***Limited time offer*** Get a free pair of Gardening Gloves with every purchase!

Weed and Feed review – Is it worth it?

Weed and Feed review – Is it worth it?

Weed and Feed FertiliserWeed and Feed is one of the most commonly used weeding products being used by lawn owners today. 

These are the products that are sold in a bottle, attached to a hose and then sprayed onto the lawn, with the supposed ideal of both fertilising and killing weeds in our lawns

But what is the effectiveness of these weed killers in our lawn care?

And are they suitable for all common lawn types?

The Effectiveness of Weed and Feed

Weed and Feed products continue to sell in massive quantities, its premise is to offer a very simple method of killing weeds in home lawns with a process that even the least knowledgeable lawn owners can accomplish.

The problem is… these products usually don’t work.

In essence, Weed and Feeds are a very weak form of Broadleaf herbicide mixed with an equally weak liquid fertiliser. They are purposefully made weak so that they can be applied by anyone with little to no risk of damaging a lawn, as well as making the product a very inexpensive item to purchase.

But such a weak product will always lead to weak results, with the only weeds killed being the youngest weeds of the weakest weed types.

Because Weed and Feed only contain a Broadleaf herbicide it will not affect many other weed types, including weeds such as Winter Grass and Paspalum. Tougher Broadleaf weed types such as Oxalis will not be affected whatsoever by any Weed and Feed.

WARNING: Most Weed and Feed products will damage or kill some grass types such as Kikuyu and Buffalo. If you own these lawn types and still plan to use a Weed and Feed product, then ensure the correct product is purchased which is safe for use on these lawn types.

Choosing a Better Weed Killer

A homeowner can continue to purchase Weed and Feed and continue to apply it, often in vain and without results.

Spraying for weeds really is not that difficult, especially if the weeds being killed are of the Broadleaf variety.

A quality Broadleaf herbicide can be purchased from most local nurseries and myhomeTURF’s online store. The herbicide is then mixed to the manufacturer’s instructions and applied.

Recommended Product

Bow and Arrow 500mL

Bow and Arrow 500mL is one of the most effective broadleaf liquid herbicides on the market. Suitable for Zoysia, Kikuyu, Couch 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.

SHOP NOW

Free Lawn Guide

Sign up for our Newsletter to receive your free guide.

View our Privacy policy
Weeds

See More Articles About:

Share Article:

Related Articles

How to Remove Catsear Weed (hypochaeris radicata) from Your Lawn

Often mistaken for the English dandelion, catsear weeds can quickly ruin the aesthetic of your lush green garden oasis, with the appearance of yellow flowers in the middle of ...

Read More

How to Remove Cudweed from Your Lawn

A true broadleaf weed, cudweed is prevalent in winter lawns, when it grows vigorously and out-competes many grasses. Starting with one plant, it forms unsightly clumps that ...

Read More

How to Remove Dollarweed (Pennywort) from Your Lawn

Dollarweed, also known as pennywort, is a nuisance: this water-loving weed can spread quickly and can be difficult to eradicate once it becomes established in your lawn. ...

Read More

How to Remove Thistle Weeds from Your Lawn

Although recognised as the national flower of Scotland, thistles are in fact considered weeds in most parts of Australia. Like most broadleaf weeds, they present a problem for ...

Read More

Removing Plantain Weed (Lambs Tongue) from Your Lawn

Found across Australia, plantain weeds are ugly intruders commonly found in lawns that are neglected or in poor health. Characterised by a flat rosette of leaves and a tall ...

Read More

Broadleaf Weed Identification Guide Australia

Broadleaf weeds can quickly ruin your beautiful lawn, creating an ugly eyesore in your green oasis. Unlike grass weeds, they tend to be easier to spot, which makes identifying ...

Read More
weeds

What are Grass Weeds? – Your Guide

Weeds are a common problem in most Australian gardens, impacting the look, and sometimes the feel of your lawn. Grass weeds are especially good at surviving, as they are often ...

Read More

How to Remove Burr Weeds from Your Lawn

If you've ever stepped on a round spiny ball while walking barefoot on your lawn, there's a good chance your lawn has burr weed. Also known as burr medic, this sprawling weed ...

Read More

How to Remove Carrot Weed from Your Lawn

This daisy-like weed is quite sweet and unassuming, but like its cousin the lawn daisy, carrot weed can become a problem if left unmanaged in your lawn. Native to Australia, ...

Read More

How Can I Get Rid of Daisies in my Lawn?

Daisies can be a beautiful addition to a garden, but they can also be a nuisance when they make their way into the lawn. Known for spreading quickly, these wildflowers can ...

Read More