Beware fake news – Bindii prickle aka Onehunga, Jo-Jo

Yes folks there’s an imposter out there, masquerading around and frightening lawn owners out there all over the suburbs. What’s it trying to be? Well it’s trying to be its big bad brother Bindii but its only little sister Cotula folks. Hey, it’s even so fake it’s kind of a sunflower! Admittedly they are both …

Know your products limitations and special performance abilities

No one size doesn’t necessarily fit all. So, you’ve got a Winter weed problem, Clover, Flatweed, Bindii Prickle, and there’s even a few that look bad but you have no idea what they are. Most probably they are all under the general term of broadleaf weeds and will be pretty much cleared up with one …

What kind of lawn do we need?

It’s a question often asked of me. My research has been well and truly done over the last 30 years and I am still learning and refining my skillset. You, the recipient lawn owner need to do your research if you are choosing one yourself or alternatively if engaging a Landscaper, Lawn installation company you …

Wet Weather Spraying Policy

It’s going to rain tonight/tomorrow, will the spray wash off? The lawn is wet, won’t the spray just slide off the weeds? It rained ½ an hour after you left, won’t you have to do it again? My lawn got mowed the day after you sprayed, you will have to come back and re-spray won’t …

Insect control Autumn 2021

Well late Summer and Autumn 2021 saw the most aggressive onset of our dreaded cutworm types I have known since 1991. Late season humidity and moisture saw incredible Sod Webworm and Lawn Armyworm activity. Rumours abound that we have another cutworm type called Fall Armyworm in the state. Perhaps the most alarming trend in this …

Lawn vs Shade

Shade is the variable in and around your lawn surface. It’s moveable either via the sun moving high across the sky in the hottest months closer to the Summer solstice (longest daylight hours) or lower in the northern sky as we get closer to the Winter Solstice (shortest day). It moves as we add structures …

Best looking lawn in the street

Want the best lawn in the street? Well thanks very much, you taken the first step and you’ve commissioned me to provide the blue-print and service to achieve exactly that. Years ago I used to see myself as the magician, I had the attitude that I could come into almost any situation and cast a …

Winter Is Coming

Wintergrass Pre-Emergent Control Just a quick reminder that the Pre-Emergent Wintergrass season is coming to an end.  However, throughout June, July and August we can still adequately give you Pre and Post Emergent protection, but best timing for 100% effective spray application is purely Pre-Emergent before mid-May. Post Emergent Wintergrass spraying comprises of 2 applications …

Diy vs Licensed Contractor

So, you’re after a solution with a particular lawn issue you have, or even anticipate having with your lawn? Even that first line conjures up all kinds of issues.   Firstly, is the problem on your lawn, in your lawn or around your lawn? Diagnosis The first step is the diagnosis.  Google can be a great …