Weeds Pests Diseases
everything for lawn care all in one place
providing dependable & original lawn tips since 2008
The Lawn Guide
paspalum
Paspalum Seed Heads

How To Kill Paspalum

Paspalum is a major weed problem around the world. With over 300 varieties, including one which is used as a lawn (saltene), the main Paspalum as a problem weed for home gardeners, lawn owners and the environment is a variety known by it’s botanical name of Paspalum rotundas.

Paspalum can grow up to 1.5 metres tall if left to grow undisturbed. However, when it establishes itself in a home lawn, it has the ability to adapt and grow laterally along the ground instead of vertically. By doing this, Paspalum can survive the regular lawn mowing process involved with lawn maintenance and continue to overtake a home lawn. Stems produce 3 - 7 seed producing spikelets in Summer, which range in height depending on if it is in a lawn or growing undisturbed.


Eradication Of Paspalum

Killing Paspalum involves digging the plant out of the ground using a sharp knife to dig into the soil and cut off the crown of the weed, simply pulling off the leafy part of the plant will not work.

For Couch and Fescue lawns, the weed can also be controlled with a selective Paspalum Killer herbicide available for sale at Nurseries. The herbicide can usually be used on couch, bent, fescue and ryegrass lawns. But cannot be used on Buffalo, Kikuyu or Saltene lawns.

Always check the instructions for the particular Paspalum Herbicide being used to check for compatibility with your lawn type.

Spot poisoning using Glyphosate can be highly effective where selective herbicides are not an option. It is applied using a small paintbrush to selectively poison the Paspalum without killing the surrounding lawn. It is best applied to the crown of the plant during the warmer growing season.

paspalum

Prevalent
Year Round


Treatment Times
When Evident


Botanical Name
Paspalum rotundas


Life Cycle
Perennial




All content original and copyright
The Lawn Guide
Lawn Care Tips
you may also like one of
these lawn care articles...
General Lawn Care
IMAGE
Summer Lawn Care The Australian Summer is a highly stressful time for...
IMAGE
Lawn care for Liriopes as a lawn alternative Liriope 'Isabella'...
IMAGE
Using lawn fertilisers properly How Does Fertiliser Burn Lawns...
Lawn Repair
IMAGE
Lawn Top Dressing Reasons For Top Dressing Lawns Top dressing lawns...
IMAGE
Improving Lawn Soil The soils underneath our lawns are more...
IMAGE
Over-seeding Lawns For Winter Reasons For Over Seeding Lawns Often...
Lawn Watering
IMAGE
Correct retic sprinkler heights Lawn Sprinkler Heights Whether laying...
IMAGE
When to water lawns Water Requirements For Lawns Generally speaking,...
IMAGE
A malfunctioning sprinkler Checking Reticulation Our reticulation...
Lawn Mowing
IMAGE
Lawn mower maintenance Preparing For A New Lawn Mowing Season Spring...
IMAGE
Using Lawn Edgers Safely Using Lawn Edgers Safely Lawn edgers will...
IMAGE
Honda UMK425u A Review Of A Honda 4 Stroke Brushcutter This review...
Weeds | Pests | Diseases
IMAGE
Dollar Spot (Sclerotinia homeocarpa) Dollar Spot Disease Dollar Spot...
IMAGE
Bindii | Onehunga | JoJo How To Kill Bindii Bindii is a low growing...
IMAGE
Lawn mowing as weed control An Easy Way To Stop Weeds Spreading...
Lawn Varieties
IMAGE
A Palmetto Soft Buffalo Lawn Palmetto Soft Leaf Buffalo Palmetto,...
IMAGE
Durban Grass Characteristics of Durban Grass A old favourite lawn in...
IMAGE
A warm season Couch lawn What Are Warm Season Grasses Grasses are...
THE LAWN GUIDE ©


prevention and treatment of lawn weeds, lawn pests including army worm & sod webworm, & lawn diseases such as brown patch & spring dead spot
independent lawn care tips for australian lawns

Lawn Care Facts
Lawn Fact:
The old saying... "1 year of seeding equals 7 years of weeding" is TRUE. Seeds can stay in the ground for many years, only germinating a percentage each year. This ensures the survival of the plant species - where if conditions aren't right for it's survival this year - conditions will be right at some time in the next few years.
Professional lawn care videos sharing quality lawn care tips in an easy video format - click to watch
lawn grubs and disease control video
meanings to the most common terms
used in lawn care practices in australia
Lawn Care Expert
Respected Australian turf and plant breeder Todd Layt shares expert lawn care advice with lawn lovers
LINK TO THE LAWN GUIDE
Grab this image and link to Australia's original & favourite source of quality lawn care tips
THE BUFFALO LAWN CARE SITE
Lawn care tips for Australia's favourite shade grass
Organic lawn care advice to create environmental benefit from our lawns
IMAGE
Low toxic natural methods to control ants Control Ants In The Lawn, Garden and Paving Ants can...
IMAGE
The Problems Caused By Shaded Lawns As we continue to look at preventative means to maintain a...
IMAGE
Good Lawn Care Is Key To Preventing Weeds As people who take the ideals of organic lawn care...
A low maintenance and environmentally friendly lawn for all warmer regions
IMAGE
Zoysia Seed, Sod or Plugs After deciding on Zoysia as a new lawn type for your home or...
IMAGE
Nara Zoysia growing well in the USA By Todd Layt 'New Content' Sold as Nara™ Native Turf in...
IMAGE
Zoysia and Winter Are Not Good Friends The one single drawback which stops Zoysia being the...
Lawn care discussions and observations in a friendly blog format from The Lawn Guide
IMAGE
As many people who have visited The Lawn Guide over the years, and since our first launch in...
IMAGE
Understanding Couch Grass In Queensland Like so many other aspects of Australian life, prior...
IMAGE
This is a media summary for the independent research which we reference on The Lawn Guide,...

Lawn Care Topics
the lawn guide ~ australia's leading source of quality lawn care information