Twin City Mowing Services  - Weed Spraying

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Broadleaf Weed Spraying Albury Wodonga

Broadleaf Weed Control

Now is the time to start the yearly battle against the Broadleaf weeds that appear in your lawn during Winter and Spring. (Look at our weed identification page to see the weeds this term includes.) Timing is critical to rid your lawn of this year’s crop as effectively as possible, in turn reducing the seedbed for next year’s crop. Once a weed flowers (for example, the daisy-like flower on Capeweed), it is getting a good foothold for not just the current year but for years to come.

Spraying Too Early

An application of broadleaf herbicide in May/June will give you a lovely clean lawn surface throughout Winter, but may run out before the end of the weed season in late Spring. This is fine if your budget allows two sprays annually. I prefer to spray from July onwards, so only one application is necessary. While your lawn will have some weeds during early Winter, a single application can only be good for your budget and the environment.

It is important to use a product that has initial knockdown quality as well as a residual property to prevent yet-to-germinate weeds. These products are generally not available to the public. You can purchase Bromoxynil-based products at your local Hardware or garden centre but, in my experience, these products are initially effective but have a relatively short control period. This means repeated applications during a broadleaf weed season that can be up to 6 months long, effectively costing you just as much, if not more in the long term. So choose an operator familiar with the need to apply a product with the two qualities – an effective knockdown and a generous residual control period.

Spraying Too Late

Waiting until September or October to clear out weeds can be a problem. Weeds such as Capeweed, Clover, Cudweed and Flatweed can spread out not just as individual plants but as a ‘team’ to really choke out a lawn. Removing these late in the season can leave sparse, pitted areas that require work such as top dressing and repeated fertiliser applications through Spring and early Summer to encourage lawn growth back into these areas.

Prickly weeds such as the dreaded Bindii/Jo-Jo will set a nasty flower (prickle) in mid-Winter that should as a general rule be sprayed out before mid-Spring. Do not let it seed at all. Yes, you can kill it anytime but spraying out Bindii/Jo-Jo in October/November will just release the prickle from the dying plant, leaving it to roll/blow around your lawn until it gets picked up on your feet, your kids’ feet, the pets or finally the lawnmower.

Click to visit our Weed Identification Page for more information!

 

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