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...

Coarse Grass in Lawns

Coarse Grass in Lawns

Coarse grasses such as Paspalum, Kikuyu, Couch/Twitch, Poa, Barley, in fine turf lawns can be a difficult to con...

Red Thread

Red Thread

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

Grass Grub

Grass Grub

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

Brown Patch

Brown Patch

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

Porina Caterpillar

Porina Caterpillar

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

Fusarium

Fusarium

Fusarium is a fungal disease of lawns. It causes grass leaves to loose colour, brown and die. Fusarium patches a...

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 ...

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...