Lawn Care

Irrigation Installation – Why Hiring An Expert Might Avoid Costly Mistakes
Whether you’re in the middle of a drought or the rainy season, irrigation can be a lifesaver for your lawn – literally. Most of the time, your lawn supplier can design and install an effective and long-lasting irrigation system. Other times, companies will prefer that you work with professional landscapers. When you decide to DIY anything, you’re on a steep learning curve unless you already have some skills for the job. While installing irrigation without assistance from your local lawn supplier may seem like the most cost-effective option at the time, it may not be the best choice in the[...]
Avoid Overexposure In Your Garden By Choosing The Right Type Of Plants
Gardening is a wonderful, creative and fulfilling hobby, but it can also be confusing if you don’t know where to start. There will always be the ‘hot’ plants of the season but these won’t necessarily work in your garden. If you’re a beginner gardener or just need a refresher, here are some simple tips to help avoid overexposure in your garden. 1.    Start slow. Perhaps you’ve just moved into a new house or are thinking of picking up gardening as a hobby. Either way, be slow to purchase your first plants. Spending a solid year watching how your garden changes[...]
Planting Trees In Your Garden Can Save You Hundreds On Your Electricity Bills – Here’s How!
We all know the benefits of planting a tree can have on our planet. Have you ever considered the benefit it may have on you personally? How about your bank account? Planting trees in your garden can have a remarkable effect on the energy bills we get every few months. Here’s how: Summer, winter and in-between there are a few different ways bushes and trees can be of great benefit to those energy bills. And the bonus… you’ll be contributing to saving the planet as well. Trees help to modify local climate by lowering air temperature, increasing humidity, influencing wind[...]
How To Know When To Dethatch Kikuyu Grass
Grass, it’s green, most of the time, it’s beautiful underfoot and makes the yard look great… if we look after it. Kikuyu is one of the varieties of grass that can develop a thick thatch layer if you’re unsure about how to care for it properly. It’s getting close to summer and you may need some tips to ensure your lawn is green and lush for the entire summer. Thatch is the layer of organic matter between the root system below and the aboveground shoot. Some thatch is natural and good for a lawn, too much can bring problems with[...]
How To Repair And Prevent A “Scalped” Lawn – 3 Simple Steps
You’ll know the lawn has been scalped if after mowing there are brown, sheared looking or scaled patches in your lawn.  Grass needs the green blade to soak up the sunlight in order to photosynthesise (turn sunlight into food) and grow. When the lawn is scalped it means that the grass no longer has the ability to make its own food and may need help to repair itself. So, you’ve been a little too happy and pulled the lawnmower out and gone straight at your lawn without checking the blades. Now your back yard looks like a kid who took[...]
How To Kill Weeds Without Killing Your Lawn – 5 Strategies That Work!
It’s almost time to begin enjoying your beautiful lawn in the warming, sunny weather of spring. However, you may be finding that your winter lawn has sprouted a few challenges of its own. You may find a selection of different weeds common to all of our lawns. Or maybe you have found some annual or perennial grasses that just don’t belong. The very best way to control weeds in your lawn is to remove the roots and all before they seed. Using a tool to dig out roots and remove the entire plant by hand can be time-consuming but is[...]
Lawn Solutions 101: What Happens When Grass Goes To Seed?
Ever looked at your lawn as the season warms up and thought – “What are those weird looking things on my grass?” They might be seeds. Your lawn will naturally begin to seed as the weather warms up and we head into spring. All plants naturally flower and seed and this is a sign that your lawn is healthy and growing well. With that in mind, if your lawn seeds for too long it can be a sign that your lawn is under stress and needs some lawn solutions quick!. Stress Factors include – Lack of Water Lack of Nutrients[...]
Cut Back On Lawn Maintenance By Using Alternative Grass Species
You have a beautiful new home and you’re looking for the best possible lawn to continue the beauty outside, but you don’t have the time for a high maintenance garden or lawn. It’s the dream, isn’t it? We all want the perfect garden for the kids and the pets, but also the time on weekends just to enjoy it? Keep reading to find out which turf will give you the best looking lawn in the street and not cut into your family time on weekends.   Nara Grass Nara grass is an all-round winner for busy families without the extra[...]
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[...]
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[...]

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