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Soil Jar Test for Superintendent

Soil is comprised of soil particles, organic matter, water, air and living organisms, all of which are important to the overall health of the soil and your lawn that grows in it. There are three primary soil particles, Sand, Silt and Clay and different ratios of these make up the soils texture. Texture relates to... Read more
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Shallow Renovation (Buffalo & Cool Season)

This process is intended to improve your lawns finish, remove some of the brown layer making it less spongy, lowering the crown of the plants stem back closer to the soil, allowing a season of fresh lush growth.  It’s something that must be carried out during its growing season. The dormancy period is quite stressful... Read more
Couch Renovation

Deep Renovation (Couch, Kikuyu & Zoysia)

This process is intended to improve your lawns finish, remove as much of the brown layer as possible making it less spongy, lowering the crown of the plants stem back close to the soil, allowing a season of fresh lush growth.  It’s something that must be carried out during its growing season in the warmer... Read more

Preventative Disease Management

If your anything like me in winter during the dormancy of my lawn, I’m “toey” and a Roman sandal for my lawn to finally wake out of dormancy.  This year just gone, not so much excited, I knew I was in for a ride having a couple of diseases appear badly during dormancy (the worst... Read more

Oils aint Oils, Prill aint Prill, Granular Fertilisers?

As our lawns are improving they’re becoming shorter and with  tighter canopies as we push our Lawn Addict boundaries, the prill of your granular fertiliser you were using, now is too big and it wont penetrate your lawn to where its needed. Its time to re-evaluate your granular fertiliser. There are varying grades of granular... Read more

Nutrients, What about them?

Fertiliser Nutrients and their role. For normal growth your lawn needs 16 essential nutrients for healthy development. Some of these nutrients are needed in much larger quantities than others, but regardless of the quantities, they are all crucial to the growth.  These nutrients are essentially categorised into two groups.  Macronutrients are 9 of these nutrients... Read more

pH Adjustment made simple!

Altering the pH of your soil In a previous article we loosely discussed the impact of the pH of your soil and how easily it can affect the nutrient uptake of your lawn.  So, it’s got the better of you, and you have either brought a litmus test or an electronic meter, either one is... Read more

The Affects of pH and Nutrient availability on your lawn

Nutrient Availability Vs PH Read more

Humic and Fulvic Acids, UMX Liquid

In recent years there’s been a lot of talk around the use of Humic and Fulvic Acids, they are natural compounds or acids that occur naturally in small amounts in organic matter like compost.  We can apply additional amounts of Humic and Fulvic Acids through some kelp products such as our KELPRO product hosed into... Read more

Lawn Chemical Sprayer Calibration

Applying foliar applications whether it’s a Herbicide, Insecticide, Fungicide or even a liquid like Special Fex Fertiliser is something we all at some point need to do. However, it isn’t that easy to do if you don’t know what your doing, yet very easy with practice.  The key to any good foliar application is evenness... Read more