How do I repair my buffalo lawn as the kikuyu is taking over?

I strive for a brilliant lawn. Started off badly. Buffalo very strong around egdes of retaining walls. Seem to be endlessly weeding by hand and pulling up grassy weeds. What can i do to bring it back to life. Lots of patches but now mostly Kukiyu. Also have a massive area where it is just horrible sand. total area i want grass is about 19m x 3m. what would you suggest i do? Desperate to know so i dont keep slogging away seemingly pointlessly..

yates

14 September 2012 04:48 AM

Dear Ruth,

I am sure you will be able to get your lawn back to looking good with a little work and care particularly now that it is spring and your grass will be starting to grow again. You will have to decide whether you want to have a combination lawn of kikuyu and buffalo or whether you want to kill off the kikuyu and have a solely buffalo lawn. If you decided to kill off the kikuyu, you will need to spray that grass with a product called Zero Weedspray. Be careful when spaying not to let the product drift onto other parts of the lawn area. Once the kikuyu grass has died off (it will take 2-3 weeks) you could always plant some of the runners of the buffalo grass that is growing so strongly around the edges. Watering in with an organic plant & root booster product, called Yates Dynamic Lifter Liquid Concentrate. It's an organically certified fertiliser, which contains seaweed, blood&bone and fish meal to help developing new roots and restoring healthy growth. If you decide to keep the kikuyu lawn, you can eliminate the weeds that are present by using a product called Buffalo Pro. This product can be used on both grasses kikuyu and buffalo to eliminate unwanted weeds. After waiting a week after spraying, you can then fertilise the lawn with a product called Lawn Master. This is an excellent fertiliser which will encourage the roots of the grass to become strong resulting in growth that will cover the bare patches that are currently present. While you are doing the restoring of your lawn area, it might be wise to restrict your dogs from the area until the repair has taken place and the grass is showing improvement. Good luck. I am sure you will be able to restore your lawn back to its former glory.

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