Lawn Care Advice & Help

How to Fix Tyre Marks in Lawns

Do you have unattractive tyre marks in your lawn? In this blog, we look at a few methods you can use to help repair these, plus tips on how to avoid ruts from occurring.

What causes tyre marks or ruts?

Ruts can occur when objects like cars, motorbikes and even the kids’ bikes move over grass with saturated soil. When this happens, the soil can often sink and become compacted, creating divots.

Assessing the… Read more

Fertilising Lawns in Winter

Your lawn needs a mix of nutrients to help it function at optimum capacity. Potassium and other nutrients create a healthier lawn that is more resilient to drought, temperature change and disease.

At certain times of the year, some nutrients can be more important than others. During autumn when temperatures are starting to decrease, there is one nutrient in particular that needs to be readily available for your grass to absorb to help prepare it for… Read more

How to reduce your lawn water usage

With the warmer weather well on the way, many of us will start to use more water for our lawns, gardens, and pools. By making sure we are smartly using water, your garden can still thrive, while reducing your water usage!

  • Only water your garden when it needs it

Regular rainfall is usually enough to meet your lawn and gardens water requirements. If there is an extended period without rainfall your lawn… Read more

Lawn Burn from Dogs Urine

Dog urine is often one of the leading causes of dead patches in our lawns. Urine burns can be particularly frustrating as the solution is not always clear. We have looked into a variety of options that could help to stop or reduce the effect of urine burns on your lawn.

But first…

Why does my dog’s urine kill my lawn?

Protein taken in by dogs is excreted through the dog’s urine as nitrogen…. Read more

Top dressing a lawn

When is top dressing a lawn necessary?

In most cases top dressing is done to correct poor preparation and lack of soil underneath or to fill in low spots and correct uneven areas in the lawn. If your lawn is well fertilised, healthy and even, then you don’t need to worry about top dressing.

How does top dressing help a lawn?

Top dressing brings many benefits to a lawn that is looking a little… Read more

Buffalo Grass in Focus

Buffalo Grass

(Stenotaphrum secundatum)

Buffalo grass (known as St. Augustine in the US) is a warm-season grass that is native to areas of North and South America, parts of Africa and the Caribbean. Commonly known as soft leaf buffalo in Australia.

Buffalo grasses are a great all-round turf variety with a number of key strengths that make them an ideal variety for many Australian backyards.

Buffalo grasses have been developed over the… Read more

Complete guide to lawn fertiliser

When looking at lawn care products, you will often hear the name fertilisers and herbicides used a lot. In this blog, we look at what exactly fertilisers and herbicides are, the different types available, and when you should use them on your lawn.


Your lawn is like any other plant. It needs oxygen, water, sunlight, and nutrients to thrive. If your soil is lacking in nutrients, it won’t be able to perform to its full… Read more

Using Dynamic Lifter on Lawns

A staple product in many backyard sheds around the country, Dynamic Lifter is an organic product packed with good stuff for your garden.

If it’s good for your garden, then it must be well suited to your grass as well, right?

Well, you would be right.

Dynamic Lifter is an organic, poultry manure-based product. Chicken manure just so happens to be a common fertiliser used on turf farms. Your standard Dynamic Lifter products are… Read more

How to Core a Lawn

Your aerating questions answered

What is aeration?

Perforation of the soil to allow air, water and nutrients to penetrate the grass roots.

Why do I need to aerate my lawn?

Aeration helps the roots grow deeply and produce a stronger, more vigorous lawn. The main reason for aerating is to alleviate soil compaction. Soil compaction limits the amount of nutrients and water to penetrate the roots of your… Read more

How to Dethatch a Lawn

What is thatch?

You may have noticed your lawn has a build-up of dead organic matter, excessive roots and stems that have developed within the profile of your grass. This is a natural process caused by your lawn producing more organic matter than what can be broken down. Some turf varieties will thatch more than others and overtime the height of your lawn can increase and can become quite unsightly.

Dethatching will help to remove this… Read more

How to revive your lawn for summer

The wet start to spring and summer has caused a slower start to your lawns growing season. In this blog, we share a few lawn care tips on how you can help get your lawn back in health for the warmer months.


Aeration is the process of decompacting your soil profile to allow air, water, and nutrients to travel down into the soil base. As we have had months of wet weather, your lawns soil… Read more

How to tackle an overgrown lawn

Have you come back from a long weekend getaway to find your lawn has become overgrown? Or did you happen to miss a few mows (we all get busy) and you are now left with a lawn that is difficult to tackle?

If this is you, don’t fret we’ve got some tips and tricks up our sleeve to help get your lawn back to a more manageable height.

Mowing rule of thumb

A general… Read more

Why regular mowing is important

Sometimes there’s always something better to do than spend a portion of your weekend mowing the lawn.

There’s those that are die hard lawn fanatics who love mowing regularly, and those that just simply find the thought of having to mow the lawn all the time as a massive annoyance.

If conditions have been ideal, you might be cursing the dreaded growth rate of your lawn. During times of rain, combined with high humidity, you might… Read more

What You Need to Know About Cylinder Mowers

By Ben Sims from Lawn Tips

Cylinder mowers have become surprisingly popular among homeowners over the past couple of years. Originally these mowers were primarily designed for golf courses and sports fields. Now your average Joe invests their money in a cylinder mower to mow and show off their pride and joy.

What Cylinder Mower Will Work for You?

Choosing a reel mower can be quite daunting when you first think about purchasing one. There are… Read more

Grass mowing heights for different grass types

As the temperatures are set to rise over the coming weeks, your lawn will start to actively grow. With this, your grass will need more frequent mows to keep up with growth. To help we take a look at a few tips and tricks, this will get the best cut when mowing your lawn.

Lawn Mowing Height

You may have noticed that your mower allows you to adjust and change the height you can mow at…. Read more