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Choosing The Right Grass

When it comes to choosing lawn, there are a lot of different choices to make. Getting the right lawn for your home is essential if you want it to continue to thrive and look great. When you choose the right lawn that looks great, you may find you will have the lawn that all the neighbours are talking about. Here is some information to help you choose the right lawn for your home. 

First you need to think about where you live.  This doesn’t just mean the suburb. You need to consider your geographical location as well as the amount of shade or sun the grassy area is going to receive. Based on where you live you’ll also have to think about how much traffic the lawn is going to have and how it will be used.

Whether your grass has a great amount of sun or shade can make a huge different to the success and life of the lawn. If it’s a very shady area, it’s important that you choose a shade tolerant lawn like soft leaf buffalo grass turf. There are a number of things to look at when you are thinking about shade. The surrounding buildings, sheds, fences and trees can all cause shade to make its way over the lawn so be sure you think about not just the grassy area, but also the area around it. Some grasses will simply just die if they have too much shade. You don’t want this to happen to your lawn!

Also make sure you think about the soil conditions before laying your lawn. You may need to look into improving your soil before laying your lawn. If you have bad soil, the grass simply will not grow. Once you have chosen a grass for your lawn, be sure to check the best soil condition for the grass to thrive in. Do your research! It really pays off!

One other aspect you should consider when choosing your lawn is how you want it to look. With the variety of choices out there, there also comes a great variety in looks of grass. Some are fine leafed grass, other broad, some may be a brighter green than others. Which do you think will be best to compliment your home? Think about how the lawn will feel under your feet also, and if you have kids, do you want them to be able to play comfortably in the grass? 

You may also wish to think about water restrictions. In some areas where there are tight water restrictions, getting lawn that requires regular watering may not be the best choice. Think about your ability to look after the lawn. 

Other things you may wish to consider if your budget. Obviously, we all have bills to pay and mouths to feed. Choosing a lawn within your budget is important. There’s a great number of choices out there that are not overly expensive, so just take a look around. 

If in doubt, the best thing you can do is ask an expert! Lawn suppliers live and breath grass. They know it inside out, so if you are not sure what to get, they are always there to help!