Summer grass is common in Australia’s lawns. It is a very fast-growing weed which sends out its shoots in all directions from its centre and spreads through stolons (above ground runners). Summer grass stems are either brown or red, with thin grey-green leaves and fine vertical seed heads that are spiky.

A vigorous seeding plant, summer grass needs to be removed from lawns immediately. It’s like your lawn – lawn mowing has no impact on its control or growth, other than limiting its seed production.

It’s important to get your turf identification right before purchasing any herbicide, as the herbicide can also kill your lawn. Selective couch, kikuyu and buffalo grass weed killers are available through Lawn Addicts’ online lawn care products catalogue.

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