A hot, wet summer has wreaked havoc on many a proud lawn.
Never fear, South Nowra lawn afficionado Sam Bruzzese has all the information you need to get your lawn back in tip-top shape.
Mr Bruzzese discovered his love of a lush lawn when he purchased his first home eight years ago.
"I could see how great my neighbours' lawns made their property look, and the sense of pride in something they nurtured," he said.
He started out knowing nothing except that the grass had to be cut and given the odd water.
Since then, he's delved deep into the art of lawn maintenance and now tends the best lawn on his street.
Even this summer's heavy rains haven't been able to dampen his lawn's lustre.
"This season was a bit busier for me as I completed a lawn renovation that kept me occupied most of the early period," he said.
"Once the rains settled in, mixed with the heat, the lawns grew quicker than they could dry. This isn't ideal, but like anything, you have to take the good with the bad."
Mr Bruzzese said in wet conditions it was important to take advantage of any dry period to get on top of the lawn, even if that means mowing one day and edging the next.
If you can do that, the rain can be a friend, rather than a foe, to your lawn.
"Those little extra goodies and minerals in those little wet droplets of treasure can greatly improve your lawn," Mr Bruzzese said.
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Mr Bruzzese said if you stick to the basics, lawn glory is well within reach.
"Keep sharp blades on your mower, you don't want to be ripping your grass," he said.
"Mow once or twice a week and water deeply two to three times a week. Giving your lawn a quick little spritz won't actually give your roots the good drink it needs - one to one and half hours each time is sufficient.
"Throw a slow release fertiliser down every eight to 12 weeks."
If you suspect your current lawn might be a write-off, a lawn renovation is the way to go.
"It's a huge job - you need to scarify, dethatch and aerate - so grab a mate," Mr Bruzzese said.
"And lastly, but certainly not least, edging! A nice clean edge makes or breaks a freshly cut lawn.
"If you dont, it's like getting ready for a night out with your fresh new outfit on, then you don't bother doing your hair. Gross."