At Gordon Lawn Mowing we keep abreast of domestic
and rural weed management issues. We are able to advise
our clients on ways to keep their properties weed free,
be they lawns and gardens or larger rural acreage blocks.
The information below is taken from Australian government
and advisory authority factsheets and reports and summarises
what we consider to be important aspects of weed issues.
Weeds are a serious
problem throughout Australia. Many procedures and methods
are available to manage the effects of weeds. The most effective
means of weed control are prevention, early detection and
eradication. In the event that weeds become established, procedures
and methods for weed control are available to reduce their
impact. Once the initial infestation is controlled, follow-up
monitoring and control is required to ensure that reinfestation
does not occur.
Call 1300 882 787 or email us to discuss your weed problems and how we can help you address them.
detection and eradication
control: Releasing a weed's native natural enemy such
as insects, grazing animals or disease
control: Manipulating farming practices or enhancement
of the native plant community
control: Removal of weeds by mowing, mulching, tilling,
burning, grazing or by hand
control: Use of chemicals, such as herbicides
weed management: Using a range of the above control measures
State weed management arrangements
Who is responsible
for managing weeds? The primary responsibility for managing
weeds rests with landholders and land managers, but collective
action is necessary where the problem is beyond the capacity
of the individual landholder or land manager to address.
Successful weed management
requires a coordinated national approach which involves all
levels of government in establishing appropriate legislative,
educational and coordination frameworks in partnership with
industry, landholders and the community.