Master Class: No Mow Lawn

23/10/2023 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Online via Zoom
Early Bird $25, General Admission $28
Catherine Fallon
Master Class: No Mow Lawn @ Online via Zoom

For decades nothing has epitomised the great Aussie outdoor lifestyle more than the ubiquitous lawn. Green, lush, cool and iconic they feature in all manner of gardens across this diverse continent. But this love affair ends with us humans. Often described as deserts, lawns do little for our local biodiversity, soil health or storm water management. In fact they can cause the perfect environment for pests to flourish, both flora and fauna kind.

This session will discuss the key issues in owning and managing a traditional lawn. It will cover –

  • The resources used to maintain the classic lawn and why this is hard work and not sustainable.
  • The problems lawns create for our local environment.
  • Recognising what you want to achieve with a no mow lawn (manage differently, change the plant, or remove and revegetate altogether).
  • What each of these approaches involves and the benefits they bring.
  • Why faking it (artificial Turf) is never good a good option.
  • Different plants to use as a lawn alternative, including laying, establishing and maintenance.

Presenter: Teresa Day

Teresa is the Learning and Training Manager at Sustainable Gardening Australia. With a passion for all things sustainable design, community development and environmental education.  Teresa is also an avid home gardener, chicken keeper and forager keen to show how sustainable choices and lifestyle changes can be implemented.

Friends of SGA receive a 15% discount on all Master Classes. You can become a Friend of SGA here and GGPs receive a 30% discount.