Saturday, July 20, 2024

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Trials team (Image: Finn Coleman, Hawkesbury Gazette)
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Turf farms to build better resilience

By Matthew Lunn

The record-breaking storms and flooding that occurred in parts of NSW, and which started in February 2022, has had a significant impact on communities. Lives have been lost and many people were forced to evacuate as the severe weather events caused extensive damage to residential properties, businesses, public infrastructure, agriculture, and the environment.Continue reading

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Laying real turf
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The green side up

By Matthew Lunn

An iconic part of the home garden has been the humble lawn, but in recent times this terrific backyard addition is under threat. Plot sizes are getting smaller as the urban sprawl dictates city living in apartments and small courtyards, and where some are moving out of city dwellings where a nice turf area works well, the turf industry is faced with another phenomenon – artificial grass.Continue reading

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Bushfire bore down on properties from Peregian Beach to Marcus Beach (Image: Turfbreed)
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Turf as a living fire break

By Sandra Godwin

The bushland surrounding its coastal communities is one of the major attractions of the Noosa area on Queensland’s popular Sunshine Coast. However, after being evacuated with 7000 others as a wall of flames bore down on Peregian Beach in spring 2019, The Retreat operators Dan and Nora Gleeson vowed to take action to better protect the resort against future bushfires.Continue reading

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Mildura, Victoria
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Designing the ideal urban green environment for healthy humans

Article supplied by Turfbreed

An international study of parks and gardens has found they play an important role in the health of both people and the environment, and it’s all related to what’s under the ground – a huge range of microbes that perform valuable functions such as filtering pollutants and maintaining soil fertility and plant health.Continue reading

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Green track Cumberland, Parramatta Light Rail
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Light rail turf test on track

By Sandra Godwin

Two TurfBreed varieties are being tested to see which is most suitable for use in sections of green track in the Parramatta Light Rail project.

The landscaped green track, a first for New South Wales (NSW), is expected to become a key attraction in three places: the Cumberland Hospital heritage precinct, Robin Thomas Reserve and Tramway Avenue.… Continue reading

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A high traffic area on market day and a beautiful view (Images supplied by Turfbreed)
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Historic Coal Loader site offers perfect green roof platform for Nara Native Zoysia

By Sandra Godwin

Each week thousands of people visit the Coal Loader at Balls Head, Waverton in New South Wales, to enjoy the fresh air and million-dollar views across Sydney Harbour. It’s a far cry from the days when workers laboured under a thick layer of black dust to unload coal from bulk carriers and transfer it onto smaller, coal-fired steam ships.Continue reading

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