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How to determine high-quality turf

How to determine high-quality turf

When it comes to turf, you want to invest in a variety that is not only strong but will also last you a lifetime.

Of course, for it to be worth the investment, you’ll want to look for high-quality turf. By purchasing the best one, you can expect your lawn to perform well.

With so many turf varieties in the market, it can be hard narrowing down superior ones from the rest.

Not sure how you can determine high-quality turf from the imitators? Keep reading below to see how you can separate the two.

The ratings

We understand it can be a real struggle not just deciding on a turf variety, but also making sure it is high-quality grass.

That is why at Sydney Lawn and Turf, we have tried to make the job a little bit easier for you through our Turf Finder!

Not only does this rate all of our turf varieties in aspects such as wear, maintenance and appearance – it even compares the options by having them displayed side by side!

As it is helps you find out how the turf performs, it is a great way to narrow down which ones are better overall.

In identifying the highest of quality, it is handy to look at the overall performance and appearance of a turf variety.

This, amongst other factors, will be a great indication of where the variety sits on the ladder.

You should also consider what you need the turf for as well as the important factors that are detrimental to your property.

If you have a shady property, you will want one with a decent shade tolerance. And if your lawn sees a lot of traffic, you’ll benefit from great wear tolerance.

Remember, the higher the better!

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The colour

When it comes to turf, the colour can tell you a lot about a variety and its quality.

However, before you judge, it is important to note that the season and the weather, amongst other features, can affect the colour.

But no matter the circumstances, it should still be some shade of green!

If you are looking at the turf and it is brown or has a strong indication it is turning brown, this is not a grass you want to invest in!

Not only is this a sign it is dying but is also a big red flag that it isn’t fresh. It shouldn’t be straw-like or have dry patches, too.

A great high-quality grass that is known for its colour is Sir Grange turf.

With a complete five-star rating for appearance, this zoysia variety has a captivating dark green colour, known for being one of the neatest and prettiest lawns on the market.

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The origin

When it comes to looking for the finest turf, it is recommended you investigate the background of each variety.

From how it was created to whether it is certified or not, the little details can help your search in finding the perfect turf.

A great thing to note is how a turf came to be. Many varieties have been created for a sole purpose, whether it be surviving certain climates or for sporting purposes.

Not only will this be a good indicator if the turf matches your need, but it can result in telling history about the grass type.

Grasses that are backed by scientific research usually mean they are proven to be of high quality.

Our TifTuf Bermuda is a great example, being picked out of around 30,000 other breeds due to its ideal qualities.

This hybrid grass has nearly 25 years of research behind it, making it a worthy candidate.

If you want to find out whether a variety is certified, it should be clearly labelled or mentioned by the supplier.

For example, you know our Sir Walter DNA Certified Buffalo grass is genuine as it is not only in its name, but it also has a sticker next to the logo that clearly states it. This is a great way to identify its certification.

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The supplier

When trying to distinguish whether the grass is high quality, knowing about the supplier can be a good indication. You will want to clarify how they get their grass and what their business is like.

When you buy with us, you know you are getting high-quality turf as our company is accredited by the Australian turf accreditation program, AusGAP.

By being AusGAP-certified, we can provide our customers with proof that our products are of the highest quality and are genetically pure.

This is certainly a feature you would want to look out for in your hunt!

It is also important to note that all our turfs are supplied by Lawn Solutions Australia.

Not only does this mean it comes with a warranty of 10 years, but it is also approved by Australia’s largest network of turf specialists, making all varieties we sell a quality choice.

Furthermore, by being supplied by Lawn Solutions Australia, we can provide our customers with grass direct from the farm.

If you are looking for high-quality grass, you will want to guarantee it is freshly-picked and delivered to you straight away – just like our turf.

You will also want to make sure the grass you are buying is from a licensed turf farm.

This will not only ensure they can provide you the high-quality turf you desire but will also let you know whether they are reputable or dodgy.

And finally, pay attention to the customer service you get. This will be a good way to see if the business takes pride in their work, going the extra mile. This is generally reflected in the quality of their products.

At Sydney Lawn and Turf, we love what we do – and this shows. By providing delivery and turf installation, we want to ensure you get the most out of your experience with us.

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If you are looking for the highest quality in turf varieties, Sydney Lawn and Turf Supplies has got your back.

Showcasing a collection of the finest grass, we will have the ideal turf for your home.

With proven knowledge in all things grass, including turf supplies and overall quality, our team will help you.

Give us a call on 1800 458 859 or visit our website to buy turf online today.

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