Free Water Catch Cups

Lawn Doctor Turf Shop are giving away free water catch cups to help you drought proof your lawn. Just come in store and get your free catch cups and advice on how to use them. Catch Cups are vital to being able to measure the water output from your reticulation. They will make it easy…

Guildford Grass – Onion Grass

Guildford Grass What is Guildford Grass Guildford Grass is also known as Onion Grass. It is a thin wiry weed that is very difficult to control due to it having a corm that can survive underground in hot, dry temperatures. It is not a broad leafed weed do cannot be controlled with your normal broad…

The World’s most drought tolerant turf grass

  The world’s most drought tolerant grass is now available in Perth. A trial was conducted by Melbourne Polytechnic to determine if TifTuf shows the same drought tolerance in Australia that it has shown in America. In American it has proven to use 38% less water on average than other varieties. The possibilities for this…

Armyworms are in Perth

Armyworm is around town, showing up in Perth lawns. If your turf looks like an army is chewing on the leaves, or you notice moths at night, have a look in the edge of the eaten grass and see if you can spot them. They won’t be in the area they have already eaten, they…

Insects eating your lawn

There a few different types of grubs that can affect your lawn.   These include those laid by moths and those laid by beetles. The beetle variety can be easier to break the life cycle because you can kill the adult beetle, while the ones laid by moths can be more difficult as the adult…

Seed Heads in Lawns

Seed Heads in Lawns A common problem with new lawns in late spring and early summer is the production of seed heads. Seeding is a natural part of the reproduction cycle. Even though the newer lawn varieties are hybrids with sterile seeds – they will still seed. Lawn seeds are woody and tough, and the…

Spring Checklist

Spring Lawn Guide Our Spring Lawn Guide can help get your lawn in shape and ready for water restrictions. Most lawns coming out of winter will be looking a bit sad and sorry. They will lack vigour and colour and with water restrictions and not much rainfall it is important that this is improved before…

Winter Lawn Checklist

Just because winter is here doesn’t mean we can completely forget about the lawn, especially if we have one of the new soft leaf buffalo varieties that are capable of good winter colour and vigour if looked after correctly. The ideal is to create conditions that encourage a strong root growth allowing your lawn to…