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16Apr 2018

The Ventrac aerovator seeder is the ideal implement for school oval renovation. The implement tynes agressively vibrate to fracture the underlying soil structure to  relieve compaction. The operator has complete control of how aggressively the soil is worked. Combined with the seed box, the Ventrac becomes the ideal implement for overseeding large greenspace areas, effectively burying […]

21Jun 2017
couch overseeded to ryegrass

Selling house | Beautiful lawns add 000’s to property prices Selling house ? Most real estate agents agree that pristine, vibrant, new grass lawn areas substantially lift a property’s appeal, potentially adding tens  of thousands of dollars to the bid price. Read this daily telegraph article. From late winter, new grass sown from reseeding  takes around 7-10 days […]

13Jun 2017
lawn grub

  Lawn grub cockchafer feeding on lawn grass roots Image shows lawn grub otherwise called orange headed cockchafer feeding on the grass roots of established lawn. The grubs shown are third instar mature grubs prior to burrowing deeper where they pupate emerging as a black beetle in springtime usually mid-September for Melbourne.   What to do if you […]

10Aug 2014
RTF plant

Rhizomatous Tall Fescue – RTF® photo: courtesy of Barenbrug USA What is RTF® (Rhizomatous Tall Fescue) ? Tall Fescue makes one of the most durable and visually appealing lawns available. They are noted for their rich emerald green colour, deep-rooted drought tolerance and soft texture.  More recently, turf breeders developed a variety coined RTF® (Rhizomatous Tall Fescue). RTF® […]

23Jul 2014
grass growth curves

Seasonal growth curves for warm season and cool season turfgrasses. The below illustration demonstrates the growth curves for warm season turfgrasses (Kikuyu, Buffalo and Couch) Vs the Cool season turfgrasses (ryegrass, tall and fine fescues). The grass base of most Bayside lawns are Couch, Kikuyu and more recently soft leaf Buffalo, otherwise known as WARM SEASON turfgrass. These grass […]

05Jul 2014

All about warm season and cool season turf grasses The grass base of most Bayside lawns are Couch, Kikuyu and more recently soft leaf Buffalo, otherwise known as WARM SEASON turfgrasses. These grass types have excellent heat and drought tolerance and reproduce from runners, rather than seed. In full sun, they grow actively in Bayside’s sandbelt from early […]