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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...
Lawn lacking in colour Lawn Is Losing Colour This article continues to look at discolouration of lawns which we started to look at in the article Lawn Is Turning Yellow or Brown. When lawns reach the...
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...
Edging your lawn should be considered part of mowing By Kate Wall 'New Content' In Part 1 we looked at problems caused by shady conditions, irregular or infrequent mowing, wear and tear, over...
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....
Sir Walter soft leaf Buffalo Sir Walter Soft Leaf Buffalo Sir Walter is a true soft leaf Buffalo grass, which when mowed regularly and properly, and when good lawn care practices are followed, can...
A Zoysia lawn after mowing Characteristics of Zoysia Grass It may be an unusual lawn name, and in fact the name has been changed many times over the years. Known in past years by names such as...
Durban Grass Characteristics of Durban Grass A old favourite lawn in Queensland where it's often referred to as Sweet Smother Grass, Durban Grass is a lawn that can be worth considering for the home....
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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:
The short list of the most shade tolerant lawn varieties for homeowners:

1. Durban Grass
2. Soft Leaf Buffalo
3. Zoysia

Professional lawn care videos sharing quality lawn care tips in an easy video format - click to watch
lawn grubs and disease control 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
When to water lawns Water Requirements For Lawns Generally speaking, water requirements for lawns - including both frequencies and...
A liquid Wetting Agent More Than Just Dry Soils A waxy coating on grains of soil is responsible for the water repelling effects often...
Adjusting From Excessive Watering Reducing Excessive Water Usage We have learned of the damage which can occur from an excessive lawn...
Watering too often Excessive Watering Of Lawns When we talk about excessive watering, we are talking about the problems that result...
Burr Medic How To Kill Burr Medic Weed Burr Medic is another of the trifoliate type lawn weeds, with serrated green leaves, it has...
Guildford Grass How To Kill Guildford Grass Guildford grass is identified by its long stems that are dark green in colour, skinny,...
Lawn pesticides and weed killers Responsible Use of Lawn Chemicals Choosing to use lawn and garden chemicals brings a responsibility...
Bindii | Onehunga | JoJo How To Kill Bindii Bindii is a low growing weed with carrot-top like leaves, it produces a single flower at...
Organic lawn care advice to create environmental benefit from our lawns
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Top Organic Lawn Care Tips The goals of Organic Lawn Care are to naturally reduce the...
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Kill clover without pesticides Clover Is A Sign Of A Lawn In Trouble When Clover begins taking...
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Good Lawn Care Is Key To Preventing Weeds As people who take the ideals of organic lawn care...
A low maintenance and environmentally friendly lawn for all warmer regions
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Zoysia and Winter Are Not Good Friends The one single drawback which stops Zoysia being the...
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Roadsides are perfect for Zoysia Zoysia - The Great Choice For Low & Medium Use Government...
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The Lawn Guide is putting a new focus onto Zoysia grass as the best lawn type for use in all...
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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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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