If you want a garden that changes with your needs, then starting off with lawn is one very smart way to begin. Laying a living carpet over your yard, allows you the flexibility of adding garden beds and trees and maybe a veggie garden if and when you decide to make changes.

Apart from being a great garden canvas, there are plenty of excellent reasons why lawn and gardens go so well together.

Why should we love lawns?

– Outdoor entertaining areas and you need and can afford.
– Lawn is the lowest cost surface cover for our yard.
– The cost of installed turf per square metre is $30-$35, which is approximately a quarter of the cost of the next cheapest alternative, concrete.
– The fact that a newly turfed lawn invariably increases your property’s visual appeal and value makes it an obvious choice for landscapers and homeowners alike.

– The Health Benefits of Your Lawn for your family
– Healthy lawn, healthy you. It’s True! A great lawn really is beneficial for your overall health.
– Green = Less Stress
– We are wired to feel more at peace in a natural setting than a man-made one. Your lawn and garden the same effect. It’s your own little patch of nature, right in your backyard. That’s great for your mental well-being, and your blood pressure. It is proved our heart rate goes down in green spaces and our sense of well-being is elevated.

– Naturally Fit
– The health of kids is a hot topic, with health problems on the rise.
– Lawn is perfect for sports and general play.
– Soft, forgiving surface cushions falls and great for the rough and tumble.
– Reduces injury from falls
– Safe – Park in your own backyard.


– Natural Cool environment on a hot day.
– Up to 40 degrees cooler than a synthetic lawn surface and 30 degrees cooler than pavers. Perfect cool spot for everyone to cool down and relax. Even chuck a sprinkler on the lawn for a bit of water fun.
– Research has linked grass and green space to longer life for seniors, faster recovery from injury, lower body mass, and less stress. Whether in a park, surrounding a hospital or office building, or in your yard, the natural green of a lawn provides a comfortable, pleasant environment that enhances your quality of life
– Absorbing Carbon & producing O2
– Oxygen production right in your back yard. Lawn produces more O2 than trees.
– There is a lot of satisfaction you get from having a great looking lawn. If you are interested in rolling out a lawn at your place and have questions, the Turf Farm are the ideal people to contact. Check out the website.






About The Author

In the Garden is an exciting new local South Australian TV program on Channel 9 this Summer & next Autumn showcasing the best ‘green’ stories this state has to tell. Check out the latest in garden trends, new plants and top tips to keep those gardens blooming.