Lawn Care

11 Sustainable Gardening Ideas for the Home
One of the simplest things you can do for the environment these days is to implement sustainable gardening practices in your own backyard. Here are 11 tips covering everything from collecting rainwater to the best time to lay turf, that will help you get on track for environmental sustainability.  What is sustainable gardening and why should you do it? Sustainable gardening has no official definition, but it refers to the concept of implementing gardening practices that minimise harm to the earth while continuing to improve the environment for all its inhabitants.  Most people probably associate sustainable gardening with organic byproducts, but it goes much further. Not only does sustainable gardening[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
How to Winter-Proof Your Lawn
Winter can be a tough time for your lawn, especially for those who live in colder climates. Frosts, icy winds, shorter days and colder nights can leave grass looking pale and tired. The best way to keep your lawn alive and thriving during winter is to prepare. Autumn is the perfect time to take a few simple steps that will go a long way to keep your lawn happy and healthy. Collect leaves and debris Over autumn, your lawn may become littered with leaves from deciduous trees. It’s important to address this quickly, as fallen leaves can shade your lawn,[...]
7 Reasons Why Your Lawn Colour Has Changed
Anyone who takes pride in their garden knows the frustration of a yellowing lawn. Kikuyu grass is a beautiful and popular variety that has a particular reputation for losing its lush, green colour when exposed to the wrong elements. This can leave even the most experienced lawn-carers tearing their hair out and re-evaluating their whole system of maintenance. So, why does Kikuyu grass go yellow? There are a few simple reasons why Kikuyu or any type of grass can go yellow. Thankfully, they’re usually relatively easy to address so you can get your lawn looking green in no time. 1.[...]
How To Bring Your Lawn Back To Life After A Hot Summer
A hot summer is guaranteed to wreak havoc on your lawn. With water restrictions, scorching temperatures and dry air, it’s no wonder that our grass ends up looking a little worse for wear. Here are some of our top tips to get your lawn looking green, lush and healthy in no time. Get Back To Watering It comes as no surprise that one of the best ways to bring your lawn back to life after a drought is to get back to regular watering. Make sure to pay attention to any water restrictions that are in place and follow accordingly.[...]

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