Are you dreaming of a lush, green, weed-free and manicured lawn?

SuperScapeS are here to help!

Did you know there are many different breeds of lawns available, each one suitable for different conditions?

How do you choose the right one?

Ask yourself these questions:

  • Are you happy to water your lawn regularly?
  • Or do you need a low-maintenance solution that won’t spread across paths and into garden beds?
  • And most importantly of all – How much sun will your lawn get? 
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Couch Grass - perfect for lawns in full sun.

Couch grass is an all-time Aussie favourite that’s budget friendly.

It has a fine, narrow leaf, is self-repairing, withstands heat and drought conditions and has an attractive dark green colour.

However, it can tend to yellow in winter as it lies dormant. This yellowing will be short lived though, as soon as spring rolls around, the dark green colour of your lawn will come back.

Another advantage of couch grass is that it copes very well if mown down to a short length, meaning you can create that golf course look in your own front and backyard.

If, however, your yard gets a little shade, Kikuyu would be more suitable.

Kikuyu Grass - better for slightly shaded areas

Kikuyu tolerates shade better than couch and is still very wear and tear resistant because of its deep roots.  It is fast growing, self-repairing, frost resistant, and has a vibrant bright green colour – even during winter.

It does need mowing fairly often, because it grows so quickly, and it prefers to be cut to a slightly longer length than couch grass.


Buffalo Grass - high shade tollerance


If your yard gets a fair bit of shade, buffalo grass might be the right choice.

It has a better shade tolerance than couch or kikuyu, while maintaining the deep bright green colour that we all love. It is also drought resistant, low maintenance – it out competes potential weeds – and it tolerates salty conditions, so perfect if you want to have grass around your salt-water pool.

TifTuf Grass - beautiful all-rounder​

If your yard is mostly shaded, then TifTuf or Rhizomatous Tall Fescue, also known as RTF, would be better options for you.

TifTuf is soft to walk on, has a dense growth habit, looks lush and thick and out-competes weeds, is tough enough to cope with high traffic or kids and pets, is self-repairing and it tolerates shade all while maintaining a beautiful rich dark green colour for longer under drought conditions and throughout the dormant winter months.

TifTuf really is a fantastic, tough, beautiful looking all-rounder that is easy to care for.


Rhizomatous Tall Fescue or RTF - cool climate grass


Rhizomatous Tall Fescue or RTF is an attractive looking, dark green, soft leafed grass. It tolerates shade very well and it is non-invasive, which means it grows straight up. It doesn’t spread out, invading paving, driveways or garden beds, so it’s easy to maintain.

However, as it is a cool climate grass, it does require more water than couch, kikuyu, buffalo or TifTuf and it won’t cope as well during our hot, dry summers, unless you are prepared to water it deeply and regularly.

If this sounds like the grass for you, SuperScapeS also install automatic pop-up watering systems which take the work out of watering!

SuperScapeS can help you with every step of the way.

From designing a concept map of your property so you can take advantage of the space you have and get the best use out of your block, to richly preparing the soil and laying the turf, and then finally giving you the tools and expert advice on how to maintain it, SuperScapeS will take care of everything, making sure you are 100% happy with your lawn and most of all making sure your lawn suits your home and your lifestyle.

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