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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 care for Liriopes as a lawn alternative Liriope 'Isabella' photo courtesy of Ozbreed Mondo Grass and Liriope Lawn Maintenance When we choose a lawn alternative such as Mondo Grass or...
Recycling Lawn Clippings in the Garden Recycling Our Lawn Clippings It's easy to quickly think about how often our lawns are mowed each year in our lawn care, and then to think about how many...
How Much Lawn Fertiliser The Role Of Lawn Fertilisers Lawn fertilisers are an essential element in maintaining the health and well being of our lawns. To maximise results and reduce wastage or damage...
'New Content' By Kate Wall A freshly mown and neatly edged lawn is a joy to behold. Even more so if it is set amongst a beautiful garden. Gardens and lawns complement each other beautifully. The...
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...
Sterile Seed Head on MSK Male Sterile Kikuyu As the name suggests, Male Sterile Kikuyu is a sterile form of Kikuyu grass which cannot produce functional anthers and pollen, and therefore cannot...
A warm season Couch lawn What Are Warm Season Grasses Grasses are first divided into 2 separate categories, Warm Season Grasses, and Cool Season Grasses. As their names suggest, they are both best...
Choosing a Lawn For High Traffic Areas Choosing a new lawn type can be difficult, even after the beginnings of research - homeowners can quickly begin to see that each grass variety has its strengths...
Couch Invading Buffalo Killing An Invading Grass Species With so many different lawn varieties being available, sometimes our lawns can become invaded by another unwanted grass variety. For many, it...
Lawn scalped due to infrequent mowing Why Lawns Get Scalped Lawns or areas of lawns become scalped when either high points are severed off when mowing an uneven lawn, or when too much leaf material...
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...
A bare patch caused by excessive shade Bare or Dead Lawn Patches Discovering bare or dead patches in our lawns can be annoying, especially when the signs of what is causing the problem are elusive....
'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...
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....
Long periods between mowing shouldbe avoided to maintain good lawn health Lawn Mowing Regularity This depends on factors such as the type of lawn, the time of year, and lawn health. When choosing a...
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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
killing & keeping weeds from 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...
Watering too often Excessive Watering Of Lawns When we talk about excessive watering, we are talking about the problems that result...
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...
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...
By Kate Wall 'New Content' What are some of the most common lawn diseases? Fungal Diseases Fungal diseases in lawns include Dollar...
How To Kill Wireweed Wireweed is a low growing, creeping weed with a greenish / purple colour, its stems are very tough and wire like,...
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...
Organic lawn care advice to create environmental benefit from our lawns
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Lawn Clippings Are Full Of Natural Nutrients Lawn clippings from mowing are an excellent...
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Borax Ant Killer Recipe This method of ant control creates a mixture of a few ingredients...
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Using Artificial Fertilisers In Organic Lawn Care The principles of organic lawn care involve...
A low maintenance and environmentally friendly lawn for all warmer regions
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Different Types Of Zoysia Grasses There are several different varieties within the Zoysia...
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Zoysia Grass Has Warm Origins Zoysia grasses all derive from warm and often tropical regions,...
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Who Shouldn't Choose A Zoysia Lawn We understand that Zoysia will not be the best lawn for...
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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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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