Which turf do the best use?
In some ways, lawns are similar to golf clubs. If you want to play your best, you need the best gear.
If you want the best lawn you need the best turf varieties. A lot can be done to make an inferior grass look great, but it will take more work and more money in the long run. Consider the money spent on product applications and water bills to get the result you are after.
What do the best in the industry use when it comes to turf?
You just have to look at this year’s Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show as the perfect example. Leading landscapers and designers from all across the country and overseas, design and install amazing display gardens in the hopes of winning a gold medal in their respective categories.
They know that in order to achieve their goals, they need to be using the best products available. This includes the turf variety they use.
More choice than ever
The best turf varieties are the ones proven to perform and are superior to other available species. For many years the turf variety of choice in professional circles has been Sir Walter DNA Certified. It is still the most versatile turf variety available. But there are now some new kids on the block. Turf varieties with different characteristics to provide you with more options.
The choice of turf varieties at this and last year’s show were once again turf varieties from Australia’s industry leading turf organisation, Lawn Solutions Australia. Sir Grange Zoysia is being heralded as the most impressive grass to ever appear at the show. It was utilised on many of this year’s gardens. Multiple award-winning Landscaper Martin Semken from Semken Landscaping knows the importance of utilising the best products available. They knew Sir Grange was the answer when it came to deciding on the turf variety for his display garden.
Where else do we look to for inspiration on the best types of grass?
In true Aussie fashion, we pay special attention to sporting grounds of course! Australians love their sport and if the groundsman, curators and superintendents are using a particular turf variety, then it must be good gear. TifTuf has been the turf of choice in recent times in this department. It has shown itself to be one of the hardest wearing and drought tolerant grasses. It is the quickest repairing grass ever to be used on an Australian sporting surface.
Grounds right across Australia have been looking to transition into this variety and many grounds have already reaped the benefits. Campbelltown Sports Stadium, Redcliffe Dolphins and the Maitland Blacks Rugby Ground have all had TifTuf installed. Many other grounds including Suncorp Stadium (Lang Park) and the Gabba are also undertaking trials and are impressed with what they have seen.
If you are looking to put the best of the best in at your place, contact Turfco on 1300 TURFCO.
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