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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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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...
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...
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...
Using lawn fertilisers properly How Does Fertiliser Burn Lawns Fertilising lawns is vital to providing the turf with so many nutrients which may not be readily available to the lawn at its soil...
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...
What Is A Drought Tolerant Lawn The drought tolerance of lawns refers to a lawn type’s ability to stay alive and remain green for the longest period of time while under heavy water restrictions, or...
Village green versus common Kikuyu photo courtesy of Village Green Village Green - A New Male Sterile Kikuyu Grass Village Green Kikuyu is another new variety in the growing family of Male...
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...
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...
Repairing a Hard Lawn Hard Lawns and Compacted Soils Lawns, and more correctly the soils beneath them, can become hard over time due to a variety of reasons. These reasons can include vehicles being...
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...
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...
Mow Master Professional Lawn Edgers photo courtesy of Mow Master What Are Lawn Edgers A lawn edger is an engine powered machine which has a vertical spinning metal blade which is used to trim...
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...
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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:
Bowling Greens are watered once a week and mowed twice a day.
They can do this because they water very heavily and deeply, resulting in the lawn sending down very deep roots past the evaporation level, so the lawn always has access to adequate water.
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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...
Correct retic sprinkler heights Lawn Sprinkler Heights Whether laying our own lawn reticulation system, doing some repairs, or making...
A malfunctioning sprinkler Checking Reticulation Our reticulation system works hard for us, keeping our lawns and gardens in good...
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...
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...
Crabgrass How To Kill Crowsfoot Grass / Crabgrass Crabgrass is of very high nuisance value to lawn owners everywhere, as a lawn weed...
Anatomy of Canadian Fleabane How To Kill Canadian Fleabane Canadian Fleabane is a large growing weed which can reach a height of...
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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Reducing The Environmental Impact Of Lawns Despite new modern attacks against lawns, every...
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Low toxic natural methods to control ants Control Ants In The Lawn, Garden and Paving Ants can...
A low maintenance and environmentally friendly lawn for all warmer regions
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Who Shouldn't Choose A Zoysia Lawn We understand that Zoysia will not be the best lawn for...
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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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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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Understanding Couch Grass In Queensland Like so many other aspects of Australian life, prior...
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Lawn Club is a new lawn care, lawn mowing, and gardening contractors business information...
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