Sir Grange Zoysia —New to Australia in 2017

Sir Walter Buffalo grass has been a real hit in Australia, becoming Australia’s number #1 buffalo grass – but with the introduction of Sir Grange Zoysia, it might finally have some serious competition!

What makes Zoysia so good for Australian lawns?

Zoysia is a great lawn choice, especially for Australian lawns. Some of its best features include:

  • Zoysia grass is soft and inviting underfoot
  • Zoysia has a slow growth rate and this means you need to mow less often
  • Zoysia can handle wear and tear well
  • Zoysia requires lower amounts of fertiliser
  • Zoysia requires less water than many other types of grass
  • Zoysia can tolerate drought
  • Zoysia is weed, pest and disease resistant

New to Australia; number #1 Zoysia in USA

New to Australia in 2017, Sir Grange has been grow and sold in 10 countries around the world, including the United States of America where it is their number #1 selling zoysia grass!

Less Maintenance

Sir Grange Zoysia is a new finer leaf zoysia which produces beautifully dark green leaves and requires 75% less nitrogen than other common turf varieties. Less maintenance is a real focus when it comes to new contender Sir Grange Zoysia – it requires up to 50% less mowing than other common turfs!

Can tolerate all kinds of conditions

It can even handle conditions with great shade – requiring only 3 hours of direct sunlight per day. Like Sir Walter, Sir Grange is sun tolerant, shade tolerant and drought tolerant.

Exclusive to Lawn Solutions Australia Members

If you want to be the envy of your block, contact your local Lawn Solutions Australia  member for Sir Grange Zoysia for your dark green, low maintenance lawn!

Sir Grange
Zoysia Turf

Sir Walter
Buffalo Turf

Overall performance Very good Very good
Drought tolerance Very good Very good
Shade tolerance Very good Very good
Salt tolerance Very good Very good
Wear resistance Very good Very good
Recovery from injury Very good Very good
Winter colour Very good Very good
Weed resistance Very high Very high
Disease/pest resistance Very high Very high
Maintenance requirements Low Low
Uses Residential and commercial Residential and commercial

 

Cool Down with Sir Walter Turf For Your Sydney Lawn

We all know that Sydney can get extremely hot in summer but did you know that the materials you use to landscape your property can impact just how much you feel the heat?

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Cool down with Sir Walter

Australian bred Sir Walter Turf can help keep your Sydney home cool. In midsummer Sir Walter will keep the temperature down by:

  • 10 degrees celsius cooler compared to bare soil;
  • 20 degrees celsius cooler compared to asphalt concrete or pebble mulch; and
  • 40 degrees celsius cooler than dry synthetic turfs.

The average front lawn has a cooling effect of 8.75 tonnes of air conditioning without the power use and negative impact on the environment associated with air conditioning units. Natural turf won’t increase carbon dioxide omissions, in fact Sir Walter Turf will help purify your air, reduce your carbon footprint and improve the look and feel of your home.

So when it comes to making sure you or your landscape clients keep cool in the hot Australian sun, consider the materials you work into your design – Sir Walter Turf can make a huge difference!

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Sir Walter can tolerate Australia’s harsh conditions

I love a sunburnt country,” Dorothea Mackeller famously wrote. However many of the plants in our gardens struggle to deal with the scorching heat of Australia in summer. February 2017 has seen record temperatures around Australia —especially in Sydney— and it is important that we pick our landscaping materials carefully.

Sir Walter can stand the heat

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DNA Certified Sir Walter turf can tolerate a myriad of weather conditions — including extreme and drought.

Sir Walter’s roots grow deep into the subsoil gathering the moisture. Not only can Sir Walter can survive extremely hot days, it can also reduce the heat generated from the sun by up to 10 degrees celsius around your home.

Sir Walter is not just sturdy, it is also a very attractive lawn for all the seasons. It grows well in sun, shade and part shade, and can stand up to just about anything the Australian weather throws at it.

Created in Australia for Australian conditions

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Sir Walter turf was created here in Australia, specifically designed to tolerate the extreme weather conditions of Australia. Sir Walter was created in 1996 by Brent Redman of the Hunter Valley and saw the introduction of a grass that was more resilient to disease, pests and fungus than other grasses.

With it’s hard-wearing but beautiful soft leafed buffalo grass, it’s no wonder Sir Walter is Australia’s number choice!

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

Sir Walter Buffalo Grass – Ideal for the Illawarra

Are you dreaming of a luxurious soft green lawn that can tolerate the harsh summers of the Illawarra? Sir Walter might just be the answer to your perfect lawn.

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Sir Walter can handle local weather conditions

DNA Sir Walter is the perfect solution for lawns in the Illawarra. Bred here in Australia, Sir Walter is ideal for coastal areas of New South Wales like Sydney and Wollongong, but also works well in Camden and the Southern Highlands. It can tolerate a range of conditions – from full sun to shade, extreme heat and drought, and even frost.

This buffalo grass repels weeds and repairs itself

Sir Walter Buffalo grass is lush and green and has a tight habit that holds out most weeds. Sir Walter actually has the ability to repair itself. Sir Walter Buffalo is the only Australian soft leaf Buffalo grass.

The best Sir Walter Turf is certified by AusGAP and has a 10 year warranty

sir-walter-dna-certified-logo-300x273DNA Sir Walter Turf is certified by AusGAP, the Australian Turf Accreditation Program, the provides turf buyers with assurance that the turf you are buying meets the highest standards. When you purchase DNA sir Walter Turf you receive a 10-year product warranty – the only warranty of its kind in the Australian turf industry.

With DNA Certified Sir Walter you know you are getting the grass you ordered!

For the Illawarra, it is hard to go past Australia’s only soft soft leaf Buffalo grass. Give it a go – you’ll be thankful you did!

Use Experts for Lawn Installation

Lawn installation might be something you know you’ll need, but are not sure where to start or what’s involved. You can buy sod and do it yourself, but if you would like to save yourself some time and hard work, having a professional lawn installation expert get it right for you is a wise investment. An accredited lawn installation expert will advise you on the right variety to get, what soil base you need, prepare the area and lay the turf for you.

Correct lawn installation implies that you’ll have a beautiful looking yard very quickly. The change a newly laid lawn can make to your home will amaze you. The only real regret you’ll have is that you simply didn’t have it done sooner. However, it pays to get the right people to install your lawn, who know the varieties and can provide you with good value for money and quality turf. Otherwise the outcomes may be significantly worse than you’d hoped for. Luckily there are a many skilled companies that offer lawn installation services, as well as the best turf available.

They are able to guide the way for you since many are unaware as to what’s involved. You would like something which looks great and that will be ready to use as soon as possible. When lawn installation is done properly, it’ll ensure your lawn establishes well, and lasts for many years to come.

Be sure you do continue with the directions which are provided by your lawn installer give you once the turf is laid. Otherwise, your money, time and effort will be put at risk. For instance, you need to be sure you water the sod sufficiently, especially in the first few weeks. You shouldn’t mow your new turf sod for at least three weeks or longer following an installation. This might be more aftercare than you had hoped for, but when the grass hasn’t yet established itself, a lack of water will harm it as it cannot yet draw enough moisture from the soil. Equally cutting the leaf blades such that it can no longer synthesise and grow roots vigorously will also harm its chances of a quick establishment. Keep people as well as pets off your new lawn within this establishment time period too.

Lawn installation done by the experts looks incredible when it’s finished. You might have the best intentions when attempting to do it by yourself. Yet without the right guidance or experience, or the best materials and the right products, the outcome might be wasted time and money. Most lawn installations can be done in less than a day and many installers will arrange the turf delivery for you. If you’d prefer to leave the trouble of lawn laying to the experts, make sure you find a reputable and accredited lawn installer who uses the best quality turf for quick and professional looking results.

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4 Vital Things to Remember in Turf Laying

Laying turf, instead of sowing grass seed gets you immediate results. This strategy could costs more than seed, however, if you want your lawn looking great and ready for those backyard picnics and barbecues, then turf laying is only reliable option. Sowing seed takes months and often results in patchy substandard results. Laying turf creates the ideal lawn which will be ready for outdoor activities within a few weeks.

You need to think about proper preparation before starting with your backyard project. Reputable Turf laying contractors can do this for you or provide you with the right advice so you’ll be sure to get a handsome yard that can withstand the rigors of regular use. Listed here are four things you should be thinking about with regards to laying turf.

1. The variety of the turf – Each and every turf variety is different, even if they might look alike from your distance. A proper evaluation based on your situation and needs can result in different textures, colours and performance in various weather conditions. Is it to be grown in sun or shade? Do you have a lot of water available in your area? How hot does it get where you live? What is the soil like? Each turf variety has a different look, feel and growth rate, so it will certainly impact your overall satisfaction.

Therefore, it is vital that you select well the variety which goes together with your preferences, situation and also the purpose of your lawn. For instance, some more expensive turf options are much more shade tolerant overall while cheaper turf varieties are ideal for only sunny situations. Similarly, other turf types might be more drought-tolerant, weed-resistant or tougher under wear compared to other varieties.

2. Deciding the best turf laying service, or whether you’ll do it yourself – To get the best return on your investment, it’s important that you choose the best turf laying service from someone you can trust to do the job right, and to provide you with the best quality turf. Hire accredited specialists in turf growing and turf laying to make sure that your lawn is going to be produced properly to top standards of genetic purity and the job will be done in the time you need it to be.

In addition, you might want a service provider which will provide you with an additional guarantee that the turf will perform, and that the installation will be done correctly.

Alternatively you can lay the turf yourself and your turf supplier should be able to provide you with guidance and step-by-step instructions to do it right.

3. Setting a plan for turf laying – You will need to ensure your yard is prepared and ready for your turf. If you’re using a turf installation service, then you will need to at least ensure that you have killed off any existing grass, weeds and vegetation prior to the day of laying. Poisoning your old lawn should be done a few weeks ahead of time.

If you are doing it yourself, then you will need to ensure you have the removed any top layer of old weeds and grass, and prepared the soil, ready for the new turf to be laid on top.

Turf can be laid at any time of year, however, the ideal months are spring and autumn, when the conditions are not too harsh and there is enough light to ensure the lawn can get well established quickly. Turf laying can be done in summer too, however because turf requires a lot of watering when it is being established, keeping the new turf from drying out can require a lot of water during summer.

4. Right after laying – Finally, you will need to devise an aftercare plan. Even though you have selected the best selection of turf, hired the best service, it doesn’t imply that you are able to relax until it is established. There is no point to having a beautiful lawn installed to then find that it dies due to a lack of water in the first few weeks. It’s critical that the lawn gets a regular deep soaking while the roots get established into their new environment.

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