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Make sure you select the right lawn for your home by following these simple guidelines.

There are so many factors to take into account when deciding what type of turf to lay out in your yard. Your lawn is one of the first things that people notice when they see your home so making sure your lawn is at its best is crucial to making a great first impression.

Although it may seem daunting, here are a few simple steps you can take to ensure you select the right turf for your home.

There is a myriad of grass on the market and they all have unique needs and looks. Not only do you have to look into the potential lawns but you also have to do a little bit of homework about your home and identify potential issues such as amount of sunlight you get before making your decision.

Make sure it suits your family
If you have pets and children, you'll need a pretty resilient turf so your garden isn't reduced to dirt after a few weekends. Kikuyu is more wear tolerant than Buffalo and Zoysia turf, but needs good sunny positions.

The Look
Not all types of turf resemble each other. Sir Walter turf is lush and green where as Zoysia stays brown all winter and is slow to turn green in spring. The amount of sunlight your home gets has a direct effect on your lawn's appearance.

A big factor to keep in mind when looking at lawn varieties is the amount of maintenance required. How often you need to mow, water, pesticides and fertilise are crucial things you need to keep in mind.

Consult an expert
If you feel slightly overwhelmed about the process, there are plenty of experts in the field who would be happy to lend you their knowledge and experience so you can make the best decision possible. Lawn specialists like Greenway Turf stock a range of turf and are happy to give you a free quote.

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