Paspalum grasses are common weeds in lawns, flowerbeds and waste places.
Identify the problem
Paspalum is a tufted summer growing perennial grass which spreads with rhizomatous roots. It is characterised by 'sticky' seed heads in late summer. In lawns it forms low growing flat tufts of coarse looking grass.
Manual removal is difficult and will leave roots and rhizomes in the ground which will sprout again.
- Spot treat - Wearing rubber gloves paint Weed Weapon Invade Gel onto as many leaves of the Paspalum as possible. This will kill the grass and its roots.
- Spot treat - Wearing rubber gloves paint Weed Weapon Invade Gel onto as many leaves of the Paspalum as possible. This treatment will kill the grass and its roots without risk to surrounding plants.
- Follow up with Weed Weapon Preventer sprinkled in the flower bed to prevent new weeds emerging.
Paths, Driveways etc.
- Apply Weed Weapon Long Term to kill existing Paspalum to the roots and prevent new growth appearing for an extended period.
Did You Know
- Paspalum is Paspalum dilatatum
See advice on control of Coarse Grasses in Lawns.