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How to Identify Kikuyu Grass
Kikuyu grass is a fast-growing, lush and vibrant lawn type. While many people choose to have Kikuyu specially installed in their gardens, it may also start to pop up in unwanted areas such as garden beds. As such, it’s important to learn how to identify Kikuyu grass so you can know when to leave it and when to remove it.  How to Identify Kikuyu Grass  If you suspect you have Kikuyu Grass growing in your garden, here are a few tips to help identify it.  Know How Kikuyu Grass Grows  Kikuyu grass is a rough, perennial, drought-resistant lawn grass that[...]
Why Removing Debris to Make Room for Your New Lawn Is a Step You Don’t Want to Forget!
It’s the time of year when a fresh, green, thriving lawn is simply the best thing ever. The neighbour’s lawn looks absolutely smashing and your only thought is, “How can I get me one of those?”   Well, without going into how much actual work is most likely going into maintaining that spectacular lawn, we can help you get prepared for a fresh, new lawn especially if you’re thinking about investing in new turf.   There are quite a number of steps to preparing for your new lawn and removing debris is one you really don’t want to forget! Let’s learn a[...]
Which types of turf are best for shady areas? | Shade Tolerant Turf
If your yard doesn’t get much direct sunlight, you may want to consider a shade tolerant turf variety. Choosing grass that can withstand low light increases its chances of survival and keeps your mind at ease.  If you’re unsure whether you need a shade-tolerant grass, consider:  The amount of tree cover on your lawn  If there are surrounding buildings that routinely block direct sunlight  If you’re living in an area that has a naturally cloudy climate  How the light changes depending on the time of day  How the light changes depending on the season  Once you’ve established whether or not your lawn might require a shade-tolerant grass, you can start[...]
Your Guide to Laying Turf in Spring
Spring is the perfect time of year to lay turf in Australia. While it’s true that your lawn can be installed at any time of year, the warming weather and potential for new growth in spring makes it an ideal time to start the process. The benefits of installing your lawn in spring Installing your lawn in spring has many benefits. Spring is the time of the year for new growth, when new foliage is blooming, and shoots are sprouting. The weather is also warming up gradually and there’s adequate rainfall to provide your lawn with the water it needs.[...]
How to Prepare Your Lawn for Spring
Spring is just around the corner, and now is the perfect time to get your lawn in perfect shape for when the warmer months arrive. Giving your lawn the care and attention it needs now will really help it thrive when spring arrives! Here are some of the best ways to get your lawn care in order for spring.   Take control of weeds While you may associate weeds such as bindiis with the summer, they actually begin to germinate in the winter. For this reason, it is essential to get on top of them during winter, before they come[...]
How To Remove Kikuyu Grass From Garden Beds And Pathways
Our guide to Controlling Invasive Grasses There’s no doubt about it; Kikuyu is a robust and fast-growing grass that can cause havoc in the domestic garden. Although it’s beautifully green, hardy and grows vigorously, it can become a problem if it starts spreading into garden beds and invading other turf varieties. The burning question is how to remove Kikuyu grass while protecting the surrounding vegetation. Kikuyu is tough, perennial and fast-spreading (by both seeds and runners), all of which make it challenging to beat!   About Kikuyu Grass Kikuyu is a perennial, warm-season grass, native to East Africa. It’s a[...]
Why Is My Buffalo Grass Turning Brown?
Why Is My Buffalo Grass Turning Brown? When buffalo grass is beginning to turn brown it can be a big concern for homeowners. Fear not! There are a few harmless reasons why your buffalo grass could be turning brown: it may be a natural part of the lifecycle of the lawn it may be an inherent trait of the Buffalo Grass tyle. If that explains why your buffalo grass is turning brown, then you’re in luck! If it’s not, it’s possible that your grass is turning brown because of a lack of lawn care. Let’s discuss how to fix it.[...]
Nara Grass: Why We Love Australia’s Homegrown Turf
Nara Grass is becoming a general favourite with many Aussie homeowners. From our harsh and salty coasts to our foothills to our drought-prone central regions, Nara is not only growing but thriving! That’s why Australians love Nara Grass: it’s the homegrown turf that’s been developed on our own soil, designed to suit our climate and lifestyles. Perhaps the most outstanding feature of Nara Grass is its versatility. It does better than buffalo grass in the sun, yet it can tolerate up to 50% shade. Drought-tolerant, salt-tolerant, great winter colour, excellent self-repairing qualities and resistance to wear and tear are a[...]
5 Environmental Benefits of Laying Turf
When we think of turf, we don’t often consider the environmental benefits of it. Typically, we are more bombarded with how it isn’t good for the environment and that it utilises water and energy that could be better put to use. As true as this can be, there are actually quite a few benefits to having that lush green lawn outside your home. 1. Retaining topsoil Globally, we are losing topsoil at an alarming rate. Over-farming, tilling the land, erosion and more is taking away the topsoil that we need to survive. By having lawns and turf planted, we ensure[...]
How Often Should I Fertilise My Lawn?
A green lawn doesn’t just look good, it’s a key component in having great curb appeal. Knowing how to take care of your lawn ensures its longevity and overall health. One of the most important aspects of lawn care is making sure that your lawn regularly gets all the nutrients and water it needs. This means knowing the best time to apply lawn fertiliser. Here are a few tips for a happy, healthy lawn: Apply the first dose of lawn fertiliser in early spring when the temperatures are above 10 -15 degrees. If it is laid before this time the[...]

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