Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Paspalum

What is the simplest and most effective way to get rid of paspalum from ones lawn.

We have been told salt and I am trying this now. Apart from dgging it out and having to repair a number of holes in the lawn what other options are there to get rid of it permanently if the salt doesn't do the trick.

8 comments:

Sthn.Jeff said...

Napalm shoulf do the trick...

gravedodger said...

Napalm might get the authorities exercised so I would suggest urea on the heart of the plant.
Best option is the same as for gorse "sell it" or just raise the mower and enjoy a luxurious springy lawn.
Our place at Riversdale beach had pure Paspalum lawns and after coming to terms with the "Weed" prejudice we just accepted and enjoyed it.
Havn't done it but a teaspoon of urea is supposed to blow it up growthwise but you will still have the hole to look at.

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Before the eco Nazis took over you could go and buy a bit of PSMA and spray it out. Not so anymore.

Suggest glyphosate (Roundup) applied to each plant carefully with a paint brush. You could slide a piece of cardboard under the paspalum leaves as added protection for the lawn grass.

Anonymous said...

Roundup?

Anonymous said...

goat

gravedodger said...

Hoy Adolf was that PSMA OR MSMA? jus askin.

pdm said...

adolf/gd - are either of those paraquat?

Sthn.Jeff - just waiting to hear back from 007 and Maxwell Smart re Napalm. lol.

anon (get a nickname) - we used to have a goat but not appropriate for where we live now. The goats greatest achievement was to get in the Bread delivery truck and Waipawa New World at about 5.30am one day. It cost me $10 bucks to retrieve it from the pound.

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

pdm not paraquat

gd psma

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