How To Control Broadleaf Weed Varieties


Although broadleaf weed control can be one of the more pesky types to master, the good news is that with a few tips and tricks – it can be done. 

In Queensland alone, weeds cost us an estimated $600 million annually, and have significant impacts on primary industries, natural ecosystems, and human and animal health – without even mentioning the many inconveniences and general irritation that they cause the average Australian gardener. 

The tricky part is often spotting them in the first place, and may be confused with other native and even endangered plant species. There are many government resources and identification charts available online that can assist you in spotting invaders, but did you know that weeds are also classified into families? Generally, we class weeds into one of three families – woody, broadleaf and grass types.

Broadleaf weed varieties can emerge annually, biannually, or perennially – making consistent management notoriously difficult. Perennial weeds are often very difficult to control due to the simple fact that the weeds regenerate faster than they can be eradicated. As the name suggests, broadleaf weeds often have wide leaves and grow from a stem. Most broadleaf weeds develop clusters of blossoms or single flowers as they mature. Getting on top of these types of weeds by using a holistic approach can limit the impact next season. Bioweed is a great tool for eradication as it will control both the weed and the seed.

The roots of most broadleaf weeds are fibrous in nature. The roots can be thin, a large taproot or a combination of the two. Many broadleaf weeds spread through their seeds and rhizomes, although some only spread through seeds. Some of the most common types of broadleaf weed varieties include chickweed, dandelion, wild geranium, ivy, clover, milkweed and thistle. 

How To Stay On Top Of Broadleaf Weed Control 

For Australians on the hunt for a glyphosate free and chemical free weed killing solutions, the options have been limited – and left many with the choice of prioritising performance over safety. Once a weed flowers, such as the daisy-like flower found on capeweed, it’s already getting a good foothold in your garden, crop or pasture for years to come. Broadleaf weed control has long been regarded as one of the most difficult to get on top of – so what can you do about it?

Bioweed is an organic, non selective weed killer that works fast on contact with the weed, in order to rapidly desiccate and burn even the most stubborn of plants. It can be used anywhere around the house including garden beds, veggie patches, paths and driveways, and is safe to use around children, animals and even native wildlife. The best part is that Bioweed is the brainchild of well established agricultural leaders Greenpro, and is backed by over twenty years of research and development. Owned and manufactured in Australia, the primary ingredient of Bioweed is actually sustainably sourced pine oil, and is even approved by NASAA, ACO and APVMA for use around organic farms and food production.

Just a handful of the key takeaways from using a Bioweed include:

  • Visible symptoms on some weed species after just one hour
  • Organic certification 
  • Controls a wide range of common weeds and grasses
  • Non residual herbicide, breaking down in the soil within 72 hours 
  • Kills both weeds AND their seeds
  • Safe to use around children, pets, vegetables and gardens
  • 100% synthetic chemical free and glyphosate free
  • Owned and produced in Australia

While hand plucking weeds is an easy and cost-free method used to prevent a weed infestation – it’s certainly not the most convenient. A glyphosate-free weed killer like Bioweed is a safe way to keep them under control. As a non-residual solution, it will break down into the soil in as little as 72 hours and can combat over 200 invasive weed species

If you’re on the hunt for a safer way to spray or if you’re looking to improve the overall sustainability of your home, garden, crop or pasture, check out other tips and tricks in our online advice forum, or contact us for any further queries.