Winter is coming…. be prepared!
Now is the time to prevent the prickles!
Cast your mind back to last summer. When you, your kids or pets walked on your lawn did their feet and paws get spiked with bindiis? Or did the bottom of your thongs get covered in prickles?!
If that sounds like your place, then June is the time to start controlling bindii, while the plants are still young and before they have had a chance to flower and develop their nasty prickles.
For couch and kikuyu lawns
If you have a large couch or kikuyu lawn, then a quick hose-on application of Yates Weed N Feed will kill bindii. A 2 L pack will treat 130 m2 and the 4 L pack will treat a massive 260 m2 of lawn. You can also dilute Yates Bindii & Clover Killer concentrate in a watering can or sprayer, which is handy when treating small lawn areas or patches of weeds.
For buffalo lawns
It’s important to choose a buffalo safe weed killer as buffalo can be sensitive to some weed killers.
So become a prickle buster and be proactive with bindii control this year and stop the prickles from growing in the first place!
Your own homegrown vegetables taste much better and are fresher than any that you buy in the shops. Fruiting vegetables, like beans, tomatoes, capsicum and sweet corn, have the best flavour if they’re eaten as quickly as possible after harvest; leafy vegetables, such as lettuce, lose water and rapidly become limp, and all vegetables are more nutritious if they are consumed when as fresh as possible.
Cool Season Vegetables: Grow best when temperatures are between 10-20 degrees C or even lower. They include: broad beans, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, onions, peas, spinach and turnips