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Navigating the complexities of lawn care in Australia is what we do best at StrathAyr. A common challenge is differentiating seed heads from weeds in a roll out turf. Whether you’ve chosen instant turf or traditional grass turf, this guide helps you identify and manage these natural occurrences.

Seed Heads: What are they?

Seed heads are a natural part of your grass’s life cycle, often mistaken for weeds. They vary in appearance based on the type of grass turf; for example, seed heads in Buffalo grass grow from the runner and are thicker, while Couch grass seed heads are slender and may have a green to purple hue.

Why Do Seed Heads Appear?

Your instant lawn might start producing seed heads due to the following:

  1. Seasonal Changes: Grass turf naturally responds to seasonal shifts by producing seed heads, typically once or twice a year.
  2. Stress Factors: Lack of nutrients or water can stress your grass, leading to seed head production.

Managing Seed Heads in Your Instant Turf

To keep your roll out turf in top condition, consider these tips:

  • Regular Mowing: Keep your lawn trimmed, but avoid cutting more than one-third of the grass blade at a time or cutting too short.
  • Adequate Watering: Implement deep, infrequent watering to encourage robust root systems.
  • Balanced Fertilisation: Use a slow-release fertiliser to nourish your lawn.
  • Plant Growth Regulators (PGRs): Products like Primo Maxx can help control growth and reduce seed head production.

Professional Assistance for Your Roll Out Turf

If persistent seed heads are an issue despite proper care, it might be time for a soil pH test or professional consultation. At StrathAyr, we’re equipped to guide you through every step of lawn maintenance. Distinguishing between weeds and seed heads is crucial for maintaining a healthy instant lawn. With the right care, your instant turf or grass turf can thrive all year round.

Contact StrathAyr for the Best Lawn Care Solutions

StrathAyr is your partner in lawn perfection. Contact StrathAyr on 1800 622 455 or via our contact page.

Bermuda grass

Welcome to StrathAyr, Australia’s leading turf producer and developer of natural turf technology. In our quest to bring you the best in lawn care, we highly recommend TifTuf Bermuda Grass. This guide is designed to help you effortlessly grow and maintain your beautiful TifTuf lawn, ensuring your property stands out in its natural beauty.

Planting Your TifTuf Turf

Start by choosing the right time to plant your TifTuf grass. The ideal time is during the warmer months when the soil temperature is conducive to growth. Prepare your soil by removing weeds and ensuring it’s well-aerated. Lay your roll out turf carefully, ensuring each piece is snug against the other.

Watering Your TifTuf Lawn

Initially, your new TifTuf lawn will require frequent watering to establish its roots. In the first few weeks, water 1-2 times daily (or more id required), then gradually reduce the frequency as the roots begin to take root and establish. Once established, TifTuf is known for its drought resistance, requiring less water compared to other warm-season varieties.

Mowing for Optimal Growth

Mowing is crucial for a TifTuf lawn. Start mowing 1-2 weeks after installation, ensuring the grass is rooted in the well first. Maintain a height of 15-30mm for optimal growth. Regular mowing, especially during the growing months, will encourage a denser and healthier lawn.

Fertilising Your Bermuda Grass

Fertilise your TifTuf turf with a slow-release fertiliser, but avoid over-fertilising as it can lead to thatch buildup. Apply fertiliser at 1/4 rate, 3 times a year in Spring, Summer and Autumn.

Weed and Pest Control

Regular maintenance will help prevent weed and pest infestations. Use pre-emergent and post-emergent herbicides specifically labelled for Bermuda lawns. Keep an eye out for common pests and treat them promptly to avoid damage to your lawn.

Dealing with Shade

TifTuf Bermuda grass performs well in shaded areas, needing less sunlight compared to other Bermuda varieties. Its ability to produce more Gibberellic Acid helps it stay alive in lower light conditions.

Seasonal Care

Adjust your care routine according to the seasons. Reduce watering in cooler months and monitor for any signs of disease or pests. Aeration and dethatching might be necessary periodically to maintain lawn quality.


Caring for your TifTuf lawn is a rewarding experience. With these steps, you can ensure your TifTuf turf remains a gorgeous part of your landscape.

Learn More About Landscaping Solutions with StrathAyr

To find out more on TifTuf grass and other landscaping solutions, call us on 1800 622 455 or via our contact page. We’re here to help you achieve the perfect lawn!

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At StrathAyr, we understand the challenges Australian summers bring to your lawn. With our expertise in turf production and natural turf technology, we’re here to guide you through maintaining a green lawn during the hot months. Here are some essential summer lawn care tips to keep your grass thriving.

Mowing: The Right Way

Proper mowing is crucial for lawn health, especially in summer. Keep these points in mind:

  • Mow regularly, but adjust the height to leave the grass slightly longer. This provides shade to the soil, reducing moisture loss.
  • Use sharp mower blades to prevent damage to the grass.

Fertilisation: Timing is Key

Fertilise your lawn at the start of summer. Choose a slow-release fertiliser to nourish your lawn over time without the risk of burning. This ensures your rollout turf remains resilient.

Watering: Smart and Efficient

Watering is vital for lawn survival in summer. Here’s how to do it right:

  • Water early in the morning to reduce evaporation.
  • Deep, infrequent watering encourages deeper root growth, which is essential for drought tolerance.

Wetting Agents: Maximising Water Use

Wetting agents can be a game-changer for your lawn in summer. They help the soil absorb and retain water more effectively, ensuring your instant lawn or rollout turf stays hydrated.

Aerating and Patching: Essential for Growth

Aerating your lawn helps improve water penetration, especially in compacted areas. Patch any bare spots with seeds or turf to maintain a uniform look.

Instant Lawn Solutions with StrathAyr

Our roll-out turf is the perfect solution for those looking for a beautiful instant lawn. It’s designed to withstand Australian summers, providing a lush, green lawn.

Contact us for Roll Out Turf Today

For more information on our instant lawn solutions, including roll out turf or to schedule a consultation, call us on 1800 622 455 or fill out our contact form. At StrathAyr, we’re committed to helping you achieve the perfect summer lawn.

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From the heart of Australia’s landscaping industry, StrathAyr brings you insights into the Smart Approved Water Mark and why TifTuf lawn is an unrivalled choice for drought tolerance.

Understanding the Smart Approved Water Mark

The smart approved Water Mark is a label of excellence in water conservation awarded to products and services that significantly reduce water use. It’s a benchmark for water efficiency, particularly relevant in Australia’s often harsh and dry climate.

Why TifTuf Bermuda Grass Stands Out

TifTuf grass is a game-changer in drought tolerance and water efficiency. Here’s why it’s the top choice for Australian landscapes.

  1. Exceptional Drought Tolerance: TifTuf Bermuda grass, developed after extensive research, is renowned for its incredible drought resistance. It requires, on average, 38% less water than other varieties, making it a sustainable choice for Australian landscapes.
  2. Rapid Establishment: One of the remarkable features of TifTuf turf is its ability to establish roots quickly, in less than 14 days and much faster than other varieties. This rapid establishment reduces the need for extensive watering, further enhancing its water efficiency.
  3. Versatility and DurabilityTifTuf lawn is known for its durability, making it suitable for various settings, from domestic yards to commercial spaces and sporting fields. Its resilience in different environments makes it a top choice for Australian landscapes.

Sustainable Landscaping with TifTuf Bermuda Grass

In an era where sustainability is key, choosing TifTuf Bermuda grass for your landscaping needs is a step towards a greener future. Its low water requirement aligns perfectly with Australia’s growing need for water conservation, making it an environmentally responsible choice.

TifTuf lawn reduces your bills by consuming less water and less fertiliser. TifTuf only requires 1/4 the amount of fertiliser compared to other warm-season grass varieties and supports preserving our precious resources. By opting for TifTuf turf, you’re creating a beautiful landscape and contributing to a sustainable environment, ensuring that the natural beauty of Australia is preserved for future generations.

Future Proof Your Lawn with Sustainable TifTuf Turf from StrathAyr

Make a smart, sustainable choice for your landscape with TifTuf turfContact StrathAyr online or dial 1800 622 455 to learn more about our water-efficient turf solutions and transform your space with the best in drought-tolerant landscaping.

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During the hot Aussie summers, a common question is: “Can I lay instant turf during this season?” The answer is a resounding yes and this StrathAyr blog guides you through the process, ensuring your grass turf thrives even in the summer heat.

The Summer Turf Laying Process

Laying instant turf in summer can be incredibly beneficial. The warm weather accelerates the establishment process of your new rollout turf. Typically, a new instant lawn can be established in just two to three weeks during summer, which is half the time it usually takes in colder conditions.

Key Tips for Laying Instant Turf in Summer

Regular Watering

The most crucial factor for the successful rollout turf installation in summer is regular watering. Your new rollout will need to be watered four to five times a day for at least 15 to 30 minutes each time. This frequent, light watering keeps the turf damp, promoting rapid growth and establishment.

Monitor and Adjust

Keep an eye on the weather conditions. Windy days can dry out your turf faster, so it may require more frequent watering. After about three weeks or once the turf is firmly rooted and cannot be easily lifted, you can gradually reduce the watering frequency. Once your turf is established, less frequent, deeper watering is recommended. This encourages the roots to grow deeper and helps improve drought tolerance, making it better equipped to deal with tough dry conditions.

Avoid Common Mistakes

Ensure the ground is free from debris before laying your turf. Apply a starter fertiliser to provide essential nutrients and Turf is highly perishable and needs to be installed the day that it is received. Also, make sure the turf is laid flat without overlapping and give it good water immediately after laying.

Why Choose StrathAyr for Your Instant Turf Needs?

At StrathAyr, we pride ourselves on being a leading turf producer and developer of natural turf technology. Our expertise in the sports field and racetrack construction techniques also informs our approach to residential landscaping, ensuring you get the best quality instant turf suited for the Australian climate.

Contact StrathAyr for the Best Australian Instant Turf 

Ready to transform your yard this summer with high-quality instant turf? Contact us online or call us on 1800 622 455 to discuss how we can bring your landscaping vision to life with our premium grass turf solutions.

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TifTuf Bermuda Grass is a Sustainable Choice in Australia

TifTuf Bermuda Grass is a cutting-edge grass strain that was developed at the University of Georgia. The aim was to develop a highly drought-resistant turf with excellent self-repairing qualities and the ability to withstand significant wear and tear. TifTuf turf covers the ground with a thick, lush grass cover whilst also significantly reducing water and fertiliser input, making it the most eco-friendly grass variety available today. Read on to find out why StrathAyr proudly recommends this variety to environmentally conscious Australians.

Save Water 

TifTuf grass is renowned for its ability to quickly establish itself in soil. The low water requirements of this grass are evidenced by the fact that it requires nearly 38% less water than other varieties to thrive. It has a deep root system that efficiently draws moisture from the soil and a dense, lush growth that prevents water loss through evaporation. Rigorous testing has shown that Tiftuf turf is one of the most drought-resistant strains of grass available today, making it ideal for eco-friendly Australians who are interested in reducing their water usage.

TifTuf grass has consistently proven itself in drought survival tests, regularly outperforming other cultivars when subjected to dry conditions.

Reduce Fertiliser Use 

Sustainability in lawn care is about more than just reducing water. Most gardeners use chemical fertilisers that are costly and may contain substances that could compromise the quality of soil and water over time. The dense, uniform growth of TifTuf grass prevents weeds from growing whilst also making the grass less likely to experience pests and disease. This results in a noticeable drop in the amount of fertiliser needed to protect and nourish the turf. Studies have shown that under the right conditions, TifTuf turf only needs 50% of the fertiliser used to maintain several other varieties.

Less Mowing 

Most Australians still use lawnmowers that are powered by fossil fuels. Although there is no doubt that mowing a lawn is unavoidable, and critical to lawn health, with TifTuf grass, you only have to mow the lawn once every 7 – 10 days, unlike other varieties that require more frequent maintenance.

Soft Leaf, Drought Resistance TifTuf Grass

Tiftuf grass is a hybrid Bermuda grass used in a variety of spaces such as sports fields, public parks and backyards. It is an extremely durable turf variety that thrives under extreme weather conditions. Contact StrathAyr to find out why TifTuf turf is the most sustainable option for a gardener in Australia.

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Frequently Asked Questions: RTF Tall Fescue, Australia

Rhizomatous Tall Fescue, also known as RTF grass, is a type of turf that produces rhizomes instead of seeds. The rhizomes are like stems that run under the soil and spread quickly, resulting in new blades of grass within a short period of time. In this blog, StrathAyr answers some of the most common questions about this popular strain of grass.

What is RTF Tall Fescue Grass? 

RTF Tall fescue refers to the only variety of tall fescue with true rhizomes that result in faster growth. This means that bare spots on your lawn are quickly covered in new grass, with uniform, consistent grass coverage and fewer weed problems.

Does RTF Require Less Water than Other Varieties?

The intricate root system of RTF Tall Fescue grows deep into the soil to draw moisture. This means that your RTF lawn will require less water and adapt to different soil types. Performance trials have shown that RTF maintains its quality even with 30% less water.

Is RTF Tall Fescue Grass Easy to Maintain? 

RTF Tall Fescue is valued for its resilience and low maintenance requirements. After it is installed, RTF grass needs to be watered sufficiently in order for the roots to take hold. It only needs to be mowed once a week to maintain its appearance and, once it has taken hold in the soil, it requires less water to thrive compared to some other varietals.

What is the Ideal Climate for RTF Grass? 

RTF grass is the best way to achieve an all-season lawn that does well in full sunlight and partial shade. Although it needs to be watered regularly, it is a self-repairing grass strain that maintains its attractive, deep emerald-green colour in all seasons.

Is RTF Grass Pest Resistant? 

RTF grass is valued across Australia for its excellent insect and disease resistance. The strain has been specially enhanced for better pest tolerance, making it the ideal choice for gardeners who want lower maintenance whilst also reducing their reliance on chemical fertilisers.

Low Maintenance RTF Tall Fescue Grass Rolls 

Contact the lawn and turf professionals at StrathAyr for more information on the remarkable benefits of innovative RTF tall fescue grass in Australia.

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Choosing Durable Instant Turf for Play and Sports in Australia

StrathAyr’s team is the leading supplier of instant turf for some of the very best sports facilities in Australia. In this blog, we provide you with detailed information on factors to consider before choosing grass rolls for sports, and we recommend the best grass strains for high-impact activities.

How to Pick the Right Grass for Sports 


Before choosing grass for a sports facility, consider the climate. Is the location heavily shaded? Does it receive direct sunlight throughout the day? How cold or hot does it get? The sun, shade and frost the area receives will help you determine the type of grass you need.

Soil Quality

Identifying the type of soil you have will make it easier to choose the right instant turf for your location. While some varieties require nutrient-rich soil to perform at their best, others do well in coastal conditions where the soil tends to be more sandy and less compact.

Level of Activity 

If your sports facility is likely to experience intense activity and impact because of different sports, you may need a variety of grass that has deep roots and repairs itself quickly even after sustained use.

TifTuf Bermuda Grass

TifTuf grass is an innovative strain developed at the University of Georgia over many years of research. The goal was to create a Bermuda grass with a fine leaf blade and dense growth that is capable of handling heavy usage. When it comes to cost-effective, low-maintenance grass for sports fields, you can’t do much better than TifTuf. This strain is very drought tolerant, thrives in shade, has remarkable self-repair capabilities and is surprisingly cost-effective.

Eureka Kikuyu PBR

Eureka Kikuyu PBR was specially developed to address the key issues that arise with other Kikuyu varieties. While Kikuyu grass is famous for its aggressive growth, drought tolerance and strength, the Eureka Kikuyu PBR strain offers a significant improvement. Eureka PBR is a stronger grass with a greater tensile strength that requires lower input than its counterparts. It is well suited to Australian conditions, thrives in full, direct sunlight and even retains its lush, deep colour in the shade and during cooler months.

Zoysia Grass

Zoysia grass is a variety that grows slowly but requires very little maintenance. A drought-tolerant strain that can withstand high-impact activities, it is naturally resistant to most common weeds and diseases. Zoysia grass is ideal for sports fields because it grows back quickly and requires less water than other varieties. This type of grass can be bought in turf rolls and is best suited to the harsh weather conditions and coastal soils found in Victoria.

Durable Instant Turf Options For Sports Fields 

Contact StrathAyr today for in-depth advice on instant turf and grass rolls that are cost-effective, easy to maintain and perfectly suited for the soil and climate in your location.

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Year-Round Maintenance Guidelines for Roll Out Turf in Australia

At StrathAyr, we understand that lawn care can be a complex activity that requires a deep understanding of climate, soil, fertilisers and more. Even the most experienced gardeners often find themselves wondering why, despite their best efforts, their lawn isn’t as healthy as it should be. In this blog, we’ve compiled all our knowledge of lawn care in Australia so you can achieve the lush green roll out turf you’ve always dreamed of.

Lawn Care in Spring: Weed, Feed & Care

Spring is the season in which your lawn wants to grow, so you need to give it what it needs to thrive. Spring is when you should weed and feed your lawn.

Soil Check

Whether you look after a backyard or sports field, chances are that the soil has become compacted due to foot traffic, settling and impact. Spring is the time to aerate soil or lay down new roll-out turf for the year.


  • Check soil pH: if it is above 6.5, use ammonium sulphate; if too low, use dolomite lime
  • Use fertilisers to add nutrients to the soil
  • Prevent weed growth using herbicides


  • Aerate the soil properly so that turf roots can grow deep and attach themselves successfully
  • Check for weed growth and take necessary measures to reduce it


  • Loosen soil so that excess moisture can drain and nutrients can spread in a uniform manner

Lawn Care in Summer: Maintenance

By summer, your roll-out turf should look dense and vibrant. Now you need to maintain it properly. This is the time to fertilise the soil with a premium fertiliser and water it generously.

Light, moderate mowing and application of herbicides will protect your grass from pests and reduce stress during the warm summer months.


  • Add fertiliser
  • Water lawn thoroughly in the morning to prevent drying
  • Mow the lawn regularly without cutting off more than a third of the blade


  • Water the lawn as and when needed, the goal here is to retain moisture in the soil


  • Pay close attention to pest control and use pre-emergent herbicides to control weeds

Lawn Care in Autumn: Fertilise & Aerate

Autumn is an ideal time to fertilise and aerate roll-out turf. This is the best time to ensure that the roots of instant grass grow strong and deep.


  • Apply herbicides to prevent weed growth


  • Fertilise lawn after aerating thoroughly

Lawn Care in Winter: Keep on Top of Weeds & Pests

Winter grass is a notorious weed that spreads quickly and compromises the health of a lawn. Although fertilising instant grass in Autumn will help suppress it, you may need to apply weed control products to address the problem.

June, July and August

  • Mow your lawn once a month and check regularly for pests.

Trusted Suppliers of High-Quality Instant Grass in Australia 

Do you need help choosing the right grass strain for your local conditions? Contact StrathAyr today to speak with Australia’s leading lawn and turf professionals.

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Eureka Kikuyu PBR vs. Other Kikuyu Strains in Australia

If you’re looking for a grass variety that can withstand the wear and tear of everyday use, thrive in dry conditions and grow back quickly to cover bare spots, StrathAyr may have the perfect option for you! Kikuyu turf is famous for its deep, stable roots and hardiness, making it popular in Australia and New Zealand.

However, it is a grass that can lose its colour quickly and catch mould. In order to rectify these issues, a type of grass called Eureka Kikuyu PBR was developed to suit the needs of residential and commercial customers in Australia. If you’re looking for expert advice on how to install Kikuyu grass in your backyard, contact us today.

What is Common Kikuyu Grass? 

Originating in Eastern Africa, where its high heat resistance and hardiness made it ideal for grazing herds of livestock, common Kikuyu grass is a strain of grass that spreads aggressively and is sometimes considered an invasive species.

What is Eureka Kikuyu PBR? 

Eureka Kikuyu PBR is a specially developed strain of Kikuyu grass that addresses the problems posed by other Kikuyu turf varieties. It is a high–quality grass that outperforms other Kikuyu strains in every way.

Eureka Kikuyu PBR is stronger, offers better tensile strength and grows back faster than older Kikuyu varieties. Because it is cheaper to maintain, it is a popular choice for sports fields and public parks where high-impact activities damage turf on a regular basis. As well as being stronger, it is also less prone to discolouration and slime mould.

Features of Eureka Kikuyu PBR Grass 

If you’re looking for a Kikuyu turf that is superior to other strains in terms of strength and ease of maintenance, the StrathAyr team recommends Eureka Kikuyu PBR. Read on to learn more about the features of this innovative strain.

  • Significantly better tensile strength compared to other turfs
  • Self-repairing strain that bounces back from damage caused by sports activities, high footfall and even grazing livestock
  • Uses a rhizome system instead of seeds, which means that it grows back at an unprecedented rate.
  • Deep root system ensures a strong, stable foundation with turf rolls that are extremely easy to plant
  • Strength of the grass blade and roots means you can mow this grass to the height you desire without compromising turf strength
  • Unlike common Kikuyu varieties, Eureka Kikuyu PBR retains its lush, green colour even during the cooler months

High-Tensile Strength Grass For Sports Fields 

Transform your lawn and reduce input costs with the innovative Eureka Kikuyu PBR strain, specially designed to thrive in Australian conditions. Contact StrathAyr today to purchase high-quality Kikuyu grass!