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Buffalo Grass

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.[...]
Sun Mapping – How It Can Help You Get The Most Out Of Your Garden
Planning a new garden or renovating an established one?  Looking for tips on how to maintain palmetto grass or wondering where to establish a new veggie patch?  Whether you’ve been blessed with ‘green fingers’ or not, it pays to do your homework before you dig in.  While there are many aspects of your gardening project that are within your control, there are some that aren’t… and one of them is the sun!   The Importance of Sunlight Different species of plants require different amounts of sunlight. From shade-loving ferns and mosses to sun-loving veggies and native flowers, each type of[...]
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 Inadequate[...]
Is Palmetto Grass A Shade Tolerant Variety?
Every landscaper knows the struggles of growing grass in shady areas. Whether your garden is full of trees, you’re looking to lay turf under a covered area, or you live in a high-density housing environment, it’s important to choose a grass that can withstand low light. So, is Palmetto grass shade tolerant? When taken care of, Palmetto Buffalo grass is one of the most shade tolerant options on the market. However, before laying the turf it’s important to understand its full characteristics so it can grow properly.  Understanding shade tolerance No grass is 100% shade tolerant. Your lawn will always[...]
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 be environmentally responsible and have great looking lawn
These days, everyone is wanting that ‘green, green grass of home…’  In fact, the perfect lawn is on the top of the priority list for many homeowners.  And the good news is that you can achieve that ‘dream about lawn’ and be environmentally responsible as well.  Here are some tips to make sure that your lawn is green, not only in colour but in every way. Your first step towards sustainable lawn care is to think carefully about what type of grass you use for your lawn.  Consider the climate, the amount of water available and what shade and/or sun[...]
The Buying Guide to the Best Lawns
When deciding what kind of grass to turf your lawn with, the amount of available choices can be extremely overwhelming. You want something that is well matched to the climate where you live, as well as being suited to your personal preferences. There are a lot of different types of grasses available, from Kikuyu to Sapphire Soft Leaf Buffalo, and each brings its own drawbacks and benefits to the table. Let’s look at some of the more popular grass species for lawns, and break down what’s unique about each. Sapphire Soft Leaf Buffalo Grass: This is a relatively new species[...]
3 Ways To Stop Grass Runners In Their Tracks!
Buffalo grass has undergone something of a renaissance in Australia.  Referred to as Ol’ Scratchy until recently, the Palmetto Soft Leaf Buffalo Grass of today doesn’t feature course or sharp leaf blades.  One problem it is susceptible to however, is grass runners that separate and sit on top of the lawn. Over time, the Buffalo Grass runners will grow over the top of each other.  Eventually, they will join together to completely smother the runners and matter underneath.  The smothered runners and leaf matter will die off and the dead thatch remains, giving you some major headaches.  Left untreated, a[...]
Palmetto Grass and the Various Benefits
Consider Palmetto Grass For Your Next Lawn Project Did you know that there are thousands upon thousands of identified grass species around the world? Of course, many of them are not suitable for Aussie conditions. The harsh summers we get in some parts of the country would kill off most of the more delicate grasses in less than a day. This is why we only stock what we consider to be the best grasses for Australian conditions. Our range of Buffalo grasses are a popular choice for both homeowners and commercial applications. Buffalo grass itself is generally a hardy and[...]

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