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ways to control weeds in a grass seed feilds

2 Rotational grazing with a rotation length of approx. 50 days, fertiliser [100 kg/ha banana fertiliser] and reduced stocking rate will allow a batiki pasture to recover from virtually complete domination by navua sedge in 6 – 9 months.

Method of control

B If the area is to large to hand pull, herbicide may be needed. Slash plants to 15cm

Method of control

Method of control

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1 Maintain a vigorous pasture at the appropriate stocking rate, this will allow the pasture to dominate and smother weeds or by giving a thick ground cover, deny weeds the chance to even germinate.

1. Crowd out weeds with thick lawn cover

Again, no matter what you do, you will never completely prevent weed growth. However, you can keep unwanted plants from getting deeply established and spreading. Keep an eye on weeds and pull them before they can go to seed. For many species, you have days or weeks of growth before weeds flower and distribute seeds.

Carefully hoeing the topsoil can effectively control some weeds but, like tilling, hoeing has its limits.

The best defense is often a good offense. This means keeping the lawn thick and healthy so that weeds won’t have any room to grow. You can also add groundcover and other thick plantings to crowd out weeds in decorative beds.

Some particularly hardy weeds and grasses can even germinate with no soil on top of porous weed barriers, then force their roots down.

While some folks turn to dangerous chemicals, many weeds are actually resistant to herbicides and respond better to different methods of control. See 5 natural “weed killers” to get rid of competing plants while still keeping people, pets, wildlife, and waterways safe.

While weeding, try to hold the trowel vertically (like a child holding a crayon) to eliminate strain on your wrist.

7. Chop Off Their Heads!

Image: There’s nothing like the trusty hoe with the long handle! Keep it nice and sharp.

Make quick work of gliding through and getting too hard to reach spots. It’s especially useful early in the season. Once a week, even if there aren’t many weeds, quickly go over the surface and keep the soil moving. Over time, there won’t be many weeds left.

If your soil is rich and drains well, plant your plants closer together. This will cut down weed growth. Start your warm weather plants as soon as you can to keep the soil from being bare for too long. At the end of the season, plant cover crops such as rye grass, winter wheat, or oats to prevent weeds from finding a home in your garden.