Sep 28, 2018 5:09 pm
I currently have Sir Walter Buffalo on the front yard. It was laid 5 weeks ago.
2 days ago, I noticed a different colored grass in the middle of the Buffalo. Did some research and I'm 90% sure it's Kikuyu:
Buffalo on the right, and what I believe to be Kikuyu on the left
Couldn't find much help on the internet except:
1) Paint-brushing the runners with Round-Up
2) Spot-spraying the Kikuyu with Round-Up, replant Buffalo in the future
3) Inject the Kikuyu runners with Round-Up
4) Use Amgrow Winter Grass Killer by Chemspray (e.g. Endothal)
5) Old school pulling the runners out (but how do I differentiate Kikuyu runner from a Buffalo runner?)
Last night, I tried Option #4 and watered the front lawn with Endothal diluted with water per instructions. Will have to wait for a 1-2 weeks before re-applying and see results.
This afternoon, when the sun is out, I see that the Kikuyu had actually spread to other locations on the front lawn
I'm losing hope, thinking my Buffalo will be taken over by the Kikuyu soon.
Is there anything else I can do other than accepting the defeat? Should I keep applying Endothal to the front lawn?
Re: Kikuyu invading Buffalo lawn2
Oct 09, 2018 7:15 am
To be honest, in my opinion, and im a newbie... That discoloration in the turf looks to me like the turf is dehydrated.
Looking closer at the blades of grass, they look curled up and go a little greyish.. This happened to my lawn and a good water fixes that issue within a few hours.
Re: Kikuyu invading Buffalo lawn3
Oct 09, 2018 10:17 am
Oh my, I think that's exactly it!
Some of the patches mysteriously transformed back to Buffalo, I thought I was hallucinating. Then now I remembered it rained the day before.
The supposedly "kikuyu" never grew taller than the Buffalo, so I'm sure it's what you said, just dehydrated lawn.
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fyeahmBuffalo lawn with other grass coming through.Buffalo lawn with other grass coming through.
I believe the invader is Winter Grass? If so, you might want to try Amgrow Winter Grass Killer from Bunnings ($24). It kills the Winter Grass, not the Buffalo.
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