What is Citrus Gall Wasp?

Citrus gall wasp is a pest that affects all citrus species. Citrus tree owners are encouraged to implement control measures on their property to reduce the threat to the citrus industry in Western Australia and continue to enjoy home-grown citrus fruit. Citrus gall wasp (Bruchophagus fellis) is an Australian native insect from northern NSW and Queensland and…

What’s the best lawn for kids and pets?

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…

Is your lawn ready for winter?

Just like you would prepare a winter wardrobe or get your firewood or heating organised for winter, your lawn too needs to be prepared to manage the cold days of winter. If your lawn has some weeds or isn’t quite as thick as it was before summer, then now is the time to act and…

How to lay turf in wet weather

When laying turf in wet weather, you can take a few extra simple steps to ensure you get the best results. Ground preparation for turf When preparing an area for turf we recommend using a non-selective herbicide like Roundup or Zero. When spraying is best to wait for a break in rainfall. This will help…

How low can you mow?

Mowing in Winter Mowing your lawn at a higher height will allow for better photosynthesis and food supply to your lawn Our warm season lawns have slowed down in most states as the temperatures have decreased. Your lawn won’t completely stop growing through the winter in Australia, it will just grow at a much slower…

You can’t fake real turf

Real grass or fake grass? Obviously, we prefer the real deal here at Lawn Doctor. But there are significant reasons why real or natural grass is a far better option than going artificial. Temperature Artificial grass gets scorching hot! It will warm up in the sun, with studies showing startling observations up to 93-degrees in…

How do I remove Nutgrass from my lawn?

Nutgrass (Cyperus rotundus) Nutgrass, a noxious weed, is part of the Sedge weed family which also includes Mullumbimby Couch. Nutgrass gets its name from the nut-like tubers found on the roots (rhizomes) of the plant. Nutgrass is identifiable as it is usually a lighter green than the rest of your lawn and tends to grow…

What to feed your lawn in Autumn

Essential Lawn Nutrients for Autumn In this article we take a closer look at lawn nutrient requirements during the autumn period and how to address these needs before the cold sets in. A lawn needs oxygen, nutrient and water, along with sunlight in order to photosynthesise. With all of these elements considered and readily available…

Humic and fulvic acid

Using Humic and Fulvic Acid on your Lawn

Good lawn and garden care requires the right nutrient combination. Are you struggling to keep your lawn looking it’s best all year round? Perhaps you have a mineral deficiency in your soil (this is a common issue in our sandy Perth soils!). Aside from the traditional NPK nutrients, there are several materials that help with…

Back to Basics: Lawn Care Essentials

Lawns need sunlight, water, oxygen, and nutrient to thrive. In this blog, we are getting back to the lawn care basics and looking at what it is you need to do to provide these key elements to your lawn so it can flourish. Aeration – Your lawn needs air! We talk about lawn aeration a…