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
Lawn care for Liriopes as a lawn alternative Liriope 'Isabella'...
IMAGE
How Much Lawn Fertiliser The Role Of Lawn Fertilisers Lawn...
IMAGE
'New Content' By Kate Wall A freshly mown and neatly edged lawn is a...
Lawn Repair
IMAGE
Buffalo Seed Heads The Problems of Buffalo Lawn Going To Seed One of...
IMAGE
What Is Soil pH Soil pH is the level of acidity or alkalinity in our...
IMAGE
Lawn scalped due to infrequent mowing Why Lawns Get Scalped Lawns or...
Lawn Watering
IMAGE
When to water lawns Water Requirements For Lawns Generally speaking,...
IMAGE
A malfunctioning sprinkler Checking Reticulation Our reticulation...
IMAGE
Correct retic sprinkler heights Lawn Sprinkler Heights Whether laying...
Lawn Mowing
IMAGE
Lawn Mowing Heights Deciding On Lawn Mowing Heights Choosing the...
IMAGE
Lawn clippings left on lawns Clever Garden Recycling With Lawn...
IMAGE
Mow Master Professional Lawn Edgers photo courtesy of Mow Master...
Weeds | Pests | Diseases
IMAGE
Lawn Beetle A Different Perspective On African Lawn Beetles We...
IMAGE
Paspalum Seed Heads How To Kill Paspalum Paspalum is a major weed...
IMAGE
Burr Medic How To Kill Burr Medic Weed Burr Medic is another of the...
Lawn Varieties
IMAGE
What Is A Drought Tolerant Lawn The drought tolerance of lawns refers...
IMAGE
Couch Grass Characteristics of Couch Grass Couch Grass is by far one...
IMAGE
Dichondra in a shaded area Managing Lawns In Shaded Areas With...
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:
Sometimes the only solution for an area of lawn that simply will not grow, or dies out in the Winter, is to create a new garden bed in its place.
Professional lawn care videos sharing quality lawn care tips in an easy video format - click to watch
correct lawn watering and fertilising 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
Lawn Watering Problems Many of us water our lawns in all the wrong ways possible, and as a...
IMAGE
Kill clover without pesticides Clover Is A Sign Of A Lawn In Trouble When Clover begins taking...
IMAGE
Low toxic natural methods to control ants Control Ants In The Lawn, Garden and Paving Ants can...
A low maintenance and environmentally friendly lawn for all warmer regions
IMAGE
Zoysia Grass Has Warm Origins Zoysia grasses all derive from warm and often tropical regions,...
IMAGE
One Council park using common Kikuyu Time To Switch Our Parks To Zoysia We're going to take a...
IMAGE
The Lawn Guide is putting a new focus onto Zoysia grass as the best lawn type for use in all...
Lawn care discussions and observations in a friendly blog format from The Lawn Guide
IMAGE
Where Do Lawns Come From We're all very accustomed to our lawns these days, they seem to be...
IMAGE
Lawn Club is a new lawn care, lawn mowing, and gardening contractors business information...
IMAGE
Understanding Couch Grass In Queensland Like so many other aspects of Australian life, prior...

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