If you have an infestation of Winter Grass or Poa as it is also called, you’ll definitely want to know how to treat it. Winter Grass is the kind of weed, that if left uncontrolled can spread like wild fire before you know it. Here is some helpful information on what Winter Grass is and how to control this nasty weed in your lawn.
What is Winter grass?
Winter Grass, or Poa Annua is a low growing thin bladed grass. It has soft, drooping leaves grown in tutfs with triangular shaped seed heads. Winter Grass in wide spread throughout many Melbourne suburbs and is most common during the cooler months of the year.
When does Winter grass appear?
Winter grass as its name states is a grass which is most common during the cooler months of the year in Melbourne. It begins to germinate in your soil in May. You will begin to see it emerging around late May/ June and it will continue to spread thru your lawn over the cooler months. This is more damaging in lawn varieties such as Sir Walter DNA certified Buffalo, Eureka Premium Kikuyu VG and Sir Grange as they will be dominant during this time so therefore reducing their ability to out crowd the Winter Grass.
How do I get rid of Winter grass?
The best method to prevent Winter Grass is using a pre-emergent product such as Lawn Solutions Oxafert. This will prevent the Winter Grass from ever geminating in the first place. However, if you find yourself in the position where you have Winter Grass in your lawn before you get onto Oxafert, then we recommend a weed control “Winter Grass Killer”. This can be used to spot spray the Winter Grass, it is also recommended you do an application of Oxafert every 3 months on your lawn. Winter Grass can be a stubborn weed so may take one or two seasons to fully eradicate from your garden.
If you have any questions about controlling Winter Grass in your lawn or any other lawn questions please contact our friendly staff on (03) 9730 1128 or email firstname.lastname@example.org