Lawn Care

Common Lawn Pests And What You Can Do About Them
Dealing with pests is something all lawn owners will have to experience at some point. Their arrival is often outside our control and can do a lot of damage in a very short space of time. Thankfully there are a number of quick and easy ways to eradicate them. Birds Having a small number of birds in your garden can be a great sign. It often means that you’re looking after your lawn, providing them with a healthy spot to reside and forage for food. However, if you’re noticing a sudden influx it may be a sign that something is[...]
How To Successfully Grow Lawn Around Large Trees
If you were under the impression that growing turf under your trees is a challenge, you wouldn’t be completely incorrect. Maintaining your lawn does require a certain level of hard work and persistence. Thankfully, the task isn’t nearly as daunting as it may seem! By following a few simple steps, you can expect your lawn to flourish, even under the shady cover of trees.   Prune the trees There are a few factors that make it tricky to keep grass growing under a tree. The primary reason is that most types of grass survive best in sunny spots, and therefore[...]
8 cheap and simple ways to kill weeds in your yard
Whether we like it or not, dealing with weeds is a natural part of lawn maintenance. The good news is, removing weeds doesn’t have to be nearly as expensive and overwhelming as you may think. Here are 8 cheap and simple ways to kill weeds in your yard. 1.Removal by hand Regularly taking a few minutes out of your day to scout and remove weeds will work wonders on your lawn in the long term. Removing by hand is best done when the ground is moist, as the soil will be loose and the roots easier to remove. Simply grab[...]
5 Signs That You’re Over-watering Your Lawn
As passionate lawn lovers, we naturally want to make sure our grass has plenty of what it needs. Regular food, good maintenance routines and most importantly, lots of water.  The fact is, you might be unintentionally overdoing it: it’s actually possible to over-water your lawn, which will do more harm than good. As we transition from the cold season to the warmer months, watering the lawn becomes part of our regular garden upkeep program.  However, a healthy and established turf doesn’t need to be watered every day.  And truth be known, it shouldn’t even need it every second day.  Regardless[...]
How To Identify And Get Rid Of Unwanted Pests On Your Lawn.
Lawn pests are an avid gardener’s worst nightmare.  Whether they crawl, fly, burrow or hop, they can often cause a lot of damage in an alarmingly short amount of time.  The challenge for every genuine lawn-lover is to correctly identify and treat lawn pests before they make destroy all your hard work. It’s generally not hard to recognize the handi-work of lawn pests.  It’s not always quite so easy to pin-point the critter behind the damage.  However, unless you can correctly identify what’s causing the trouble, it’s difficult to carry out an effective treatment plan, so to get you onto[...]
How To Know If Your Lawn Is Sick?
Every so often a thriving lawn will present itself with a problem. Whether it be a dry patch, bug infestation, bindi outbreak or maybe it just isn’t looking quite right and you’re unsure what to do. With loads of information readily available on the web its fairly easy to find an answer to the problem your lawn may be having – however, if you’re struggling to find a solution, don’t hesitate to contact your local lawn suppliers. Like every plant, lawns have their ups and downs.  But the key to maintaining a beautiful, healthy and vibrant lawn is to recognize[...]
Lawn Grubs- Don’t Let Your Lawn Be The Grub!
Lawn grubs: every gardener’s nightmare!  While you are working hard to create a beautiful turf area (feeding your lawn, watering diligently and removing those nasty weeds), it’s just possible you might be providing lovely grub for the grubs.  And your efforts above the surface might be being undermined from below…   Lawn grubs are a real problem in many Australian lawns.  And while it is possible to treat them, the damage they can cause in a short space of time can take months to repair.  As the old saying goes, “prevention is better than cure”, so if you suspect your[...]
How To Keep Your Lawn Green During Winter – 5 Expert Tips
Most plants enter a dormant phase during the colder months.  Your lawn is no exception. But that certainly doesn’t mean you have to be content to look out on a yellow, patchy and lawn all winter! And just because it’s cold, is no excuse for you to shut yourself indoors and forget about your lawn either: prevention is better than cure, and there’s plenty of things you can do to help maintain a beautiful green lawn all winter long. We all know how important it is to care for our bodies during winter: our lawns appreciate a little extra TLC[...]
How To Compost Your Lawn And Never Use Fertilizer Again!
They say that a dog is a man’s best friend… but I believe that good quality compost is the gardener’s best friend! It’s organic magic!  That fine, brown, crumbly, dirt-like substance is teeming with micro-organisms and bacteria. They breathe life into the soil and nourish the food chain from the bottom up.  And as greater numbers of Australians recognize the need for organic lawn care, top-dressing our turf with compost is becoming more popular.  After all, it’s our responsibility to provide a clean, green and environmentally safe place for ourselves and our children.   What’s so good about compost? You[...]
Landscaping Your Backyard- 3 Things To Consider When Re-designing
New home, old home, family home, holiday home… it doesn’t matter where or what, it needs to be landscaped to be truly home.  A house without landscaping is like a cake without icing: it just doesn’t quite cut the mustard!   Having said all that, landscaping is no job for a novice either.  I get it, there’s no better place to try your gardening skills than in your own backyard, but a serious landscaping project deserves some serious thought.  So, before you grab your gloves and shovel, it’s worth considering these 3 things:   Aim and Plan #1: you need[...]

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