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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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Fertilisers - how often is enough? The Need For Lawn Fertilisers Lawn fertilisers are a mix of nutrients that have been formulated to supplement the nutrients already found in soils. In other...
Fertilising Lawns In Winter A Greener Lawn This Winter Yes, lawns can be fertilised over Winter, however a different type of fertiliser should be used in our lawn care at this time of year. Winter...
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...
Recycling Lawn Clippings in the Garden Recycling Our Lawn Clippings It's easy to quickly think about how often our lawns are mowed each year in our lawn care, and then to think about how many...
A Fine Leaf Zoysia Lawn Couch or Zoysia For anyone considering purchasing a new lawn for their home, Couch is often one of the first grass types to be considered. And why not… Couch has a long and...
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...
Matilda - a soft leaf buffalo lawn photo courtesy of Matilda Buffalo Matilda Soft Buffalo Grass Matilda is another new soft leaf buffalo grass which has come onto the Australian turf market in...
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...
A Vertimowing / Scarifying Machine What is Vertimowing or Lawn Scarifying Vertimowing lawns is the process of removing an excess build up of thatch, only the C4 warm season grasses can be vertimowed...
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...
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...
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 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...
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...
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:
Sometimes the only solution for an area of lawn that simply will not grow, or dies out in the Winter, is to create a new garden bed in its place.
Professional lawn care videos sharing quality lawn care tips in an easy video format - click to watch
correct lawn watering and fertilising 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...
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...
'New Content' By Kate Wall All herbicides will be more effective in long term weed eradication in lawns which have good weed...
Cape Weed How To Kill Cape Weed Cape Weed is an annual herb with light green leaves noticeable with a very large serrated outline, the...
Guildford Grass How To Kill Guildford Grass Guildford grass is identified by its long stems that are dark green in colour, skinny,...
'New Content' By Kate Wall Sod-web worm, cutworm, lawn grub, army worm, – all pests that attack lawns. Numerous products are...
Organic lawn care advice to create environmental benefit from our lawns
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Using Artificial Fertilisers In Organic Lawn Care The principles of organic lawn care involve...
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Lawn Watering Problems Many of us water our lawns in all the wrong ways possible, and as a...
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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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Zoysia Tenuifolia - A Very Different Lawn Zoysia tenuifolia is very different from all other...
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Different Types Of Zoysia Grasses There are several different varieties within the Zoysia...
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The best regions to grow Zoysia Where Can I Grow Zoysia In Australia Zoysia grass does its...
Lawn care discussions and observations in a friendly blog format from The Lawn Guide
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This is a media summary for the independent research which we reference on The Lawn Guide,...
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Lawn Club is a new lawn care, lawn mowing, and gardening contractors business information...
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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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