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How to kill weeds in your lawn

lawn weedsWhen faced with a lawn full of weeds it can seem a daunting task of how to eradicate them successfully.

Whether you have just been too busy in today’s hectic world, or you have moved into a new property, it’s not difficult to bring the lawn under control.

It can take just a simple step-by-step approach.

A simple 10-minute stroll through your lawn to remove weeds by hand is one of the best ways of keeping them under control.

See our video below for a great demonstration.

 

How to Kill Masses of Weeds in Lawns

Begin with Broadleaf Weeds

Broad-leaf WeedsThe term Broadleaf Weeds is a very broad and general term and covers hundreds of different weed types which can all be successfully killed by Broadleaf herbicides.

Broadleaf herbicides are one of the cheapest weed killers to purchase, as well as being the single herbicide that can kill more weed types than any other. So this is the obvious first choice. Broadleaf herbicides can be purchased from your local nursery or myhomeTURF’s online store.

Purchase and apply a Broadleaf herbicide to the lawn, and allow 2 weeks to see full results. Don’t expect all weeds, including Broadleaf weeds, to be killed with a single application.

After 2 weeks – check the lawn weeds and look for signs of weeds that have browned-off but haven’t yet died. The lawn may then require another application of Broadleaf herbicide.

Identify and Treat Other Weed Types

weeds in lawnAfter waiting for the second 2 week period after the second herbicide application, you then look to identify the remaining weed types.

If the remaining weeds are small in numbers, then the best option may be to spend a little time pulling or digging them out.

However, if there are still a large number of unaffected and healthy weeds in the lawn, then it could be prudent to purchase a specific herbicide to kill them.

If you’re well versed with weed types or are up for a bit of online research, this can be a very simple task. Otherwise, it would be wise to pull out some of the remaining weeds and take them to your local Nursery for identification, and a suitable weed killer purchased.

It is important to always identify weeds properly, buy the correct herbicide and always apply at the manufacturer’s specifications.

Buffalo Lawn and Weed Killers

Be aware that many herbicides are specific for Broadleaf weeds and can damage or kill Buffalo lawns.

Be sure to purchase the specific herbicide designed for use on Buffalo lawn, and always check labels carefully before purchasing.

Ongoing Weed Problems

Even if you have managed to kill all the weeds in your lawn, it must be expected that new infestations will continue to occur for the next few years. This is because all those masses of weeds have set down thousands of weed seeds into the lawn.

These weed seeds can continue to germinate over the next few years until the seed bank has exhausted itself. Simply treat and kill these new weeds as required, repeating the steps in this article.

Recommended Product

Bow and Arrow 500mL

Bow and Arrow 500mL is one of the most effective broadleaf liquid herbicides on the market. Suitable for ZoysiaKikuyuCouch and Buffalo grasses however transient discolouration may occur on Kikuyu, Carpet and Queensland Blue Couch lawns. Always read the safety directions and instructions on the product label before use.

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