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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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Summer Lawn Care The Australian Summer is a highly stressful time for all lawns, and it's the things we do both before and during the Summer which will determine the overall health and appearance of...
'New Content' By Kate Wall As a general rule of thumb, if you want to grow a great lawn, it needs as much sun as possible. Development of a wide range of turf varieties has increased the options for...
The Best Time To Establish A New Lawn Best Time Of The Year To Plant A New Lawn If you're considering laying a new lawn from roll-on turf, or from seed for that matter, the best time of the year to...
Fertilisers can cause environmental damage Environmental Impact Of Lawn Fertilisers We often here stories about fertilisers damaging the environment. That we need to cut back on their use and so...
Stunning Microscopic Photos of Buffalo Grass Amazing Photos of Buffalo Grass Continuing on from our world first release of Microscopic Photos of Buffalo Grass, The Lawn Guide now releases Part 2 of...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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....
Raise Mowing Heights For Soft Buffalo Lawns One of the biggest mistakes made by owners of Soft Leaf Buffalo lawns is when we mow the lawn too short, which can be a common mistake which results in...
'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...
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....
Time To Mow Lawns Higher In Perth Perth and it's surrounding towns are very different from the rest of Australia when it comes to lawns, reticulation and soil types. The soils are very sandy, highly...
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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
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...
Correct retic sprinkler heights Lawn Sprinkler Heights Whether laying our own lawn reticulation system, doing some repairs, or making...
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...
Lawn pesticides and weed killers Responsible Use of Lawn Chemicals Choosing to use lawn and garden chemicals brings a responsibility...
Mature Wintergrass with seeds How To Kill Winter Grass Winter grass is a bright, light green grass with fine leaves that infests lawns...
How To Kill Wireweed Wireweed is a low growing, creeping weed with a greenish / purple colour, its stems are very tough and wire like,...
Dandelion How To Kill Catsear | Flatweed | Dandelion Catsear and Flatweed are one in the same, but with different names. Dandelion is...
Organic lawn care advice to create environmental benefit from our lawns
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Natural control of lawn weeds Controlling Lawn Weeds Without Pesticides Weeds don't need to...
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Low toxic natural methods to control ants Control Ants In The Lawn, Garden and Paving Ants can...
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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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Roadsides are perfect for Zoysia Zoysia - The Great Choice For Low & Medium Use Government...
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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 turf being harvested Buying Zoysia Around Australia Our work to help bring Zoysia...
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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Understanding Couch Grass In Queensland Like so many other aspects of Australian life, prior...
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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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