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How To Know If Your Lawn Is Sick?
Every so often a thriving lawn will present itself with a problem. Whether it be a dry patch, bug infestation, bindi outbreak or maybe it just isn’t looking quite right and you’re unsure what to do. With loads of information readily available on the web its fairly easy to find an answer to the problem your lawn may be having – however, if you’re struggling to find a solution, don’t hesitate to contact your local lawn suppliers. Like every plant, lawns have their ups and downs.  But the key to maintaining a beautiful, healthy and vibrant lawn is to recognize[...]
Lawn Grubs- Don’t Let Your Lawn Be The Grub!
Lawn grubs: every gardener’s nightmare!  While you are working hard to create a beautiful turf area (feeding your lawn, watering diligently and removing those nasty weeds), it’s just possible you might be providing lovely grub for the grubs.  And your efforts above the surface might be being undermined from below…   Lawn grubs are a real problem in many Australian lawns.  And while it is possible to treat them, the damage they can cause in a short space of time can take months to repair.  As the old saying goes, “prevention is better than cure”, so if you suspect your[...]
How To Keep Your Lawn Green During Winter – 5 Expert Tips
Most plants enter a dormant phase during the colder months.  Your lawn is no exception. But that certainly doesn’t mean you have to be content to look out on a yellow, patchy and lawn all winter! And just because it’s cold, is no excuse for you to shut yourself indoors and forget about your lawn either: prevention is better than cure, and there’s plenty of things you can do to help maintain a beautiful green lawn all winter long. We all know how important it is to care for our bodies during winter: our lawns appreciate a little extra TLC[...]
The Million Dollar Question -How Much Does It Cost To Lay Turf?
This is a question frequently asked by our customers.  And unfortunately, it doesn’t have a ‘one-size-fits-all’ answer.  Like most other things in life, the cost of turfing a lawn can vary wildly:  but one thing for sure, you’ll get what you pay for.  If you’re prepared to go the extra mile in preparation, effort, and top-quality product, you’ll be well rewarded. Laying turf is a very worthwhile investment and one that’ll instantly lift the street appeal of your home.  And to get the best out of your new lawn, you need to do the job properly.  Of course, we all[...]
Man’s Best Friend: Lawn’s Worst Enemy!
Dogs: your lawn’s worst enemy.  Is it possible to maintain a beautiful lawn without locking up your four-legged friend? If you’re struggling to know which one deserves your attention, we’ve got good news for you: you can have both.  And enjoy them both too.   There’s no denying it: your pooch gives your grass a hard time.  Especially if he/she is large. Rough and tumble, digging, urine burn… these are a few of the stresses that dogs put on your lawn. However, with a little forethought, some strategic planning and a little bit of extra effort, you can give your[...]
Some Interesting Facts About Buffalo Grass Types And Uses
It’s become one of Australia’s favorites.  All over the country, homeowners are loving it.  So are their children, their pets, and their budgets.  It’s tough, hardy, water-wise and above all, beautiful.   There are several different buffalo grass types, all of which have become popular choices for both domestic and commercial lawns.  And for good reason, too.  When you need a lawn that’s reliable, resilient and self-repairing, buffalo is certainly a wise choice.  Let’s face it: we expect a fair bit from our turf.  We want grass that will tolerate both shade and sun, stand up to everyday rough’n’tumble and[...]
How To Compost Your Lawn And Never Use Fertilizer Again!
They say that a dog is a man’s best friend… but I believe that good quality compost is the gardener’s best friend! It’s organic magic!  That fine, brown, crumbly, dirt-like substance is teeming with micro-organisms and bacteria. They breathe life into the soil and nourish the food chain from the bottom up.  And as greater numbers of Australians recognize the need for organic lawn care, top-dressing our turf with compost is becoming more popular.  After all, it’s our responsibility to provide a clean, green and environmentally safe place for ourselves and our children.   What’s so good about compost? You[...]
Landscaping Your Backyard- 3 Things To Consider When Re-designing
New home, old home, family home, holiday home… it doesn’t matter where or what, it needs to be landscaped to be truly home.  A house without landscaping is like a cake without icing: it just doesn’t quite cut the mustard!   Having said all that, landscaping is no job for a novice either.  I get it, there’s no better place to try your gardening skills than in your own backyard, but a serious landscaping project deserves some serious thought.  So, before you grab your gloves and shovel, it’s worth considering these 3 things:   Aim and Plan #1: you need[...]
5 Reasons Why Laying Turf Is Great For The Environment
It’s more than just green to look at.  Natural; clean; aesthetically appealing; environmentally friendly.  Choosing to lay turf is a responsible decision that doesn’t stop at the curbside charm of your home.  It contributes positively to the world around us and helps to create a cleaner, greener place to live and raise our families.  Grass is the unspoken hero of our urban environments: the champion underfoot!   So, let’s get down to earth and look at a few reasons that turf is so good for the environment!   Many of us live in suburban areas where concrete, bitumen, and steel[...]
Why Kikuyu Grass Is A Perfect Choice For Backyards
Tough; hardy; fast growing and highly drought tolerant.  How much more can you ask?  Kikuyu is one of Australia’s favorite picks for backyards right across the country.  From Queensland to Tasmania and across the country to WA, there are very few places it won’t grow.  That’s why it’s being used by homeowners all over who, have an eye for beautiful lawns. So, what makes it such a great choice?  Let’s take a closer look at a few of the great benefits of using Kikuyu grass for your lawn: Wear’n’tear Typically, our backyards get more than their fair share of use,[...]

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