Most lawns suffer from a few weeds every now and again, but sometimes the weeds just seem to take over and it looks like there are more weeds than lawn! Let’s take a look at why weeds grow in your lawn and how to get rid of them to give your lawn a much needed burst of health.
Why do weeds grow in your lawn?
Weeds tend to be opportunistic, growing where the conditions are right. They are extremely hardy and even if you think that you have removed the roots, they can pop up again very quickly. Many weeds blow in with the wind and even when you have removed all the weeds in your lawn, seeds can blow in from your neighbour’s property and the problem begins again.
Keeping your lawn healthy
All of this means that removing weeds is an ongoing process, but you can ‘weed proof’ your lawn to a certain degree by keeping your lawn healthy with the following tips.
Getting rid of weeds in your lawn
Whilst the best way to beat weeds is to have a healthy lawn, when weeds do take a hold, you need the right type of weed killer. Here are three of the most common weeds we see in Australian lawns and how to get rid of them.
Take care with Buffalo grass lawns
Always check that any weedkiller is safe for Buffalo grass lawns, because many of them will kill Buffalo grass just as easily as they kill the weeds; you must buy a weedkiller that is specifically designed for Buffalo grass.
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