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How to choose a species of grass for your turf


grass1So you’ve been through the motions, you’ve weighed up the different lawn solutions available and you settled on a natural turf lawn.  The works not over yet though, and now you have to choose what kind of grass you want and as you could imagine, like lots of plants, there are many different types of grass that have many different kinds of applications and they each have their own advantages and drawbacks. A good turf specialist would be able to consult with you about what they recommend for your property but let’s have a look at some of the commonly available types in Australia:

Matilda Lawn Grassgrass

This kind of grass has stood the test of time in terms of Australian residential lawns, this grass is ever popular due to its pet resistant nature and its propensity to survive all but the most severe of droughts. Also its soft feel and bright green colour make it a popular choice for those who want stress free lawns with a great look.


Soft Leaf Buffalo GrassSoft Leaf Buffalo Grass

This kind of grass, while not being quite as water-economical or drought proof as Matilda Lawn grass is still a popular option for its quick die-off recovery and is extremely resilient to weeds due to the thick matting. It should be considered where the lawn is being regularlyused and youy require a fast growing, low maintenance solution.


Kenda Kikuyu LawnKenda Kikuyu Lawn

A grass that actually assists with soil erosion this hard-wearing, fast growing and its resistance to cold weather resistant strain of Australian bred grass is ideal for high traffic areas of your garden. It has a tendency to not only remain healthy in colder climates but too also retain its much deeper colour without purpling as other varieties do in cold weather.


Narra NativeNarra Native

This great looking, hardy and great all round species of native grass is a perfect all-rounder and is used in a wide variety of applications. Narra Native grass requires significantly less mowing and general maintenance, with up to 55% less mowing than other similar grass species. It also requires only one fertilizing a year as it has a tendency to hold a lot of nutrients, for particularly high wear laws then it is recommended that you include an additional fertilization in your lawn care plan.


KikuyuKikuyu grass

Hailing from the dry eastern shores of Africa, this hardy and resilient grass is extremely resistant to drought and grows extremely quickly in long periods of dry weather and is easily one opf the most resistant grass types on the Australian market. The downsides are that it is substantially coarser than other types of grass and it requires full sunshine to grow properly and struggles in shadier, less sunny environments.


TI hope you found this article insightful, for more information then please follow this link through to A Veiw Turf, a specialist in turf supplies

Paul Alana

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