A well maintained, healthy lawn has a better chance of preventing weeds. A few common mistakes people make when dealing with a weed is by spraying it with a poison that kills both the grass and weed which allows other weeds to take over or they remove the weed by hand which causes certain weeds to spread even further. Below is a guide of how to deal with some of the most common weeds you will find.
Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)
Creeping Oxalis (Oxalis corniculata)
Sometimes mistaken as a clover for its similar 3 leaf appearance and will often break leaving the roots if you try and remove by hand. This weed will spread under and through your lawn fast so we recommend spraying with a herbicide at first sight.
Clover (Trifolium spp.)
This weed produces small spiky seeds that are painful to step on and has small fine leaves. You can easily control this weed if attended to early by spraying with a selective herbicide but be careful as some herbicides kill common grasses such as Buffalo so make sure you choose an alternative suited to your grass.
Onion Weed (Allium Triquetrum)
This perennial bulb-type weed is not recommended to be removed by hand. Often when removed by hand it releases bulbs that help the weed spread so instead spray with a herbicide or direct apply to the weed with a brush.
Cudweed (Gamochaeta galviceps)
A flat growing weed with wide glossy leaves that often grows in clusters and is difficult to kill with sprays. We recommend using hand weed tool to remove as often it will require being sprayed several times. If spraying this weed we recommend using a herbicide and setting your sprayer nossle to direct spray rather than mist.