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...

Melting out

Melting out

Melting out is fungal disease that can rapidly cause browning out of areas of lawn.

Lawn Nitrogen Deficiency

Lawn Nitrogen Deficiency

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

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...

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 ...

Humics and Soil Organic Matter

Humics and Soil Organic Matter

Humics are organic matter containing a range of acids known as humic acids. This organic matter has been shown t...

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...

Pet Urine

Pet Urine

The urine of pets such as cats and dogs contains high levels of nitrogen. If they urinate on lawns the nitrogen ...

Brown Patch

Brown Patch

Brown patch is a fungal disease of lawns causing small discoloured patches that grow to large patches of dead gr...

Acid Lawn Soil

Acid Lawn Soil

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

Grass Grub

Grass Grub

Grass grub is found throughout New Zealand and is considered New Zealand's major lawn pest. It attacks the roots...

Alkaline Lawn Soil

Alkaline Lawn Soil

Alkaline lawn soil encourages some weeds, restricts the lawn grasses ability to absorb certain nutrients and can...

Porina Caterpillar

Porina Caterpillar

The porina caterpillar causes similar damage to lawn grass and pastures as grass grub. However it tends to feed ...

Kikuyu

Kikuyu

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

Red Thread

Red Thread

Red thread infects the leaves of grasses causing irregular patches of dead or dying grass on lawns. The fringes ...