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Grass Selection | Creating a Lawn | Garden Care | Victa Lawncare - Lawn ...

Australia obviously has far more warm climate areas than cool, but there are plenty of grass types to choose from in each category. Warm season grasses grow best with full sun at temperatures between 27° and 30° C. The most popular lawn varieties include couch, kikuyu, buffalo and Queensland blue couch. Read More »

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Mowers that can mulch are most beneficial for your lawn. That's because they recycle grass clipping back into the lawn, providing valuable nutrients for sustained growth. What's more, the blades on mulching mowers are designed to break down the cut grass into very small pieces, then distribute them evenly over the lawn where they quickly break down without leaving a trace. Read More »

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Lawn Establishment | Creating a Lawn | Garden Care | Victa Lawncare - Lawn ...

If you decide to seed, make sure you spread the seeds evenly over the soil at the seeding rate specified on the packet. If you underseed the growth layer will be too thin to protect against weed attack and if you overseed the young grasses will have to compete too hard for nutrients. Try not to seed when it's windy and mix a little sand with the seeds so you know where you've seeded. Read More »

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Pest Control | Creating a Lawn | Garden Care | Victa Lawncare - Lawn Mowers, ...

As the old saying goes, 'prevention is better than cure' and that means ensuring your lawn remains in good condition. However, even the most pristine lawn can be targeted by weeds once in a while. If there are too many to hand-weed, apply herbicides - but always follow pack label directions. Read More »

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When you know what kind of soil you have, the choice of suitable grass types becomes a whole lot easier, because different grasses are better suited to certain soils than others. Firstly, remove the existing ground cover, then perform a simple soil test. Just take a handful of soil, mix it with a small amount of water and then knead it to start making a ball with it in your hands. Read More »

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Summer Survival Skills | Creating a Lawn | Garden Care | Victa Lawncare - ...
August 24, 2015

It’s forecast to be a long hot summer, with odds now favouring an El Niño event in 2015 (and possibly into 2016). In a bid to help gardeners protect their lawn and garden from the ongoing effects of the warm, dry conditions predicted, the garden and lawn experts at Victa have developed a number of summer survival skills with horticulturalist Adam Woodhams. Read More »