Deciding on which variety of turf to choose can be overwhelming, especially with such a large variety readily available on the Australian market. There are many different factors that go into the decision and knowing which grasses are best for your area, and which ones will simply take too much time and effort to keep alive will play a part in deciding which one is best for you.
One of the best ways to ensure that your lawn is as successful as possible is to go with native Australian grasses. By using native grasses, you can rest assured that they are acclimated to growing in your area and should do so without much effort. There are a few other things to consider though, as there are many different varieties of native Australian grasses.
Some grasses do better in different climates and with different levels of moisture and heat. You don’t want to pick a grass that only grows well in a shaded area if the majority of your home garden is sunny and well-lit, that grass simply won’t grow well. The same can be said for those living in drier, hotter areas of Australia. You don’t want a grass that requires lots of consistent moisture and cooler temperatures or you will spend all your time and energy watering your lawn just to keep it alive.
Just as the climate and area it is being planted in plays a role, so too does the level of upkeep you are willing to do for your lawn care. You don’t want to be planting fast-growing grass types that need weekly maintenance if you simply don’t have the time for that type of upkeep. In that case, you are better suited to planting grass seed that grows at a slower rate making it fit better with your upkeep style.
Rate of growth and root strength is also an important factor to consider based on what is growing in the areas around where you want your lawn to be. Faster growing grasses with stronger root bases are well suited when there are lots of invasive plants or grasses in the area around your lawn. If you were to plant a weaker grass in that area it would quickly be taken over by the invasive species around it.
Of course, another thing to decide upon when choosing the right grass for your home, whether you are going with native Australian grasses or any other variety is whether or not you’re going to start it from seed or turf. This will be a personal decision. The seed is the more cost-effective method if your budget is a concern, but also comes with more care and upkeep before it reaches the levels that installing turf would.
No matter what grass you ultimately decide upon, or if you need more assistance in deciding which grass is right for you, our team at Rivers Edge Turf would be happy to assist you, answering any questions you may have and helping you create the lawn of your dreams. Stop by our store today to see how we can help you.