Organic Lawns
everything for lawn care all in one place
providing dependable & original lawn tips since 2008
The Lawn Guide
Healthy Organic Lawn

A Healthy Lawn Prevents Lawn Problems

When we're aiming to reduce the environmental impacts of our lawns by using organic lawn care practices, one of the very best ways we can do this is by stopping the lawn from developing problems in the first place, therefore eliminating the need for any chemical treatments altogether, or to greatly minimise the need for these products at minimum.

We can do this by creating a strong healthy lawn which is naturally more resistant to weeds, pests and diseases. And while a strong healthy lawn will never be completely immune to developing problems, it will most easily fight off many problems naturally without any intervention from us, and many times without us even knowing there was a problem to begin with.

If in the worst case scenario that we need to apply treatments to our lawns to cure any problems, a healthy lawn will also be far more immune to adverse effects from treatments such as weed sprays than if the lawn were in poor health.

Choosing organic lawn care does not mean we need to let our lawns fall into poor health from lack of care. In fact the opposite is the case, a strong healthy lawn should be the aim of everyone wanting to create and own an environmentally responsible lawn.

By ensuring our lawns are both strong and healthy year round, we greatly reduce the need for any chemical treatments such as weed sprays, fungicides and insecticides, and a healthy lawn which is watered properly will have a deeper root system which needs far less water.


A Healthy Lawn Is Not A Manicured Lawn

Let's make it clear when we speak of a strong healthy lawn, we are not talking about a high maintenance manicured lawn - which is in opposition to the principles of Organic Lawn Care.


What Is a Strong Healthy Lawn

A healthy lawn is one which has a longer mowing height, is watered infrequently and properly (ie deeply), receives a good year round balanced diet of organic and sometimes non-organic fertilisers, receives lawn mowing when required, and has a good quality lawn soil which is free flowing.

The healthy organic lawn should naturally have a nice green colour for most of the year, but may brown off a little at times of stress, such as drought conditions, higher temperatures, or in Winter - and that's OK.

So remember, the key to maintaining an organic lawn which is environmentally responsible is to aim for the best lawn health possible.





All content original and copyright
The Lawn Guide
Lawn Care Tips
you may also like one of
these lawn care articles...
General Lawn Care
IMAGE
Keep it neat & tidy By Kate Wall 'New Content' Part of mowing a lawn...
IMAGE
The Fastest Way To Green A Lawn? The use of Ammonium Sulphate (or...
IMAGE
Brown thatch layer between soil and lawn leaf What Is Lawn Thatch...
Lawn Repair
IMAGE
Couch Invading Buffalo Killing An Invading Grass Species With so many...
IMAGE
Buffalo Seed Heads The Problems of Buffalo Lawn Going To Seed One of...
IMAGE
Over-seeding Lawns For Winter Reasons For Over Seeding Lawns Often...
Lawn Watering
IMAGE
Watering too often Excessive Watering Of Lawns When we talk about...
IMAGE
Adjusting From Excessive Watering Reducing Excessive Water Usage We...
IMAGE
A malfunctioning sprinkler Checking Reticulation Our reticulation...
Lawn Mowing
IMAGE
28" MEY Commercial cylinder mower Cylinder Lawn Mowers Cylinder lawn...
IMAGE
Raise Mowing Heights For Soft Buffalo Lawns One of the biggest...
IMAGE
Push Lawn Mower Introduction to Push Mowers The push lawn mower is a...
Weeds | Pests | Diseases
IMAGE
Petty Spurge How To Kill Petty Spurge Petty Spurge is a common weed...
IMAGE
Anatomy of Canadian Fleabane How To Kill Canadian Fleabane Canadian...
IMAGE
Where did the weeds come from? Lawn Is Filled With Weeds You've...
Lawn Varieties
IMAGE
Most Popular Lawn Types In Australia This is a quick overview to...
IMAGE
'New Content' By Kate Wall Couch has long been a highly popular fine...
IMAGE
Finding A Lawn Replacement There are many areas of our yards that...
THE LAWN GUIDE ©


Organic lawn care of lawns using natural and organic methods, as well as naturally preventing lawn problems such as weeds pests & disease
independent lawn care tips for australian lawns

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
LINK TO THE LAWN GUIDE
Grab this image and link to Australia's original & favourite source of quality lawn care tips
THE BUFFALO LAWN CARE SITE
Lawn care tips for Australia's favourite shade grass
Organic lawn care advice to create environmental benefit from our lawns
IMAGE
Lawn Clippings Are Full Of Natural Nutrients Lawn clippings from mowing are an excellent...
IMAGE
Reducing The Environmental Impact Of Lawns Despite new modern attacks against lawns, every...
IMAGE
Fix Lawn Problems As Quickly As Possible Reducing the use of chemical treatments and reducing...
A low maintenance and environmentally friendly lawn for all warmer regions
IMAGE
Zoysia turf being harvested Buying Zoysia Around Australia Our work to help bring Zoysia...
IMAGE
Zoysia Tenuifolia - A Very Different Lawn Zoysia tenuifolia is very different from all other...
IMAGE
Zoysia and Winter Are Not Good Friends The one single drawback which stops Zoysia being the...
Lawn care discussions and observations in a friendly blog format from The Lawn Guide
IMAGE
Lawn Club is a new lawn care, lawn mowing, and gardening contractors business information...
IMAGE
Lawns Are The Greatest Carbon Cleaners We should all have confidence in our lawns, knowing...
IMAGE
As many people who have visited The Lawn Guide over the years, and since our first launch in...

Lawn Care Topics
the lawn guide ~ australia's leading source of quality lawn care information