Dichondra

Dichondra (also known as kidney weed or Mercury Bay) is a low-growing mat forming plants that often invades grass lawns.

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Dichondra is a small, low-growing, mat forming plant with kidney shaped leaves that often invades grass lawns. In grass lawns it is a weed but some people grow it as the lawn and then grass might be regarded as the weed.


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In lawns

In garden beds

  • Use Weed Weapon Extra Strength or Rapid Action to kill off the top growth. It controls clover within 7-10 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.
  • If you wish to more effectively prevent regrowth, apply Weed Weapon Preventer  granules. This is a selective pre-emergent herbicide which penetrates deep into the soil so do not plant seeds or sensitive plants into treated soil within 3 months of application.
  • For a fast acting organic solution use Kiwicare Weed Weapon Natural Power.
  • For best results apply spray in Spring and Autumn when weeds are growing.

In Paths and Driveways

  • For long term control on paths and driveways use Kiwicare Weed Weapon Long Term. This will kill a wide range of weeds and prevent regrowth for up to 12 months.
  • For a fast acting organic solution use Kiwicare Weed Weapon Natural Power.
  • For best results apply spray in Spring and Autumn when weeds are growing.

Did You Know Did You Know

  • Dichondra is also known as kidney weed and Mercury Bay weed.
  • There are two species in New Zealand; the native Dichondra repens and the introduced Dichondra micrantha.

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