Lawn Nitrogen Deficiency

Lawn Nitrogen Deficiency

Lawn grasses, like other plants, need nitrogen as an essential element in healthy growth. Nitrogen deficient law...

Lawn Phosphorous Deficiency

Lawn Phosphorous Deficiency

Phosphorous is essential for the health of lawn grass as well as other plants in the garden. Slow growth, dead p...

Lawn Potassium Deficiency

Lawn Potassium Deficiency

Potassium is essential for healthy growth of lawn grasses. Symptoms of potassium deficiency include wilting and ...

Acid Lawn Soil

Acid Lawn Soil

Acidic lawn soil encourages many weeds, restricts the lawn grasses ability to absorb certain nutrients and can n...

Excessive Lawn Thatch

Excessive Lawn Thatch

Thatch is the dense spongy layer at the base of your lawn made up of tightly interwoven or compacted stems, leav...

Hydrocotyle

Hydrocotyle

Hydrocotyle is a creeping weed commonly found in lawns throughout New Zealand.

Moss

Moss

Growth of moss is usually associated with poor drainage, shade, low nutrient level and/or acidic soil.

Bare Patches

Bare Patches

Bare patches in lawns can have many causes, the most common causes are described here. First the cause must be a...

Wear and Tear

Wear and Tear

Lawns will get worn where there is regular traffic due to physical damage to the lawn grass and compaction of th...

Calcium Deficiency

Calcium Deficiency

Calcium is one of the essential macro nutrients that plants need for healthy growth. Calcium is rarely deficient...

Trace Elements Deficiency

Trace Elements Deficiency

Trace elements or micro elements are those that plants need in very small quantities for healthy growth. Trace e...

Dollar Spot

Dollar Spot

Dollar spot is a fungal disease of lawns that causes small brown 'dollar size' patches on lawns.

Fairy Rings

Fairy Rings

Fairy rings are rings of darker green that spread in lawns and turf. There may also be mushrooms growing from th...

Pythium Blight Greasy Spot

Pythium Blight Greasy Spot

Pythium blight, also known as grease spot, can be a highly destructive lawn grass disease, especially on rye gr...

Lawn Soil Compaction

Lawn Soil Compaction

Compacted lawn soils can cause water puddling, low water retention and low oxygen levels in the soil and prevent...

Kikuyu

Kikuyu

Kikuyu is a creeping grass that can quickly spread and become a nuisance in your garden. However, Kikuyu can be ...

Snow Mould

Snow Mould

Snow mould is a fungal disease of lawns. I causes grass leaves to loose colour and die. Snow mould patches are c...