This month we are excited about our feature product, Sapphire turf. Sapphire has all the benefits of the other high performance soft leaf Buffalo grass varieties (less watering, deep roots, greener in winter, hard wearing etc.) along with the added benefit of a finer texture.
Sapphire Buffalo grass does not rely on fine leaves for its fine texture, but its folding leaf. When Sapphire is mature, its leaf folds at tight angles along its axis, resulting in a finer texture. This is important, because fine leaf Buffalo lawns usually have thatch problems, are shallow rooted, poor wearing & slow growing.
A fine leaf Sapphire Buffalo lawn does not suffer from these problems. Here’s why Sapphire is such a wonderful all rounder:
Excellent Shade Tolerance - Sapphire is the no. 1 Buffalo in shade. This has been based on averages gathered from Horticultural Australia and Department of Primary Industries trial data. Sapphire is recommended for up to 70% shade in areas with low wear and up to 50% shade in areas with moderate to high wear.
Fast Recovery From Wear - Sapphire Buffalo Grass has rapid growth across the ground. This high performance allows it to cope well with high traffic situations. In extra high wear areas it is recommended that you fertilise and water more than normal.
We’ve had some much needed rain, and it is a very good time to get in to those garden beds, pull out the weeds, and top up the beds with a nice thick blanket of mulch. There are lots of different mulches to choose from and we have put together a quick run down of our top 5 tree mulches to give you an idea of some of what types of applications they suit best.
At the moment, we have 20kg bags of the very popular Kashmiri pebbles in stock and they represent a fantastic way to get your smaller landscaping projects done quickly and with style.
We are halfway to November already and it's newsletter time again. We have specials on top dress soil to give your lawn some love, and hardwood mulch. We also have tips to grow veggies in pots, a yummy garlic butter recipe and we introduce our Trade Partner, Matt Lucas from Lucas Mob. Enjoy!