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Getting rid of Paspalum

I would like to know how to get rid of paspalum in my lawn without killing the rest of the lawn.


Paspalum is a very tricky customer! There is no product available in the shops that will do what you have asked, but there are two ways to tackle it without wholly destroying your lawn...

The cheapest way is to spot-spray very carefully with either Yates' Round Up or Zero. The other way is with a product called Pasma which is only available commercially, and you need to be trained to use it. A landscaper should be able to perform this service for you.

UnitecAdvice by Dr Dan Blanchon from Unitec's Diploma in Sustainable Horticulture and Bachelor of Resource Management.

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