Spring is almost here; starting planning your outdoor oasis now

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Today seems like the first day in forever that the sun is shining and spring doesn't seem too far away any more. What a perfect time to start planning your outdoor oasis. We are here to help you ensure that lawn features in your design and here are just some of the reasons why;

  • A lawn area can cost less than a third of any other surface covering to construct
  • Edging for lawn areas and garden beds can be as varied as your imagination will allow - why not make a feature of it?

We all want a place to relax after a busy day, and you can have one right on your doorstep. Before you start throwing pillows and outdoor furniture around, take some time to think about how you plan to use your outdoor area, the key things you'd like in it and importantly, the maintenance and upkeep required.

A new lawn area offers a low cost per square metre option with construction costs at less then a third of most hard surfaces like concrete, pavers or synthetic turf. (Source: Landscape Association of NSW) 

You can't really put a price on the easy access for safe play and exercise a lawn can provide children and pets or for you to simply relax in the cooling, quiet oasis of your own backyard. Remember, to have an appealing outdoor entertainment area, you don't necessarily need to go all out with creative fixtures and gadgets, an amazingly lush lawn will speak for itself.

Garden lighting is a simple way to add some atmosphere into your backyard, from practical to the pretty, low cost lighting is a quick way to 'brighten up' your lawn area

Low maintenance plants have the added benefit of being low maintenance, but they can look great in your outdoor area too! Succulents are perfect for this, or strappy grasses which are drought tolerant and only need to be watered every now and then are great options too. 

Edging your lawn ins another nifty way to add some life to your backyard. Edging can be done with pretty much anything. Why not look outside the standard edging and try something which will compliment your new lawn. Trends come and go in this area so depending on how often you want to change the edging you can always use the standard steel or plastic or even rocks to create a solid barrier for your lawn to keep out of. 

Retaining walls can also help fix drainage or slope issues and dramatically improve your lawn’s appearance. It’s one of those larger projects that you may not be inclined to take on yourself, however; and if you’re looking at anything close to a metre or more, you’ll need to talk to a licensed professional.

When it comes to a spot for the barbeque, flooring such as timber decking, concrete or dark pavers are an ideal base for an outdoor entertainment area. A tip here is to apply a sealer to ensure a low-maintenance paving solution, avoiding stains and unnecessary cleaning.

Hopefully our suggestions have let your creative juices flow and you are ready to start planning your perfect outdoor area. If you need more information on lawn please call us on 9303 2627  or email sales@superiorlawns.com.au we know the difference a superior lawn can make to your backyard so let us help you create something amazing.


Article taken from;http://www.lawnsolutionsaustralia.com.au/blog/how-you-can-easily-create-a-luscious-low-cost-outdoor-entertainment-area/ 

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Installing a new lawn in winter

Installing lawn in in the warmer months is the ideal time but that doesn't mean you can't lay your lawn in winter too. There are even a few benefits in establishing a lawn in the cooler times of year too. 

There is a common misconception that installing a new warm season turf like Sir Walter DNA Certified cannot be done in the cooler months. This isn't true, as turf is installed successfully all year round anywhere in Australia, especially in our warmer climate (even though it doesn't feel too warm!)

A benefit in laying a new lawn in winter is lower water usage; in the cooler months, you will not have to water your new lawn anywhere near as much compared with the warmer months as the days are not hot enough to dry out your new turf. Whilst it still needs some water, you can virtually halve your water usage by laying turf in winter and still maintain a healthy lawn come spring. Another benefit is you wont have to mow your lawn until the weather warms up. This comes in very handy as the winter months have shorter days and weekends filled up with sport and other activities which makes it much harder to find the time. 

Just keep in mind, when laying a new lawn in winter the lawn will not root down properly until the weather warms up and it starts growing again. This doesn't mean anything is wrong, and your lawn isn't dying. It is simply sitting idle until it gets some warmer temperatures so it can fully establish. 

This blog post was sourced from the Lawn Solutions Australia blog page; http://www.lawnsolutionsaustralia.com.au/blog/installing-a-new-lawn-in-winter/

New Research Examines Health Benefits of Turf

The $3.2 million, five-year project entitled Greener Cities, Healthier Lives has been funded by Research Council Horticulture Australia’s Green Cities fund in partnership with the Population Wellbeing and Environment Research Lab, which is part of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Wollongong (UOW).
— http://www.lawnsolutionsaustralia.com.au/news/new-research-examines-health-benefits-of-turf/

These results will build upon the growing body of evidence that points to turf and lawns as being a most important contributor to health in our urban environments. Find below some key points to note from the research already undertaken;

  • Turf reduces noise and heat which in turn helps reduce stress
  • It improves air quality and helps keep our cities and towns clean
  • Ever major city uses grass in parks and other public spaces as an essential part of the city landscape and to keep cities clean and local environments safer
  • When people live or work close to nature they are more relaxed and therefore less susceptible to high blood pressure, stress and depression
  • Families who walk in the park report better quality of family life and reduced problems with child behaviour
  • Hospital patients with a view of parkland recover much quicker than patients who don't
  • Residents of high rise housing with access to open green spaces enjoy a range of health benefits including better mental health, immunity to disease and greater productivity in their working lives.
  • It provides a healthy clean environment that's ideal for people of all ages. Whether your need is raising a family, walking the dog or playing professional sport or just having a kick around with friends, there's no better surface
  • Whatever you use it for, turf is the safest surface for outdoor leisure activities, games and sports. It reduces the incident of personal injuries through its cushioning ability
  • Children in particular are much better protected when playing and failing on grass than any other surface
  • Not only is turf ideal for cleaning up blood and bacteria associated with sports usage, but it also helps with spills from general outdoor entertaining whether it be a BBQ or the kids picnic birthday party
  • Mowing a lawn also gets you outdoors and provides valuable cardiovascular exercise
  • Psychologically, the colour green makes us feel closer to nature by being beautiful, restful and relaxing
  • Beauty and nature are essential parts of the human experience and turf grasses play a vital part of the landscape with which we like to surround ourselves. 

The health benefits listed above are only a smart part of the turfgrass story with many other environmental and economic benefits realised through its use. 

To read more about the health benefits of turf check out the complete blog post by Lawn Solutions Australia

Top Tips from a Turf Grower

When in comes to growing turf, it’s just like growing any plant really; a good soil-bed, water, light, nutrients and a bit of maintenance are all required to keep it in good condition. 
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Harvesting at our Farm in Regans Ford

Harvesting at our Farm in Regans Ford

So with this in mind, consider a similar appraoch to your new lawn for best long term results;

  • Successful establishment of all lawn types relies on proper soil preparation. Without preparing your soil properly, your lawn can suffer from poor soil drainage, compaction, pH or fertility problems that could have otherwise been prevented.
  • Removing weeds and debris is important when preparing your soil. One of the best methods for eliminating weeds is using an environmentally friendly herbicide, such as a non residual glypohosate herbicide like Roundup.
  • Keep drainage and the grade of your lawn area in mind as it should slope enough to allow surface water to drain away from your house yet be gradual enough to allow for easy maintenance and outdoor activities.
  • Where steep slopes exist (over 40%) or grades change drastically, consider installing retaining walls or other surface plantings in these areas as mowing and other maintenance may become difficult after you've finished.
  • It is recommended to strip the top layer of your soil by around 150mm and this will ensure the removal of any debris, clay or poor growing medium.
  • Beware of areas where mortar or brickies sand were stored as they can cause high pH issues in your soil, its the last thing you want to happen after getting your turf established.
  • When setting up levels, establish and stake or mark out subgrade and topsoil levels, keeping to requirements for any drainage, irrigation and shape work. 

Luckily the team at Lawn Solutions Australia have an extensive selection of sepcifications for lawn establishment and preparing your soil. Click here to find out more.




Purchase your lawn from us and receive a 10 year product warranty

Superior Lawns is proud to be part of the Lawn Solutions Australia team. What does this mean for you? It means we provide you with a unique 10 year Lawn Warranty on our Sir Walter Buffalo (DNA certified) and Nullarbor Couch (Wintergreen) grasses. 

The unique 10 year Lawn Warranty certifies that turf supplied by us has been grown and harvested to stringent standards. That it has been inspected upon harvesting (according to the Lawn Solutions Australia policy and guidelines) to be free of weeds and disease before delivering, is freshly cut and, for a period of 10 years from installment, will perform to its maximum potential in its new environment (subject to conditions). No other turf supplier in Australia can offer this same guarantee of quality. 

So purchasing your lawn from Superior Lawns provides you with the understanding that you are recieving a truely superior product first time, everytime. Call us today on 9303 2627 or email sales@superiorlawns.com.au to order your lawn today. For more information visit www.superiorlawns.com.au 

How do I stop my lawn growing into my garden beds?

Keeping lawn out of the garden beds doesn't need to be back breaking job. We have a few pointers to help you out. 

Creating physical borders to keep grass out of your garden beds is one of the best and easiest options, keeping in mind your lawn type and incorporating some barriers in your garden and lawn design. Regular maintenance is another way; little often to keep the grass at bay. 

Depending on your lawn type or invasive garden bed species; this can be a simple or rather complex task. Couch grasses tend to be more invasive so bear in mind when selecting your lawn, but the good news is totally eradicating grass from your garden beds and then keeping it out can be done.

There are herbicides that only kill grasses, without harming other plants. But, be careful when using sprays when it comes to lawns, as most are warm-season turf grasses which are susceptible to non-selective herbicides such as glyphosate/roundup.

Try and remove as much vegetation as possible by hand, by using a garden knife or hand- scythe to cut the grass low to the ground height.  Warm Season grasses Nullarbor Couch, Eureka Kikuyu, Sir Walter Buffalo and Velvetene have a runner system and that's why they tend to invade the garden in the first place.  With Couch and Kikuyu they also have a rhizome system that grows underground and can tunnel under edging and pop up and establish in neighbouring beds. 

Once you've removed most of the plant its time to address the underground part of the grass and there's a couple of ways to go about it;

  • Cutting off the light with a covering - mulch, cardboard or newspaper is one way and can smother the grass and then make sure you spray any new shoots that appear.
  • Use a non- selective herbicide like round up/ glyphosate being careful not to spray any garden plants you want to keep. (Depending on the grass type and the amount, you may need several spray applications - and trimming back in between before you can see the end of the weed. Once under control it's a matter of being vigilant with a spray bottle handy to quickly knock over any new invasion as they appear. 

Now keeping it from re-entering from your lawn is a different matter and that's where you will need to decide on your approach.

This blog post was adapted from the Lawn Solutions Australia post found at http://www.lawnsolutionsaustralia.com.au/blog/how-do-i-stop-my-lawn-growing-in-to-my-garden-beds/ 



Getting rid of that pesky Onionweed

Onionweed is one of thew worst types of weeds that can take hold in your lawn or garden, It can be eradicated however with patience and a bit of delicate work. Keeping onionweed under control by preventing flowering is a must to prevent it spreading any further.

What is onionweed?

Onionweed is a sedge-type weed and is a menace in lawns and garden beds throughout Australia. It is one of the worst weeds that you can have take hold in your yard and it is also one of the most difficult to get rid of. 

Onionweed is a perennial with thin green strappy leaves growing from a mainly white bulb which gives off an onion smell when crushed. Flowers grow at the top of a long stalk and are mainly white. Seeds form in summer and autumn and are spread mostly by wind blowing the seeds into the new areas.

It has a 'slow-release' way of sprouting its bulbets, making it a weed you just have to admire for its adaption and 'survivor' skills. Onionweed's thin, waxy leaves also make it difficult for herbicides to stick to the leaves, and even if it dopes, the wax makes it difficult for the herbicide to affect the plant. 

How to start the eradication process

Eradicating onionweed starts with removing as many of the plants as possible. Do not try to pull the plant out of the ground, or shake excess dirt back off into the hole or compost. The small bulbets tend to pull away from the mother plant when pulled, which leaves more bulbs in the ground that will rapidly grow.

If possible, dig the weed-clump out of the ground with a spade or a trowel, and throw the entire clump away.

The next step to total eradication of onionweed is to treat the area with either a non-selective herbicide (like Roundup/ Glyphosate) or even boiling water. Both options will kill any plant it touches, so be wary o surrounding plants. You will need to use a paintbrush or a weed-wand to carefully target the onion weed plants and avoid your lawn in possible. 

It can help to add a surfactant or a slight amount of household detergent - about the same rate as the herbicide concentrate amount - and when added to the mix helps the herbicide to stick to the waxy leaf and penetrate to do its work. 

Keep an eye out on your lawn, and repeat the process if any new onionweeds begin to grow. If your unable to treat the area, keep the plants trimmed near the ground if possible as this will prevent the onionweed from flowering and spreading to other parts of your lawn or garden through seeds. 

Hopefully this process will allow full eradication of onionweeds from your lawn and garden.Be patient, it can be a tedious exercise, but show no mercy, and don't give up hope. It will be well worth it to be onionweed free in the long run.

Lawn care doesn't need to be difficult and simple hints from us and the team at Lawn Solutions Australia can help to keep your lawn in top condition this winter. 

based on the blog post found at http://www.lawnsolutionsaustralia.com.au/blog/onionweed-the-battle-of-the-bulbs/ 

Spotlight on Eureka Kikuyu

Harvesting our Eureka Kikuyu

Harvesting our Eureka Kikuyu

A proven performer in most Australian climates, Eureka Kikuyu Grass is a vigorous grower that stands up to a wide range of conditions. Good for both home lawns and larger spaces such as recreational ovals and schools.

An economical all rounder Kikuyu grass

if your looking for a grass that is an economical all rounder, then Eureka Kikuyu is your choice of lawn. Its medium-coarse bright green leaves give a Euerka Kikuyu lawn superior colour, which is maintained year round in warm climates. In cold climates, growth and colour is maintained well into autumn and early winter. Eureka Kikiuyu also has superior disease resistance and resonable cold weather tolerance. 

Great for high wear areas

Preferring a sunny aspect, Eureka Kikuyu is a dense, rapid growing lawn. Its vigorous growth habit allows it to repair very quickly if damaged and is able to establish a strong, deep root base to help it stand up to the hottest summer days. Eureka Kikuyu enjoys a long growing season and with regular moving will hold a good tight growth mat. It holds its colour well into winter. It will brown off when frost affected but bounces back with full vigour in spring. 

Key points

  • medium coarse bright green leaves
  • fast growing
  • good resistant to wear and recovery is rapid, (twice as quick as normal Kikuyu)
  • thrives in full sun
  • maintains even colour year round
  • in warm climates it can maintain growth and colour into autumn and early winter
  • low irritant
  • tolerates a variety of soils
    • Summer mowing height 12 - 15mm every 7 days
    • Winter mowing height 15 - 18mm every 3 - 5 weeks. 



Spotlight on Nullarbor Couch (Wintergreen)

Nullarbor Couch also know as Wintergreen is a mid emerald green couch particularly drought tolerant variety of lawn with a soft, fine, but tough, dense sward supported by a deep root system. 

Nullarbor Couch is a proven and popular couch grass in Perth and WA with extensive use in home gardens, on golf courses, sporting fields and community parks.

  • Couch thrives in full sun areas
  • Very strong horizontal growth
  • Low mowing heights
  • Can handle high amounts of traffic, whilst enabling it to recover quicker if affected by wear and stress
  • Suitable for large areas such as sports fields, golf courses and parks or recreational areas
  • Backed by a 10 Year Lawn Solutions Australia Product Warranty

For more information on our Nullarbor Couch (Wintergreen) turf or to place your order today call 9303 2627

Spotlight on Velvetene

Velvetene lawn on display

Velvetene lawn on display

Velvetene is a luxuriously textured soft, dense leaf lawn, a stunning bright pea green colour, with an attractive shiny leaf to give that 'wow' factor. Developed as a superior soft leaf lawn for Australia's harsh climate and varied soil conditions. An environmentally friendly grass that can be watered with poor, low quality or recycled water. A highly salt tolerant halophyte turf grass. Superior Lawns is proud to be the only producer of Velvetene in Western Australia. 

  • A keen gardeners delight with low invasiveness into surrounding gardens
  • Low maintenance luxurious lawn surface that is drought hardy 
  • Likes a sunny position (minimum 4 hours) and will also grow under dappled shade.
  • Good resistance to wear and tear
  • Responds well to fertilizerer but has lower fertilizer requirements 
  • A unique benefit is to control weed infestations with a strong salty solution spray (1kg pool salt in 5 litres of water) rather than using herbicides.

Velvetene makes an ideal family play area in the home garden and is used on golf courses from tee to green, tennis courts, bowling greens and parks throughout Australia. 

Call us today on 9303 2627 for more information on our Velvetene turf or to place your order. 




Spotlight on DNA Certified Sir Walter Buffalo

DNA Certified Sir Walter Buffalo ready for harvesting

DNA Certified Sir Walter Buffalo ready for harvesting

Did you know that Sir Walter is Australia's No. 1 buffalo grass? Our DNA Certified Buffalo Lawn has stood the test of time, proving time and time again that it will go anywhere and grow anywhere. 

So what do you need to grow the perfect Sir Walter Buffalo grass? Easy... full sun, shade, extreme heat, frost or drought! Born in Australia. Sir Walter Buffalo Lawn was bred to be tough yet soft. Since 1997 there has been over 60 million metres of Sir Walter Buffalo Lawn sold Australia Wide and we are proud to be supply our superior quality DNA Certified Sir Walter Buffalo throughout Western Australia. 

A Proven Shade and Drought Tolerant Grass

Why have brown lawn during summer when a lush green, drought tolerant lawn like Sir Walter Buffalo can make you the envy of your street? 

Buffalo lawns are more shade tolerant than other varieties because of their broad leaves which photosynthesis well. Among all the buffalo varieties, the DNA Certified Sir Walter is by far the best performer in shady areas and can thrive with as little as three hours of sunlight per day. 

Great for Kids and Pets

When you purchase our DNA Certified Sir Walter Buffalo grass, your not just buying a new lawn, your'e buying a whole new way of life. Gone are the days of playing that game of backyard footy and ending up with a knee full of bindii, or diving for that mark to only finish with a mouthful of dirt. Sir Walter Buffalo is a low allergy alternative which means it has substantially less pollen. So hay fever sufferers this is the lawn variety for you!

Low Maintenance

Unlike other lawn varieties, Sir Walter Buffalo has a tight growth habit and holds out most weeds with the ability to also repair itself quickly if damaged lessening the incidence of bare patches. 

Mowing will also become less of a chore as the finished result will amaze you ever time. Unlike other lawn varieties which will send runners through your garden beds, Sir Walter Buffalo is non-invasive which you won't find lawn growing in your hedge or flower garden. 

What does DNA Certified Mean?

In late 2015, Lawn Solutions Australia (LSA) commenced an extensive DNA testing process with members to further ensure the Sir Walter Buffalo lawn that is produced and sold by LSA members is genuine, high quality turf product which Australians know and trust. Luckily for you, Superior Lawns is an LSA member which means we have successfully passed rigorous testing to ensure you are receiving the best product available. 

To ensure you are purchasing DNA Certified Sir Walter Buffalo, always;

  • be sure you are purchasing from a Lawn Solutions Australia member or accredited Lawn Solutions Centre (We have already done the hard work so purchasing from Superior Lawns Australia means you are purchasing a DNA Certified lawn),
  • look for the Sir Walter DNA Certified Logo
  • be sure to check you have received a copy of your Lawn Solutions Australia's 10 year product warranty certificate with your order. 

For more information on purchasing your very own DNA Certified Sir Walter Buffalo or to find out more information please call 9303 2627.

For more information on the LSA 10 year warranty or the history of Sir Walter DNA certification visit http://www.lawnsolutionsaustralia.com.au/grass-type/sir-walter-buffalo-grass/ 




Exciting Times for Superior Lawns

First day of harvest for the Yanchep Active Open Space

First day of harvest for the Yanchep Active Open Space

Superior Lawns have teamed up with Environmental Industries to supply over 60,000 square metres of turf for the eagerly awaited Yanchep Active Open Space. The space will include two multi-use ovals catering to AFL, Little Athletics, Rubgy as well as Soccer and Cricket. 

Watch this space for updates and images on just how our Superior Lawns will transform the Yanchep Active Open Space. 

For more information on the Yanchep Active Open Space visit; http://www.environmentalindustries.com.au/yanchep-active-open-space/

Things to do for your Lawn now before Winter Sets In


We have had an amazing autumn but its almost winter and we have a few tips for you to improve your lawn's appearance throughout winter. Don't attempt too many drastic actions; scarifying or topdressing at this time of year is a definite no no, but a last fertilise for the season and even a pigment treatment can work wonders for your lawn. 

During the cooler months lawn's will generally be at their most vulnerable and unable to repair or maintain good health as well as they can in the warmer seasons.

Most Australian lawns are what are known as warm-season grasses; Kikuyu and Sir Walter Buffalo lawns are a few of the most common types and fit into this category. As the name suggests 'warm-season' grasses are actively growing during these months and during the cooler months they slow down and can go dormant; shutting down or discolouring over winter.

This is a protection method that lawn grasses use to withstand freezing temperatures and frost with the grass leaves thinning and drying out and the plant's energy being stored in the lower parts of the grass stem and roots area. 

As the weather starts to cool down, so does lawn care with the grass not growing as vigorously as it did a few weeks ago in most cases. As daylight hours decrease, so does photosynthesis, so by increasing mower heights and leaving more leaf it will help increase the food supply to the grass.

Pruning is a great way to plan ahead for winter conditions, as overgrown trees and bushes may increase their shade levels and by the time we notice our lawn has started dying in certain areas, it can be too late to repair the damage.

Use this period as an opportunity to fertilise your lawn, and go for an all round or pre-winter fertiliser that contains higher levels of iron, which is essential for good lawn health throughout these cooler conditions and also gives a quick colour boost to your lawn.

It is important to address any weed issues before winter, as conditions for their survival improve, while at the same time the lawn's ability to fight against them decreases. Winter weeds such as poa (wintergrass), could potentially inhabit your lawn. Treating weeds before they spread is the best thing to do.

Patching up any bare or dry spots will help prevent issues during the cooler months, and will keep your lawn looking good - you can square up any areas with a mattock or spade and fit new turf sections straight onto your lawn. Give us a call if you need a turf roll or slab to patch up areas. 

As air and soil temperatures decrease, over watering during cooler temperatures can increase the possibility of lawn diseases or rotting of the thatch latch layer. Aerating your lawn during autumn in considered a good time to do so as the plants are busy enhancing their root zones in preparation for winter and the soil is usually a bit softer than at the height of summer. 

Use a garden fork and work to break up the soil or hire an aerator that will make quick work of the job. You will be amazed at the results - just check out any golf course and see how often they are aerating or coring to get more airspace into the soil profile.

Getting the mowing height right is probably one of the most important things now and its a good idea with the next few mows to increase the height and then you can gradually lower it over winter - not taking much leaf off but more of a tidy up. 

You will see this on many footy fields around the country as most sports turf curators start to lift the mower height at this time of the year to get a more healthy and robust cushion of turf in readiness for damaging winter sports. 

Lawn care doesn't need to be difficult and simple hints from us and the Lawn Solutions Australia team can help with products to keep your lawn in top condition this autumn. If you need any more advice or would like to purchase lawn for patch ups or for your whole backyard call us on 9303 2627 today. 

Reasons to Choose an Instant Lawn Solution

Making the decision between lawn and other surface coverings can be a tricky one. Here are a few facts about lawn you should know about when making your final decision. 


  • Studies have shown that a neat lawn and garden can add as much as 15 percent to a home's value.
  • A fresh lawn allows you to take a fresh breath right outside your home; lawn takes in carbon dioxide and releases oxygen through photosynthesis; trapping dirt and dust released into the atmosphere.
  • Lawn absorbs sound and greatly reduces noise pollution, especially in urban areas.
  • Lawns can be considered natural air conditioners; lawns cool themselves and their surroundings reducing home cooling needs, and potentially saving you money in the long run. 
  • A well kept lawn improves the stability in soil through its deep and widespread roots, which reduces erosion from water and wind. 
  • A lawn can provide a welcoming space for picnics or family barbeques, as well as a great spot for your pets to play. Turf is also perfect for recreation sport allowing you and your kids to have the leisure time outside of your home but not have to travel too far. 
  • Well maintained lawns reduce the risk of  fire hazards and helps slow the advancement of wildfires. (Hopefully this fact will never need to be tested at your home!)
  • Lawns have been shown to reduce stress and improve wellness. There is growing evidence that natural grass lawns have a therapeutic effect. 
  • Plants and their effects on the human body or 'the biophilia effect' is shown to reduce muscle tension related to stress, lower blood pressure, improve attention and reduce feelings of aggression or fear. 

Is their anything lawn can't do!? We challenge you to find out! Give us a call on 9303 2627 or email sales@superiorlawns.com.au to purchase your new instant lawn today. 

blogpost has been adapted from http://www.lawnsolutionsaustralia.com.au/news/the-environmental-and-economic-value-a-lawn-can-add-to-a-home/ 

Why do we cut our Sir Walter in a 'slab' and not a roll?

Superior Lawns is one of Western Australia's largest growers of DNA Certified Sir Walter buffalo and are the only grower to cut our Sir Walter in a 'slab' format. There are many reasons why we do this style of harvest. 

Brighton Reticulation laying Sir Walter Slabs.

When Sir Walter lawn is cut in slabs the whole root profile is attached. With more roots the lawn establishes quicker with less risk of drying out. Rolls have to be cut with less roots to enable the leading edge to be rolled over. 

Cutting Sir Walter in slabs enables the consistency of each slab to be maintained providing each slab with a strong base meaning the slab won't fall apart when handled and the edges wont frey. Slabs are shorter and wider then rolls allowing straight lines to be maintained during installation giving a better finish to your job; creating a more established look instantly.  

If you would like more information on how to lay Sir Walter slabs or are interested in purchasing our slabs please call 9303 2627 or email sales@superiorlawns.com.au 

Fertiliser and the right amount - how do I know?

Fertiliser is food to your lawn; too little and it starves, too much and you won't see it at its peak either. If your keen on looking after your lawn then getting a handle on fertilising is important. There are a few tell tale signs with your lawn to let you know if it needs fertlising. 

Too much fertiliser or not watered in properly can create a fertiliser-burn effect on your lawn. Lawn fertilisers come in many varying types and blends. Just take a look down one of the aisles in some of the bigger nurseries and you can get confused as to what may be the best for your lawn. Going back to basiscs, lets look at your lawn being like any ordinary plant. It takes in nutrients and air through the soil and sunlight through the leaves for photosynthesis where the conversions to sugars and energy takes place.  With everything in balance this happens well and the plant will thrive and what we want to do is help keep this process at its optimum.

So in keeping that optimum level of nutrient input for your lawn you can look out for a few tell tale signs when its lacking;

- if you've got pets the green patch left from urine is an obvious giveaway. Urine containing urea is high nitrogen-charged and sometimes you're left with a burnt patch and afterwards a more lush-green area appears.

- this can also be noticeable next to pathways where nutrients - from blown in dust and particles will wash off the path and be more concentrated next to the edges.

- Seed-heads on the grass when it starts to go  into stress, and a yellowing, thinned out appearance, not related to the seasons is also a giveaway that your lawn needs a feed. Clover invading parts of your lawn is also a good sign that your fertiliser regime is wanting as it struggles to grow when nitrogen levels out at a level where your lawn is doing well.

Most Australian lawn types; warm-season grasses that include Eureka Kikuyu, Nullarbor Couch and  Sir Walter Buffalos are able to be fed on a regular basis at around six-weekly intervals and it helps to mix up the applications. 

If you talk to any sports-turf curator; golf, stadium or bowling green professional or a turf farmer they will tell you about mixing it up between organic manures and compost top dresses through to fertliser mixes that are usually high in NPK. The NPK (Nitrogen, Phosphorous and Potassium) levels are usually the most critical components when it comes to fertilers mixes and you will normally find these elements clearly marked on a fertiliser label.

So Where to from here?

Its best to mix it up between organic and synthetic fertilisers every six weeks or so for a home lawn and it should reach its peak in no time. Make sure you read the label; but generally 20 grams per square metre is recommended in most cases so two kilograms will do an average 100 square metre lawn. Make sure you water as watering is probably the most important so if you don't have an irrigation system, apply before a shower of rain or hand water in well after application.

Fertilising or more so, the lack of it is one of the biggest factors behind poor performing lawns and can be readily rectified with inexpensive, all round fertilisers. We recommend all round fertilisers available from Lawn Solutions Australia. Lawncare doesn't need to be difficult, if you need any more information feel free to call us on 9303 2627 or visit our website or the Lawn Solutions Australia website for tips and tricks to make your lawn the best on the street. 

This article was adapted from http://www.lawnsolutionsaustralia.com.au/blog/fertiliser-and-the-right-amount-how-do-i-know/ 

Did you know Superior Lawns Australia is an AusGAP Certified Supplier?

Here at Superior Lawns Australia we are proud to be a part of the Australian Turf Accreditation Program. (AUSGAP) The program has been created for the countries leading turfgrass producers to provide you with the assurance that our turf adheres to a stringent set of quality standards.  Giving you the peace of mind that your money is being spent on the best quality turf in the industry.

What to look for when purchasing turf?

Choosing the right turf variety is an important decision. Make the right decision and you'll have a beautiful and functional lawn for years to come, but the wrong choice can affect the look of your house and add unnecessary extra work! Before purchasing your turf be sure to do some research or ask us on the most suitable variety. Shade, temperature, usage and access to water are just a few variables that can greatly influence the variety of turf needed.

The AUSGAP 'peace of mind'

When you purchase turf from Superior Lawns Australia; an Ausgap certified producer you can be sure you are purchasing turf from one of the best producers in the industry. AusGAP certified producers must adhere to a strict set of guidelines in a variety of areas which include;

Turf is free of weeds, disease and pest damage

Accurate turf knowledge and information provided at point of sale

After sales care

Environmental impact

Work health and safety legislation

Delivery methods

Turf is genetically pure and true to type

Appropriately trained and licensed employees

Businesses cannot receive AusGAP certification unless high standards of the above are met. At Superior Lawns we pride ourselves on providing you with the best product and service at the right price every time and this is evident in our AusGAP certification.

To find out more, please contact us at sales@superiorlawns.com.au or call 9303 2627