Greater Brisbane
Weed identification guide

Lawn weed identification is a very common problem for our customers especially in winter and spring.
You cannot treat your lawn for annual weeds if you don’t know the types of weeds you have.

We have put together this visual weed identification page to help customers identify common weeds.
It also helps you find the correct selective herbicide or pre-emergent to treat the grass weeds you have.

Crowsfoot grass

Annual summer weed with dark green flattened stems and straplike leaves. Leaf blades with an arrangement of leaves in a bud with white sheathes.

How to control crowsfoot: You can remove Crowsfoot grass by hand removal or with Oxafert.
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Capeweed

Forming in winter annually, rose shaped with deep lobed leaves. White underside. Capeweed has many small flowers with a black disc with creamy white florets.

Cultural: You can remove Capeweed by hand removal or with Amgrow BIN-DIE.
Click to buy BIN-DIE

Summergrass

A creeping summer grass. Rooting at nodes summergrass is typically purple in color. Summergrass has broad leaves that are shiny and rolled within a sheath.

How to control Summergrass: Summergrass can only be controlled/removed with Oxafert.
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Nutgrass

Continual plant with triangular stems in a cross section. It has underground tubers that are difficult to remove physically.

How to control nutgrass: Do not remove nutgrass by hand, the sedge will spawn more nutgrass. Nutgrass can be controlled/removed with Sedgehammer or Monument.
Click to buy Sedgehammer

Crowsfoot grass

Annual summer weed with dark green flattened stems and straplike leaves. Leaf blades with an arrangement of leaves in a bud with white sheathes.

How to control crowsfoot: You can remove Crowsfoot grass by hand removal or with Oxafert.
Click to buy Oxafert

Capeweed

Forming in winter annually, rose shaped with deep lobed leaves. White underside. Capeweed has many small flowers with a black disc with creamy white florets.

Cultural: You can remove Capeweed by hand removal or with Amgrow BIN-DIE.
Click to buy BIN-DIE

Summergrass

A creeping summer grass. Rooting at nodes summergrass is typically purple in color. Summergrass has broad leaves that are shiny and rolled within a sheath.

How to control Summergrass: Summergrass can only be controlled/removed with Oxafert.
Click to buy Oxafert

Nutgrass

Continual plant with triangular stems in a cross section. It has underground tubers that are difficult to remove physically.

How to control nutgrass: Do not remove nutgrass by hand. Nutgrass can be controlled/removed with Sedgehammer or Monument.
Click to buy Sedgehammer

Wintergrass

Tufted annual grass, light to dark green leaves. Emerging from Autumn through to Spring and can persist all year round in shaded areas.

How to control Wintergrass: Wintergrass can be controlled/removed with Oxafert or Monument.
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Dandelion

Stemless, rose shaped weed. Dandelions are deeply lobed with inverted leaves. Yellow flowers are produced in summer and spring.

Cultural: Prevent from seeding and ensure all tap root material is removed during hand weeding.

Products to remove dandelion: Amgrow BIN-DIE
Click to buy BIN-DIE

Mullumbimby Couch

A matt-forming triangular stemmed grasslike plant in a cross section. 15cm in height with dark green leaves. A single compact round spike with three short leaves protruding from underneath.

Products to remove mullumbimby couch: Sedgehammer or Monument.
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Bindii​

Low growing rose shaped weed. Which roots at the nodes to create additional rose shapes. Leaves are twice divided into segments, resembling tiny carrot leaves.

Products to remove Bindii: Amgrow BIN-DIE. You can remove bindii by hand removal or with Bindii or Monument.
Click to buy BIN-DIE

Wintergrass

Tufted annual grass, light to dark green leaves. Emerging from Autumn through to Spring and can persist all year round in shaded areas.

How to control Wintergrass: Wintergrass can be controlled/removed with Oxafert or Monument.
Click to buy Oxafert

Dandelion

Stemless, rose shaped weed. Dandelions are deeply lobed with inverted leaves. Yellow flowers are produced in summer and spring.

Products to remove dandelion: Amgrow BIN-DIE
Click to buy BIN-DIE

Mullumbimby Couch

A matt-forming triangular stemmed grasslike plant in a cross section. 15cm in height with dark green leaves.

Products to remove mullumbimby couch: Sedgehammer or Monument.
Click to buy Sedgehammer

Bindii​

Low growing rose shaped weed. Which roots at the nodes to create additional rose shapes. Leaves are twice divided into segments, resembling tiny carrot leaves.

Products to remove Bindii: Amgrow BIN-DIE. You can remove bindii by hand removal or with Bindii or Monument.
Click to buy BIN-DIE

Creeping Oxalis weed

Similar in appearance to clover. Creeping Oxalis weed has heart-shaped leaves.

Products to remove Creeping Oxalis weed: Amgrow BIN-DIE
Click to buy BIN-DIE

Cudweed, everlasting

Winter annual or biennial weeds that form from the base that is rose shaped with green leaves and silvery white colour.

Products to remove cudweed: Amgrow BIN-DIE
Click to buy BIN-DIE

White Clover

A low growing creeping long lasting weed with green compound leaves. Leaves are heart shaped with serrated margins and a central white ring around the base of each leaflet.

How to control clover: Hand remove or use a selective herbicide suitable for your grass variety. Clover can be controlled/removed with Bin-Die or Monument.
Click to buy BIN-DIE

Chickweed

Chickweed, is an annual and perennial weed in the Caryophyllaceae family.

How to control chickweed: Chickweed can be controlled/removed with Monument.
Click to buy Monument

Cudweed, everlasting

Winter annual or biennial weeds that form from the base that is rose shaped with green leaves and silvery white colour.

Products to remove cudweed: Amgrow BIN-DIE
Click to buy BIN-DIE

White Clover

Leaves are heart shaped with serrated margins and a central white ring around the base of each leaflet.

How to control clover: Clover can be controlled/removed with Bin-Die or Monument.
Click to buy BIN-DIE

Creeping Oxalis

Similar in appearance to clover. Creeping Oxalis weed has heart-shaped leaves.

Products to remove creeping oxalis: Amgrow BIN-DIE
Click to buy BIN-DIE

Chickweed

Chickweed, is an annual and perennial weed in the Caryophyllaceae family.

How to control chickweed: Chickweed can be controlled/removed with Monument.
Click to buy Monument

So for the ultimate in weed control just take our guide out to you lawn and visually match your weeds to our guide. No more typing white flowers, yellow flowers, seed head and other common traits into google and hoping for help.

All common weeds are covered including summer grass, creeping oxalis, nutgrass, crowsfoot and the always painful bindii. All products listed are safe of all lawns including couch, zoysia and buffalo lawns.

If you still can’t identify your weed be sure to email through some photos and we will be glad to offer some advice.

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