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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…

Couch Grass Tips

How to de-thatch prickly winter growth of Couch varieties of grasses The best time to de-thatch is now, when your lawn is actively growing and the soil is moderately moist. Over time, little bits and pieces of grass die and gather just above the soil – this is called “thatch”. Usually this breaks down over Read more…

Summer Turf Comparisons

We cut half of each turf sample to enable you to see growth patterns – this is after 8 days growth.   Sir Walter Buffalo  LSA DNA Certified   Legend Nullarbor Couch   Nullarbor Couch   Premium Eureka Kikuyu VG   Eureka Kikuyu

Turf Review – Summer Turf

Summer Turf Seasonal Information: Progressive turf photos – we trimmed half of each sample so that we had a comparison for you to view. Now that the weather is warming up, the turf is picking up really well and recovers quickly from a cut – as seen here from from day 1 to day 6 and Read more…

Turf Review – Spring Turf

Spring Turf Seasonal Information: Isn’t the year going by quickly? It’s time to venture back outside and enjoy your gardens and backyards. Now that the weather is starting to warm up the drought tolerant varieties will start to come out of their dormant phase and green up as you can see from our new turf Read more…