To many of us, grass is quite simply grass. That is of course, until you need to source some. And once you really start looking you quickly realise that not all grass is created equal.
Some grasses are shade tolerant, heat resistant, insect resistant – while others less so. Some have broad brisk blades while others are feathery soft. There are grasses for cold season climates and grasses for warm season climates. So many options and we haven’t even dipped our toes into artificial grass yet!
If you are looking to lay some new lawn in Canberra, then you are sure to understand this predicament. No doubt you want a glamorously green, year-round effortless lawn but how do you find the product that is right for you, and of course our local conditions?
The good news is that the experts are only a click and call away. Turf and artificial grass suppliers are true specialists, with years of experience propagating lawns across the ACT. Some focus on live varieties and others carry synthetic lines, ultimately providing greater options to suit your look and lifestyle.
But where to begin? Fortunately, we have rounded up the best turf and artificial grass suppliers in the Canberra region, so do read on!
What makes a great turf and artificial grass supplier in Canberra?
Selecting the right lawn is a big decision to make. With many artificial and natural options, finding a great supplier will ensure you are paired with the lawn that matches your effort, and the reward. The best turf and artificial grass suppliers will source and install your lawn with ease; and will be on hand for maintenance should the need arise. Here are few tips on what to look for when sourcing your lawn supplier:
- Knowledge. Instant lawns are living breathing plants; requiring specific care and specific conditions. Similarly, artificial grass comes in an array of constructs each suited to footfall and climate. Subsequently, look for suppliers who quite literally know one blade of grass from another.
- Quality. There is more to grass than meets the eye. Selecting a reputable supplier who stocks quality products is vital to the longevity of your lawn. In the same way that some plants look healthier than others in a nursery, some grasses are in better shape than others when laid. Conversely, some artificial grasses are of better quality than others – so look for those that hold up to Canberra’s summers.
- Durability. A great lawn will withstand highly trafficked areas season after season. So, when looking for your supplier be sure to find one that has an emphasis on durability. Ensure that they stock lawn options to suit your level of use. Take particular care when researching durability for pets on artificial grass, and for natural grass that can sit comfortably in Canberra’s climate.
- Expert installation. Regardless of your product of choice, a proper installation will ensure your lawn thrives and stands the test of time. With so much preparation required before the turf is even laid look for suppliers who are skilled in installation. This should include the appropriate soil conditioning for natural grass, and of course the correct base, edging, and drainage for synthetic.
- Warranties & after care. For added peace of mind look for suppliers who offer warranties particularly for artificial grass, and after care servicing for natural. There is nothing worse than seeing your freshly laid lawn fall victim to the elements. Thus having the expertise of your installer at hand to nurture your lawn back to health is incredibly advantageous.
The best turf and artificial grass suppliers in Canberra
RiotACT’s editorial team has combed through 20 years of on-site comments to compile a list of the most recommended businesses according to you.
To be listed in our Best of Canberra series, each business needs to have consistently received positive feedback on RiotACT and Facebook as well as maintaining a minimum average of 4/5 stars on Google.
Locally operated EverGreen Artificial Turf Supply Canberra supply and install some of the most innovative natural looking artificial lawn in the region.
Catering to both commercial and residential clients, EverGreen Artificial Turf Supply Canberra hold an extensive range of synthetic green suitable for practically any application.
With products sourced globally, only those that can withstand local conditions are put to use. Boasting CSIRO testing this team offers quality at every turn.
Sean Bainbridge shared his great experience on Google, “Highly recommend this business. They completed the job at my place one day after I accepted their quote. Lawn looks great; the team cleaned up after themselves and left nothing behind; and the communication was top-notch. Now I just need to finish the rest of the garden!”
Lawn Rescue are a locally owned and operated company specialising in the installation and renovation of natural and synthetic turf.
Lawn Rescue also offers maintenance services including fertilising, top dressing, re-seeding and lawn coring. For existing lawns which have reached their expiry date, look to their renovation services which will see you out with the old and in with the new in next to no time.
Amy O’Reilly shared her experience with Lawn Rescue on Google, “Mark and his team from Lawn Rescue did a wonderful job on our front and back yard. Very professional, competitively priced and very accommodating for working around our preferred time to have the work done. Overall a great experience and would highly recommend!!”
Supplying Canberra and surrounds with instant lawn for over forty years, Canturf are well versed in local conditions and climate. As specialists in instant lawn, they stock only a select group of quality grasses that not only withstand, but also thrive in our area.
Such is their passion for healthy lawns, they have developed a unique variety – the Canturf Canberra Blend – specifically created to suit local conditions. For professionally installed quality instant lawn look to Canturf.
Brad Cole had this to say about Canturf on Google, “Best turf in Canberra and region. 'Canberra Blend' variety is recommended for our region and can handle the harsh winters.”
Having recently relocated their successful Perth business to Canberra Christies Landscapes brings with it a reputation of quality and service that is second to none.
Offering an array of landscaping design and construction services, they also supply and install both artificial and natural turf.
Christies Landscapes supply several varieties of artificial turf, offering a choice when it comes to blade thickness, length, and coverage. As for natural lawns, they supply top-notch Canturf instant lawn products.
Pankhuri Sinha shared this review on Google, “Christies Landscapes did an excellent job of my outdoor paving and lawn refresh. Sam was easy to work with, flexible around my requirements and requests and was easy to get a hold of whenever we had questions. Very happy with the results and quality of materials, and the extra information on maintenance going forward has been a big help.”
Synthetic Lawns Canberra is a premium artificial turf supplier that transforms spaces into good-looking, easy-care environments. Australian-made, hypo allergenic and natural-looking turf comes in various colours and styles. Clients are walked through the many factors involved in laying turf. Synthetic Lawns Canberra never takes shortcuts and returns to explain or fix any issues. Only quality sub-contractors are used who adhere to strict standards.
On Google, Niral Shah wrote, “Easy to approach , honest and professional ...”
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is artificial lawn made of?
Artificial lawn is constructed utilising synthetic fibres generally polypropylene or polyethylene. Your supplier should be able to provide details on the construct of the lawn itself along with any preparation required underfoot.
How long does artificial grass generally last?
Wear and tear and of course maintenance are key drivers to longevity. Those with pets should take particular care as this type of wear can significantly impact the lifespan of synthetic grass. That said, properly maintained synthetic grass can last anywhere from 5 to 15 years, and in some cases even longer.
How do you maintain artificial grass?
Minimal maintenance is required for artificial grass. Sweeping or gentle use of a leaf blower can eliminate debris such as leaves. For any pet waste, a light hosing or wipe down with cold water should do the trick. To lift any high traffic areas a light fluffing can also help. Always refer to manufacturer instructions for care and if in doubt consult your supplier.
How long does turf take to settle?
Typically, turf can take anywhere from 2-6 weeks for roots to settle. The time frame is subject to not only proper soil preparation and maintenance once laid, but also climatic conditions. For further information specific to your type of turf always consult your supplier.
How do you maintain new turf?
Your turf installer should provide instructions on care once laid. Generally speaking, newly laid turf does require some attention. Firstly, water frequently and add nutrients to foster root development. Next, be sure to keep off the grass to allow the roots to take to the soil. Then, carefully remove any debris such as leaves or twigs.
Finally, mow regularly taking off small amounts once the grass is growing well.