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Bindii Weeds on the rise!

Bindii Weeds are on the rise again!

While walking the girls this morning I noticed that a lot of lawns are developing a good a collection of Bindii weeds.

This means that all these lawns won’t be able to be walked on come spring, as the Bindii sets its sharp prickly seed!

This will impact not just my dogs who hate walking on prickly, Bindii weed infested grass. It will also impact on your children as they won’t be able to play on the grass either!

So, now is the time to treat your lawns for Bindii weed. It is too late once they have set seed, as no weedkiller will treat the Bindii seed. And you have also set yourself up for having an even bigger crop next year!

How do you tell if you have Bindii weed, before it sets its tell-tale seed? It is normally a bright green, almost ferny looking plant (see photo).

Bindii Weeds on the rise!

Bindii weeds

So, what is the best way to treat Bindii weed?

Personally, I remove them by hand. Although this can be very time consuming to start with, I have found that after the initial weeding they are very slow to return. I did not find this when using the commercial weedkillers.

However, if you want to spray the Bindii’s there are lots of weedkillers around that deal with Bindii weed.

Just be sure to check what sort of grass you have, as some of the weedkillers will also kill broad leaf grasses like buffalo.

Happy gardening

Rohanne, your Personal Garden Expert

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