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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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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...
Winter Lawn Care Beautiful Winter Lawns Having a great looking lawn in winter is often thought of as an impossibility for many people, yet as we drive around town we can’t help but notice that...
'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...
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...
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...
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...
Cool season lawns are mowed higher Introduction To Cool Season Lawns Lawn grasses are first divided into 2 separate categories, Warm Season Grasses, and Cool Season Grasses. As their names suggest,...
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...
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...
Over-seeding Lawns For Winter Reasons For Over Seeding Lawns Often when growing Warm Season Grasses, it can be noticed that some areas of the lawn can die back when winter arrives. To overcome the...
Buffalo Seed Heads The Problems of Buffalo Lawn Going To Seed One of the greatest concerns for Buffalo lawn owners is when the time comes around each year when their Soft Buffalo lawn begins going to...
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...
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...
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...
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:
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.
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Respected Australian turf and plant breeder Todd Layt shares expert lawn care advice with lawn lovers
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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...
When to water lawns Water Requirements For Lawns Generally speaking, water requirements for lawns - including both frequencies and...
Adjusting From Excessive Watering Reducing Excessive Water Usage We have learned of the damage which can occur from an excessive lawn...
Lawn Herbicide Safety How soon can a herbicide be safely applied to a lawn either before or after mowing. Getting it wrong can mean...
Anatomy of Canadian Fleabane How To Kill Canadian Fleabane Canadian Fleabane is a large growing weed which can reach a height of...
How To Kill Sod Webworm Sod webworm is small caterpillar of the Crambus moth species, of which there are hundreds of known varieties,...
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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Lawn Mowing Heights to Save Water and Keep Lawns Healthy In keeping with the principles of...
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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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The best regions to grow Zoysia Where Can I Grow Zoysia In Australia Zoysia grass does its...
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Zoysia and Winter Are Not Good Friends The one single drawback which stops Zoysia being the...
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Different Types Of Zoysia Grasses There are several different varieties within the Zoysia...
Lawn care discussions and observations in a friendly blog format from The Lawn Guide
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Lawns Are The Greatest Carbon Cleaners We should all have confidence in our lawns, knowing...
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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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