Waterwise Facts

waterwise facts and informationYour local water authority may be offering rebates on rainwater tanks.

We’ve collected together a list of resources from right across Australia – have a look and see if you can get a rebate in your area.

You might also like to consider using greywater, increasing the value you get from the water you are already using. READ MORE:

Get rid of those lawn weeds – broad leaf spray

Broad Leaf SprayWinter is an excellent time to focus on getting any invaders under control whether they are weeds or pests. In the cooler months of June and July, warm season turf like Sir Walter fall into a dormant state, while broad leaf weeds continue to grow and become more obvious. This means that it is the perfect time to nip them in the bud (so to speak) by taking some serious action. By taking care of these pesky tasks now, you will have a greener lawn that will be ready to spring back into full health as soon as the warmer months hit.

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Sir Walter Lawn and Weed Resistance

DandelionAt Sir Walter, we believe that prevention is always better than a cure, so we recommend that you keep Sir Walter healthy. Sir Walter turf has a natural weed resistance that will suffocate the growth of pesky weeds in its normal healthy state.

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Has Your Lawn got Lawn Grubs or Army Worms?

army worms are usually active after a prolonged wet periodArmy worm or sod web worm can be really bad news and can attack all sorts of lawns right across Australia. Sadly their favourite lawn is a healthy one.

If you notice a patch of lawn that is slightly shorter or thinner or that looks like it might have been recently mown (but you know it hasn’t) you could have army worm.

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Lawn Varieties

Lawn VarietiesThere are many different lawn varieties and cultivars.

Naturally, how your lawn performs depends on many factors. For example in the case of winter colour with Sir Walter Soft Leaf Buffalo varieties, the colder the region the more prone to colour loss the lawn will be, but this is a perfectly natural characteristic only lasting for a short period before you’re back in the green.

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How your pets affect your lawn

Pets and LawnSome lawn varieties might look great but can they handle the action from some family pets? Wear and tear, digging, urine burn and faeces are common problems, and sensitive lawns just can’t handle it, especially with large dogs. READ MORE:

pH Correction Prior to Lawn Installation

Lawn maintenance checking the pH of your lawnpH – ACID, NEUTRAL AND ALKALINE
Your soils’ pH is an important factor, but one that is often overlooked in the eagerness to get your lawn down. pH is measured on a scale from 0 -14 with the lower numbers representing acid soils, the higher numbers alkaline soils and 7 being neutral. READ MORE:

Trees and Lawn

Trees and LawnCommon Tree Problems

Roots

Whether in the lawn or nearby in a garden bed, large roots cause numerous problems; especially those at or near the surface. Casaurina, Evergreen Alder, Ficus and Liquidambar are a few examples of trees with extensive root systems but there are many more that can cause problems with your garden.

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Sir Walter – The Shade Tolerant Grass Variety

Sir Walter - The Shade Tolerant Lawn VarietyWith our different lifestyles and landscapes comes variance in shade levels that your lawn has never seen before – decks, sail shades, even the architectural design of your home has an impact on how much sun your lawn receives. While there is yet to be a grass variety that will grow in complete shade, Sir Walter Soft Leaf Buffalo turf adapts to shady areas better than any other warm season soft lawn turf that we at Sir Walter have trialed.

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Creating and Maintaining a Beautiful Lawn in Autumn

Autumn Lawn careThe days are getting shorter and the temperature is getting a little cooler, but your lawn is still growing. Autumn is one of the most important times on the lawn care calender.

Lots of things can happen this time of year depending on your location.

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Tools of the Trade

Lawn MowersLawn Mowers

Lawn mowers come in such a variety of sizes, types, and price ranges that you should do some careful research before purchasing one. When deciding which is the best type of mower for you consider the size of your lawn, whether your lawn is flat or on a slope (a self-propelled mower will take some of the work out of this), any trees, tree roots, planter boxes that will require maneuverability and of course your budget.

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Professional Use of Sir Walter

Sir Walter is a popular turf variety for professional landscaping applications because of it’s reliability and visual appeal. This specification brochure has been developed to provide landscape architects, specifiers or commercial landscapers with detailed content on specifying Sir Walter in their next project. We have also provided brochures (in PDF form) for other Sir Walter branded products such as Fertilizer, Weed control etc.

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When should I fertilise my lawn?

When should I fertilise my Sir Walter LawnLike anything else organic, your Sir Walter lawn will always do best when it is being well looked after. Fertiliser is a great way of keeping your lawn in good shape and it’s simple to apply and effective in all conditions. It’s crucial to fertilise regularly to keep your lawn at its healthiest to deal with changes in temperature and any other problems that nature throws at it.

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