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The Lawn Guide
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 original and most comprehensive independent lawn care tips website, 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 favourite independent lawn care site for unbiased 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 Care Guide
10 minute lawn care is easy The Easiest Way To Have A Great Lawn In 10 Minutes 10 Minute Lawn Care is a principle which allows us to maintain our lawns with ease, water our lawns correctly for...
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...
Buffalo grass lawn in heavy seed The Reason For Lawns Seeding All lawns will seed, it's the natural means by which many lawns may propagate itself into a new generation. The seeding can be very...
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...
Soft Leaf Buffalo Lawn Soft Leaf Buffalo Grass Once upon a time, Buffalo lawn was widely used and most lovingly referred to as Ol' Scratchy, due to its coarse and sharp leaf blades. These days, times...
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...
Microscopic Photos of Buffalo Grass Amazing Photos of Buffalo Grass These stunning microscopic photos of Buffalo Grass reveal the barbs which caused the old style Buffalo grasses to be both scratchy...
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...
Top Dressing Uneven Lawns The Problem Of Uneven Lawns Uneven lawns can be very unattractive and dysfunctional for how we want to use them, and in this article we're going to look into why uneven...
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...
Buffalo Lawn Thatch Thatch In Buffalo Lawns Thatching in Buffalo lawns can become a major problem over time. Buffalo produces thick stemmed runners (stolons) which are categorised as a thatch layer....
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...
Lawn mower maintenance Preparing For A New Lawn Mowing Season Spring brings with it the beginning of the growing season once more. For the next 9 months, we have to rely on our lawn mower to perform...
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,...
Using Lawn Edgers Safely Using Lawn Edgers Safely Lawn edgers will spin a metal blade at high speed to cut through grass, and a spinning metal blade which comes into contact with anything other than...
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....
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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:
Frequent shallow watering promotes a shallow root system that struggles for life under heat stress. A lawn constantly under stress will send out masses of seed heads, be weak and easily damaged, be slow to repair, and be far more susceptible to diseases and weeds.
Professional lawn care videos sharing quality lawn care tips in an easy video format - click to watch
preparing soils for new lawns 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 malfunctioning sprinkler Checking Reticulation Our reticulation system works hard for us, keeping our lawns and gardens in good...
Adjusting From Excessive Watering Reducing Excessive Water Usage We have learned of the damage which can occur from an excessive lawn...
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...
A liquid Wetting Agent More Than Just Dry Soils A waxy coating on grains of soil is responsible for the water repelling effects often...
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...
Fairy Ring with Mushrooms How To Kill Fairy Rings Fairy Rings appear as bright or dark green circles in lawns, the inside part of the...
Bindii | Onehunga | JoJo How To Kill Bindii Bindii is a low growing weed with carrot-top like leaves, it produces a single flower at...
Brown Patch Lawn Disease Brown Patch Is A Lawn Disease Brown patch is a disease of the soil which attacks the leaf, and results in...
Organic lawn care advice to create environmental benefit from our lawns
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Reducing The Environmental Impact Of Lawns Despite new modern attacks against lawns, every...
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Lawn Mowing Heights to Save Water and Keep Lawns Healthy In keeping with the principles of...
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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 turf being harvested Buying Zoysia Around Australia Our work to help bring Zoysia...
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One Council park using common Kikuyu Time To Switch Our Parks To Zoysia We're going to take a...
Lawn care discussions and observations in a friendly blog format from The Lawn Guide
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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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Lawns Are The Greatest Carbon Cleaners We should all have confidence in our lawns, knowing...
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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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