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Nullarbor Couch Winter Lawn Care

The best time to treat your winter weeds is of course during winter!  By treating them when they appear, you have more chance of getting rid of them before they germinate and drop their seeds back into your soil.  Here is a rundown of the most common culprits and how to treat them.

BROAD LEAF WEEDS, CLOVER & BINDI

A selective herbicide such as Lawn Lovers Weed Control will help to eradicate these weeds from your Nullarbor Couch lawn.  A repeat application may be required for particularly stubborn weeds like clover.  If the clover still refuses to budge, try some Kamba-M, which should finish it off.

Clover

Clover

Dandelion

Dandelion

Creeping Oxalis

Creeping Oxalis

 

 

 

 

 

WINTER GRASS

winter grass

If you have an invasion of Winter Grass, you’ll definitely want to treat it before it germinates, as if it drops its seeds, next winter it will come back twice as badly.  Best plan of attack is to treat it as soon as it appears.  It can be removed very easily by hand as it doesn’t have particularly deep roots and it doesn’t have any runners, growing in simple clumps.  But if you’d prefer to spray, you’ll need to use a specific Winter Grass Killer, as a general purpose herbicide won’t be effective.  Amgrow Winter Grass Killer is safe to use on Nullarbor Couch lawns

SEDGE WEEDS INCLUDING NUTGRASS

nutgrassThe Sedge weed family includes pesky invasive grasses such at Nutgrass and Mullubimby Couch.  To kill off these grasses, you need a selective herbicide such as Amgrow Sedgehammer or Sempra.  These chemicals are generally on the expensive side, however you need only a very small quantity to treat the affected area.  At the end of the day, if you don’t treat these weeds they will continue to multiply and infest your whole lawn, so it’s definitely worth saving your lawn investment in the long run.

 ONION GRASS

onion grassThis one is a nightmare!  Word of advice… never attempt to remove Onion Grass by hand!  Pulling the top of the weed will release tiny bulbs into the soil resulting in the weed multiplying.  You can’t spray Onion Weed with a selective herbicide either so the only way to eradicate it is by spot weeding.  To spot weed, mix Glyphosate with water, and add some dishwashing liquid to help break down the wax coat of the leaf to allow the poison to penetrate.  Paint onto the weed using a weed wand or small brush, being careful not to touch the surrounding lawn where possible, as this is a non-selective herbicide and will kill everything!