Bindii prickle prevention

When the lawn is full of nasty bindii prickles, no one wants to play or walk on the grass, the bottom of everyone’s shoes and thongs are covered in prickles and the pet dog regards backyard time as punishment. Does this sound familiar and did you promise yourself last year that you’d get on top of the bindiis in time this year? Well, now is the time!

Bindii plants (pictured above), which are small and a bit ferny looking, are currently quite tiny and difficult to spot, but they are growing by the day, taking advantage of the slower growing lawn. Very soon the bindii plants will be flowering and then setting their seed. The seed heads are the prickles! Prickles need to be prevented. Once the prickles form, the horse has bolted and you’ll have another season of unhappy kids, pets and thongs.  So, now is the time to control bindii before they develop prickles.

A quick and easy way to control bindii over large areas of lawn is with hose-on spray applicators. If you have a couch or kikuyu lawn, apply Yates® Weed’n’Feed®. If you have a buffalo lawn, it’s important to choose weed killers that are safe for buffalo. Yates Buffalo PRO® Weed’n’Feed has been specially designed for buffalo lawns.

For smaller areas, try granular Yates Weed’n’Feed which is applied over the lawn by hand. Alternatively, you can dilute Yates Lawn Weedkiller Bindii & Clover or Yates Buffalo PRO concentrates in a pressure sprayer to control bindii

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