Nov 2016 less than a year ago, I laid Zoysia in the front and Kikuyu in the back from the same supplier. Located in Melb east.
Same soil preparation and same watering to get both front and back going.
The Zoysia took a little to get going but has been lovely throughout winter.
The Kikuyu on the other hand grew really fast and I was mowing throughout Summer. However, I have a real problem now.
Here I was controlling bindii throughout Winter when I didn't know I had Winter Grass growing throughout. I just thought it was Kikuyu. But in the past few weeks, I noticed the grass seeding in clumps and only through a bit of research yesterday did I realise it wasn't Kikuyu.
I've found a number of pages on this site that talks about controlling Winter Grass pre and post seeding. I will hit my turf with Embargo April to May next year to stop it growing next Winter.
However, what should I do now so late, nearly mid-Oct? I think it's too late for 'post' control? I've read everything from:
a) "just let it grow and die" - Will it just die? Is it choking the Kikuyu?
b) pulling it all out by hand (which you can see in the photos there is lots)
c) Amgro Winter Grass killer which isn't suitable for Kikuyu but in this page (viewtopic.php?p=467486) it's mentioned Endothal is ok for Kikuyu and Amgro don't know what they're talking about? But is it too late in Oct to use anyway to be effective?
As mentioned above, it's new grass from last Nov. When I mowed the grass, I could see distinct patches of Winter Grass. In fact, I saw one patch of Winter Grass in the middle (arrow in pictures) that had a distinct outline of the shape of a rolled turf (it's the direction I laid it). Could the roll on turf have had Winter Grass seeds in it already? I'm just so shocked how much Winter Grass could suddenly grow in the first Winter of laid turf?
I wish I put the Zoysia in the back too even though it was twice the price.
I'm all ears, thanks heaps for reading and advice!!!