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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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Fertilisers can cause environmental damage Environmental Impact Of Lawn Fertilisers We often here stories about fertilisers damaging the environment. That we need to cut back on their use and so...
The Fastest Way To Green A Lawn? The use of Ammonium Sulphate (or Sulphate of Ammonium) in lawn care can instantly green a lawn almost faster than anything else. But it does have major drawbacks. So...
'New Content' By Kate Wall Your back lawn may not be the MCG, but if it is your family cricket pitch it will need some help from you in order to cope with the intense wear and tear it is likely to...
Benefits of Instant Turf 'New Content' Homeowners often think that instant turf as the expensive option, but is it really expensive when compared to other options for outdoor surfaces? Below is a...
Couch Grass Characteristics of Couch Grass Couch Grass is by far one of the most popular lawns used in Australia, and has so been for a long time. Couch lawns are indeed an old favourite for both...
A Palmetto Soft Buffalo Lawn Palmetto Soft Leaf Buffalo Palmetto, like the other better quality soft leaf Buffalo grasses being sold in Australia, is another of the best Buffalo grass lawns to...
A Fine Leaf Zoysia Lawn Couch or Zoysia For anyone considering purchasing a new lawn for their home, Couch is often one of the first grass types to be considered. And why not… Couch has a long and...
Empire Zoysia Empire Zoysia - The Most Popular Today Empire Zoysia is the best selling Zoysia grass in Australia today. Often referred to as EZ grass, this name has a double meaning amongst 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...
A Vertimowing / Scarifying Machine What is Vertimowing or Lawn Scarifying Vertimowing lawns is the process of removing an excess build up of thatch, only the C4 warm season grasses can be vertimowed...
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...
An alternative method to aerate a lawn Lawn Coring Alternatives In most cases, the best possible method of coring a lawn is always the Coring Machine. With each tine that enters the soil, a plug is...
Raise Mowing Heights For Soft Buffalo Lawns One of the biggest mistakes made by owners of Soft Leaf Buffalo lawns is when we mow the lawn too short, which can be a common mistake which results in...
'New Content' By Kate Wall When it comes time to buy a mower we can be spoilt for choice. Making this choice is made much easier when we know a little more about what to look for in a mower. A large...
Honda UMK425u A Review Of A Honda 4 Stroke Brushcutter This review covers the Honda UMK425U 4 Stroke 25 cc Brushcutter. The standard head is a bump feed which holds about 4 meters of 2.4 mm nylon....
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...
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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 high levels of Silica in Zoysia grass is responsible for the legendary durability and wear tolerance of Zoysia lawns...
Professional lawn care videos sharing quality lawn care tips in an easy video format - click to watch
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meanings to the most common terms
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Respected Australian turf and plant breeder Todd Layt shares expert lawn care advice with lawn lovers
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A liquid Wetting Agent More Than Just Dry Soils A waxy coating on grains of soil is responsible for the water repelling effects often...
Adjusting From Excessive Watering Reducing Excessive Water Usage We have learned of the damage which can occur from an excessive lawn...
Correct retic sprinkler heights Lawn Sprinkler Heights Whether laying our own lawn reticulation system, doing some repairs, or making...
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...
Bindii | Onehunga | JoJo How To Kill Bindii Bindii is a low growing weed with carrot-top like leaves, it produces a single flower at...
Where did the weeds come from? Lawn Is Filled With Weeds You've recently spent a lot of money on that beautiful new roll-on lawn, you...
Anatomy of Canadian Fleabane How To Kill Canadian Fleabane Canadian Fleabane is a large growing weed which can reach a height of...
Common Kikuyu Invading Buffalo Is Your Buffalo Really A Buffalo Anymore? If your Buffalo lawn isn't looking quite as it should, and...
Organic lawn care advice to create environmental benefit from our lawns
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Kill clover without pesticides Clover Is A Sign Of A Lawn In Trouble When Clover begins taking...
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The Problems Caused By Shaded Lawns As we continue to look at preventative means to maintain a...
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Natural control of lawn weeds Controlling Lawn Weeds Without Pesticides Weeds don't need to...
A low maintenance and environmentally friendly lawn for all warmer regions
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Zoysia Seed, Sod or Plugs After deciding on Zoysia as a new lawn type for your home or...
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Zoysia Lawn Seed Zoysia grass can be grown into a home lawn by many different methods. It can...
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Nara Zoysia growing well in the USA By Todd Layt 'New Content' Sold as Nara™ Native Turf in...
Lawn care discussions and observations in a friendly blog format from The Lawn Guide
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As many people who have visited The Lawn Guide over the years, and since our first launch in...
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Lawns Are The Greatest Carbon Cleaners We should all have confidence in our lawns, knowing...
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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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