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How to keep your lawn looking great without chemicals

Lawn care products in most cases are the easiest way to help keep your lawn performing and looking great. Most lawn care products available today are specifically designed to be safe to use around pets, kids, and wildlife! However, if you prefer not to use chemicals around your home, here’s how to go about it.

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Best Lawn for Pets and Kids

Our pets and kids are often the ones who will spend the most time out on the lawn. Finding a grass that can thrive while receiving lots of wear will ensure your lawn will look and perform great in the future. This blog looks at the characteristics you should look for when choosing the best variety.

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How to edge your lawn

Six words deflated me like a bindii in a bike tyre: ‘why don’t you do the edges?’ My lawn was looking terrific, but my edges were as fuzzy as riding in the rain wearing glasses. I can’t recall my answer to the question, but a star-wheeled edger soon found a home next to my bike in the shed and lifted my lawn to the next level.

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Pre-Emergents | Winter Grass

Winter Grass is one of the more frustrating weeds to remove. As winter grass grows it produces triangular shaped seed heads. These seeds make the weed easier to identify but are a sign that it has already started spreading for next season. In this blog, we look at what winter grass is and how you can stop it from spreading throughout your lawn.

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Back to Basics | Wetting Agents and Soil Amendments

Wetting agents and soil amendments are commonly used terms when it comes to lawn care. In this blog we will look at exactly what wetting agents and soil amendments are, when they are required and the different types available.

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Who is Lawn Solutions Australia?

We love sharing our knowledge of lawns, providing advice on the different turf varieties available and explaining the different lawn care products and how best to look after your lawns. But who is Lawn Solutions Australia?

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Four Frequent Fertiliser Fails

Now is a great time to fertilise your lawn and for the most part, is a pretty straight forward thing to do. Buy fertiliser, spread it out and depending on whether it’s granular or liquid, water in or dilute and apply. You have gone down the path of fertilising your lawn, so you have the best of intentions to start with which is great. But a few days later you check on your lawn and it’s not what you expected!

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Earthworms and Your Lawn

Have you noticed little mud balls sitting on your lawn recently? These mud balls or castings are an eyesore when there’s lots of them, particularly if you like to cut your lawn nice and short. We receive many enquiries relating to this annoying earthworm activity but it’s actually one lawn issue that we do not recommend treating. With changing conditions and a bit of patience, these castings will stop appearing and your lawn can reap the benefits of the earthworms presence in your soil.

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Should I core aerate my lawn? Or are solid tines ok?

Your aeration questions answered.

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Getting to know Sir Walter DNA Certified Buffalo

Sir Walter DNA Certified Buffalo lawns have played an important role in over 1,000,000 Aussie backyards. The household name has stood the test of time, continuing to be one of the best choices for Australian homes.

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Troubleshooting Lawn Problems

Is your lawn having problems and not sure where to start? In this blog, we look at troubleshooting common lawn care problems to help you get your lawn back on track and in good health.

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Seage Weeds

Sedge weeds like Nutgrass are some of the worst weeds when it comes to their ability to infiltrate your lawn.

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Helping Your Lawn Recover After Flooding

The recent rains experienced in many areas of the country have caused an extensive amount of damage to homes, businesses and to our outside living spaces.

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How to Rid Your Lawn of Moss

Moss becomes most prevalent in Winter when there is additional moisture around and a lack of warmth to dry out surfaces.

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12 Mowing Tips for the Perfect Cut Every Time

A few simple tips on mowing your lawn will go a long way to ensuring you get a nice even cut, without ripping, scalping or smothering the lawn each time you give the grass its regular haircut.

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What Should I Top Dress My Lawn With?

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.

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The Right Way To Fertiliser Your Lawn

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.

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Why Regular Mowing Is Important

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

Primo Maxx Plant Growth Regulator

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What Are Plant Growth Regulators?

We know many of you are always looking for ways to take your lawns to the next level. One way to do this is by using what the turf professionals use, Plant Growth Regulators. Used on golf courses and sports grounds across the world, Plant Growth Regulators commonly known as PGR’s, are now available in an economical size to use in your own back garden.

Summer Grass Weeds

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Summer Grass Weeds

Not all weeds can be easily treated with common broadleaf herbicides. Some, mainly summer grass weeds, require a specific herbicide product for treatment.

Calibrate Your Sprayer

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How to Calibrate Your Sprayer

When using specialised lawn care products on your lawn, calibrating your sprayer is important to ensure the correct amount of product is applied to your lawn size. In this blog, we look at how to calibrate your sprayer and how to apply a few different commercial grade lawn care products.

Lawn Weed Removal

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The Lawn Weed Removal Guide

If you mow your lawn correctly and frequently, you should manage to avoid the invasion of most weeds. But if you have found that some of these undesirable weeds have infiltrated your lawn, then there is a few methods for weed removal.

Crowsfoot

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Crowsfoot (Eleusine Indica)

Crowsfoot is known by many names, but one of the most common it goes by here in Australia is Crabgrass.

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How To Create A Home Putting Green

Are you a keen sports enthusiast and want to practice your putting skills at home? We have put together a couple of tips on how you can create a putting green at home!

Aerate your Lawn

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Why It’s Important To Aerate Your Lawn

Your grass needs space, below ground, to take in air, nutrients and water. Your lawns’ roots need to ‘breathe’.

Water deeper and less frequent for better results

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Water Saving Tips For The Lawn And Garden

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!

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How To Dethatch Your Lawn

Dethatching will help to remove this layer so that air and nutrients are able to reach your soil base and can more effectively feed your lawn. Reducing thatch also prevents water log in your roots and allows proper drainage, this will help to prevent the risk of fungal issues.

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What Is Core Aeration? Should I Core My Lawn?

Unlike regular aeration, where solid tines simply punch holes in the ground, core aeration removes a plug of soil from your lawn at the same time. Plug or core aerators do this by using hollow tines that puncture the surface and then pull the plugs from the ground on their way back out.

Couch and Buffalo Lawns

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Couch And Buffalo

Both Couch and Buffalo grasses are great performers, but how do you know if one variety is better suited to your area? In this blog, we look at the key characteristics of both couch and buffalo grasses to help you choose the right variety for your area.

Buffalo and Zoysia lawns

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Buffalo And Zoysia

With so many different types of grass available it can be difficult to know which one is right for you, your home, and your family. In this blog, we take a close look at both buffalo and zoysia grasses to help you find your perfect lawn.

Charlie Albone

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Getting To Know Charlie Albone

Do you know where Charlie Albone was born? We think the answer might surprise you…

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The Secret To Achieving That Perfect Bowling Green Look

Have you ever wondered how bowling green grass is maintained? Or have you wanted to create your own bowling green look in your garden? Well, here’s how it’s done…

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Good Guys Bad Guys Bug Guide

Some bugs are good, some bugs are great! But how do you know what type of bugs are bad for your lawn? We’ve put together a guide on what bugs you should leave in your lawn and what you should look out for.

Couch Grass

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Couch Grass in Focus

Couch grass (known as Bermuda grass in the US) is a warm season grass that is native to most areas of the eastern hemisphere. These grasses are commonly known to be highly drought and wear tolerant.

Weed wands and weed pullers

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Weed Wands And Weed Pullers

Weed wands and weed pullers are a great way to remove unwanted weeds from your lawn. To help you know when you should use each of these, we have put together a guide on the dos and don’ts of weed pullers and weed wands.

Zoysia Grass

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Zoysia Grass In Focus

Zoysia grasses are commonly known to be highly drought and wear tolerant. Most Zoysia grass types are well-adapted to tropical, sub-tropical and warm temperate climates in Australia.

Clover

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How To Conquer Clover

Clover may be a lucky charm, but you may not be so lucky to have it infest your lawn. It is a common lawn-weed and as far as weeds go on the ease-of-eradication-scale; clover is simple to control in most cases.

Buffalo Grass

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Buffalo Grass In Focus

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.

Common Lawn Weeds

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10 Common Lawn Weeds | Can You Guess Them All?

Can you identify all these common lawn weeds? We take a look at a few common lawn weeds that might be growing in your grass and what you can do to remove them.

Controlled Release Fertilisers

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What Are Controlled Release Fertilisers?

Healthy, resilient turf needs adequate nutrition and that’s why applying the right fertiliser product is so important.

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Is Urine Burn Ruining Your Lawn?

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.

TurfGro – Bulk Soil Minimum Order 6m3

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Soil’s Aren’t Soils | The Key to Healthy Soil

Many homeowners ask the question, “What’s wrong with my grass?” 9 times out of 10 the people you ask for help, whether it be your friend, your local nursery, the guy mowing the house next door, or the hardware store, they will ask you, “how much water do you give your grass” or “do you fertilise enough?”

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The Most Frequently Asked Lawn Questions

All Turf Solutions receives all sorts of lawn questions from lawn lovers with many asking similar things. To help make the answers to these lawn questions easier to find, we’ve decided to answer them all in one convenient place!

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5 Steps To A Pet Friendly Lawn

Our gardens are our pets window to the outside world, with many sniffs to smell and places to run. To keep our lawns safe for our four-legged friends there are five simple steps that you can take to make your outdoor space pet friendly.

winter lawn weeds

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How To Combat Winter Lawn Weeds

Winter weeds can be a real nuisance and undo all the hard work you put into getting your lawn looking superb during the warmer months.

Sunlight and Grass

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Why Sunlight and Grass Are the Perfect Pair

The growth of grass is heavily dependent on the amount of sunlight the lawn receives.

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How Low Can You Mow? | Winter Mowing

Mowing your lawn at a higher height will allow for better photosynthesis and food supply to your lawn.

Dry Patch & Heat Stress

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Dry Patch & Heat Stress

This is a common problem when our summer temperatures increase on established and new lawns under 6-12 months old.

Lawn Grubs

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Lawn Grubs

This page will help you to identify various types of pests and provide some advice on how to easily manage them yourself.

couch mite

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Couch Mite

Couchgrass mites are active where ever couchgrass is grown. For the most part, common couchgrass is the most susceptible while the vegetative…

lawn treatment

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Fungicides | Treatment & Prevention

Unfortunately, when the conditions are right, usually damp and humid, fungal disease could appear in your lawn. These such conditions have been common in many areas across Australia in recent months.

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Lawn Nutrition & Fertilising

We often get asked “what is the best fertiliser to use?” and the answer is not always as straight forward as you might think.

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Weed Control

Weeds commonly appear in areas where the lawn is not as healthy. This may be caused by excessive shade causing thinning, high wear areas or poor nutrition.

Erosion & Sediment Control

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Erosion & Sediment Control

Turfgrass is the ultimate natural erosion & sediment control measure for your project.

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Natural Grass vs Artificial Turf

The grass is always greener on the other side, but is that natural or artificial turf you’re eyeing over there?

Laying Lawn

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How To Install Your New Lawn

You should always lay your new turf last when you are landscaping your garden.

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DIY Turf Installation

This handy guide has been prepared to help you get the best result for your lawn installation in Brisbane, Ipswich & the Gold Coast.

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