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The right way to fertilise your lawn

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Fertilising your lawn the right way can help improve its appearance while keeping it healthy. While fertilising is quite simple, there is a bit more to it than simply chucking it out or spraying it on.

Fertilising Your Lawn

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Lawn fertiliser is simply a food source that lawn requires on a regular basis so it retains good health, colour and help prevents stress and diseases. It’s an essential part of lawn care. But what are the best times to fertilise your lawn? And what’s the best lawn fertiliser to use?

Lawn Mowing – Getting the Basics Right

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Regular mowing helps keep weeds down, minimises grubs, makes the lawn less susceptible to disease and promotes healthy coverage by sending nutrients from the grass cuttings back into the soil. Plus a freshly mowed lawn just looks and smells great.

Galahs! Kikuyu Starches

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Why do they do it and how do you stop them? How do I stop the galahs and other birds ripping up my lawn? We get this question often and usually from those with Kikuyu lawns.

The War on Weeds

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The most noxious lawn weeds (nutgrass + others) As the name suggests, noxious lawn weeds grow aggressively and can spread rapidly with few control options. These weeds can appear in even the most well-maintained lawns and can take over quickly.

Tips for Shade of your Lawn

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As the sun gets lower in the sky, the amount of sunlight your lawn will receive will decrease – but how much shade can your lawn tolerate, and what can you do about it?

What should I top dress my lawn with?

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When looking to top dress your lawn you first have to ask yourself what it is you are trying to achieve. In most cases top dressing is undertaken to correct poor soil preparation, improve deteriorated soil quality or permeability, or to fill in low spots and correct uneven areas in the lawn. If your lawn is well fertilised, healthy and even, then it’s likely you don’t need to worry about top dressing.

How to prepare for a spring lawn renovation

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It’s easy to get excited about doing a lawn renovation and all the things you might want to do to have your lawn the envy of the street. The best advice we can give you is to not go too early with any vigorous lawn maintenance activities like dethatching or top dressing. Your lawn needs to be actively growing and performing strongly during the warmer months before undertaking these activities. October long weekend in most states is a good guide.

Onion Weed

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Onion weed is one of the worst type of weeds that can take hold in your lawn or gardenOnion weed can be eradicated with patience and a bit of delicate workKeeping onion weed under control by preventing flowering is a must to prevent it spreading

Revive your lawn before winter

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A few key things attended to now can improve your lawn’s appearance through winterDon’t attempt too many drastic actions – scarifying or topdressing at this time of the year.A last fertilise for the season and even a pigment treatment like ColourGuard can work wonders

Should I be fertilising my lawn now?

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Fertiliser balance is crucial; too little and it can starve, too much and you won’t see it at its peak eitherIf you’re keen on looking after your lawn then getting a handle on fertilising is importantThere are a few tell-tale signs with your lawn to let you know if it needs fertilisingAutumn fertilising is ideal to send your lawn into winter as healthy as possible

What You Need to Know About Cylinder Mowers

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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.

A Complete Guide for Watering Lawns

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Advice on watering lawns can differ substantially depending on who you ask, and more often than not, more water is used than is required.

The Art of Edging

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Finishing your lawn off with a nice edge is much like adding a frame to a painting and will make all the difference in the final presentation of your lawn.

Tips to help beat the heat

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Drought conditions are impacting a lot of areas at the moment and being environmentally responsible with water use is more important than ever.

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