The Best Native Grasses For The Australian Climate
Aussie Aussie Aussie, Oi Oi Oi…! There’s a good argument for growing native Australian grass: it does well here because it belongs here.  We live in a country of climatic extremes, so native grasses that flourish in any given zone do so for one common reason: they’ve adapted to suit the prevailing weather and soil conditions. They’re generally tough, hardy, robust and tolerant.   For whatever reason, when talking of new lawns, different types of couch grass are often a customer’s first thoughts.  And, while there’s no doubt couch makes great lawns, there are many Australian grasses that are just[...]
How To Identify The Type Of Lawn In Your Yard
Maybe you’ve moved into a new home, and it has a beautiful, established lawn.  Of course, now it’s  yours to keep it that way!  Or, maybe you’ve lived in your home for a long time, but have made yourself a new year’s resolution to put some extra effort into creating a beautiful lawn.  Either way, it’s really important to know what type of grass you have before you launch into fertilizing or even routine maintenance.   Why? because different turf types have different requirements when it comes to mowing, feeding, watering and even wear and tear.   With so many[...]
Lawn Envy- How To Obtain The Perfect Lawn
Let’s be honest: we all want a perfect lawn.  And most of us know somebody who’s got one, and we envy it like mad.  If only there was some way to create our own little paradise like that… Is it possible?  Yes!  Is it hard?  Not as hard as you might think!  In fact, many of us put that perfect, soft, green lawn in the ‘too-hard basket’ without really even giving it a proper shot!  After all, lawn care and maintenance isn’t rocket science – what you need is an excellent base product, correct care routines, dedication and some elbow[...]
Keeping The Bugs At Bay – Best And Safest Pesticides For Grass
There’s nothing more frustrating and disappointing than seeing dead, brown patches appear in your beautiful, green buffalo turf.  All that hard work you’ve put into your lawn, the manicuring, the watering, the weeding….and now look!  Parts of it appear to be dying…   Don’t throw up your hands in despair – the unsightly brown patches in your lawn may well be due to pests, not buffalo grass diseases.  And, in this case, the problem is relatively easy to fix (watch out grubs and beetles…)! So, how do I know what it is that’s chewing it’s way through my grass? The[...]
What Time Of Day Should I Water My Lawn?
Morning, midday or evening… when is the best time to water my grass? Obviously, to maintain that perfect, lush, green lawn, you’re going to have to water it.  That’s not rocket science.  However, as a responsible home owner, it’s important, for two reasons, to understand when is the best time to water your lawn – firstly, because you want to do what’s best for the grass itself, and secondly, because you want to do what’s best for your back pocket! Well here are a few tips that will help you get the best out of nature’s resource, as well as[...]
Which Turf Is Best For Small Yards? Our Top Picks!
A lot of homes these days have remarkably small yards, with very limited grass area.  And seeing as it’s not something we can change, the only option is to make the best of it!  This means choosing the correct turf for a small area – you want your lawn, whatever its size, to be a slice of paradise. There are a few key things to consider when deciding which turf is best for your small garden.  It pays to take a bit of extra time to make sure you pick the best option for your place, that way you’ll enjoy[...]
What Is The Best Type Of Grass For Kids With Allergies?
We all know that kids love playing outdoors.  And that’s how it should be.  Fresh air, sunshine and interaction with nature are all hugely important to their normal physical and mental development. That’s why we need kid-friendly gardens – ones that are safe for them to play in, learn and enjoy. It’s obvious that for a yard to be child-friendly, we need to put a fence around the pool, a cover over the fish pond or maybe deal with pesky ants or spiders.  These are things that could be potential hazards and harm our little people.  But hang on! what[...]
Do I Really Need to Invest in New Soil to Plant my Turf?
Growing a healthy, happy lawn is something that many of us strive for and want for our homes. Giving your turf the best start will ensure that you have the best success possible with your turf over the course of it’s lifetime. One of the most common question asked about how to install turf is whether or not you need to invest in all new soil for the turf to be planted in. In order to provide you with the best advice, there are a few things to take into consideration: The type of soil currently in your garden. If[...]
How Much Water Is Too Much Water? A Guide To Getting It Right
Water is a key component in the care of our lawn. Too little water, as in situations of drought, or a forgetful homeowner and the grass simply dries up and dies. Too much water can also be problematic and cause the grass to drown. Knowing how much water is too much water will ensure you have a beautiful, healthy lawn. Here’s a few things to consider when watering your lawn. Where you live The first factor in how much water you need to provide your lawn, is how much rain and moisture is already provided by mother nature. If you[...]
Choosing the Right Grass for Your Home
Deciding on which variety of turf to choose can be overwhelming, especially with such a large variety readily available on the Australian market. There are many different factors that go into the decision and knowing which grasses are best for your area, and which ones will simply take too much time and effort to keep alive will play a part in deciding which one is best for you. One of the best ways to ensure that your lawn is as successful as possible is to go with native Australian grasses. By using native grasses, you can rest assured that they[...]

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