Picking a Lawn for your local climate

With lawns in Australia things are essentially divided into three different climate types and one region. Understanding where you live will help you to decide on the best lawn for your local area.

 

Warm season climates

Most states in Australia contain warm grass climate zones as this covers areas including Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney and north as far as Townsville. These climates are where the temperatures can reach 35 degrees or more during the summer months and down to as low as -2 degrees during winter. To be classified as a warm season grass climate the area can receive frost but not regular snow. Snow cannot fall more than every 5 years.

 

Cool season climates

Areas including Armidale, Canberra, the Snowy Mountains and Tasmania – regions where temperatures fall to below -2 degrees during winter, where daily frost can occur, and snow falls are typical.

 

Tropical season climates

The top of Australia, including Broome, Cairns and Darwin, and locations where warmer temperatures are typical year round. Areas classified as tropical don’t experience the traditional seasons of summer, autumn, winter and spring but rather have wet season and dry season. Cool season grasses are almost impossible to grow here so avoid this and choose a lawn variety specifically grown for the tropical climate.

 

Sandy regions

While all of the grass climate zones can have areas of sandy soil, the region of Perth is the big one for Australia. Lawns installed in sandy soil areas have special characteristics; they are often hydrophobic and require frequent, usually daily watering. Regardless of where you live, if you have sandy soil, seek expert advice on how to handle issues like watering, pests and lawn care.

 

Daleys Turf specialises in lawn varieties perfectly suited to the local climate of Brisbane, Ipswich, the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast – all of South East Queensland. Contact us to learn more.

Comments

  1. I need about ten square metres of lawn for my back yard under a poinciana tree I have trouble growing lawn under there as the tree drops these nettles all the time the rest of the yard has some buffalo and some couch what do u suggest

    • Hi,
      The best chance you will have is to use Sir Walter Lawn, it only needs2-3 hrs of direct sunlight or 5-6 hrs of filtered light, it’s always very hard to judge sunlight quality, but I do know Sir Walter is the best possible solution for what information you have given me.
      Feel free to call our office for more info… 5494 0470
      Terry

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