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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 time[...]
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[...]
Tips To Keep Your Lawn Healthy When Water Restrictions Are In Place
With the heat of summer upon us, water restrictions are being implemented all over the country. Thankfully, this doesn’t mean you have to let your lawn die off. There are a number of ways you can still keep your lawn fresh and healthy, even when water restrictions are in place. Know your restrictions How much you can water your lawn will depend on the severity of the drought. The good news is that most water restrictions still allow enough watering time to keep your lawn healthy. Even a few hours of handheld watering each week can be enough for your grass to survive. Know your lawn Chances are,[...]
Why You Should Keep Off Your Lawn During A Frost
There’s something magical and almost romantic about walking through frost-covered grass.  The kiss of the cold on your cheek, the crunch of the lawn underfoot… it’s kind of like a child’s storybook come true!  But all fantasy aside, walking on your frosty lawn is a big mistake.   What causes frost? Many of the southern states of Australia experience frost during the cooler months.  Frost occurs when the temperature of outside surfaces drops below the dew point.  The dew point is simply the point at which the air gets cold enough for airborne water vapour to condense into a liquid.[...]
Common Lawn Pests And What You Can Do About Them
Dealing with pests is something all lawn owners will have to experience at some point. Their arrival is often outside our control and can do a lot of damage in a very short space of time. Thankfully there are a number of quick and easy ways to eradicate them. Birds Having a small number of birds in your garden can be a great sign. It often means that you’re looking after your lawn, providing them with a healthy spot to reside and forage for food. However, if you’re noticing a sudden influx it may be a sign that something is[...]

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