- Freshly laid turf is often damaged by lawn grubs mostly in wet weather between January & April. The problem is worst in couch lawns especially in areas surrounded by a lot of bushland. The lawn grubs life cycle begins with moths laying eggs on houses (eaves) or trees. If you suspect an infestation leave a wet bag over a section of the lawn overnight and check for grubs in the morning. If the grubs are present you will need to treat with a recognised lawn grub killing chemical, this can be purchased from hardware stores, super markets, nurseries or other outlets.
- Where turf, particularly Buffalo is laid on poor sandy soil in a hot dry situation dry spots may appear.
- Spike the affected area with a garden fork.
- Treat affected area with a soil wetting agent such as 'Wetta Soil'.
- Soil conditioners such as, 'Carbo-Cal', 'Elevate' work particularly well in this situation. Other options are to use 'Aglime' and 'Crop King 88' fertilise
- Keeping grass thick and healthy is the best defence against weeds.
- NEVER use 'Weed N Feed' on Buffalo lawns.
- Only use weed sprays specifically for Buffalo.
- A wide range of weed sprays are available for use on couch grasses because of its widespread use for many years in the sports turf industry.
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