$18.00 – $23.50
Perfect for: Sir Grange is a low maintenance, non-invasive and impressive looking turf variety. Ideal for showpiece home lawns and areas with low foot traffic
Please Note: Complimentary Starter (Launcher) Fertiliser is provided with all turf orders
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- A stunning showpiece lawn perfect for a residential feature area, courtyard or pool
- Non invasive – perfect for around garden beds
- Low maintenance – 50% less mowing than other common turf varieties
- Extremely slow lateral grow
- Slow to establish in Victoria
- Not suitable for dogs
- Fine bladed premium turf variety
- Low nutrient requirements
- Low water requirements once established
- Slow to self-repair in Victoria
- Weed & insect resistant
- Dark green leaf
- Automated irrigation system recommended
Why choose Sir Grange Zoysia turf?
Another show-stopping lawn, Sir Grange Zoysia turf will lift your landscaping and transform any space into a stunning feature lawn.
When we say Sir Grange is one of the world’s best looking grasses, we’re not exaggerating! Dark emerald green, fine leaf blades that are soft to touch – there’s little wonder why Sir Grange was hand-selected from more than 10,000 turf varieties for its use on high-end golf courses! Talk about a hole in one.
Sir Grange loves it best in spaces where it can be admired. Low-traffic and full-sun to part shade environments (once established) suit it best. But please – no pets! Sir Grange is an extremely slow grower in Victorian climate zones, which is great if you are wanting a low maintenance lawn, but if you have a fur friend in your backyard, Sir Grange will struggle to self repair if it sustains damage from dog urine burn. Our tip? Install Sir Grange Zoysia in a residential feature area such as a courtyard or pool. Somewhere that it won’t be disturbed and that allows it to survive and thrive!
Kerb appeal plus! Sir Grange is that lawn you spot from the road and wonder “what type of lawn is that?!”. Homeowners will also love its drought-tolerance and low water requirements. A slow grower, Sir Grange is non-invasive and has incredible canopy density, which makes it tougher for weeds to penetrate and invade. As long as the homeowner maintains a healthy lawn, it will be less susceptible to damage from insects and disease.
Truly, it’s hard not to keep talking this turf variety up – but there’s more! If you or your family suffer from hayfever or allergies, they’ll love that Sir Grange is low-allergenic.
What are the benefits of Sir Grange turf?
- Head-turning colour
The leaf shape and height of Sir Grange is what synthetic turf companies model their pile heights and textures on – which, once you see it, you can understand why so many people mistake Sir Grange for fake turf – it’s simply stunning. Sporting superior qualities such as a premium fine leaf blade and dense growth, you and the neighbours will be scratching your heads thinking “is that grass real?!”.
- Shade and drought-tolerant
Sir Grange Zoysia has excellent drought and shade tolerance once established. It thrives in full-sun and still maintains its beauty even in part-shaded areas with a minimum of 4 hours of direct or filtered sunlight.
- Low maintenance
One of the biggest benefits of Sir Grange is how low maintenance it is. Once established, it will require up to 50% less water and mowing thanks to its drought tolerance and slow growing nature. When it comes to mowing, Sir Grange can handle a variety of mowing heights and can be mowed quite low to achieve that bowling green appearance.
- Insect and weed-resistant
Because of its dense root structure and lateral growth habit, Sir Grange will minimise weed issues and insect damage. The fine leaf blade also makes Sir Grange super soft underfoot – and did we mention it’s low allergenic? Say goodbye to the springtime sniffles!
Now, not everything is perfect (although Sir Grange comes pretty close to it!). So prior to purchasing, it should be noted that Sir Grange is not suitable for children’s play areas, as it doesn’t tolerate high foot traffic. It’s also unsuitable for families with dogs living in colder climates such as Victoria, as its slow growing nature makes it difficult to self-repair within a reasonable timeframe. You will note we only offer it for sale between October and end of March to ensure successful project outcomes for all end users. It has a super short growing season – which is one of the reasons why we do not recommend it for dog owners.
Apart from that, Sir Grange Zoysia is a popular choice for display lawns and just can’t be beaten for its superior looks, texture and convenience!
Installing Sir Grange turf in Melbourne and Victoria
If you live in Victoria and you’ve fallen in love with our Sir Grange Zoysia turf, congratulations on an excellent choice! It’s a beautiful grass that will need very little maintenance or ongoing lawn care.
We can deliver to all Melbourne metropolitan areas and regional Victoria, 6 days a week and within 24 hours of being harvested.
How to get the best out of your Sir Grange lawn
It’s worth bearing in mind that Sir Grange is a slow growing lawn that takes longer to establish than other turf varieties commonly grown in Victoria.
While it normally takes about 18 weeks to fully establish in the warmer states further north, it can take twice as long in Victoria. For best results it is recommended that you only install a Sir Grange lawn during the warmer months of the year – depending on what part of the state you live in – but usually between October and the Labour Day long weekend in March.
Before your Sir Grange arrives, you’ll need to do some site preparation. This includes:
- Spray out any existing ground cover – usually weeds/unwanted grasses
- Remove old turf/weeds and any debris from the soil
- Use a sandy subsoil base of around 200mm
- Apply your starter fertiliser as supplied to the entire prepared area prior to installation
After your Sir Grange is installed, ensure it gets a good soaking right away. This is a critical step when your turf is transitioning and re-establishing in a new environment. While you should always water your Sir Grange on an as needed basis, we do recommend that when first establishing your lawn, to love it like a newborn baby. Assess it everyday for watering to avoid the turf drying out before it fully establishes. Otherwise, it will shrink and then require topdressing, which if installed and watered correctly is one of the benefits of a Coolabah lawn. As all our turf varieties are in slab cut form, this negates the need to topdress turf, saving both time and money!
Once established, your lawn will be practically maintenance free. It will only require mowing, watering and fertilising as needed. Follow our Seasonal Lawn Care Guide to help you provide the best year-round care for your Sir Grange lawn!
Frequently asked questions about Sir Grange
Sir Grange is a fine leaf zoysia turf variety that will thrive in full sun and part shade (needs at least four hours of direct or filtered sunlight).
Sir Grange Zoysia boasts an impressive dark green leaf blade. It has been hand-selected for its unique features and is the most widely grown and most proven performing zoysia grass in Victoria. Not only for golf course fairways and tees, Sir Grange is for anyone looking for a superior looking lawn that turns heads!
Sir Grange Zoysia requires minimal watering, fertilising and mowing. It’s drought and shade tolerant and does well in both full sun and light shade (more than four hours). And it’s non-invasive near garden beds, making it the perfect feature lawn in gardens and courtyards. For allergy sufferers, take a big sigh of relief because Sir Grange is both non-allergenic and weed and insect-resistant, due to its highly dense root system!
Sir Grange comes pretty darn close to perfection, but since perfection doesn’t exist – it does have some minor limitations.
For one, it can be slow to repair if damaged, especially if burnt by dog urine. Sorry pet owners – but Sir Grange is not recommended for people with dogs. Sir Grange also prefers to be left alone and doesn’t appreciate heavy foot traffic! For this reason, it’s not recommended for families with kids. If you are to install Sir Grange, keep it in a traffic-free area and avoid heavy clay soils or heavily shaded areas during establishment.
With that said, if you want a high quality showpiece lawn that provides stunning kerb appeal, Sir Grange Zoysia instant turf could be a perfect match for you!
While Sir Grange Zoysia grass typically requires less care and maintenance than other grass varieties, once established, it will still need some TLC.
Zoysia grass typically contains more silica than other varieties which supports strong and healthy growth. So for strong grass that’s also soft to the touch, it’s best not to cut your Sir Grange any lower than 10mm. Also never trim more than 1/3 of the blade length and mow once a week to a fortnight or as required.
Thatch is the layer of decomposing plant material that accumulates on the surface of the soil. Zoysia can be prone to thatch build up – which prevents sun, water and nutrients from penetrating the soil. So whenever you notice thatching occurring, be sure to remove it with a dethatcher or rake.
Sir Grange Zoysia is drought tolerant and doesn’t need a lot of watering. Only water if the lawn looks like it needs it (i.e. if the leaf blades are starting to curl inwards or it appears dry). While zoysia doesn’t require a lot of watering for good growth, this will always be dependent on environmental conditions.
One of the major benefits of Sir Grange Zoysia grown in Victoria, is that it typically doesn’t need much fertilising and requires 75% less nitrogen than other turf varieties. In many cases, Sir Grange will require little to no fertiliser at all.
For landscapers or homeowners, creeping grasses can wreak havoc on garden beds! Luckily, Sir Grange Zoysia is a slow growing turf variety that’s generally non invasive. This means its roots will not intrude into neighbouring garden beds or borders.
Another bonus of Sir Grange is that it’s low-allergenic, meaning it produces few if any seed heads. So you’re unlikely to have any major problems when it comes to grass invading your garden plot or landscaped areas.
If you do end up with grass in your garden beds (say your lawn was left unmaintained for a long period of time), here are a couple of quick and easy fixes:
Create a border – put a physical barrier between your lawn and your garden, to a depth of several inches so the lawn’s lateral runners can’t spread through the soil.
Maintaining your lawn – seed heads can be a result of the lawn being stressed due to lack of water or nutrients. Regular maintenance and lawn care will ensure it doesn’t go to seed.
Use a herbicide – use a herbicide that only kills grass rather than plants in your garden, but be very careful how you apply it, as any overspills could damage your lawn.
Remove it by hand – grass runners can be removed from a garden simply by pulling them out. But they won’t come easily and the job will have to be repeated until you get it all. Once you do, mulch the garden bed to prevent new shoots from emerging.
Brown spots in your lawn are not only unsightly, but can actually cause major damage depending on its cause, if left untreated.
If your Sir Grange Zoysia lawn develops brown spots, it could be a fungal disease known as ‘brown patch’. This is the most common disease affecting zoysia grass and it occurs in hot, humid climates or in lawns that are watered in the evening. So while this is not generally a worry for lawn lovers who live in Victoria, it’s still worth keeping an eye on.
Brown patch is a brown ring that encircles a green patch of grass and although it starts out small, it can quickly spread to your entire lawn. The best way to prevent brown patch from occurring is to water in the morning after the dew has dried, instead of watering in the evening when the fungus can be spread by water droplets.
Other possible causes of brown patches or spots in your Sir Grange could include;
- Dead spots caused by excessive foot traffic
- Dry patches caused by insufficient or uneven watering practices
- Bare patches from heat stress that create hydrophobic (water repellent) soil
- Burnt patches from the nitrogen in dog urine.
- Aerate bare patches with a garden fork, then apply a wetting agent and irrigate the area thoroughly. Then apply a fertiliser to stimulate self-repair.
- Observe good irrigation practices by watering your lawn less frequently, but with deeper soakings to encourage deep roots.
- Increase the mowing height of your zoysia to shade the soil and reduce evaporation.
One of the weeds that you may encounter in your Sir Grange Zoysia grass is an aggressive grass variety known as Bermuda grass. This may pop up around the edges of your lawn or in any bare patches where it can establish itself without competition.
Also known as couch grass, Bermuda grass is used widely in Australian backyards and sporting fields. So why is it referred to here as a weed? Simply because it is a plant that is growing where it’s not wanted!
Bermuda grass spreads via its horizontal stolons (above ground) and rhizomes (below ground) and it will quickly take over your lawn if left to its own devices.
Three methods for eradicating Bermuda grass from your lawn include;
- Applying mulch to your lawn on affected areas to starve the Bermuda grass of sunlight. Or, by filling in any bare spots in your lawn with zoysia grass plugs.
- Spot treating affected areas with a selective herbicide that will kill the Bermuda grass without damaging your zoysia lawn. Avoid using a non-selective herbicide, as this will kill everything it comes in contact with, including your zoysia grass.
- Keeping your zoysia lawn strong, thick and healthy so that it outcompetes the Bermuda grass or any other weeds, giving them nowhere to take hold. You can do this by following a consistent lawn care regime that includes correct watering, mowing and fertilising practices.
Do you have childhood memories of playing on course, scratchy grass that seemed to itch long after contact?
You won’t get that with Sir Grange! This variety of zoysia is a low allergenic grass type, and its soft fine leaf texture is ideal for walking on. But it doesn’t handle excessive foot traffic well, so it’s possibly not the best choice for families with children and pets.
Having said that, the number of great features this amazing variety of zoysia grass has are astounding;
- It’s drought tolerant and needs a lot less water than many other grass varieties (once established).
- It does well in both full sun and dappled shade areas.
- It needs up to 50% less mowing than other varieties due to its slow growing nature and can be mowed at different heights, depending on your preference.
- It has a very dense root structure, which discourages weeds and insects from damaging it.
- Unlike some types of zoysia grass, Sir Grange is so slow growing that it requires extremely low maintenance and will not invade garden beds.
- It has a beautiful deep green colour and is a superb looking showpiece lawn once established.
Some grass varieties are more prone to weeds than others. If you chose Sir Grange Zoysia grass, lucky you! This turf type is less likely to experience weed invasion – provided you maintain a healthy lawn with a dense canopy.
Since Sir Grange rarely develops weeds or seed heads, the best weed control is to simply keep it in a healthy condition by observing correct watering, fertilising and mowing practices.
Of course, no lawn is completely free of weeds all the time and the odd one may appear here and there, particularly in the winter months when the lawn is dormant and weeds are able to get an easier foothold.
Common winter weeds that can appear in zoysia grass include;
- Winter Grass – a low growing turf grass with drooping green leaves and triangular shaped seed heads. It can be removed by hand or by using a pre-emergent such as Oxafert.
- Clover and broadleaf weeds – most prevalent during the winter months, these can be controlled with LSA All Purpose Weed Control which is safe to use on all lawn types including Sir Grange.
- Bindii – a low-growing summer active weed with a flower at its centre that becomes a prickly seed pod. This can be managed by hand pulling or with the application of a selective broadleaf herbicide such as LSA All Purpose Weed Control.
- Creeping Oxalis – similar to clover with small light green heart shaped leaves and yellow flowers. This can be controlled with a selective herbicide, such as LSA All Purpose Weed , Oxafert or Oxapro.
Onion Weed – never pull this out by hand, as it will spread and multiply. It can be removed by digging out the entire weed clump and discarding or by spot treating with glyphosate and water.
You’ve got your lawn looking beaut for summer barbies and days spent playing backyard cricket. A lot of work has gone into your lawn and you’re as proud as punch looking out onto the green carpet many Aussies aspire to have. That is until you notice a brown patch caused by pet urine burn!
In many cases, grasses don’t stand up well to pet urine and end up burnt, dry, and unable to self-repair.
Since zoysia grasses are slow to repair, having a dog in your backyard is going to lead to damage from urine burns. This is the main reason we don’t recommend Sir Grange lawns for dog owners. If you do however happen to experience this (perhaps with a neighbour’s dog or a visiting furfriend to your home) – here are some simple ways you can deal with that problem;
- Flush the area of lawn with water after your dog has peed to dilute the effects of the urine.
- Frequent shallow watering of your lawn can also help reduce the nitrogen and salt overload from dog urine.
- Buy some Dog Rocks from the pet store and put them in your dog’s water bowl. These work by filtering out the impurities which burn your lawn.
- Train your dog to pee in a rarely used area of your garden where the urine damage won’t be quite as noticeable.
- Make sure your dog always has plenty of drinking water, otherwise its urine will be more concentrated (and more damaging to your lawn).
- If your dog has caused a problem beyond repair, just replace the bare area with a few pieces of turf. We offer turf from a minimum of 1 square meter up to the hundreds and thousands of metres.
Sir Grange Zoysia is a slow growing, low maintenance grass that requires significantly less nutrients than other turf varieties. For this reason, it only requires a third of the fertiliser needed by many other grass varieties.
If you are installing Sir Grange for the first time, you can use a starter fertiliser prior to laying to help prepare the base and kickstart new growth.
Unlike other instant turf varieties, you don’t need to worry about applying a slow release granular fertiliser around the 5 to 6 week mark after installing a new Sir Grange lawn. You can however, fertilise your new lawn once it is established in early spring and again in mid to late summer if, or as required.
Avoid fertilising your Sir Grange in autumn or winter, apart from an application of liquid iron, micronutrients and ColourGuard to improve its appearance over winter. A UV and fade-resistant natural lawn paint, ColourGuard restores the colour of your grass so you can maintain a green lawn throughout the colder months.
Remember to always water your lawn straight after fertilising to prevent leaf burn and other problems from occurring. And never fertilise when it’s not needed, as rather than benefiting your lawn, it will simply promote thatch, be harder to mow and need mowing more often.
And finally, don’t mow too soon after fertilising your zoysia lawn. It’s always best to give the fertiliser time to be properly absorbed into the soil. Mowing too soon could prevent this from happening and compromise the health of your zoysia. Ideally, wait at least a week after fertilising and when you do mow, or for best practice, give your lawn a mow before you plan to apply fertiliser.
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