Resources & Tips
BENEFITS OF TURF
Turf grasses play a critical role in the general health and welfare of our nation and as a result of increasing urbanisation and deforestation; they are becoming more and more important for human health. Turf is not only a major source of beauty and comfort in our lives but also a cleansing answer to our environment.
NATURAL VS SYNTHETIC TURF
The frightening effects of artificial turf on both humans and the environment are already being corrected by natural grass on a daily basis. Athletes and coaches, professionals and amateurs, fans and homeowners all prefer the joy that natural grass brings into their lives. The cost(s) of installing and maintaining a natural grass field…
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How do I stop weeds from growing in my turf?
The best way to stop weeds from growing in your turf is to keep your lawn as healthy as possible. This involves fertilising every 6-8 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer) and once or twice through the winter period. Correct watering is also essential to the good health of your turf.
LAWN CARE ESSENTIALS
Over a period of three Perth summers research at the University of Western Australia proved that a healthy green lawn can be maintained by selecting from a range of warm season, deep rooted lawn grasses more suited to our hot summer environment
If you are establishing a new lawn or garden, you may apply for a temporary exemption from the sprinkler roster that applies to your area. New lawn can refer to roll on lawn, runners, shredded lawn and/or seed. This exemption applies to scheme water supplied by the Water Corporation …
Extensive research in USA has demonstrated that turf and lawn areas can:
- Reduce surface temperatures by up to 10 degrees C compared to bare soil and up to 30 degrees celsius compared with synthetic surfaces.
All suburbs have different soils so look for a fertiliser blend for your area.
Maintaining a healthy lawn
To keep your lawn in great condition it will require year round maintenance including watering, mowing, fertilising, top dressing, de-thatching and regularly applying a quality wetting agent and/or moisture retainer.
BIAGRA AND AQUAFORCE
Biagra is a bi-active formula provides both outstanding penetration along with superior moisture retention. Bi-Agra strength is its ability to retain additional moisture in normally low water-retaining root zones. Unlike polyacrylamides which hold water tightly, Bi-Agra holds moisture in the soil, yet allows water availability through the normal process of osmosis as required by the roots.
Resources and information provided by Turf Australia. The latest information on turf.
- DECEMBER LAWN TIPS 2023 – Irrigated, healthy, natural turf is the best air conditioner you can have around your home. Let us help you to keep your lawns and gardens alive and well, to provide the many benefits that they do over the coming really hot months. With permanent water efficiency measures in place, we need to do everything we… Continue Reading
- NOVEMBER LAWN TIPS 2023 – It’s time to give your lawn a foliar feed of iron, manganese, and nitrogen with a small amount of potassium and phosphorus to help get those roots deep into the ground and the leaf and stem strong to assist in resisting evaporation. Apply a light top dress and liquid wetting agent and moisture retainer system… Continue Reading
- OCTOBER LAWN TIPS 2023 – This is the perfect time to install new turf. Undertake an audit of your irrigation system. Ensure that your system is all working well and test how long you need to run each station to put out the 10mms of water your lawns and gardens you need to sustain in the heat. The following checks… Continue Reading