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Patrick Muscat

Patrick was born into the lawn and turf industry and draws on over 25 years of history in agricultural farming.
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Identifying, Killing & Preventing Summer Weeds

Posted by Patrick Muscat on 10 Jan 2018

We’re well and truly into summer, and your lawn knows it. It’s been hot and wet so far in NSW, which means rich growing conditions for lawns – and weeds!

Weeds can suffocate and kill your lawn, so today we’re talking about the best way to kill off those weeds: how to identify them, what you can do about them, and how you can prevent them next season!


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Topics: Turf, Lawn & Grass, Lawn Care

How To Keep Lawn Healthy in Hot Weather

Posted by Patrick Muscat on 13 Dec 2017

Just like us, just like animals and all living things, your lawn needs to stay hydrated.

If we don't get enough water, we feel exhausted and even show physical signs of dehydration. So does your lawn. And even though you might be doing all the things you were doing before to keep your lawn in its peak condition, it may now be starting to look brown and unhappy.

We're not all born into the world of gardens and lawns. I know people who claim they can kill off a cactus! So here are our tips on what to do to make sure your lawn stays healthy, even in this Sydney heat.

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Topics: Turf, Lawn & Grass, Beautification, Lawn Care

How to Lay Turf

Posted by Patrick Muscat on 22 Nov 2017

Yes, that's Jason Hodges helping out on the Green Life Turf farm! 

There’s a right way and many wrong ways to do almost anything, and when it comes to laying new turf, it’s no exception.

Today we’re talking about the right way to lay new lawn. It's filled with lots of don't-miss tips so get yourself a coffee and let's go! 

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Topics: Turf, Lawn & Grass, Landscaping

How to Measure Your Area for Turf

Posted by Patrick Muscat on 8 Nov 2017

Knowing how much turf your area needs can be challenging at times – areas aren’t always perfectly square or rectangle! To help you avoid expensive or frustrating mistakes, today we’re showing you how to best measure your area before ordering turf.


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Topics: Turf, Lawn & Grass, Landscaping

Lawn Grubs - Identify & Treat Lawn Grub Infestations Now!

Posted by Patrick Muscat on 25 Oct 2017


   A   L   E   R   T   !   

Did you hear? There’s an active outbreak of lawn grubs around Australia RIGHT NOW?!

Particularly affected is the eastern seaboard and Western Australia, but these creatures have a reputation of migrating and could be coming to kill off a lawn near you!

Here’s everything you need to know to save your Aussie lawn…

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Topics: Turf, Lawn & Grass, Lawn Care

Pets & Lawn Damage: Preventions & Cures!

Posted by Patrick Muscat on 4 Oct 2017

Now that the weather’s warming up and daylight savings has begun, your doggo – or kitty – is no doubt desperate to get out in the yard and to stay there. But what does that mean for your lawn? Today we’re exploring pets and lawns, what can go wrong, and how you can minimise damage and maximise the joy!

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Topics: Turf, Lawn & Grass, Lawn Care

10 Things to Love about Sir Grange Zoysia

Posted by Patrick Muscat on 20 Sep 2017

It’s time to talk ‘Sir Grange’ again!

We’ve been growing our Sir Grange Zoysia on the Green Life Turf farm for about a year now and want to share with you what we’ve found and why we think it's showing all the right signs of becoming the best Zoysia on the market!

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Topics: Turf, Lawn & Grass

Grasses & Hay Fever Allergies

Posted by Patrick Muscat on 6 Sep 2017

Hello, Spring! And hello, allergies!

The joy of the end of winter and the coming into spring can be a mix of emotions if you suffer hay fever. And in Spring, it’s grass’ turn to start spitting out pollen into the air.

If, like about 18% of our nation(1), you or a family member suffers from pollen allergies, then you’re going to need to know which grasses are the most allergy-friendly, and which lawns can even help reduce the amount of pollen in the air...

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Topics: Turf, Lawn & Grass

Spring Clean Your Lawn - Spring Lawn Care Tips

Posted by Patrick Muscat on 30 Aug 2017

For the most part, it’s been a warm, dry winter for Sydneysiders. Now, as we head in to our spring season, plants and lawns are quickly beginning to 'spring into action' and becoming active again. But what will your lawn wake up to?

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Topics: Turf, Lawn & Grass, Beautification, Lawn Care

Lawn Envy - Give it to Your Neighbours!

Posted by Patrick Muscat on 23 Aug 2017

Most people find it hard to believe that their lawns and yards can stay beautiful all year round in our wonderful but harsh climate.

In the cooler months, warm season grass goes dormant and turns brown. In some cases, weeds start to set in. And together with the lack of colour as many plants stop flowering, a wintry backyard can look dull and uninviting.

In the hotter months, grasses can become sunburnt and dry, soils dry and grey, and plants hungry for nutrients and water.

But there are solutions to these climatic problems for your lawn and plants. Solutions that will keep your yard looking amazing all year round, no matter how hot, dry or cold it gets! And would you believe, it’s the same two products for every season?

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Topics: Turf, Lawn & Grass, Beautification, Lawn Care, Landscaping

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