As the temperature heats up, we usually jump in the pool to cool off, or turn on the a/c to chill out! Unfortunately, we can’t do the same for our lawns!
We are excited to announce a fantastic new turf product to the market. Zythum Turf is a revolutionary new turf species from the Iocus'unum Aprilis family. Designed and grafted locally in South-East Queensland, Zythum Turf has been specifically grown to suit Queensland conditions and has a number a unique features which will be sure to make it the first choice for Queensland backyards.
Watch out for weeds like bindii, clover and flat weeds as they tend to invade lawns as the weather cools. The recent rains will mean that your garden and lawns are ready to go crazy as soon as the sun returns. The transfer of weed seeds via overland water will mean that not only your plants will shoot, but so will the weeds. Weeding by hand while they are small and manageable (and the soil is soft) is the best plan. Otherwise, wait for a break in the weather and treat with selective weed killers.
Of course lawns, just like all the other greenery in your garden need water I hear you say. But the question is are you doing it right? Do your sprinklers work? Do you use a hose or a movable sprinkler? Have you got irrigation installed? Depending on how you water will really dictate how long you should water for and how regularly. Did you know that you can over water your lawn? Too much water can leave the leaves and stems of the grass weak and soft which mean they can get easily damaged simply by walking or playing on an area. Too much water can even drown the roots cutting off the vital oxygen need for survival.
Coming into the Christmas break you may be planning a trip to the beach, overseas or simply keep busy by entertaining at home. All of these may lead to your garden being neglected or even overlooked. Who has time to get in the garden when there is much food, drink, family and friends to be consumed and enjoyed?
When it comes to your home lawn, many of us are really only interested in one thing... Is it green!? The long and the short of it is, all "turf" is green when applied and cared for correctly. Now obviously there will be situations where some turf species survive better than others and the turf specie you choose may need to cope with anomalies such as high wear, extreme temperatures, frosts or drought to name a few.
We get this question many times at week here at Centenary Landscaping Supplies. Customers want a nice green lawn, but they are not sure of the best way to go about it. Spread some soil, sow some seed and play the waiting game or roll out some instant green carpet. Obviously there are pros and cons to both of these options.
Put in the hard work now to prepare your lawn for the winter ahead. Just like the springtime, autumn is an extremely important time of year for your lawn. The time, care and effort you put into your lawn now will leave you in good stead from the colder months ahead and give you the best chance to keep your lawn healthy through the winter until next spring.
Some great news for garden lovers this week with the demise of the Queensland Water Commission bringing to an end the water restrictions that have been imposed on SEQ residents at various levels for the last 10-15 years. Well what does this mean for you and me? Well essentially, we can sprinkle our lawns and gardens unashamedly! Not for free of course... So, what would it cost you? Currently in SEQ, water charges are made up of a few different components including both fixed charges and your personal water consumption charges.
So you have spent weeks preparing and caring for your lawn, and it is paying off! It has finally become beautifully lush and green, and is like a carpet! A little brown patch appears… you think maybe it just needs a bit of water, or maybe a little bit of fertiliser burn has occurred. No panic, put the sprinkler out for 20 minutes or so and she’ll be right!