• Greater Brisbane Weed Identification Guide

    Lawn weed identification is a very common problem for our customers especially in winter and spring.

    You cannot treat your lawn for annual weeds if you don’t know the types of weeds you have.

    We have put together this visual weed identification page to help you easily identify common weeds. It also helps you find the correct selective herbicide or pre-emergent to treat the weeds you have.

Crowsfoot Grass

Annual summer weed with dark green flattened stems and straplike leaves. Leaf blades with an arrangement of leaves in a bud with white sheathes.

How to control crowsfoot: You can remove Crowsfoot grass by hand removal or with Oxafert.

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Forming in winter, rose shaped with deep lobed leaves. White underside. Capeweed has many small flowers with a black disc with creamy white florets.

How to control Capeweed: You can remove Capeweed by hand removal or with Amgrow BIN-DIE.



A creeping summer grass. Rooting at nodes summergrass is typically purple in color. Summergrass has broad leaves that are shiny and rolled within a sheath.

How to control Summergrass: Summergrass can be removed by hand or prevented with Oxafert.

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Continual plant with triangular stems in a cross section. It has underground tubers that are difficult to remove physically.

How to control nutgrass: Do not remove nutgrass by hand, the sedge will spawn more nutgrass. Nutgrass can be removed with Sedgehammer or Monument.

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Tufted annual grass, light to dark green leaves. Emerging from Autumn through to Spring and can persist all year round in shaded areas.

How to control Wintergrass:. Wintergrass can be removed by hand or prevented with Oxafert or Monument.

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Stemless, rose shaped weed. Dandelions are deeply lobed with inverted leaves. Yellow flowers are produced in summer and spring.

How to control Dandelion: You can use Amgrow Bin-Die to remove Dandelion.


Mullumbimby Couch

A matt-forming triangular stemmed grasslike plant in a cross section. 15cm in height with dark green leaves. A single compact round spike with three short leaves protruding from underneath.

How to control Mullumbimby Couch: You can remove Mullumbimby Couch by hand or use Amgrow Bin-Die or Monument.



Low growing rose shaped weed. Which roots at the nodes to create additional rose shapes. Leaves are twice divided into segments, resembling tiny carrot leaves.

How to control Bindii: You can remove bindii by hand removal or with; Amgrow Bin-Die or Monument.


Creeping Oxalis Weed

Similar in appearance to clover. Creeping Oxalis weed has heart-shaped leaves.

How to control Creeping Oxalis weed: You can use Amgrow BIN-DIE to control Creeping Oxalis Weed.


White Clover

Oval to elliptal leaves of variable size. Ball type inflorescence usually white. Deep resilient root system.

How to control White Clover: You can use Amgrow BIN-DIE (may require two treatments) to control White Clover



A perennial grassy, clump forming weed. The leaves generally possess a purple colour at the base of the sheath. Hairless tufted grass with noticeable fold along mid rib. Flowers are multiple spikes that hold sticky white seeds. Strong stolons and rhizomes.

How to control Paspalum: This weed is very had to control. Physical removal is best. Oxafert will stop the seeds from germinating.

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Onion Weed

A perennial grassy weed with between 3 and 10 thin strappy leaves rising from the central base up. The leaves are up to 2mm wide with a prominent central midrib that produces to create an almost cylindrical leaf blade. Onion grass producers 2-4 small flowers per plant that are white or purple in colour.

How to control Onion Weed : You can use LSA Sedge Control to control Onion Weed.

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Take our guide out to your lawn and visually match your weeds.

All products listed above are safe for all lawns including couch, zoysia and buffalo lawns.

If you still can’t identify your weeds, email through some photos and we will be glad to offer some advice.