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Further weeds information

Planning for effective weed control

To make the most of your efforts, it's important to consider things such as which species you should tackle first, where you should focus first and how you're going to manage the area once the weeds are gone.

Help - what do I do first?

Download these handy resources to create your own Integrated Weed Management Plan. Council’s Biosecurity officers can help you with this process so please feel free to call us for assistance.

Know your weeds - use the NSW WeedWise app to find out more about the weeds you have. Some will spread from seed, others will spread vegetatively, some do both. Learn which weeds need to be controlled at a certain time of year and how best to dispose of them.

Make a list of the weeds you have and then celebrate crossing them off as you control them.

Generally, control the weeds you have least of, first. Getting some weeds crossed off your list will be a satisfying start.

Remove weed seed sources - mature plants should have their flowers removed before they have a chance to set seed. Often there are too many weeds to tackle all at once. Ensuring the existing weeds on your property cannot spread by setting seed is a good start and a way to ‘contain' the source weed plants.

Consider physically removing the isolated weeds where possible before any herbicides are applied. Some can be chipped out first. This saves on herbicide and gives you a good head start.

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