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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

LSA Turf Industry Research & Development

Posted by Patrick Muscat on 16 Aug 2017


You’ve probably heard a bit about Lawn Solutions Australia (LSA) and have some idea about who we are and what we do. LSA’s primary focus is on research and development of the turf industry both locally and globally.

Today I'm sharing a video in which Jason Hodges guides us through a little of that R&D, demonstrating the work that goes in to bringing a new and relevant grass variety to Australia, and showing you just how well some of those new varieties are doing in our Aussie climate.  

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Topics: Turf, Lawn & Grass

Common Australian Weeds to Watch Out For this August

Posted by Patrick Muscat on 2 Aug 2017

 Some see a field of dreams, others a field of nightmares!

Finally, a tiny bit of rain here in Sydney! Along with the end of winter, what does this mean for your lawn? If you’re noticing some strange ‘grassy patches’ thriving among your dormant lawn, you might actually be looking at flourishing WEEDS!

Here are some of the more common weeds found in Australia, what to look for, and how to get rid of them!

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Topics: Turf, Lawn & Grass, Lawn Care

Planning Tips for Your Perfect Garden & Lawn

Posted by Patrick Muscat on 26 Jul 2017

Your outdoor space will work best when it’s been designed specifically for its users and environment. So rather than jumping straight into it, take a little time to think about and plan your project outdoor landscape re-design project.

Here are some tips from us and from our pals at Lawn Solutions Australia. 

“Properly planning and designing your garden is a crucial part of its overall success…”
- Loving Your Lawn 2017, Lawn Solutions Australia

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Topics: Turf, Lawn & Grass, Beautification, Landscaping

How to Care for Lawn in Winter

Posted by Patrick Muscat on 12 Jul 2017

 'Sleep, my precious.'

Over the last two weeks we talked about why warm-season grass goes brown over winter, as well as other signs that your lawn is just chillin’ over winter.

So what can be done to take care of your lawn in winter? What can you do to give it the best chances of early and beautiful growth when it comes out of dormancy?

Plus how to keep your lawn looking 'entertaining-ready', even in winter.

Let’s take a look…

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Topics: Turf, Lawn & Grass, Lawn Care

How to Identify Common Lawn Disease & What to do About it!

Posted by Patrick Muscat on 5 Jul 2017

Did you know lawn is vulnerable to disease and that lawn disease varies from the super obvious to the almost impossible to detect? If you’re concerned your lawn is affected by disease, we’ve put together a handy guide to the most common lawn diseases found here in Australia. See our informative excerpts from Lawn Solutions Australia’s ‘Loving Your Lawn Guide’.

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Topics: Turf, Lawn & Grass, Lawn Care

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