Weeds Removal

Dandelion

This is a common perennial weed in South Africa with a strong taproot and a rosette of toothed leaves. It has a hollow, single stem that bears one bright yellow flower.
Dandelions are prevalent all year round and young plants are easy to control with post-emergence herbicide but become more difficult to control once established due to their strong taproots.

Treatment

Spray with a herbicide containing dicamba, 2,4-D or MCPA.

Creeping sorrel

A lawn weed with slender stems that creep horizontally and trifoliate leaves along the stems. It produces small yellow flowers in clusters of one to six.

Treatment

Spray with a herbicide containing dicamba, 2,4-D or MCPA.

Yellow nutsedge

This weed is widespread throughout South Africa and is very difficult to control. It grows rapidly and reproduces by means of tubers (nuts), rhizomes and seeds.
It is a competitive weed and gives off a toxin that suppresses the growth of surrounding plants. Removing the weed by hand is not that effective and the easiest way to eradicate it is by means of a herbicide.

Treatment

Spray with a herbicide containing bendioxide or halosulfuron.

Winter grass

This is common in all areas of South Africa and grows in damp and shady areas. During winter the conditions are ideal for this grass to flourish.
Because it grows a lot quicker than other grasses like buffalo or Kikuyu, it becomes unsightly, forming patches of bright green grass with small white flowers.

Broadleaf weeds

There are many broadleaf weeds in South Africa. A lot of people see it as therapeutic to spend hours removing weeds from their lawn by hand, but this is not always the most efficient way. Weeds can be removed most efficiently by using a selective herbicide, which will kill the broadleaf weeds and not your lawn.

Treatment

Use herbicides containing dicamba, 2,4-d or MCPA.

Pre-emergence herbicide

Refers to herbicide that is applied in early spring and takes action before the weed seeds germinate and start to grow underground.

Post-emergence herbicide

Refers to herbicide that is applied to perennial weed plants once they have started to grow after seed germination.

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