Nara Grass is becoming a general favourite with many Aussie homeowners. In our harsh and salty coasts to our foothills and even our drought-prone central regions, Nara is not only growing, but it’s also thriving! And that’s why Australians love Nara Grass: it’s the homegrown turf that’s been developed on our own soil, especially to suit our climate and lifestyles.
Perhaps the most outstanding feature of Nara Grass is its versatility. It does better than buffalo grass in the sun, yet it can tolerate up to 50% shade. Drought tolerant, salt-tolerant, great winter colour, excellent self-repairing qualities and resistance to wear and tear are a few of the features that make it such a good all-rounder.
Let’s take a closer look at some of the impressive features of Nara Grass:
Firstly, it’s an Aussie native. Many of the common grass varieties on the market are derived from imported species, but not Nara. Occurring naturally along the eastern side of our continent, from Tasmania in the south to Queensland in the north, and as far inland as our red centre regions, this grass thrives in nearly every climatic zone!
We all have busy schedules: family, work, home maintenance, recreation…. there’s never enough time to fit everything in! Nara is a very low maintenance turf, which makes it a great option for those of us who don’t have spare time to dedicate to lawn care! It does well with a good dose of fertilizer once or twice per year and is known to be less invasive than many other grasses.
Many areas of Australia are prone to hot, dry summers and some local councils have water restrictions in place for outside usage. A water-wise turf such as Nara is a definite advantage in drought-prone areas because a little water goes a long way! And if you live in a region where the average rainfall is high, it simply means that you won’t have to spend time watering your lawn to keep it in tip-top condition!
Nara’s slow-growing nature means that it simply doesn’t require as much mowing as many other turf species. In addition to this, it produces less thatch and is less prone to scalping than a lot of other grasses too. In a nutshell, if you’re a person that wants to be able to spend time enjoying your lawn rather than maintaining it, Nara is the way to go!
Salty conditions present real challenges for lawn lovers. But thanks to Nara grass, there’s an option available for coastal homeowners too! Nara’s excellent salt tolerance means that it grows well in harsh, coastal areas with sandy soil.
Nara has excellent resistance to pests and disease. While many of the imported grass species feed local grubs and pests, Nara is tough, robust and resistant to many of these little nasties. In the event of an infestation, it’s excellent self-repairing qualities mean that it bounces back quickly and recovers its beautiful, lush appearance in next to no time.
The team at Rivers Edge Turf is proud to be supplying Australians with quality Nara Grass – our homegrown turf. Call us today on (02) 4579 9009 for more information on this genuine Aussie turf species.