When repairing and over-sowing your lawn is no longer working, you may need to consider replacing it, but first you should consider a few important details:
The secret to starting a quality lawn is in making the right decisions before you start. Here’s how!
If your old lawn hasn’t succeeded, understanding why is very important because it helps guide you when selecting a new lawn variety.
Knowing your growing conditions and understanding your needs are essential parts of determining the type of grass that’s most likely to thrive.
Do some basic research online about turf varieties, but make sure you’re looking at information that applies to your location and climate zone. Other things to consider include:
Make a brief list of your soil type and the aspect, shade and slope of your property in addition to lifestyle needs, then talk them over with a turf supplier.
Arguably the most popular grass type in Australia today.
Budget friendly, fast-growing and excellent at self-repairing.
Look for modern, sterile varieties such as ‘Village Green’ and ‘Kenda’.
An ‘old fashioned’ turf grass - its fine blades (leaves) give a formal look.
‘Santa Ana’ is considered the best looking variety but it can become invasive if allowed to spread into the garden.
Called a couch because of its resemblance to couch but in fact it is not related.
Less well known but an excellent lawn grass. Leaf is slightly larger than couch but finer than buffalo.
Extremes of weather, everyday foot traffic and extremes of sun or shade can all cause damage to your lawn. Bring it back to life with a seed and fertiliser combo like Scotts Lawn Builder™ Seed & Feed Sun & Shade that does well in sunny and shady areas
Scotts Everydrop granules are designed to maximise every drop of water, consistently and evenly. Safe to use in every garden situation - on pots, lawns and garden beds.
A 2 in 1 mix of lawn seed and slow release lawn starter fertiliser that makes light work of fixing bare spots and sowing new lawns. Contains a blend of couch and annual rye grasses
An organic lawn treatment with added slow release fertiliser designed to rejuvenate, feed and improve lawns to encourage better looking, healthier grass and soil.
Easy to use, liquid wetting agent that maximises every drop of water added to the garden by watering or rains. It improves water absorption by up to 50%
Kikuyu is known for its hardiness and ability to withstand reasonably heavy wear and tear, but even it needs some repair now and again by over-sowing with Scotts Lawn Builder™ Seed & Feed Kikuyu
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