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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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'New Content' By Kate Wall We are aware of the need to fertilise lawns, but choosing a fertiliser is not always easy when there are many products to choose from. While there are many brands...
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...
Organic Fertiliser Pellets Organic Fertiliser Pellets In Lawn Care There are many types of organic fertilisers available for lawns and gardens these days. One such product is a manure based...
Fertilisers - how often is enough? The Need For Lawn Fertilisers Lawn fertilisers are a mix of nutrients that have been formulated to supplement the nutrients already found in soils. In other...
Matilda - a soft leaf buffalo lawn photo courtesy of Matilda Buffalo Matilda Soft Buffalo Grass Matilda is another new soft leaf buffalo grass which has come onto the Australian turf market in...
Saltene Grass Characteristics of Saltene Grass Saltene lawn is a bit of a tough guy. It has a fine leaf, can be cut to high quality with a cylinder mower like a Couch or a Zoysia lawn, but it's no...
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...
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...
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...
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...
A specialist lawn coring machine The Lawn Coring and Aeration Process The process of lawn coring involves a lawn coring machine being moved over a lawn removing plugs of turf and soil as it...
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...
28" MEY Commercial cylinder mower Cylinder Lawn Mowers Cylinder lawn mowers are often called Reel Lawnmowers, named after the multi blade cutting reel, or Roller Lawnmowers, named after the rollers...
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...
Push Lawn Mower Introduction to Push Mowers The push lawn mower is a light, human powered mower which may be an option for your property. With the many great benefits that it brings to lawn care,...
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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:
A waxy coating on the grains of soil is responsible for the water repelling effect that is often seen in soils, resulting in poor lawn or plant health. In a similar manner to detergents, Wetting Agents will break down this waxy coating, allowing for easier water absorption and retention. Wetting Agents should be included as a normal part of the maintenance routine of every lawn and applied at least twice a year.
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Respected Australian turf and plant breeder Todd Layt shares expert lawn care advice with lawn lovers
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Adjusting From Excessive Watering Reducing Excessive Water Usage We have learned of the damage which can occur from an excessive lawn...
A liquid Wetting Agent More Than Just Dry Soils A waxy coating on grains of soil is responsible for the water repelling effects often...
Watering too often Excessive Watering Of Lawns When we talk about excessive watering, we are talking about the problems that result...
A malfunctioning sprinkler Checking Reticulation Our reticulation system works hard for us, keeping our lawns and gardens in good...
Dollar Spot (Sclerotinia homeocarpa) Dollar Spot Disease Dollar Spot is identified as small yellow or straw coloured spots on the...
By Kate Wall 'New Content' What are some of the most common lawn pests? Most lawn pests and diseases will be a greater problem for a...
Cape Weed How To Kill Cape Weed Cape Weed is an annual herb with light green leaves noticeable with a very large serrated outline, the...
Glyphosate Weed Killer A Broad Spectrum Weed Killer Glyphosate will kill weeds and grass in garden beds, kill weeds in paths, and kill...
Organic lawn care advice to create environmental benefit from our lawns
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Borax Ant Killer Recipe This method of ant control creates a mixture of a few ingredients...
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Top Organic Lawn Care Tips The goals of Organic Lawn Care are to naturally reduce the...
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Kill clover without pesticides Clover Is A Sign Of A Lawn In Trouble When Clover begins taking...
A low maintenance and environmentally friendly lawn for all warmer regions
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The Lawn Guide is putting a new focus onto Zoysia grass as the best lawn type for use in all...
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Nara Zoysia growing well in the USA By Todd Layt 'New Content' Sold as Nara™ Native Turf in...
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Zoysia Lawn Seed Zoysia grass can be grown into a home lawn by many different methods. It can...
Lawn care discussions and observations in a friendly blog format from The Lawn Guide
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Lawn Club is a new lawn care, lawn mowing, and gardening contractors business information...
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This is a media summary for the independent research which we reference on 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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