Solve Common Turf Problems

Take care of trouble spots and brown patches on the lawn with low-impact fixes and zap weeds with solutions that really work.

Turf problems

Lack of water

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Lack of water turns grass brown. Soak with 30mm of water, repeat in a few days then weekly.


Ants create piles of soil. Scatter with a rake, pour boiling water in the holes and reseed the bare spots.

Dollar spot

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Dollar spot starts as dots of dead grass. Rake out the thatch then aerate and fertilise the lawn.

Brown patch

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Brown patch is a fungal disease. Reseed affected areas, aerate the soil and avoid afternoon watering.

Lawn weeds


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Dandelion flowers turn into white puffs of seed. Dig up the roots and mow before seeds appear.


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Bindies are annuals with sharp, prickly seeds. Remove them by hand or use a chemical spray.

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