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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 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...
'New Content' By Kate Wall For information on different types of fertiliser and when each are suitable, please click here. Once you have decided that you wish to use a slow release inorganic...
Lawn care for Liriopes as a lawn alternative Liriope 'Isabella' photo courtesy of Ozbreed Mondo Grass and Liriope Lawn Maintenance When we choose a lawn alternative such as Mondo Grass or...
Buffalo Lawn Thatch 'New Content' When purchasing a new lawn, you may not consider thatch build up the most important aspect. That is possibly because the top three Buffalo varieties in Australia are...
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...
'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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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....
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 home lawn is the greatest cleaner of carbon and pollution from our city air of any other plant type we grow. In fact, just 15m2 will produce enough clean oxygen to keep a person alive forever...
Professional lawn care videos sharing quality lawn care tips in an easy video format - click to watch
correct lawn mowing techniques 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
Adjusting From Excessive Watering Reducing Excessive Water Usage We have learned of the damage which can occur from an excessive lawn...
When to water lawns Water Requirements For Lawns Generally speaking, water requirements for lawns - including both frequencies and...
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...
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...
Glyphosate Weed Killer A Broad Spectrum Weed Killer Glyphosate will kill weeds and grass in garden beds, kill weeds in paths, and kill...
Dollar Spot (Sclerotinia homeocarpa) Dollar Spot Disease Dollar Spot is identified as small yellow or straw coloured spots on the...
How To Kill Wireweed Wireweed is a low growing, creeping weed with a greenish / purple colour, its stems are very tough and wire like,...
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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Good Lawn Care Is Key To Preventing Weeds As people who take the ideals of organic lawn care...
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Lawn Clippings Are Full Of Natural Nutrients Lawn clippings from mowing are an excellent...
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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Who Shouldn't Choose A Zoysia Lawn We understand that Zoysia will not be the best lawn for...
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Nara Zoysia growing well in the USA By Todd Layt 'New Content' Sold as Nara™ Native Turf in...
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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Understanding Couch Grass In Queensland Like so many other aspects of Australian life, prior...
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Lawns Are The Greatest Carbon Cleaners We should all have confidence in our lawns, knowing...

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