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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 To Kill A Lawn Killing and Removal Of Lawns While it may go against the very notion of lawn care, sometimes the need arises to remove or kill lawn grass from areas of our properties. This could...
'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...
Keep it neat & tidy By Kate Wall 'New Content' Part of mowing a lawn to keep it neat and tidy, is to whipper snip the edges. It is often an unpopular job, but unless the edges are also cut, a newly...
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...
Perennial Bluegrass Characteristics of Perennial Bluegrass Perennial Bluegrass is another cool season lawn producing a quality and luxurious turf. Best suited to the colder highlands of NSW and...
A Sapphire Buffalo Lawn Sapphire Soft Leaf Buffalo Sapphire Buffalo can be regarded as a genuine soft leaf Buffalo grass lawn. It performs well in all aspects which signify buffalo turf quality,...
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...
Which Lawn Variety Is Right For Our Home When taken into full consideration, all of the factors below will steer us towards making the right choice for our requirements of a new lawn variety....
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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....
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...
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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.
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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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...
Watering too often Excessive Watering Of Lawns When we talk about excessive watering, we are talking about the problems that result...
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...
How To Kill Army Worms Army worms are a caterpillar infestation which occurs on lawn grasses throughout Australia and the world, as...
Summer Grass How To Kill Summer Grass Summer Grass is a common weed in Australia’s lawns and gardens, as well as invading bushland...
'New Content' By Kate Wall A large part of a well-kept lawn is weed control. Good weed management does not rely entirely on weed...
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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The Problems Caused By Shaded Lawns As we continue to look at preventative means to maintain a...
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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Zoysia Tenuifolia - A Very Different Lawn Zoysia tenuifolia is very different from all other...
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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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This is a media summary for the independent research which we reference on 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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