What does Bindii look like and how to control it?
If you want a perfect lawn that you can walk on without all the painful Bindii prickles, then you need to spray now to clean up for spring.
Winter is a time when many nuisance weeds and prickles tend to invade our home turf. One such major nuisance weed is the Bindii.
If you have ever walked on a bindii and felt the sharp pain they cause, this is actually the seed that has the prickles. Bindies grow in the winter and set seed late winter to early spring.
To kill bindii in lawns...
The trick to stopping Bindies from spreading is to spray them in winter as soon as you see them, before the prickles develop, and continue to repeat spray every 3 weeks until they are all gone. Repeat spraying is important as this will control weeds that germinate after the prior spraying.
The product we recommend to use on Bindii, as well as many other weeds, is Searles Lawn Weeder.
Searles Bindii & Clover Killer is a powerful spray containing 3 herbicides, that effectively control Bindies, Dandelions, Clover and many other lawn weeds. It is suitable to spray on many types of lawns including Couch, QLD Blue Couch, Carpet, Kikuyu, Fescue & Saltene whether on newly sown lawn or established lawn. If you do this every 2-3 weeks, you’ll enjoy a beautiful lawn without the worry of weeds and prickles.
You can use Bindii & Clover Killer on QLD Blue Couch lawns - according to weed chart.
Note: If you have Bindiis in Buffalo (except ST varieties), Paspalum or rye grass lawns, Searles Buffalo Master is a safe treatment to use.
Paspalum, Nutgrass & Clover Killer can also be used to control bindii in couch (not QLD Blue Couch), bent and fescue lawns only.
Click to view our Searles Lawn Weed Control Chart for the right lawn weed killer to use for your lawn type.
How to spray weeds more effectively?
For greater success with spraying weeds add a wetting agent, such as Searles Spredmax. This wetting agent helps the herbicide spray to stick to the weeds, giving better knockdown of weeds and more effective results and enhances performance.
Note: Refer to product labels to ensure suitability for your lawn and directions for how to use.
If you have Bindii in Buffalo (except ST varieties), Paspalum or rye grass lawns, Searles Buffalo Master is a safe treatment to use.