Get­ting right ad­vice is crit­i­cal

Sunshine Coast Daily - Caloundra Weekly - - LIFE - WILL WATER­FORD Owner of Caloundra Gar­den and Pet Sup­plies

WHEN you go to your lo­cal gar­den cen­tre look­ing for a prod­uct to kill the weeds in your lawn and you don't know what to buy, ask one of the staff to help you.

If there’s no staff, or no one knows what prod­uct to use, find a new gar­den cen­tre.

Get­ting the right ad­vice is crit­i­cal as I have seen quite a num­ber of peo­ple spray the weeds in their lawns and it has killed the whole lawn be­cause they have brought the wrong prod­uct.

There are a num­ber of prod­ucts that will kill the weeds in your lawn, start­ing from bindii and clover killer to Sem­pra. They will all have dif­fer­ent in­gre­di­ents and have dif­fer­ent strengths to mix, cover dif­fer­ent ar­eas and some are in­tended for dif­fer­ent lawn types.

Some sprays are de­signed specif­i­cally for weeds in buf­falo lawns, such as Sir Walter.

A buf­falo lawn must be sprayed with a se­lec­tive weed killer such as Buf­falo Mas­ter. Other sprays will kill the weeds but will also kill your lawn.

If you have pas­palum in your lawn you will need a pas­palum, nut grass and clover killer, but you can­not spray this prod­uct on blue couch.

Sem­pra will kill nut­grass and Mul­lumbimby couch, but you need to add a wet­ting agent such as Spred­max to the mix to make it work ef­fec­tively.

Ask for some pro­fes­sional help and read the la­bel, be­cause as you can see, choos­ing the right prod­uct is cru­cial in get­ting the right re­sult.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

PO­TEN­TIAL PIT­FALLS: It is es­sen­tial to use the cor­rect prod­uct to weed your lawn.

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