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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.
Grey water is the wastewater from your household, laundry and bathroom, but not the toilet, kitchen sink or dishwasher which potentially contain nasty chemicals, solids and fats.
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.
Chuck a ball or lob a stick and they're happy!
Most dogs love getting some exercise in the garden or bonding with the two-legged members of the household.
If they're getting too hot, put the hose on them and then stand well clear before the rain dance begins.
As well as an excellent area for exercise, the right lawn variety can provide health benefits such as filtering out airborne pollutants and providing clean, oxygen-rich air.
Choosing a non-allergenic lawn variety such as Sir Walter is vital. Some people are allergic to certain lawn types; grass allergies can trigger itchiness, hay fever and asthma. Bear in mind, too, that you may need to look after visitors to your home as well as any potential buyers.
It is always easier to control weeds from the outset than to try and remove them once they get out of hand.
By growing a suitable lawn species for your area, keeping it healthy, well-maintained and mown at the right height for your chosen variety, you'll have the most stunning lawn in the neighbourhood in no time.
Like all plants, lawns need nutrients to stay healthy and look good. Fertilising is the best way to supply the necessary nutrients, but there are several types and ways to approach it.
Thinking about laying new lawn this Spring? We can’t emphasise how important it is to water your lawn straight away as soon as you’ve got it down.
If you don’t water it, it will dry out and start turning brown and looking very nasty.
If you’re laying a large area of lawn, don’t wait till it’s all finished. Start watering once you’ve got a few square metres down because that first hour in the sun is critical.
It is always easier to control weeds from the outset than to try to remove them once they get out of hand.
By growing a suitable lawn species for your area, keeping it healthy, well maintained and at the right mowing height for your chosen variety, you’ll have a head start on the neighbours.
To read or download a free copy of our Weed Control factsheet and get your lawn in top condition this spring simply click on this link: OasisLawns_Weed-Control-Fact-Sheet.pdf.
Oasis Lawns Childers QLD Phone 1800 061 023
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.
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?
After another hot summer, we welcome the relief of the cooler nights.
Your lawn will be breathing a sigh of relief too, as summer can be long and stressful, particularly with the extreme weather conditions experienced in parts of Queensland in the past few months.
After laying your new Oasis Lawn, your first mow is a special moment and should take place as soon as your new lawn needs it, generally 1-3 weeks after installation.
All you need to do is just take the tips off and, remember whenever you’re mowing, never take off more than a third of the leaf blade.
Although the days are shortening, there’s a lot of residual heat in the deep layers of the soil that will encourage root growth.
This means it’s an ideal time to apply a fertiliser, preferably a slow-release NPK (nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium) variety. If your grass is still reeling from the intense summer, be generous.