Welcome to our weed profile on the grasses and how to control them with Bioweed. Grasses are a hardy, opportunistic weed group that will take advantage of almost all corners of your garden. Common grass weed types that you may find in your garden include Couch Grass Cynodon dactylon, Kikuyu Pennisetum clandestinum, Paspalum Paspalum distichum, Crow’s foot Eleusine indica and Winter grass Poa Annua.
What is grass weed?
All weeds can be defined as a plant that is growing where you don’t want it to be growing. There are 100s of species of grasses that can be classed as weeds just because you don’t want them in your yard. A perfect example is in your lawn. You may be growing a buffalo turf Stenotaphrum secundatum, if a green couch grass Cynodon dactylon has made its way into the lawn it can be considered a weed even though it is a turf variety.
Grass-type weeds can be grouped into two categories, running and clumping or crowning grasses. Running grasses are species like green couch Cynodon dactylon and Kikuyu Pennisetum clandestinum whereas clumping or crowning grasses are plants like crows’ foot Eleusine indica or paspalum Paspalum distichum. If applied correctly, Bioweed can control most grass types that will turn up in your garden.
Where do grass-type weeds grow?
You may have several species of grasses in your yard and they can dominate all corners of your yard. Different species of grasses can deal with a range of moisture and nutrient levels. Therefore, there always seems to be a grass growing in areas that nothing else will grow.
Why does the grass always come back?
Running type grasses have a knack to grow back. This is due to the structure of the plant itself. Running type grass have both or either Stolons (runners) which are above the soil surface and connect the sections of the plants and Rhizomes (underground runners). This is what helps weed type grasses from spreading (sometimes unnoticed if they are underground!). Finding the source of the grass runner will help. You can pull it up and then apply Bioweed to the base to control.
How do I kill and control Grass-type weeds in my garden?
When controlling running type grasses such as couch Cynodon dactylon and Kikuyu Pennisetum clandestinum it is important to make sure you find where the grass is coming from. If you can apply the Bioweed to the base of the plant, you will have much more success in eradicating the grass. Follow up treatments will be required for long-rooted grass species like Kikuyu Pennisetum clandestinum as they can store lots of energy underground. For crowning type grasses such as crows’ foot Eleusine indica, it is important to apply the Bioweed to all the leaf surface. This will ensure an optimal kill.
How to apply Bioweed?
Best practice can be found on our application page.