Learn about common lawn weeds and how to overcome them.
Cape Daisy (Arctotheca calendula) is also known as Cape Weed. As depicted in the photograph above, it has short thick
Chickweed (Stellaria media) and mouse eared chickweed (Ceratium glomeratum) are part of a number of different types of weeds that are referred
Couchgrass (Cynodon dactylon) is a warm season creeping grass that is sometimes referred to as twitch or Indian doab.
Creeping oxalis (Oxalis exilis) is a member of the Oxalidaceae that is a native of New Zealand.
Creeping speedwell (Veronica filformis) is one of four similar forms of veronica that occurs as weeds in lawns.
The common daisy (Bellis perennis) is a troublesome weed which is easily identified by the characteristic white flower
Dock (Rumex obtusifolius) is a relatively common tap-rooted weed that in found throughout New Zealand, however because of its size it
Many lawns become yellow over summer due to mass of yellow flowers appearing from weeds commonly referred to as dandelions.
Hydrocotyle ( including H.americana, H. heteromeria, H. novae-zeelandiae, H.mochata) is also known as Pennywort.
Onehunga weed (Solvia sessilis) is named after the suburb in Auckland where it was first found, though it actually originates from
Paspalum (Paspalum dilatatum) is a perennial grass weed that causes problems on lawns throughout the North Island of New Zealand.
Pearlwort (Sagina procumbens) is more accurately called procumbent pearlwort.
Poa annua is an annual grass weed from the large Poa family that tends to act as an annual grass
Summergrass is a term used to describe a range of annual subtropical annual weeds the seeds of which are endemic in
Twin cress (Coronopus didymus) and a similar species called wart cress (Coronopus squamatus) are common broadleaf weeds in new turf.
White Clover (Trifolium repens) is a native of Europe and is common in pastures, roadsides, wasteland and lawns throughout New Zealand.
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