Broadleaf weeds are weeds with leaves that have branched veins.
Identify the problem
Broadleaf weed is a term used to differentiate them from grasses. Some selective herbicides will kill broadleaf weeds without harming grasses so are useful for getting rid of the weeds in a lawn.
Broadleaf weeds usually have wide leaves and have branched veins (i.e. veins don’t run parallel from base to tip). They are very common in garden bedding and lawns but can also be found growing through cracks in driveways and paths.
- Apply a selective herbicide like LawnPro Turfclean, All-in-1 or LawnPro Prickle and Hydrocotyle that does not harm lawn grasses but kills a wide range of broadleaf weeds. Selective weed killers for lawns use the difference between broadleaf weeds and grass to kill the broadleaf weeds without harming the grass.
- For best results apply spray in Spring and Autumn when weeds and turf are growing.
In Garden Beds
- Spot treat Weed Weapon Extra Strength, Rapid Action or Weed Weapon Natural Power. Weed Weapon is systemic and kills weeds down to the roots within 2-4 days and is an ideal product for use around established trees and shrubs. It is inactive in the soil so planting can be safely carried out soon after treatment. Weed Weapon Natural Power will burn down young weeds within hours and is certified organic by BioGro.
In Paths and Driveways