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Lawn Seed – Why it’s a Bad Idea

Why should you buy turf instead of growing a lawn from seed? If you take a look around at the gardens in your street, you’ll find that 99% of the good ones are turfed, and not grown from seed, and there’s a very good reason for that.

A great lawn requires great skill

All great Aussie lawns like Sir Walter Buffalo, Eureka Kikuyu, Nullarbor Couch and Platinum Zoysia are what they call male sterile and cannot be grown from seed, not even on the turf farm can they be grown from seed, they have to be grown from live vegative material that takes a lot of skill from our Aussie turf farmers to turn into lawn turf. If an experience turf producer can’t grow it from seed – what chance do we have?

Grass grown from seed struggles in hot weather

It is true that seed will grow into some sort of ground cover in the colder wetter climates of Australia, however it will not be a drought tolerant lawn for, usually it will be a cool season variety such as a seeded rye or fescue that may give a quick flush of green in a colder climate but once the hot weather comes along it can be gone forever.

See the difference for yourself

A good test if you’re still not convinced is to ask both your local LSA turf supplier and your seed supplier to show you a couple of front lawns they have supplied in your local area that are 5 years or older. You will be amazed at how few are grown from seed.

Want a lawn for life?

So if you want a great long lasting Aussie lawn get in touch with your nearest Lawn Solutions Australia grower and get a great lawn for life. Remember only turf purchased through our growers or Lawn Solutions Centres come with our 10 Year Warranty!

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