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spongy buffalo
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G'day everyone
I have a few lawns, at least 3 with different degrees of kikuyu getting a foothold in the buffalo.
Google tells me I can
dig it out- maybe on 1 lawn
Inject the grass with a needle full of round up(?)
Or let the kikuyu get longer than the buff and "paint" it with round up

Anyone had success or failure with these methods or got any other ideas?
I think option 3 is the most realistic if the weather will cooperate.
Posted 28 March 2017 - 06:41 PM

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I carefully tease out a main kikuyu runner (making sure i don't break it off) and slide a piece of plastic bag under it, then paint it, you only need to get a few of them in each patch.

Paint a wipe of glypho on each runner making sure I don't drop any glypho on the buffalo, get the client to remove the little plastic sheets after a day or two. Waxed paper lunch wrap is better but harder to find.

 

You may have to do it a few times to get bits that live on but you will win the battle after a few treatments.


Posted 28 March 2017 - 11:30 PM

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Thanks for the details, good work Grae.


Posted 29 March 2017 - 07:04 AM

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Thanks Blair,

I just use blue dyed glypho mixed at the higher end of the recommended mix rate for kikuyu etc, not full strength glyphosate, in a Yates weed brush tube

http://www.yates.com...8zT09VQ6cHCH.97

(I usually just partially fill the stick from the wand of the backpack sprayer).

Prep all the runners first with the paper/plastic under them, then do the herbicide application run with the brush stick. Wipe the glypho onto the runners and leaf blades, no need to drown them, a little is enough, and don't get lazy and use a sprayer or spray drift, drops and splashes will hit the buffalo.


Posted 29 March 2017 - 03:01 PM

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Used similar method getting rid of grass/weed in garden violets or strawberries. 

Just used a trigger sprayer in one hand and a pvc gloved hand the other used to isolate the target weed. Just spray sparingly so the glypho isn't "drippy", and use 3:10 ratio glypho:water.


Posted 30 March 2017 - 05:26 PM

"Can't" is a dirty 4 letter word.
If someone says "Can't" , take the "T" off the end and brew in boiling water.
Sip on your 'T, relax, and take a look at what you've got left to work with.


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nice info. thanks people!


Posted 30 March 2017 - 05:59 PM

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Hi

Is there a spray to kill Kikuyu in couch and not kill the couch?

 

Cheers

hjl


Posted 10 May 2017 - 11:35 AM

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I looked into this a few years ago and there was nothing then, I've not heard of anything since.


Posted 10 May 2017 - 12:52 PM

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Monument will suppress the kikuyu.  Make sure it is couch and not queensland blue couch , which isn't really a couch.


Posted 10 May 2017 - 07:41 PM

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Wow. Just learnt something else. I didn't know that queensland blue couch was not a real couch. I live in Queensland so everyone has Qld blue couch or Kikuyu.

Cheers

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Posted 12 May 2017 - 09:27 PM




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