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Your Guide to Aussiblue Turf

Choosing the right turf for your home can be a big decision. You need to find the right balance between price, ease of care, and the appearance and kerb appeal of your home. Aussiblue is a new generation of turf specifically engineered to suit Queensland’s warm weather conditions.

Get to know Aussiblue turf

Aussiblue Turf is turf made for Queensland – more resistant to heat than other varieties, without being dry or having that “sharp” feeling. It’s hard wearing but soft with a thicker leaf and denser roots than other couches on the market making it perfect for high foot traffic lawns. The green-blue colour is reminiscent of Queensland Blue Couch turf while being much more durable especially throughout those winter months.

Aussiblue is a fairly low maintenance turf type and is being used across a range of new builds in Southeast Queensland, both in the residential and commercial sectors.

What environment does Aussiblue Turf suit?

Aussiblue Turf is best suited to the climate and weather conditions in Queensland. It has some shade tolerance but requires a minimum of six hours of direct sunlight each day to properly thrive.

Due to its thicker leaf and dense roots, it can withstand a lot of traffic travelling over it. It’s a very hard-wearing turf and quick to recover when things get tough but doesn’t compromise on feel. Aussiblue is soft to the touch despite its hardiness, so it’s a really good turf choice for families with children who love to play in the backyard.

A lot of homeowners and business owners using Aussiblue Turf appreciate the darker green colour it produces which perseveres over summer and winter alike.

Aussiblue Turf is resistant to weed invasion and disease, and in excellent weather conditions, it can grow and recover rapidly.

What does it look like? How does it grow?

This turf has a stunning appearance. Coming from the same family as Queensland Blue Couch, this turf produces lovely, vibrant, dark green grass.

Aussiblue Turf grows really well in Queensland. It’s designed to thrive in the state’s unpredictable conditions.

So, while it prefers to soak up at least six to seven hours of sunshine a day, it still thrives with some occasional shade.

It can easily withstand drought too. The grass will remain comfortable through dry spells and recover quickly with a good watering.

How to care for your new Aussiblue Turf

Once you’ve installed your new Aussiblue Turf, it’ll take roughly two to three weeks to establish itself. This depends on the season of course, with it taking a little longer in winter.

To see how your turf is establishing, you can lift up a corner of a grass slab to see if it has “taken” yet. During this period, you should do your best to avoid foot traffic crossing the turf.

Water

Once you’ve installed your new Aussiblue Turf, it’ll take roughly two to three weeks to establish itself. This depends on the season of course, with it taking a little longer in winter.

To see how your turf is establishing, you can lift up a corner of a grass slab to see if it has “taken” yet. During this period, you should do your best to avoid foot traffic crossing the turf.

First week: water the grass every morning and every evening to ensure total moisture.

Second week: water just every morning now, no longer in the evenings.

Third week: water the grass every other morning, ensuring it’s still quite moist, but not soaked.

Once established: water one to two times a week with a deep watering. It’s best to do this in the morning.

Mow

Once your lawn is established – approximately two to three weeks after laying – you can begin mowing it.

For the first mow of your brand new turf, use a high setting on the mower deck.

Once your turf is well and truly established, you can start to mow it shorter. The optimal height here is 20 to 40 millimetres.

Remember: keep your mower blades sharp.

Moisture can cause the grass clippings to clump together much more, so mow when the morning dew rain has dried off your lawn.

Fertilize

Once your lawn is established, fertilize it each season with a quality and organic fertiliser specifically designed for grass. The best times to fertilize are early spring, early summer, and again later in the summer.

Be sure to apply as much fertilizer as is specified by the product. Interestingly, the Queensland DPI found that Aussiblue Turf requires the least fertilizer to maintain its beautiful green colour, when compared with other couch grasses.

If it hasn’t rained very much throughout the summer, then a mid-season fertilizer application will help your new grass along.

Deter Pests

The Aussiblue Turf is pretty resilient when it comes to diseases and pests – one of its biggest advantages. It can experience fungal growth on its leaves, but this is fairly rare and has no effect on the grass — it’ll disappear with a mow.

Lawn grubs and worms can be an issue in the warmer months. If any signs of pests pop up, you should treat this immediately. Your turf will recover quite quickly from damage by any kind of pest, but catching the problem early offers the best results.