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Our climate and your lawn

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There’s good and bad news when it comes to lawn types.

The good news is that the majority of Australians live in climates where all the better types of lawns grow. The bad news is there are a few varieties that will only grow well in specific climates. 

However, since the introduction of improved varieties of soft leaf buffalo such as Sir Walter, the grasses that only do well in certain climates have all but disappeared from the bulk of the market.

When it comes to grass climates, Queensland can be divided into three main areas:

1. Warm climates

This area covers the majority of the state. The leading lawn varieties grow successfully in these warm grass climates.

Warm grass climates are said to be in a climatic zone that can reach 35C degrees and beyond in summer and down to about -2C degrees in winter. Typically these are areas that may receive frost in winter, but not regular snow falls (more than once every five years).

2. Tropical climates

These are usually the top end of the state where the weather falls into the wet and dry season cycle. These areas usually have warm temperatures all year round and, for the purposes of lawn advice, have just the two main tropical seasons – wet and dry. In these areas it’s virtually impossible for cool season grass varieties to grow.

3. Sandy regions

These areas as typically located on the coast and have distinct characteristics that include:

  • The base / sand is usually hydrophobic
  • Bore water is commonly used
  • Daily or more frequent watering is usually required to keep plants and lawns from losing colour and drying out in summer
  • Specific advice on watering, lawn care and pests is sought from local experts for these regions
Visit the Lawn Care Maintenance and Advice section of our website or click here to contact us for free lawn care advice, measure and quote or phone 1800 061 023.
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