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…

Armyworm is in town

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

A common problem with new lawns in late spring and early summer is the production of seed heads. These growths are woody and tough, and the mower tends to leave a lot behind, so a sharp machine is essential. Mature lawns which are well looked after seed a lot less.Seed heads are also caused by…

Spring Checklist

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 the heat of summer hits Perth. Spring is the time to get them back into shape and prepared to…

Winter 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…

Seed Potatoes

When to grow – Autumn and spring. Potatoes do not like frost so if you can avoid fost problems they can be grown all through winter. Potatoes are prone to more diseases if grown in summer.

Lawn Patch Repair Kit

Now there is no reason why you can’t have a 100% fully covered lawn. Gone are the days when we struggled with inefficient lawn seed and had to live with unsightly bare patches in our own rolling green landscape. In just 3 steps Lawn Doctor’s Patch Repair Kit can give you the perfect lawn. Lawn…