Maintaining Village Green Turf

Story Title: Maintaining Village Green Turf
Episode: Ten
Date: May 8th 2010
Presenter:  Neville Passmore

Neville has investigated where to get Village Green from and how to establish it. This week, he shows how easy it is to maintain.

Featured Product:

Village Green Turf

  • To make sure your lawn looks great when it is laid and for it to last for a lifetime, you need to source quality turf from licensed Village Green suppliers.
  • Unlike other warm season lawns, Village Green continues to grow during the winter months which mean it maintains its colour, recovers from wear and keeps weeds out.
  • You don't need a cylinder mower to keep your village green in good shape; a rotary mower works a treat. The massive root system is able to mine the soil for nutrients so it needs very little in the way of fertiliser to keep it green and growing all year round. Recommended feeding is at the beginning of Spring, Summer and Autumn and use half the recommended application.
  • Village Green is a very versatile grass- it will grow in full sun to partial shade, frost prone areas and all soil types. It is not suited to tropical climates.
  • Like any lawn it needs to have a border and this concrete edge will keep it in bounds. Now if it does ever begin to stray into garden beds this grass is a real pushover for Zero or Roundup. One spray and those wandering days are all over.
  • Village Green is the most winter active of the drought tolerant lawns and retains its deep green colour all year round and it has the best recovery rate after wear - ideal for families.
  • Fertilise Village Green once in the autumn and if needed again in spring. Use half the recommended fertilizer rate.


Village Green Suppliers

Greenacres Turf Farm
Lot 503 Henderson Rd, Serpentine, WA, 6125
p: 1300 733 080
f: (08) 9525 2469

Down South Turf
207 Wannerup South Road, Busselton, WA, 6280
P.O Box 703 Busselton 6280
p: (08) 9753 3282
f: (08) 9753 3282

West Coast Turf
Lot 21 Chitna Rd, Gingin, WA, 6503
p: (08) 9575 7520
f: (08) 9575 7641

Bullsbrook Turf Supplies
Lot 1 Cooper Rd, Bullsbrook, WA, 6084
p: (08) 9571 1275
f: (08) 9571 1275



ANCO Seed & Turf
156 Latrobe Tce, Geelong West, Vic 3218
1800 010 110
p: (03) 5223 1855
f: (03) 5223 2141
Cranbourne West
950 Western Port Hwy, Cranbourne West
p: 1800 010 110
f: (03) 9782 2501

Lilydale Instant Lawn
30 Bottings Lane, P.O Box 200, Yarra Glen, Vic 3775
p: (03) 9730 1128
f: (03) 9730 1601

StrathAyr Pty Ltd
88 Ekberg Rd, P.O. Box 267, Seymour, Victoria, 3661
p: Freecall 1800 622 455 or (03) 9535 4122
f: (03) 5735 4133

Tarcoola Turf
Hammond Avenue, Wagga Wagga,
NSW 2650
p: (02) 6921 5403

M. Collins & Sons (contractors) Pty Ltd
17 Fitzpatrick St
Revesby NSW 2212
p: (02) 9774 1544
f: (02) 9792 1532