As Lawn Solutions Australia releases their latest press release, here at Superior Lawns Australia we are proud to announce that we will commence selling TifTuf in 2018.
NEW WATER SAVING TURF ARRIVES IN WA, AS BILLS PREDICTED TO SURGE BY 50 PER CENT
A revolutionary new water saving turf has arrived in Western Australia, as a new report predicts water bills will skyrocket by as much as 50 per cent in the next decade.
The Lawn Solutions Australia variety - known as TifTuf - was developed in drought-prone areas of the United States and uses 38% less water than other species.
Lawn Solutions Australia Technical Manager, Joe Rogers says TifTuf couldn’t have arrived at a better time.
“This is the perfect solution to Perth’s water problems, the report out today from Infrastructure Australia shows that bills could rise by $600, or 50 per cent, over the next ten years, said Rogers.”
“That could put the average Perth family’s water bill as high as $1827! It’s predicted to exceed $2500 by 2040!
“Water Corporation of WA data shows that rainfall has dropped by 19 per cent since the 1970s,” said Rogers.
“Western Australia is now ranked in the top three locations most impacted by climate change.
“The situation is so serious that the WA Water Minister even called for homeowners to rip up their lawns to save water.
“But clearly – ripping up turf is not the answer to a water crisis, particularly with our climate issues. Turf is essential because it supports natural habitats, helps breakdown carbon and prevents urban island heat effect.
“TifTuf provides a fantastic water-saving option for homeowners, businesses and governments across Western Australia.
“The turf can be utilised by everyone across the state – not only saving water, but saving a huge amount when it comes to your water bill.
“TifTuf took 25 years to develop in the USA, for use in climates that face extreme drought conditions. It’s actually designed to be a cost saving measure – because the price of water is so high in America.
“What we have found with TifTuf in the USA is that after 3 seasons, the saving that is delivered on water actually covers the cost of supply and installation of the turf itself.
“It has the ability to tolerate drought, but also extreme heat, extreme cold and shade.
“Lawn Solutions Australia is thrilled to launch this innovative product, which is the perfect fit for Western Australia’s unique environment.
“Lawn Solutions Australia would be happy to meet with the WA Government and discuss how it could utilise TifTuf in all future projects and our range of water savings measures which could benefit the state.