Lawn Care Advice & Help

When should I aerate my lawn?

Aeration is an important part of maintaining a healthy lawn and allowing it to be porous enough for oxygen, water and nutrients to penetrate down to the root zone.

Aerating is also a vital tool following heavy rain. First wait until the lawn has started to dry-out to prevent compaction then either aerate manually or with a garden fork.

Summer, autumn, winter and spring are all times when aeration can occur to differing degrees.

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Removing weeds from your lawn

The main step with weed control is to remove them from your lawn before they set seed.

Hand removal should be the first option for weed removal. If you regularly check your lawn and remove and dispose of the weeds then small outbreaks can be kept under control.

However, if you need to use a herbicide (weed killer) for it to work more effectively the lawn needs to be growing vigorously and… Read more

Lawn rules for Level 2 water restrictions

The Bureau of Meteorology has predicted a hot summer, with no forecast for significant rain.

Therefore, Level 2 water restrictions will apply to everyone in Sydney, the Blue Mountains and the Illawarra from December 10,  2019.

The good news is that you can still water newly installed lawn for the recommended period as well as your established lawn.

Below is Sydney Water’s recommendation for watering new lawn:

You can water new lawn… Read more

How to use grey water to water your lawn

Benefits of using Grey Water:

  • A source of irrigation water year-round.
  • A relatively easy and safe source of water to access and use on your lawn.
  • A good source of important nutrients for many lawns and plants.

Grey Water is a very viable alternate to watering your lawn during summer or more importantly water restrictions.

Your Grey Water consists of wastewater from your showers, baths, spas, hand basins,… Read more

5 easy steps to preparing your lawn for summer

Summer can be hot, humid as well as wet, allowing your luscious lawn to get out of control in terms of growth.

Excessive growth can cause a build-up of thatch so we suggest in inspectional wet summer years, you may need to lower your mower height to counteract the extra growth.

Summer is also one of the best times of the year to really appreciate your lovely, lush lawn – but it is usually the hottest… Read more

Watering your lawn during drought conditions

Many lawns across Australia will at some stage suffer from drought or water restrictions – but there are easy tips that help keep watering to a minimum.

In Australia, most lawns are warm season grasses meaning they are very hardy and need very little water to survive.

Warm season grasses include, Buffalo, Kikuyu, Couch and Zoysias.

When temperatures are high turf naturally enters a state of dormancy where they start to shut down tissue… Read more

Dead grass vs Dormant grass: What to do?

Many lawns across Australia will at some stage suffer from drought or water restrictions – but how do you tell if your lawn is Dormant or Dead?

In Australia, most lawns are warm season grasses meaning they are very hardy and need very little water to survive.

Warm season grasses include Buffalo, Kikuyu, Couch and Zoysias. These grasses in times of heat stress and water shortage enter a state of dormancy.


Lawn care after heavy rains

Heavy rains falling on your lawn offers an ideal opportunity to revive and get your lawn back into shape.

Your lawn may be brown now but because of the heavy downpour it will quickly spring back.

The trick is to know just what to do and act fast to take advantage of the rain that has seeped through into your dry lawn.


7 Easy Autumn Lawn Care Steps

Following a long hot summer, most of your lawn’s autumn care work involves returning it to good health for the cooler months when the grass can go dormant.

Below are seven tips to keep your lawn vibrant this autumn.


Fertilising your lawn in autumn

Autumn truly is the smartest time of the year to prepare your lawn for the harsh winter ahead.

Fertilising is one of the best things you can do to prepare your lawn for winter as it makes it strong and healthy and ready for any tough, cold conditions that lie ahead.

With the soil maintaining its summer warmth and the more frequent rainfall, your lawn is busy absorbing energy, moisture and all the nutrients it needs… Read more

A Guide to the Most Common Lawn Weeds

Weeds may be green, but they are plants growing where they’re not wanted within your lawn.

Weeds can take any form and can vary depending on where they grow and typically produce large numbers of seeds, assisting their spread.

Unfortunately, weeds are often excellent at surviving and reproducing and are commonly the first plants to colonise and dominate.

In our full guide below, myhomeTURF offers lawn lovers a comprehensive guide that helps identify Common… Read more

Why do I have mushrooms in my lawn?

Mushrooms are a clear sign of beneficial microbes at work in your lawn, which is all part of your lawn’s ecosystem.

In fact, mushrooms and toadstools are the reproductive part of a type of fungi that lives in the soil.

For much of the time, these fungal structures remain hidden underground, breaking down organic material in your lawn – a very good thing!

When the conditions are right (moist, damp, shady and/or humid), mushrooms… Read more

Don’t ignore your lawn in winter

It’s tempting to stop work on your lawn during winter however, if you put in some effort during the cooler months, you can make your lawn look vibrant and healthy come spring.

Just remember, that your lawn may go dormant during winter while your soil remains moist.

Therefore you must adjust your water regime during colder months.

Below are some of the basic tasks you need to perform. These include how often and when… Read more

The dos and don’ts of lawn watering

How do you know when to water your established lawn? It’s easy, water your grass when you see these three signs:

  1. Curled up leaf blades in the evening (wilting blades during the highest heat of midday sun is not a good indicator – always check the condition of the leaves in the evening).
  2. Blue-grey colour instead of green.
  3. Footprints or lawn mower tire tracks remain visible long after being made.

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Key Lawn Mower Maintenance Tips

Like any machine lawn mowers have parts and equipment that require regular maintenance to improve and maximise strength and performance.

Ideally, lawn mower maintenance should be performed throughout summer and spring and in preparation for the winter off season.

myhomeTURF recommends that to maintain a productive lawn mower, a full service by a professional once a year is advised or in accordance with your mower’s service booklet.

A lawn mower service involves changing parts… Read more

Common Lawn Diseases

When disease attacks your turf, control can be difficult unless you know how to identify lawn diseases and understand the causes and prevention behind them.

Is it Dollar Spot or Fusarium Patch?

Many common lawn diseases have fungal problems at their source such as Powdery Mildew.

Fortunately, proper lawn maintenance and care can help prevent and resolve most lawn diseases.

Read myhomeTURF’s comprehensive lists of Common Lawn Diseases and learn… Read more

The Ultimate Turf Maintenance and Lawn Care Guide

From mowing, aerating & watering, to fertilising & seasonal lawn care tips, this lawn care guide covers it all…

After reading this guide from head to toe you will be more than qualified to maintain & sustain your perfect lawn.

So, read on to get actionable tips and advice to keep your lawn looking it’s best year round!


The Concise Lawn Fertiliser Guide

Trying to decide which fertiliser to use on your lawn, and when, can be a daunting task.

To make it easier for you, myhomeTURF has put together a simple guide explaining what to do and the different types of lawn fertilisers.

Fertilising is one of the best things you can do to prepare your lawn for every season as it makes it strong and healthy and ready for any conditions that lie ahead. Knowing if your… Read more

Best lawn mowing heights and management guide

Managing your mowing is a key part of maintaining a healthy, lush green lawn.

The rule of thumb is to only cut one-third of the leaf per mow – no more.

During summer it is recommended to drop the mower height because this is the peak period for lawn growth.  However many Australians tend to mow too low to save time between mowing intervals, this can cause problems such as scalping which stresses your lawn…. Read more

Six easy steps for spring lawn preparation

Spring lawn care sets your lawn up to get through the coming summer months.

Here are six easy steps to perform.


How to top dress your lawn

Topdressing your lawn usually occurs at the beginning of spring when the soil is warming up and the turf is coming out of dormancy.


There are two reasons to top-dress lawns. The first is to level uneven lawns or indentations in the surface, and the second is to add nutrients as part of an overall lawn care routine.

If you are also going to fertilise your lawn,… Read more

Complete guide to laying turf in summer

Don’t be put off laying a new lawn in the hot summer months.

The warmer the weather, the quicker your lawn’s new roots will establish BUT, make sure you have plenty of water.

During summer, a new lawn can establish in two to three weeks, which is half the average establishment time of six weeks.

For your own sanity, it might be wise to avoid laying turf when temperatures are above 38 degrees centigrade… Read more

Lawn Mower Buyers Guide

In this complete guide, you will find out all you ever need to know before buying a lawnmower.


How to edge your lawn like a pro

Creating clean edges and lines in your garden can transform a good garden into a gorgeous one. Think of the Gardens of Versailles – they wouldn’t be anywhere near as impressive if it weren’t for the neat edges that occupy the thoughts of eighty full-time gardeners.

While you may not live in a chateau, your home is your castle, and nothing says ‘proud home-owner’ quite like a polished lawn with clean edges.

In this… Read more

4 Best Lawn Fertiliser Types

Fertilising is one of the best things you can do to prepare your lawn for each season as it makes it strong and healthy and ready for any conditions that lie ahead.

But with so many fertiliser types on the market, it can be hard to work out which one suits your lawn’s needs.


First, knowing if your lawn’s soil is lacking in any nutrients is a great start and will help you… Read more

When To Fertilise Your Lawn?

Knowing when to fertilise makes it so much easier to maintain a healthy green lawn. It also means your fertiliser will be more effective when feeding your lawn.

Fertilising your lawn increases vigour, reduces stress and helps prevent weeds as well as pests and diseases from establishing.

In just a few steps we can easily show you when the best time is to fertilise your lawn.


How to Fertilise Your Lawn

Fertilising your lawn is probably one of the easiest tasks you can do to gain a perfect lawn.

And with a few easy tips on how to fertilise your lawn you can create a healthy lawn that’s less susceptible to common lawn weedspestsdisease and stress.

Knowing how to fertiliser your lawn also means you will get the best results and the best bang for your buck…. Read more

Can you over fertilise your lawn?

In a word, yes!

When it comes to lawns, applying too much fertiliser can be as bad as not applying enough.

As well as being a waste of time and money, excess fertiliser can damage your lawn and leach into groundwater, creeks and rivers, affecting water quality.



Liquid Vs Granular Lawn Fertiliser

There are two different ways to apply fertiliser to your lawn – liquid or granular. Liquid and granular fertilisers can both provide your lawn with similar nutrients (nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium), they just apply them in different ways.

Liquid fertilisers can either come in a bottle ready-to-use or in concentrated form.

Bottle liquid fertilisers can be easily applied by connecting directly to your hose and spraying onto the lawn.

Soluble… Read more

How to repair your lawn

You’ve put a lot of effort into your lawn, but it doesn’t look as good as it should.

Before you become disheartened, look at this checklist to see if there’s something else you can do to bring it back to its full glory.

Remember that any lawn repair is best done in spring or summer – depending on the climate in your area – when the lawn is actively growing.

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