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About The Turf Growers Association of WA

The Turf Growers Association of WA (TGAWA) was established in 1992 as an association of turf growers and allied businesses governed by Rules, a Code of Ethics and a Code of Best Practice.

Supporting the Turf Industry in WA

The Australian lawn has been a part of our culture for many years and there is nothing we like more than spending time with the family in our own backyard.

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Valued Associated Organisations

The Sport Turf Association (WA)

The Sports Turf Association (WA) is a highly valued industry partner with whom the TGAWA is proud to be associated. Our associations have worked collaboratively for many years with the best interest of the if the WA Turf Industry at heart. This unique partnership has resulted in collaboration to fund the WA Turf Industry Executive Officer and broader recognition of the two associations as the combined WA Turf Industry.

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Green Space Alliance Western Australia

Green Space Alliance WA is the WA alliance of organisations working to engage stakeholders, including government departments, local government and the community to influence creation of quality parks and gardens for a liveable state via innovative urban design, landscape architecture and outstanding landscaping projects.

One voice of GSA is acknowledged by numerous state government departments, as the point of reference for green infrastructure matters.

 

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Turf Australia

The Mission of Turf Australia is to support its members and lead a sustainable natural turfgrass industry.

Through communication and advocacy, we ensure that Turf and our industry are valued by the Australian community, regulators and special interest groups. Through strong arguments based on scientific research, we demonstrate that Turf has an important role to play in managing the impacts of climate change.

One voice of GSA is acknowledged by numerous state government departments, as the point of reference for green infrastructure matters.

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Expert Turf Tips

  • From this ……to this………..in just 6 weeks - The Turf Growers Association WA has worked collaboratively with the Water Corporation to build this really good little guide on “How to bring your brown lawn back to life”. The usual reflex with a brown lawn is to give it a good soak, but it’s not just water your lawn needs to survive the heat.… Continue Reading
  • Sprinkler TIP - Avoid using a combination of sprinkler types in a single irrigation station. Each sprinkler type distributes water at a different rate. Without uniform sprinkler types, you may find brown patches appear on your lawn. For example, pop up sprinklers generally take between 13 and 20 minutes to put down 10mm of water, while rotary sprinklers… Continue Reading
  • Summer Tip - With the heat of summer upon us, it’s time to check if you’re irrigating your lawns and gardens effectively. The best way to measure whether you are applying 10mm of water per irrigation is by conducting a catch cups trial to measure your irrigation output. Catch cups are available free from your local Turf Growers… Continue Reading

Latest News

  • Bushfire protection benefits of turf - It is common to observe that where bushfires have spread into a community, green turf appearing on natural lawns across the country will stop the spread of surface fire from bushfire-prone vegetation to fire-vulnerable assets. Living turf does not sustain surface fire spread. Even where turf is dead and very dry, the low biomass of mown turf… Continue Reading
  • Bring your brown lawn back to life – Part 1 - In this article:- Tips for reviving your lawn- How to dethatch your lawn- Why you shouldn't overlook aerating your lawn There’s nothing quite like a WA summer. No matter where you are, you’re sure to smell a fewsausages sizzling and the iconic combination of sea spray and sunscreen wafting through theair. But there’s another classic… Continue Reading
  • Seminar and Workshop Presentations - Workshop: How To Manage New Sand Profiles Presentesd at WA Turf Seminar 2021 Author: Peter Ruscoe Sports Turf Technology; Peter has worked in the turf industry since 1990 after completing a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Horticulture with honours at the University of Queensland. Peter joined Sports Turf Technology in 2002 and is part owner… Continue Reading
  • Plastic not so fantastic: concerns raised over artificial W-League pitch - See Article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2021/feb/22/plastic-not-so-fantastic-concerns-raised-over-artificial-w-league-pitch Continue Reading

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