There are hundreds of weeds that invade our turf on the Gold Coast. Not only do we have weeds to contend with, armyworm can wipe out our lawns at a staggering rate. Being aware of the parasite and staying on top of your weeding will keep your lawn healthy and vibrant throughout the year.
The lawn armyworm – or lawn grub – is a native of Southeast Asia, Indonesia, Australia and the South Pacific, so it’s really only a problem in more tropical climates of Australia.
Dandelion can also cause havoc on your lawn. It’s characterised by a pretty yellow flower and those fun, white balls that kids love to blow in the wind. The problem with blowing them is that this spreads their seed all over your lawn, giving the Dandelion the opportunity to take over. The best way to manage Dandelion is to pull them out as soon as you seem them sprouting.
There are eight common weeds on the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast that you’ll need to be aware of as you care for your lawn and three solutions that’ll manage them. Any weed can be managed manually, but chemical solutions do make it easier.
Sempra can be used to keep Nut Grass and Mullumbimby Couch off your lawns. Broadleaf, Clover, Creeping Oxalis, and Bindii can be managed with Sir Walter Weed Control. The only solution for Crows Foot and Summer Grass is the old fashioned method of pulling – or digging – them out manually.
If you’re not sure what kind of weed you’ve got growing on your lawn, have a look at our weed and pest guide. If it’s not one of the common weeds, you can either bring it in or email us an image and we’ll get back to you with the variety and a solution.