You’ve mowed it, fertilised and watered it - but in spite of the love and care you’ve lavished on your lawn, some weeds are inevitable. Longer, dense grass and aerated soil can help prevent weeds. Although some weeds can be removed by hand, a weed spray will eradicate weeds much more effectively and efficiently than elbow grease and a trowel. 

Which types of lawn weeds are common?

In Australian lawns it’s common to see weeds such as Bindii, dandelions, clover and thistles. While some of these might look pretty, don’t be tempted to let them stick around for too long. Weeds are best removed before they start to flower and set seed, so if you get in early, you’ll need to spray less often.

Which weed control is right for my lawn?

Different lawns need different products, depending on the type of lawn you have. Yates Weed ‘n’ Feed controls large areas of common lawn weeds, such as clover, bindii and dandelions, on most lawns including Couch, Queensland Blue Couch and Kikuyu. Available in both hose-on and granular formulas, it gets rid of flatweeds while leaving vertical blades of grass standing tall. It also acts as a fertiliser, containing iron and nitrogen to keep grass looking lush and green. 

Buffalo grass is more susceptible to herbicides, so needs a different formula to prevent damage to. Yates Buffalo PRO Weed ‘n’ Feed, keeps buffalo grasses such as Sapphire, Sir Walter and Kings Pride looking green and lush, while still effectively getting rid of weeds. It’s also available in both a hose-on and granular formula.

To remove small sprouting weeds in lawns, Yates Weedkiller for Lawns spot spray targets small areas of weeds such as capeweed, dock, lamb’s tongue, dandelions and bindii. It contains a wetting agent for improved spray coverage.

When weeds are actively growing, Yates Bindii and Clover Weeder Concentrate can be mixed with water and sprayed across the lawn. It contains two different weedkillers which allows the control of a wide range of weeds. There’s also a concentrated formula for buffalo grass; Yates Buffalo PRO Weed Killer Concentrate selectively controls weeds including clover, creeping buttercup and capeweed, while keeping buffalo grasses growing safely. Yates Buffalo PRO Selective Bindii & Broadleaf Weed Killer Hose-On is a hose-on application that’s easy to apply with no mixing needed.

Control the weeds, and let your lawn be lovely again.