• Common Winter Weeds and how to remove them

    July 1st, 2021 | by
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    A variety of Winter weeds begin to germinate in the cooler months, this can undo all the hard work that you put into your lawn throughout the warmer months. We’d recommend getting outside this season and treating your lawn to a little bit of TLC by ridding it of weeds. Not sure where to start? We’ve put together a guide for the most common winter weeds and how you can remove them.

    Winter Grass

    Winter Grass (Poa Annua) is a common Winter weed identified by its soft, drooping green leaves. This week is a low-growing turf grass that grows in tufts with triangular seeds. This common weed is notorious for growing and spreading throughout Winter. Winter grass spreads by dropping its seeds into soil and waiting for the next Winter to make a comeback.

    This weed doesn’t have deep roots and grows in clusters making it simple to remove from your turf. Utilising a combination of a pre-emergent combined with a selective Winter Grass Killer should remove of your Winter Grass problem. 

    Bindiis

    Binidiis are quite possibly the worst Winter weed! These weeds are a low growing active weed that has a flower at its centre. At maturity, these weeds produce a prickly seed pod that can cause pain when you stand on them with your bare feet!

    Bindiis can be removed by hand (remember to wear gloves to avoid the prickles) otherwise, another great option is applying a selective broadleaf herbicide. This will help eliminate those pesky weeks through all weed types (you may need to do the application twice).

    Broadleaf weeds and clover

    Broadleaf winter weeds are the most noticeable Winter weeds due to their size. A lush lawn with dense coverage should help prevent these weeds from sprouting. However, turf is generally less active during the Winter so it’s common for these weeds to make an appearance during this time. 

    We’d recommend utilising an All Purpose Weed Control to rid these weeds from your lawn. All Purpose Weed Control, is a ready to use herbicide agent developed for home lawns and can control a variety of common lawn weeds. 

    Creeping Oxalis

    This weed is characterised by its small, light green leaves that are shaped like a heart. It’s similar in appearance to a clover and produce small, bright yellow flowers. Creeping Oxalis, is a weed that spreads quickly along the surface of soil producing roots from its leaves. When its seeds mature, they burst causing them to cover your lawn. 

    You can help treat this winter weed by using a selective herbicide. This type of weed treatment will remove the spreading on all lawn types.

    Now that you know how to identify and remove these Winter weeds it’s time for you to get outside and tackle your weed problem this season!

    If you’d like more Winter lawn tips, follow the link to read our blog to ensure your lawn thrives this season. If you’re in the market for new turf, then look no further. Here at GoTurf we provide a wide range of lawn varieties to suit all your turf needs. Contact our team for a quote today!

  • Should I Lay Turf in Winter?

    June 26th, 2017 | by
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    Whether you have just built a new house, are selling your property, or just want to spruce up your tired looking back yard, new grass has huge appeal and can transform an outdoor space. A lot of people are under the impression that you can’t lay grass during the cooler months, when in fact the opposite is true! Not only is laying grass in winter possible, but it actually has a lot of benefits.

    It needs less water

    Keeping the lawn well hydrated is essential while the new turf is being established. No matter the season, daily watering is important. However, in winter your lawn won’t dry out as quickly and the weather will often work in your favour, saving you time and money on your water bill.

    It has time to grow

    During winter it can take the grass longer to become established (approximately four weeks); however, these conditions provide the ideal time to prepare and lay your new grass. As foot traffic, furniture and family pets can all cause damage to your new lawn while it’s being established, it’s beneficial for the turf to be generally left alone. It’s recommended that during the first four to six weeks of your new grass being laid you refrain from mowing so that you don’t disrupt the grass taking root and settling.

    It will be ready in time for Summer

    By having your grass laid and established in winter, it has months to develop and mature its root system before a potentially harsh and hot summer season rolls around. In summer, your lawn will be looking it’s very best and ready for hours or outdoor fun and entertainment (who doesn’t love back yard cricket?!).

    While laying your lawn yourself is possible, it’s always advisable to seek professional help. Turf and lawn professionals have the knowledge to help you choose the most suitable grass variety for your climate and soil. They can look after every aspect of the project from preparing the soil and laying the new grass, to rolling, cleaning up and providing ongoing advice, so that your backyard can look lush and new. All you have to worry about is the BBQ for summer.

    Need turf? At GoTurf, we make the process easy! Call us today and be confident in the quality and service of your brand new, green lawn.

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