We see this question quite regularly and it is a bit of a minefield out there as to which products you should use, but it doesn’t have to be. Both fertiliser options, either liquid or granular, can play an important part of your lawn care routine. But it is important to understand the benefits of […]


While lawn edging is a functional addition to prevent your grass from infiltrating your gardens, its important it looks great as well. All your hard work has your lawn looking in top shape. But it never quite looks as good as the guy down the street who has his lawn immaculately finished off with a […]


Successful establishment of all lawn types relies on proper soil preparation. Preparation for establishing a lawn usually begins after construction activities have finished, or before topsoil has been introduced. Without preparing your soil properly, your lawn can suffer from poor soil drainage, compaction, pH or fertility problems that could have otherwise been simply prevented. By […]


Is your lawn growing like crazy all of a sudden? This is your lawns spring growth surge Spring is the time when the flowers are blooming, and your gardens are beginning to sing. As soon as the temperatures rise consistently into the optimum range for growth, plants will experience a growth surge and your lawns […]


The grass is getting too long and is in desperate need of a haircut. It’s time to pull out the mower and do the weekend lawn mow. You have checked there is fuel and the blades are sharp, so you are ready to pull the cord. One pull, two pulls… ten frustrated pulls (insert expletives […]


Spring Dead Spot Fungal Pathogen – Ophiosphaerella korrae Spring dead spot is a turf disease that appears as bleached patches in your lawn, ranging from just a few centimetres in size to large patches sometimes over 1 metre in diameter. The fungal pathogen attacks the roots, stolons and rhizomes of couch grass. The roots will […]


Fairy rings appear as large round patches of discoloured turf, with the perimeter of the patch usually being bright green with a ring of mushrooms around it. We are seeing a few cases of this around Newcastle at the moment What is Fairy Ring? A ring of fairies dancing… well not quite, but folklores of the […]


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 […]


  Have we reached a point where technological improvements in batteries are enough that large battery-operated machinery like lawn mowers have now become viable? With the push towards cleaner energy consumption and the use of machinery that has less of a negative impact on the environment, the age of battery operated gardening tools was always […]


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 […]