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Paramatta Grass – What You Can Do

Giant Parramatta GrassWhat is Paramatta Grass & Why is it so prolific?

Giant Parramatta grass is a coarse tussocky grass, 70-160 cm in height. The seed head is up to 40 cm long and 1-2 cm wide. Stems grow in a fan-like arrangement and the leaf-sheaths are folded. Leaf blades are up to 50 cm long and 1.5–5 mm wide. Its flower head is a dark, slaty green, dense, spike-like panicle 25-45 cm long, with branches usually lax at maturity, and sometimes diverging slightly. The spikelets are 1.5-2 mm long.

Why is it worth removing Paramatta Grass?

Parramatta grass can dramatically decrease economic viability of grazing land and lower land values, by reducing viable carrying capacity and decreased production by up to Continue reading

What are the Brown Patches in Your Lawn?

What is the Brown Patches in Your Lawn-Potentially they could be Lawn Grub, which will rapidly destroy your nice green lawn. Most lawn grub activity occurs in late spring through summer to autumn. Adult lawn beetles become active in spring, which is when they start mating and laying eggs.

Common symptoms of Lawn Grub – brown, dry and brittle turf. On closer inspection the leaf
blade of the turf to be eaten by something.

The actual lawn grub looks very similar to a caterpillar. (as this photo displays). They are range in
colour from bright green to dark green / brown in colour with black dots down there back.

What can you use to control Lawn Grub if spotted?

  • Fortune 500
  • Zeus

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