Broadleaf Weed

Broadleaf weeds are unwanted pugnacious and tough plants that grow mostly around free areas in a lawn, garden or yard. They are often very easy to spot because they are different from normal grasses. They multiply with ease and can be very hard to control.

Broadleaf weeds are a problem because they compete with turf grass for
  • Growing space
  • Water
  • Nutrients
  • Sunlight

We may also want to deal with these weeds for the following reasons
  • Aesthetics: Turf areas are often a monostand grass species and it’s the uniformly standing grass, which gives these areas aesthetic value. Weed infestations negatively impact on the “the look” of the area.
  • Sports surface quality: Many sports played on turf require a quality surface with an even smoothness, particularly ball sports, ranging from soccer and hockey to golf and lawn bowls. Weeds generally have a different growth habit and make the surface uneven.
  • Dangerous sports surface: Weeds can be dangerous on sports turf surfaces where traction is important. For example, on football pitches or racetracks.
  • Hazards: Weeds such as bindie produce sharp burrs which can affect the use of areas like recreational lawns. Many broadleaf weeds attract bees when flowering and this can be another hazard in turf areas used for recreation.

Tackling broadleaf weeds – the key facts
In turf, broadleaf weeds are generally more active over the winter, however, some are only active in summer while other species are active all year.

When broadleaf weeds are an obvious problem, it’s often because there are a number species in one location. Monostands of a particular weed can occur but generally, consider treatment for several species when developing a management plan.
Traditional broadleaf herbicides include a number of active ingredients to achieve adequate control on a range of broadleaf weeds.

In some cases, these weeds have difficult to wet foliage (waxy or hairy) and additional surfactants may have to be considered when using herbicides

Recommended products

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Roundup Biactive

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