Lawn Alternatives

Escape the mundane uniformity of an artificial vegetative mat and enjoy some of the visual and aromatic delights the natural world has on offer! Less…

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Sustainability of Horizontal Garden Surfaces

In order to walk around your garden, or to have open spaces for table and chairs, you might be seeking to install a surface that is firm, attractive…

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Can’t see the Trees for the Lawns?

Each spring and early summer it is amazing how fast grass, weeds and lawns can grow. The combination of longer, warmer days and the occasional shower…

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Minimising water use on lawns and turf

A preliminary comment by SGA: For the most sustainable lawn, SGA prefers Autralian native grasses rather than varieties that can become invasive.…

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Life Without Lawn

As a qualified horticulturist, soil scientist, and all-round know-it-all when it comes to plants, I am generally asked how to grow things, rather…

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Real Turf / Fake Turf / No Turf

It's time to talk turf... we've had a bit of rain, the soil is warming up, and loads of people are starting to think about sowing seed, rolling out…

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Native Lawns

It may surprise you to learn that not all native grasses are tall feature plants. In fact in parts of Australia, pasture is composed almost entirely…

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