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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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This is a small re-turfing job I undertook recently. We're installing a new Palmetto Soft Buffalo lawn which will replace an existing Couch lawn that was in poor health due to excessive shade...
Organic Fertiliser Pellets Organic Fertiliser Pellets In Lawn Care There are many types of organic fertilisers available for lawns and gardens these days. One such product is a manure based...
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...
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 Is The Best Lawn Type For Small Yards Choosing a lawn type for a small area to be turfed requires some special consideration so that the correct grass type can be chosen which will thrive,...
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...
Village green versus common Kikuyu photo courtesy of Village Green Village Green - A New Male Sterile Kikuyu Grass Village Green Kikuyu is another new variety in the growing family of Male...
'New Content' By Kate Wall Couch has long been a highly popular fine leafed grass. It is certainly very hardy, and has earnt its place in the Australian psyche but as our lifestyles change and plant...
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...
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 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...
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...
Planning saves time and gives a betterquality finish every time we mow Correct Lawn Mowing The correct lawn mowing technique can make an enormous difference in the overall look of our lawns, as well...
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...
Using Lawn Edgers Safely Using Lawn Edgers Safely Lawn edgers will spin a metal blade at high speed to cut through grass, and a spinning metal blade which comes into contact with anything other than...
Lawn Mowing Heights Deciding On Lawn Mowing Heights Choosing the correct lawn mowing height for lawns is essential to the ongoing health and appearance of the turf. Many factors can come into play,...
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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:
Bowling Greens are watered once a week and mowed twice a day.
They can do this because they water very heavily and deeply, resulting in the lawn sending down very deep roots past the evaporation level, so the lawn always has access to adequate water.
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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Lawn care tips for Australia's favourite shade grass
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...
Correct retic sprinkler heights Lawn Sprinkler Heights Whether laying our own lawn reticulation system, doing some repairs, or making...
Adjusting From Excessive Watering Reducing Excessive Water Usage We have learned of the damage which can occur from an excessive lawn...
A malfunctioning sprinkler Checking Reticulation Our reticulation system works hard for us, keeping our lawns and gardens in good...
Lawn pesticides and weed killers Responsible Use of Lawn Chemicals Choosing to use lawn and garden chemicals brings a responsibility...
By Kate Wall 'New Content' What are some of the most common lawn diseases? Fungal Diseases Fungal diseases in lawns include Dollar...
Mature Wintergrass with seeds How To Kill Winter Grass Winter grass is a bright, light green grass with fine leaves that infests lawns...
By Kate Wall 'New Content' What are some of the most common lawn pests? Most lawn pests and diseases will be a greater problem for a...
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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Lawn Mowing Heights to Save Water and Keep Lawns Healthy In keeping with the principles of...
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Lawn Watering Problems Many of us water our lawns in all the wrong ways possible, and as a...
A low maintenance and environmentally friendly lawn for all warmer regions
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Nara Zoysia growing well in the USA By Todd Layt 'New Content' Sold as Nara™ Native Turf in...
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Different Types Of Zoysia Grasses There are several different varieties within the Zoysia...
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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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Lawn Club is a new lawn care, lawn mowing, and gardening contractors business information...
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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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