Buffalo Lawn care Tips from Yates

Episode: 1
Title: Buffalo Lawn care Tips from Yates
Broadcast: 23 August 2014
Presenter: Trevor

The most popular home garden grass in Australia is Buffalo grass and whether it's a Sir Walter or Palmetto lawn there’s one thing you can be sure of; you’ve made a considerable investment in that lawn so you want good results. Right now there are a few things you must do to a buffalo grass lawn to get it growing strongly this spring and be set for the summer ahead.

  • The first thing is to make sure you don’t have weeds in your lawn. Weeds compete with the grass, which is growing extremely slowly at the moment, for sun light.
  • Don’t treat your broad leaf lawn, that's a Buffalo, Kikuyu or Zoysia grass lawn, with a general feed n weed not realizing that its only designed for fine leaf grasses; it’s a massive mistake that often leads to the lawn dying off severely.
  • Yates makes a specialist hose on lawn weeder called Buffalo Pro that can be hosed on over broadleaf lawns. It will take out broadleaf weeds such as capeweed, plantain, dandelion but also some of the terribly hard to control weeds such creeping oxalis, clovers and bindii
  • You must only apply this to the lawn and don't spray it on a windy day, that's a rule for spraying any herbicide, if it drifts onto other plants it can be devastating so don't take the risk.
  • You want at least 24 hours to allow it to dry and be taken up by the weeds. During that time keep the kids and pets off the grass. Don’t mow for at least a week, let it do its stuff and avoid feeding for 2 weeks.
  • In a couple of weeks time applying a good slow release lawn food will do wonders in encouraging the grass to grow over any patches that have appeared due to the weeds dying between the grass blades.

Contact: Yates-1300 369 074