Toad rush is a common weed in cultivated land, paths and lawns.
Identify the problem
Toad rush varies in appearance but is usually low growing (3 cm up to 45 cm), tufted, pale green but with red colouration in dry conditions.
Manual removal is difficult and may leave roots in the ground which may sprout again.
- Spot treat - Wearing rubber gloves paint Weed Weapon Invade Gel onto the crown of the toad rush (central growing region) and as many leaves of the as possible. This will kill the rush and its roots.
- For large problem areas, dig out the worst patches in March/April (adding soil to re-establish the level) and then re-seed with LawnPro Smart Patch Mix or LawnPro Smart Lawn Seed
- Spot treat - Wearing rubber gloves paint Weed Weapon Invade Gel onto as many leaves of the rush 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 toad rush to the roots and prevent new growth appearing for an extended period.
Did You Know
Toad rush is found in all parts of New Zealand fron sea level to 1,200 metres. It's tiny seeds are easily dispersed by people and animals.