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Nara Grass – Why we love Australians home grown turf
Nara Grass is becoming a general favourite with many Aussie homeowners.  In our harsh and salty coasts to our foothills and even our drought-prone central regions, Nara is not only growing, it’s thriving!  And that’s why Australians love Nara Grass: it’s the homegrown turf that’s been developed on our own soil, especially 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[...]
Tips For Laying New Turf – we ask the experts!
Calling all lawn lovers: the perfect lawn is no longer impossible to achieve!  In fact, with these hints and tips from the experts, your immaculate turf is only a few steps away! To grow a beautiful lawn, you must: prepare the soil well install a quality turf water well practice good lawn maintenance habits Step 1: Prepare Preparing the soil for your new turf might seem tedious, but it’ll be worth every minute of effort because you’ll be the one that enjoys the rewards!  Tedious, back-breaking, boring… we understand it’s not the most exciting part of the project, but soil[...]
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 spreads 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 from your lawn and garden beds.  It’s tough, perennial and fast spreading (by both seeds and runners), all of which make it challenging to beat! About Kikuyu Kikuyu is a perennial, warm-season grass, native to East Africa.  It is a[...]
The Complete Guide To Lawn Edging – Rivers Edge Turf
A beautiful turf deserves a beautiful edging.  And the good news is that a neat and tidy edging isn’t actually difficult or expensive to achieve – it simply requires a bit of time and TLC to ensure that those ragged and unsightly edges are kept tidy and even.  Believe us when we say that your efforts will be well worth the results! Keeping the edges of your lawn under control has a twofold purpose: 1. it boosts the aesthetic appeal of your turf area, and 2. it prevents grass from growing into garden beds or onto paths or driveways. We[...]
What Is The Best Type Of Lawn For Coastal Areas?
Trying to decide on a type of lawn for your coastal property?  Choosing the right sort of grass is super important, especially when you live in an area with demanding environmental conditions. Plant the right species of grass and your coastal lawn will be the envy of your neighbours; plant the wrong species of grass and you’ll find drowning in a sea of trouble… A new lawn is a significant investment, so it pays to do your research before you buy.  Firstly, take the time to think about what your expectations are for your new lawn.  Here are some ideas[...]
3 Ways To Salvage A Dying Lawn
There’s nothing more depressing than a dying lawn, especially when you’ve put a lot of time, effort and money into establishing it!  Those faded-looking, brown or bare patches are ugly and feel horrible underfoot: your grass is sick and needs some immediate attention. Of course, the first step to salvaging a dying lawn is to establish the root cause of the problem (pun unintended!).  There are many factors that can influence the health and vibrancy of your turf, so read below for some top tips on how to identify lawn issues and how to repair a dying lawn:   Water[...]
What Are The Best Types Of Fertilisers To Use On Buffalo Grass?
If your buffalo lawn is looking a little worse for wear? It may be time to investigate introducing a fertiliser, or reconsidering the fertiliser you’re currently using. Fertilising is a necessary, yet sometimes overlooked part of lawn care. Choosing the right type is essential when looking at how to improve buffalo lawn.   Why fertilise? If your lawn is looking pale, is yellowing, or has started to die off despite correct watering and mowing procedures, chances are it needs fertilising. This can work wonders in improving the health and appearance of your lawn. Fertilisers are rich with minerals that are designed to improve soil quality, feeding[...]
Tips To Keep Your Lawn Healthy When Water Restrictions Are In Place
With the heat of summer upon us, water restrictions are being implemented all over the country. Thankfully, this doesn’t mean you have to let your lawn die off. There are a number of ways you can still keep your lawn fresh and healthy, even when water restrictions are in place.   Know your restrictions How much you can water your lawn will depend on the severity of the drought. The good news is that most water restrictions still allow enough watering time to keep your lawn healthy. Even a few hours of handheld watering each week can be enough for your grass to survive. Know your lawn Chances[...]
Why You Should Keep Off Your Lawn During A Frost
There’s something magical and almost romantic about walking through frost-covered grass.  The kiss of the cold on your cheek, the crunch of the lawn underfoot… it’s kind of like a child’s storybook come true!  But all fantasy aside, walking on your frosty lawn is a big mistake.   What causes frost? Many of the southern states of Australia experience frost during the cooler months.  Frost occurs when the temperature of outside surfaces drops below the dew point.  The dew point is simply the point at which the air gets cold enough for airborne water vapour to condense into a liquid.[...]
How To Take Care Of The Lawn Surrounding Your Pool Area
Organic living; getting back to our roots; enjoying mother nature at her best… these are all phrases we hear and read about every day.  As our society continues to evolve and our lives become more technology-driven and complicated, we find in ourselves the longing to spend time alone with nature.  Whether it’s a glass of wine enjoyed sitting on the lawn at the end of a busy day, a few minutes playing with the children in the yard or a swim in the outdoor pool, many Australians are proving the psychological and physical benefits of their own gardens.   For[...]

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