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Our climate and your lawn

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. 

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Trees and your lawn - can they coexist?

Trees can look great in a lawn but there are a few things to consider for a successful relationship between your lawn and the trees in your garden.

We see large trees growing in parks, commercial spaces and botanical gardens. They provide beauty and much-needed shade and shelter for birds and other visitors to your garden. 

Mowing for success; keep your lawn looking its best

Mowing is an art form.

If you don’t believe us take a look at any football match showing the grounds of one of the big clubs. Notice those lovingly laid stripes at the start of the match. That takes practise.

As well as being an art form mowing is also a bit of a science. No don’t worry, we’re not talking about complex equations and testing. But you do need to think about how you go about it and adjusting for each different season.

Before we look at the ins and outs of mowing your lawn, let’s imagine getting down on our hands and knees and having a closer look to see what keeps it going.

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Which grass for year-round greenery?

Don’t get us wrong; we love our great big state, our unique climate and obviously our Queensland lifestyle.

What we don’t like is that our weather can reduce all but the best grasses to brown wisps within days of it being laid. Between tropical and sub-topical summers and cool, crisp winter nights, the fact most of us live on the coast where the Pacific swells fling up salt to further stress our lawns and our gardens, it’s no wonder many grasses declare defeat and die!

Oasis Lawns enhancing Coral Cove’s streetscape

Talk with Alex Dodds and he will tell you, hands down, that he (and neighbour Ian) have the best lawns in the street!

But it’s no glib boast. Although Alex is a retired builder, he still has exacting standards.

And his most recent lawn triumph was not his first.

“We originally discovered Sir Walter buffalo grass when we lived in Calliope and had planted our 12-acre property from sprigs,” says Alex.

When Alex and his wife Kay retired and moved to Coral Cove the yard, he says, was in a terrible state.

Taking care of your lawn through autumn and into winter

Grass lulls us into a false sense of security. The lush green carpet spread across our yard, an ordered spread of beauty.

But each of those blades is a little plant that needs care just like any other and, whilst our wonderful Queensland weather is great for days at the beach or enjoying the great outdoors, our plants and, yes, our lawns may not agree.

So what can you do to keep your lawn looking its best through the cooler seasons?

How having healthy lawn helps combat the ‘urban heat island’

We’re not going to get into the debate about how and why the world is getting warmer, it just is.

While this trend isn’t something the gardeners of the world can reverse at a global level, our suburban lawns can mitigate a phenomenon known as urban heat island.

Urban heat island is the reason built-up, higher-populated areas are warmer than more rural, less inhabited ones.

Oasis Lawns are LSA-accredited - why it matters

As a Lawn Solutions Australia (LSA) member, Oasis Lawns are required to adhere to a minimum set of requirements.

These requirements are reviewed on a regular basis to ensure compliance by all LSA members.

Our compliance with LSA requirements gives you assurance that we are meeting the necessary levels of quality and service.

Benefits of an LSA Accredited Grower

  • LSA Accreditation provides assurance to Oasis Lawns customers that the turf supplied by us is grown under stringent guidelines.
  • LSA Accreditation promotes to our customers that we produce only quality turf, which is backed up by an LSA product warranty.
  • LSA Accreditation highlights that we are highly regarded and respected, therefore setting a new benchmark for best practice within the turf industry.

Choose from the highest quality lawn varieties at Oasis lawns. Only the top turf types are supplied to give you a beautiful instant lawn all year round. 

Click here to contact us for free lawn care advice, measure and quote or phone 1800 061 023.

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Preparing for your new Oasis Lawn

The preparation of your new lawn is just as important as the installation, and crucial to its success.

Always spray the area with a weed killer to remove any weeds, vegetation or an existing lawn. And remember to always follow the instructions. 

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Reducing erosion with lawn grass

23 Dec is last orders to get grass at your place in 2014!

Grass reduces soil erosion caused by water and wind.

Grass develops a thick root and shoot system forming a wall that prevents soil erosion. For example with new home construction, sod is laid next to the curb to prevent soil erosion and act as a buffer strip. The strip filters runoff water before it enters the street and storm water drains, which lead to nearby streams and surface waters.

Regular mowing increases shoot density and root mass, improves soil stability, and prevents
water and wind erosion by holding water in place and slowing down the flow. Research
shows that sediment loss from grass is negligible under normal rainfall conditions.

Click here to read more tips - everything from maintenance to mowing - on the Lawn Care section of our website.

Knowing that established lawns can increase a home’s value by as much as 15 per cent, do you need to get good grass into your garden before the year is out?

Call us today on 1800 061 023 for free lawn care advice or a measure and quote.

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Make the most of Spring to establish your new lawn

Did you know that an average-sized block with town water can still install turf lawn when the weather is dry?

How so?

They key is to staging your new lawn’s installation, one area or segment at a time, to give it the best chance of flourishing.

Once a new lawn has been laid, it typically takes a month of watering morning and afternoon to establish properly.

Spring is the perfect time of year to do that before our gardens are subjected to the full summer weather of January and December.

And, if you lay your lawn now, you still have a month to get it established before the Christmas school holidays.

Gardening and lawn care tips from the pros

The Abbotsford Convent is just four kilometres from Melbourne’s CBD, and is made up of historic buildings and gardens.

It is adjacent to the Yarra River and Yarra Bend Park.

Aside from the stunning and peaceful gardens, the convent is home to studios and offices for small businesses, a radio station, four eateries, an open air cinema, food and craft markets, two galleries, an extensive program of events and venues for rehearsals, performances, classes, workshops and conferences. 

Marg Allen and Joanne (Jo) Beescher are two part time gardeners who oversee all the maintenance of the grounds at the convent. 

   

They also have eight regular volunteers that come in every week or month to help out, in addition to groups of corporate volunteers. 

Marg says a lot of the big companies like Deloitte and PwC give their staff a day or two a year to do volunteer work somewhere and a lot of the staff choose to go to the convent, which is a huge help. 

Garden lawn experts agree beautiful lawns add value

Aussie lawns aren’t just a pretty face, according to a poll by garden and lawn experts, Victa.

Indeed, most Australians believe that a blanket of green adds value to their home. Not only that, but many of us understand that lawns have major environmental benefits.

The Victa Lawn Care Survey asked Aussies all about their lawns – what they use their lawns for, what the best thing is about their lawn, what they know about lawns, and how they maintain them. And the survey provided some interesting insights. 

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