If you’ve ever been in charge of maintaining a garden or lawn, it sometimes feels like you’re on constant red alert. If it’s not the weather, it’s pests; if it’s not pests, its disease; and if it’s not a disease, it’s weeds!
When it comes to weeds, it is always best to control weeds from the outset rather than try to remove them once they get out of hand. But equally important, it means choosing the right turf species for your area. With the correct species in place, a well-maintained lawn, mowed at the correct height should smother out the competing weeds and eliminate one element of the battle.
Being able to recognise a weed is a key component to staying on top of the problem. When weeds sprout, treat the area with a weed killer herbicide or manage the problem by hand. Remember, catching them early will reduce the spread as weeds can spread seed very quickly if left unattended.
Here are the six most common lawn and garden weeds plaguing Brisbane throughout the year!