Weeds are common in Western Australian gardens. They sneak up through cracks in kerbs and driveways, invade our gardens, and invite pests who use weeds as a food source. Residential pest control and weed whacking go hand-in-hand.
The Pest Guys know how frustrating weeds can be, especially when they bring pests in to your garden. Our experience with natural pest control for Perth families has taught us a thing or two; read on to find out more about the weeds you might see in your garden, and how to combat them.
Weeds can ruin your garden by stealing vital nutrients from the flora and fauna that you want to flourish. They grow quickly and without mercy. The first step in battling weeds in the name of residential pest control, is to understand the weeds you’re working with.
There are several varieties of lawn weeds invading Western Australian yards. Among the most common are:
As the name suggests, broad leaf weeds are characterised by broad leaves and their aversion to similar herbicides.
Keeping a healthy lawn is an important first step to keeping these weeds at bay during the year. You might be familiar with these broad leaf weeds:
An important note on herbicides: Buffalo grass is extremely susceptible to broad leaf herbicides, so if you have Buffalo grass be very careful about which herbicide you use.
The soft juvenile leave and bright green of Winter Grass make it pretty obvious in Australian lawns. It will usually pop up around the start of Winter and often stay until Spring, even into Summer. Winter Grass needs to be dealt with before it fills the soil with numerous root systems and effectively chokes the grass out of its nutrients.
Dealing with Winter Grass normally requires a poison that targets the root system. If you battled Winter Grass last year, apply the herbicide in May before Winter sets in otherwise you will almost certainly have an invasion again this year.
When weeds take hold, they will do more than steal nutrients from your desirable grasses and plants. Weeds bring in all kinds of insects, worms, rodents, and other hungry creepy crawlies that will happily munch their way through your garden and into your house.
At the first sign of an invasion, get in touch with The Pest Guys for a pest inspection. Our natural pest control will target the source of the invasion, including weeds and invasive plants, to make sure you are protected through winter and beyond.