THE LAWN GENIUS.
Keeper of all lawn knowledge. Saviour of all lawns.
The Lawn Genius has the answers you seek and cannot be stumped. While his solutions to the most common lawn problems can be found below, he has also devised a series of simple problem solvers which you’re free to use. And, if you still need help, just email him at: [email protected]
LAWN CARE: General Q & As
Can you share your secret '5 Easy Steps to Lawn Care'? Pleeeease?
- Mow and edge regularly
- Water your lawn as needed (if you’re not using a sprinkler during hot periods you aren’t watering enough)
- Fertilise 2-3 times a year with All Rounder
- Kill your weeds before they seed (for most this is July/August)
- Learn to love your lawn by spending time on it, they are there to be used for bbq’s and games but also home picnics, yoga, camping, painting, the list just goes on and on. Rethink what indoor activities you can take outdoors.
When should I fertilise my lawn?
Lawns need food just like us to grow and develop. While many people associate fertilising with more mowing it doesn’t have to be that way if the right application program and the right product is used. We recommend using LawnPlay Renovate to kick start your season in Spring, but don’t go rushing out the first day of spring, this varies from state to state and year to year so the best indicator is temperature. Wait till you see regular night time temperatures above 10 degrees to get the best results. If you’re lucky enough to live where it doesn’t get that cold then the first day of Spring is go time.
12 weeks after this we recommend an application of LawnPlay All Rounder, then one more All Rounder in Autumn before temperatures start to drop at night (around April). That is a lot to remember though so if you think you might need a reminder, signup to our monthly newsletters and we’ll remind you
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When should I water my lawn?
How much and how often should I water my lawn?
The frequency depends on many factors such as temperature, wind, soil type, trees and how fast it’s growing. So, for us to tell you how often is near on impossible. It’s best to water deeply and then check each day to see what the moisture is like, if the soil crumbles or your lawn looks grey/blue then it’s time to water. When your learning how to properly water your lawn it’s good to use a shovel or a knife to cut open your lawn and see how deep the water as gone in. Most people are surprised when they see how little it goes in. Finally, hand held triggers don’t put out a lot of water so unless you have a lot of time invest in a sprinkler and a timer.
WEEDS: The Most (un)Popular Problems
I have lots of weeds in my lawn what should I do?
Don’t worry. They’ll soon be gone. Just use our Weed Problem Solver. It will help you first identify the weeds your having a problem with and then recommend the right solution (pun intended, ha).
How do I get rid of bindies in my lawn?
How do I get rid of the clover in my lawn?
How can I get rid of sedge and/or nutgrass in my lawns?
Nutgrass is actually a sedge itself, sedges being a family of grass-like weeds. Being from a different family it needs a different solution. Tempra is a herbicide perfect for knocking out sedge. We know our enemy really well and sedges have glossy leaves which can cause the droplets of herbicide to roll off so the addition of a surfactant like Wetout is recommended to act as a sticker.
Do weed killers (herbicides) also hurt my lawn?
No that would be silly. While we have some herbicides in stock that are total herbicides (kill lots of things) we don’t recommend these for use on the lawn. Selective herbicides like Turf Control are the go-to on lawns, they selectively kill weeds out of lawn. In some cases, there may be some discolouration depending on turf variety but this disappears with a quick fertilise or over time.
HOW TO FIX: Bad Looking Lawns
I have all these weird spots on my lawn?
My lawn just grows too fast. How do I slow it down?
My lawn looks rather 'patchy'. What can I do to fix it?
PESKY PESTS: Wave Them Goodbye
My lawn is being attacked by bugs? Help!
Always good to know your enemy before you go into battle. Check out our Pest Problem Solver, to identify your pest and product solution. Don’t forget if the damage is bad it will need a feed to help it repair.