A luxurious home can have its wow factor seriously undermined with a bedraggled lawn. Taking your first steps onto a property sets the stage for expectation in the rest of the home, and those with natural street appeal present with higher value in a monetary sense. This is an important consideration for those building for sale and builders interested in improving resale value for their clients’ properties.
When looking at the possible inclusion of lawn in a project you want to ensure that it’s a turf that can be easily maintained by homeowners without impacting too much on their busy lives. Hand-selected from more than 10,000 turf varieties, Sir Grange is soft and dense, with a luxurious feel underfoot, as well as some very practical qualities.
Zoysia grasses, such as Sir Grange, require low-maintenance since they are a slow growth option – with some of the slowest growth rates of turf grasses available in the world. Its leaf also has a high silicone content, which makes it strong. Once established, Sir Grange doesn’t need to be mown as often as traditional warm season grasses, meaning it can be trimmed with a standard rotary or cylinder lawnmower less frequently than couch, kikuyu and buffalo varieties. Zoysia grasses are also drought tolerant and can survive through sub-freezing temperatures or full sun exposure – a hardy grass suitable for the diverse climate conditions found across Australia.
From a visual perspective, Sir Grange can be manicured between 6–50mm, allowing its height to be fine-tuned to better meet the vision of a build, while its added benefit of being weed- and insect-resistant, helps to maintain its appeal.
Though it may not be top of mind for some, forward-planning builders and designers will choose to complement their premium exterior and internal finishes with a lawn of equivalent luxury.
It’s said that it’s the details that count, so a layer of turf, a statement entryway or porch lights right down to the house numerals mustn’t be underestimated. Whether you’re building to sell or meet a brief, carefully consider your choices and specifications in all the areas that impact on a home’s facade and kerb appeal, from the walls to the doors and landscape design.
This article was compiled with contributions from Bondor, B&D Garage Doors and Lawn Solutions Australia.