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Welcome to The Lawn Guide
We're the original independent Aussie lawn care tips site, we're here solely to share helpful lawn advice so that every homeowner can have a beautiful lawn of their own
We Love Zoysia Grass
We believe Zoysia to be the best, most suitable, most environmentally friendly and lowest maintenance grass type for use as home lawns in all the warmer regions of Australia
High Quality Lawn Care Videos
The Lawn Guide shares Australia's best lawn care videos - made by real Aussie lawn care professionals and covering all the lawn care routines needed to create a beautiful lawn
Everyone Can Have A Beautiful Lawn
A beautiful home lawn is something we can all have, by understanding and practicing the easy principles of lawn care practices, and thats exactly why The Lawn Guide was created
Lawn Care In Australia

The Lawn Guide is Australia’s leading source of lawn care tips, entirely dedicated to every aspect of lawn care for all lawn owners. We love lawns! And we know you love your lawn too! The Lawn Guide is Australia's has a favourite lawn care site for quality lawn care advice. No matter which grass type you have at your home, whether you do your own lawn mowing or hire a contractor, The Lawn Guide has lawn care tips and lawn care advice for everyone wanting to turn their grass into a beautiful green home lawn.

A well maintained lawn provides so many benefits such as heat reduction in homes, play and relaxation areas for families, and adding beauty to our homes and cities. Lawns are vitally important to all of us, however, as Australian lawn owners continue to face new challenges with water, drought and pollution, we are all being forced to improve our lawn care practices and move to environmentally friendly methods of maintaining the grass on our properties to a higher standard, while continuing to face the challenge of keeping our lawn green under often trying circumstances. The Lawn Guide is dedicated to sharing simple lawn care tips with everyone interested in creating and maintaining a beautiful lawn and garden.

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Lawn lacking in colour Lawn Is Losing Colour This article continues to look at discolouration of lawns which we started to look at in the article Lawn Is Turning Yellow or Brown. When lawns reach the...
'New Content' By Kate Wall For information on different types of fertiliser and when each are suitable, please click here. Once you have decided that you wish to use a slow release inorganic...
Brown thatch layer between soil and lawn leaf What Is Lawn Thatch Thatch is a layer of organic matter that lies underneath the top green leafy layer of the lawn. In Warm Season Lawns, thatch is...
Fertilising Lawns In Winter A Greener Lawn This Winter Yes, lawns can be fertilised over Winter, however a different type of fertiliser should be used in our lawn care at this time of year. Winter...
Durban Grass Characteristics of Durban Grass A old favourite lawn in Queensland where it's often referred to as Sweet Smother Grass, Durban Grass is a lawn that can be worth considering for the home....
Dichondra in a shaded area Managing Lawns In Shaded Areas With Dichondra Many lawns which encroach into shaded areas around homes are often left to die away as the amount of available sunlight...
Kikuyu Lawn Characteristics of Kikuyu Grass Kikuyu grass has been highly popular as a lawn all around Australia for as far back as memory can go. It is inexpensive to purchase, is quick to...
Queensland Blue lawn in seed Characteristics of Queensland Blue Couch Often referred to as Queensland Blue Couch, this favourite lawn type is neither from Queensland, nor is it a Couch. Queensland...
Over-seeding Lawns For Winter Reasons For Over Seeding Lawns Often when growing Warm Season Grasses, it can be noticed that some areas of the lawn can die back when winter arrives. To overcome the...
Dog urine burning lawn Dogs Urine Burning Lawns The problem of lawn burn caused by dogs urine is a common one, it occurs when a pet dog urinates on the lawn, which results in a brown patch developing...
Lawn Top Dressing Reasons For Top Dressing Lawns Top dressing lawns in lawn care should only ever be applied for two reasons, to level small indentations in the lawn and to add special nutrient mixes...
What Is Soil pH Soil pH is the level of acidity or alkalinity in our lawn and garden soils. All plants have a preferred pH level where they will thrive, and once soil goes outside of this preferred...
Lawn clippings left on lawns Clever Garden Recycling With Lawn Clippings It's easy to quickly think about how often our lawns are mowed each year, and then to think about how many lawn clippings are...
Planning saves time and gives a betterquality finish every time we mow Correct Lawn Mowing The correct lawn mowing technique can make an enormous difference in the overall look of our lawns, as well...
Time To Mow Lawns Higher In Perth Perth and it's surrounding towns are very different from the rest of Australia when it comes to lawns, reticulation and soil types. The soils are very sandy, highly...
Lawn Mowing Heights Deciding On Lawn Mowing Heights Choosing the correct lawn mowing height for lawns is essential to the ongoing health and appearance of the turf. Many factors can come into play,...
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LAWN CARE TOPICS

lawn care & maintenance, seasonal care, lawn fertilising, lawn clippings & seeding

different lawn types, including independent and unbiased reviews of popular brands of turf

repair problems in lawns, thatch, scalping, lawn coring, dead lawn patches & improving soil

proper lawn mowing techniques, correct lawn mowing heights, mower reviews, maintenance

prevention, identification & treatment of lawn weeds, lawn diseases & lawn pests

correct watering, wetting agents, lawn disease factors, & more for optimum lawn health

SPECIAL LAWN CARE TOPICS


Respected Australian turf breeder Todd Layt shares expert lawn care advice on The Lawn Guide


Naturally caring for our lawns and reducing their environmental impact


Why we recommend considering Zoysia as a low maintenance and quality lawn choice


Lawn care discussions covering even more topics in a friendly blog style


High quality videos with easy to follow lawn care advice - made by real lawn care pros
Lawn Care Facts
Lawn Fact:
The old saying... "1 year of seeding equals 7 years of weeding" is TRUE. Seeds can stay in the ground for many years, only germinating a percentage each year. This ensures the survival of the plant species - where if conditions aren't right for it's survival this year - conditions will be right at some time in the next few years.
Professional lawn care videos sharing quality lawn care tips in an easy video format - click to watch
correct lawn watering and fertilising video
meanings to the most common terms
used in lawn care practices in australia
Lawn Care Expert
Respected Australian turf and plant breeder Todd Layt shares expert lawn care advice with lawn lovers
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Lawn care tips for Australia's favourite shade grass
A liquid Wetting Agent More Than Just Dry Soils A waxy coating on grains of soil is responsible for the water repelling effects often...
When is the best time to water lawns Correct Lawn Watering Times Watering of lawns needs to be undertaken at a time of day when it is...
Correct retic sprinkler heights Lawn Sprinkler Heights Whether laying our own lawn reticulation system, doing some repairs, or making...
When to water lawns Water Requirements For Lawns Generally speaking, water requirements for lawns - including both frequencies and...
Lawn Beetle A Different Perspective On African Lawn Beetles We usually refer to African Black Beetles as Lawn Beetles, and place all...
Lawn Herbicide Safety How soon can a herbicide be safely applied to a lawn either before or after mowing. Getting it wrong can mean...
How To Kill Sod Webworm Sod webworm is small caterpillar of the Crambus moth species, of which there are hundreds of known varieties,...
White Clover How To Kill White Clover White Clover is noticeable by its white, ball like flowers, which can often contain fragments of...
Organic lawn care advice to create environmental benefit from our lawns
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Lawn Watering Problems Many of us water our lawns in all the wrong ways possible, and as a...
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Organic lawn grub control How to Organically Control Lawn Grubs. Lawn grubs can become a real...
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A Healthy Lawn Prevents Lawn Problems When we're aiming to reduce the environmental impacts of...
A low maintenance and environmentally friendly lawn for all warmer regions
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The best regions to grow Zoysia Where Can I Grow Zoysia In Australia Zoysia grass does its...
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Zoysia Grass Has Warm Origins Zoysia grasses all derive from warm and often tropical regions,...
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Zoysia Seed, Sod or Plugs After deciding on Zoysia as a new lawn type for your home or...
Lawn care discussions and observations in a friendly blog format from The Lawn Guide
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This is a media summary for the independent research which we reference on The Lawn Guide,...
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Understanding Couch Grass In Queensland Like so many other aspects of Australian life, prior...
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Where Do Lawns Come From We're all very accustomed to our lawns these days, they seem to be...

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