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Merry Christmas from the Team at The Green Centre

We wish you and your family a joyous time over the festive season Last day of trading : Friday, 21st December 2018 Re-open : Monday, 7th January 2019

Summer’s Here – Our Top Lawn Care Tips

We have been working with our turf farm for a number of years now to deliver instant lawn across Melbourne. As a family business located in Keilor Park, we understand the ever-changing temperatures and weather in Melbourne. Summer will generally bring drought-like conditions with higher temperatures and lower rain. It goes without saying that it is Read more…

How do you keep your indoor stove fire burning longer?

Helpful Tips Step 1: Preparation: Preparing and gathering the necessary tools will be key in keeping your indoor stove burning longer through the day or night. – Select a dried hardwood in a couple of sizes, which comes in handy when stacking the firewood. Ensure your firewood is fully seasoned and dry. – Select a Read more…

Top-Dressing Your Lawn in the Warmer Months

Top-dressing: Once the weather warms up it’s a great time to level out your lawn if it has some uneven sections. We suggest applying our sandy Turf Loam soil, which will give your grass a chance to regenerate and thrive to the best of it’s ability. Method: Best to apply a light covering of soil evenly Read more…

Caring for your Instant Lawn

Save Water As the weather warms up it is important to do less frequent, deeper soakings to train your lawn’s root system of lawn to become more self sufficient and robust, particularly with the drought tolerant varieties. If there are water restrictions, it is best to use a wetting agent. This will help to improve the Read more…

What Makes The Best Firewood For Clean Burning?

When choosing your firewood, the best burning firewood will be dry and dense. The Green Centre is a Firewood Association of Australia Member What does this mean? Our firewood must comply with the following: be sourced from legal and environmentally friendly sources comply with National Trade Measurement Regulations be fully seasoned and dry, moisture content Read more…

Sustainably Harvested Firewood

In Victoria, native forests are regenerated after timber harvesting to ensure the forest grows back. This is a key part of sustainable forest management. Replacing the older, harvested forest with a younger, growing forest ensures the maintenance of forest cover, biodiversity and habitat across the landscape. Sustainable forest management supports a range of environmental, social, Read more…

Creeping Oxalis

Creeping Oxalis – you may have come across this weed (it looks like clover). It is very difficult to remove as the crown breaks off leaving roots for re-growth. You can hand remove small plants or dig out sections where you need to if they aren’t particularly large. If there is a substantial spread of Read more…

Wood Burning and Air Quality

Tips for Selecting Firewood The key to creating a bright, hot fire is good fuel. Wet (unseasoned) firewood smokes more than dry wood. The moisture in the wood needs to evaporate before the wood will burn. This lowers the temperature of the fire, causing less complete combustion and excessive smoke. *Also see our kindling product Smart Read more…

Smartburn – helpful hints

Do you know how to position SmartBurn in your fireplace?  The SmartBurn tube is a steel tubular device containing SmartBurn’s active ingredient mix. This ingredient mix is solid when cold, however when it heats it changes to a liquid and a vapour flows out both ends of the tube. It is in this liquid state Read more…

Kindling Bag, Re-use, Recycle, Easy to Open…

Recycling is our main goal here at The Green Centre. Did you know that you can re-use your kindling bag? Here are some simple steps on how to open your kindling bag easily:

Mixed Firewood

Last Winter we experienced firewood shortages and increased prices due to supply shortages across Victoria We have added a new product to our range – Mixed Firewood This is a high quality dry seasoned mixed hardwood and is slightly cheaper than Redgum whilst still having high heat output and a long burning time All of our Read more…

SmartBurn – Environmentally Friendly

Some answers to your questions about SmartBurn? How long will my new SmartBurn last? Approximately 3 months is the usual life of a SmartBurn When should I get a SmartBurn? It is suggested that you start using at the beginning of Winter to avoid flue soot build-up throughout the colder months. How can I tell Read more…

*NEW* TifTuf Bermuda Instant Turf

A drought tolerant grass that is green all year This is your solution to laying instant turf during the Winter months It’s finally here – the new TifTuf Bermuda (couch) The latest and greatest Lawn Solutions Australia (“LSA”) product A shade tolerant, drought tolerant and self-repairing couch grass that maintains it’s green colour throughout Winter Read more…

A Green Lawn – ColourGuard

Do you want to sell your house in Winter but your lawn just isn’t green enough? Lawn paint may sound strange, but it is a fantastic way to have a lush green lawn all year. As part of our commitment to making Australia greener, we’ve found a little way to ‘cheat’. ColourGuard has been developed to Read more…

Varieties of Turf

Varieties of Turf Eureka Kikuyu Nullarbor Couch Sir Walter Buffalo RTF – Tall Fescue Drought Tolerant Drought Tolerant Drought Tolerant Not drought tolerant Soft leaf Kikuyu Hybrid fine leaf Couch Broad Leaf Buffalo Tall Fescue, Evergreen Needs 6 hours of sunlight to be at its best Needs 6 hours of sunlight to be at its best Read more…