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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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'New Content' By Kate Wall We are aware of the need to fertilise lawns, but choosing a fertiliser is not always easy when there are many products to choose from. While there are many brands...
'New Content' By Todd Layt 1. Mowing a lawn in a shaded area There is no reason a lawn can’t be mown at 2 different heights. Areas that receive a lot of sun can be mown at a height that the...
Brown thatch layer between soil and lawn leaf What Is Lawn Thatch Thatch is a layer of organic matter that lies underneath the top green leafy layer of the lawn. In Warm Season Lawns, thatch is...
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...
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...
Nara - The True Australian Lawn Nara Native Turf is a new variety of Zoysia grass which has been bred in Australia. While most Zoysia lawn types are not originally native Australian grass varieties,...
Most Popular Lawn Types In Australia This is a quick overview to compare the five most popular lawn types in Australia. For more information about any of the grass types covered, please see our lawn...
By Kate Wall 'New Content' In Queensland and other sub-tropical parts of Australia, the conditions our lawns are dealing with can be a little different to other areas. We do still suffer drought and...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
28" MEY Commercial cylinder mower Cylinder Lawn Mowers Cylinder lawn mowers are often called Reel Lawnmowers, named after the multi blade cutting reel, or Roller Lawnmowers, named after the rollers...
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:
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
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
Correct retic sprinkler heights Lawn Sprinkler Heights Whether laying our own lawn reticulation system, doing some repairs, or making...
Watering too often Excessive Watering Of Lawns When we talk about excessive watering, we are talking about the problems that result...
A liquid Wetting Agent More Than Just Dry Soils A waxy coating on grains of soil is responsible for the water repelling effects often...
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...
Brown Patch Lawn Disease Brown Patch Is A Lawn Disease Brown patch is a disease of the soil which attacks the leaf, and results in...
'New Content' By Kate Wall A large part of a well-kept lawn is weed control. Good weed management does not rely entirely on weed...
Lawn pesticides and weed killers Responsible Use of Lawn Chemicals Choosing to use lawn and garden chemicals brings a responsibility...
'New Content' By Kate Wall All herbicides will be more effective in long term weed eradication in lawns which have good weed...
Organic lawn care advice to create environmental benefit from our lawns
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Lawn Mowing Heights to Save Water and Keep Lawns Healthy In keeping with the principles of...
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Good Lawn Care Is Key To Preventing Weeds As people who take the ideals of organic lawn care...
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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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Different Types Of Zoysia Grasses There are several different varieties within the Zoysia...
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The Lawn Guide is putting a new focus onto Zoysia grass as the best lawn type for use in all...
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Who Shouldn't Choose A Zoysia Lawn We understand that Zoysia will not be the best lawn for...
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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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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