer. If only a few, pull out by hand but ensure to get taproot as well.

Onion Grass

ONION GRASS

Can be major problem in lawns as grows from tiny corms which continue to multiply. Paint with glyphosate to eradicate. May need 2-3 applications.

Sow thistles

SOW THISTLES

Commonly emerge in areas that rarely disturbed. Easily pulled out by hand or spot sprayed with glyphosate. Avoid allowing seed heads to form.

Burr Medic

BURR MEDIC

Quickly spreads throughout garden by seeds so it is important to eradicate before prickles form and seeds set. Can be hand weeded or sprayed with clover killer.

Cats Ear

CAT’S EAR

Broadleaf weed that is easy to control. Similar to dandelion but with hairy leaves. Can be pulled out by hand or controlled with broadleaf weed killer.

Clover

CLOVER

Can be an eyesore in lawn and can smother entire areas if left unchecked. Often sign of low nitrogen in soil so fertilise area. Easy to control with clover specific herbicide.

Creeping Oxalis

CREEPING OXALIS

Often mistaken for clover but this weed is more aggressive. Use herbicide for clover but may need 2-3 treatments. Use glyphosate if weeds in garden beds.

Nutgrass

NUTGRASS

Summer grower with a couch like runner system. It can be difficult to kill so 2-3 treatments may be necessary. Paint with glyphosate.

Tall Fleabane

TALL FLEABANE

All fleabanes produce lots of seeds so pull out or treat whilst young. Spot treat with glyphosate. If large and woody, the best option is to remove by hand.

Winter grass

WINTER GRASS

Germinates in May-June. Must be tackled early as once established is difficult to treat. Use product designed for Winter Grass. After heavy infestations, consider aerating lawn.

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