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How To Get Rid Of Bindii Weeds
Bindii’s can be described as a landscaper’s worst nightmare. Bindii weeds not only ruin the look of your lawn, but they can make walking on the grass without shoes a very painful experience! And after all the hard work you’ve put into that turf, you want to be able to enjoy it, not have to avoid it. What are Bindii Weeds? Bindii’s are a low-growing, leafy, green weed that is commonly seen growing in lawns across Australia. It produces a single flower which matures into a spiny seed pod. These dried seed pods are sharp enough to puncture bike or[...]
The Best Time to Lay Turf in Australia
If you’re looking to install a new lawn in the coming year, you’re probably wondering what the best time to lay turf is in your area. Is it best to wait until spring to get your lawn gowing, or will it thrive no matter what time of year it’s planted? Many varieties of grass such as Sapphire Buffalo, Couch and Kikuyu are popular due to their year-round durability and general drought resistance, making them perfect for the Australian climate. No matter what type of turf you choose or when you plant it, it will require ongoing maintenance to stay health[...]
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.  About Kikuyu Grass  Kikuyu grass, also known as Pennisetum clandestinum, originates from East Africa where it grows in the lower tropic regions. Over the years, it has been introduced to many parts of the world including Australia, Hawaii and Arizona. Despite being[...]
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[...]

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