If you’ve dreamt of always having a weed-free lawn, and better yet, having a product which will stop weeds before they even begin, then pre-emergent is your answer!!
Pre-emergent products have been around for some time, and are used by turf farmers in both Melbourne and Victoria, to assist in growing quality lawn in their paddocks. The pre-emergent product we use is called Oxafert, and is now available for purchase to use by the everyday home owner.
Oxafert is a pre-emergent herbicide fertiliser. When applied correctly it will kill stubborn annual weeds such as winter grass and oxalis before they even appear. The fertiliser element of Oxafert will then provide necessary nutrients to keep your lawn looking green and healthy. Oxafert can be used on all our products such as Sir Walter DNA Certified Buffalo, Eureka Premium VG Kikuyu and Tif Tuf Bermuda.
So how does Oxafert pre-emergent work?
Oxafert provides a natural barrier within the soil which effects the germination of new seedlings. Oxafert works beneath the surface within your soil, controlling the germination of both broadleaf and annual grass-type weeds. Oxafert stops germination from occurring from the start.
When do I use Oxafert pre-emergent?
You can use Oxafert all year round as a replacement to your slow release fertiliser ensuring you get good coverage of the pre-emergent, or alternatively you can apply Oxafert in February and April. Oxafert specifically works well to control those difficult weeds to eradicate Winter Grass (Poa) or Oxalis. If either of these weeds are present in your lawn, we recommend using Oxafert every 8 weeks all year round. For further details on eradicating these stubborn weeds, visit our blogs on weed control.
Where do I purchase Oxafert?
Oxafert is available from all Lawn Solution Centres or online.