Turf Tips: What turf variety do the best in the industry use?
If you want to play your best, you need the best gear. This weeks turf tip we look at what turf grass variety do the best in the industry use and why. In some ways, lawns are similar to golf clubs.
Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show
What is the best turf variety that the industry uses when it comes to choosing a new lawn? If you want the best lawn you need to know more about the best turf varieties. A lot can be done to make a lower quality grass look great, but it needs lots of maintenance and spend more money on water to get achievable results. At this years Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show leading landscapers and designers from all across the country and overseas. They showcase their designs and installations of 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 highest quality turf varieties that they use.
The choice of turf varieties at this year and last year’s show were once again turf varieties from Australia’s industry leading turf organisation, Lawn Solutions Australia. 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 previously been Sir Walter DNA Certified. It is still very much the most versatile turf variety available. But there are now some new kids on the block, turf varieties with different characteristics to provide more options for consumers. Sir Grange Zoysia is being heralded as the most impressive grass to ever appear at the show and has been 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 and that the Sir Grange is the best turf variety for his display garden.
Where to look
We Aussies love our sports. Landscapers and designers have been using particular turf varieties that are high quality especially for our Australian sporting grounds. Previously TifTuf Bermuda has been a favourite being hard wearing, drought tolerant and quick repairing. Sporting grounds around Australia have been transitioning into this new turf variety and many grounds have already followed through. Campbelltown Sports Stadium, Redcliffe Dolphins and the Maitland Blacks Rugby Ground have all had TifTuf Bermuda installed. Many other grounds including Suncorp Stadium and the Gabba are also undertaking trials of Tif Tuf and are impressed with the results that have been seen.
For more advice on our turf varieties or to order a new lawn call our team on (07) 3114 8230. You can also to pop in and order in person at our sales office on 1/243 Bradman Street, Acacia Ridge. The office opens Monday to Friday 7am to 5pm and Saturday 7am to 12pm.
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