Selecting the right lawn variety

Have you got a threadbare lawn that looks like it hosted a couple of rock festivals … during a flood? Does that area at the back of your house resemble a patchwork quilt of mud and wilted grass stems? Do you fear walking on your lawn in case the bindi turn your feet into pin cushions? Or perhaps you’re building your own home and want a lawn to match your amazing new house.

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Maintaining a Lawn in the Tropics

It may surprise some but it takes more than just sitting back and watching the grass grow to maintain a healthy lawn in the tropics. Even though the tropical climate provides a perfect environment for rampant lawn growth, watching the grass grow and grow and  grow can be just as problematic and watching it dry off and die in more temperate climates.

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Finding the best grass variety

From Queensland to Melbourne via Sydney and Canberra there isn’t really a perfect grass variety, but HAL (Horticulture Australia Limited) with the help from some research carried out in WA, set out to find which variety was the best for the area.

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When is the right time to fertilise?

 

Although spring officially kicks off September 1st, it can sometimes take a little longer for your lawn to react, depending on where you live and the current climate. The feeling of spring in the air almost always gets you thinking about your garden and lawn, and getting them back into shape after the cold winter weather.

For all types of lawn, including Eureka Kikuyu, Nullarbor Couch and Australia’s number 1 buffalo lawn, Sir Walter DNA Certified, fertilising your lawn, as well as getting rid of the winter weeds are generally on top of the spring ‘to-do’ list. Although this is definitely what your lawn will need, there are a few factors to keep in mind before doing so.

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Sir Walter Buffalo Lawn Now DNA Certified

 

How do you know It’s Genuine Sir Walter Buffalo grass?

In late 2015, Lawn Solutions Australia (LSA) commenced an extensive DNA testing process with our members to further ensure that the Sir Walter Buffalo Lawn that is produced and sold by LSA members is the genuine, high quality turf product which Australians know and trust.

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Worm Casts Causing the Mud Balls in Your Lawn

Have you noticed mud balls on your lawn lately? Do you know what are they? Are they a cause for concern? And what’s causing them?

When the soil under a lawn has a healthy population of earthworms sometimes small mounds of soil or ‘mud balls’ can be found on the surface of the turf. Mud Balls are the castings from the previous night which have now passed through the earthworms and have come to the surface through tunnels created below the surface of the lawn.
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Embrace your lawn!

Don’t surrender your   backyard to decks, pavers, and concrete - put down a lawn and bring a bit of the countryside back to the family home...In recent years some landscapers and DIY shows have turned their back on the humble Aussie lawn. They’ve ditched the turf in favour of concrete and pavers, with just a few plants supplying the only hint of green. The idea that we can turn our back yards into an outside room has lead to the installation of decks and hard surface areas. And while these often look great, there are some sizeable drawbacks associated with them, that don’t seem to get mentioned on those TV shows.

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Synthetic Turf

If you have a spot where grass just won’t grow is synthetic turf the answer?

Although natural grass is always our recommendation for any lawn, there are places that frankly are too much in the dark or do not have access to water to successfully grow the real thing.

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Loving your Lawn – Australian Lawn Care Book

Loving your Lawn - Nigel Ruck's Lawn Care BookLoving your lawn, your guide to the perfect Aussie Lawn is a unique lawn care guide written by Nigel Ruck. This 126 page lawn care guide is packed full of interesting and useful articles and DIY guides to help you achieve the perfect lawn.

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