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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
*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...
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...
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...
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...
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 My favourite turf best Winter colour for drought tolerant varieties and lowest maintenance....
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...
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...
Instant Turf Review - Winter Turf
All drought tolerant varieties of turf including buffalo, kikuyu & couch are now dormant due to the lower temperatures. They will lose a significant amount of colour (as seen in the above pictures) and there will be limited / no...