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PeterM
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Hi PeterM.

We've been spraying lawns since the beginning of the month, but the best time is as soon as you see them growing!

Use either a selective weed killer, or a weed 'n' feed that you attach to your hose & fertilises your lawn at the same time.

If you have a Buffalo lawn make sure you read the instructions first as a number of products are not suitable for use on Buffalo lawns.

Also most products advise not to mow the lawn 7 days before or after spraying.

Bruce

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Thanks BJ. Took your advice after reading this post and all bindis have now been eliminated. I did it last year but still had the problem and now realise it was because I mowed before I did it. Many thanks to everyone who helps us on this site.

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The bindis are really bad this year. We have a number of dogs in our building and I see them springing up and down on the lawn trying to avoid them. We asked our gardener to treat them and he says he has but every morning I see the dogs limping off the grass with bindis in their paws. How long does it take for the bindi treatment to work?

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Usually 1-2 weeks depending on the product used.

If they are small plants they will simply die off.

However, if they are mature plants and the bindiis have developed, the only way to solve the problem is to pull/dig the plants out. Spraying kills the plants but the actual bindiis remain in the lawn.

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This post really helped me as well. I think it is terrific that companies like BJ's come onto the site and help us all out. It is much appreciated Bruce.

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There are lots of products out there but with the rainy season it's not always a certainty that they will work. My personal remedy is glass of wine and half an hour here and there to sit and pull them out of the lawn - that way they do not come back the next year. Living close to a creek I am always aware of chemical runoff, however small.

Spraying is also more effective if the plants are a bit bigger and have something for the spray to land onto.

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Just found this post so sorry to bring an old post back up front but it is getting to that time of the year again. We usually spray our lawns about this time of the year for bindis - or early September but we have a new gardener and he has told us to leave it until the start of October. I know that is too late but he won't listen. I have the most interest in the garden here so I thought I would just go ahead and do it myself (have the support of the committee) and weather permitting but I don't want him to come and mow just before I do it.

The guy is a bully and he keeps telling us what he is going to do with the lawns/garden etc. Unfortunately he is on contract for another six months. Don't quite know how to approach this one. Can anyone help. If we leave the bindi spraying until October, will it be too late?

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Hi postit.

The warmer weather & rain have provided ideal growing conditions for weeds in lawns & gardens. The sooner your lawns are sprayed the better - you don't want the bindii to flower & set seed.

When is your gardener next due to mow the lawns? Most lawn treatments can safely be used 7 days before or after mowing so try and find out when the lawns are due to be cut next. Alternatively, spray the lawns and ask him to hold off mowing for another week.

As far as him not listening to you, I'd either ask the committee or your strata manager to contact him & request him to spray the lawns within a time frame i.e. asap, next 2 weeks etc. Either a phone call or a work order. You could also ask the committee/manager to check his quote or contract. I always include when I will fertilise lawns & treat lawn weeds etc in the quote.

Bruce

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