Nara Native Turf
All Purpose Australian Native Turf
Nara Native Turf is a great all purpose turf that can handle many conditions. It is the only general purpose native turf and is the perfect compliment for any native garden or landscape.
Nara is native to Australia, from northern Queensland all the way down to Tasmania, to the centre of Australia and Adelaide. Zoysia macrantha is well suited to most parts including Perth, where it has performed very well, making it ideal for your local Australian lawn.
We are currently releasing it in the USA as well. It performs very well there and is admired for its beauty. Nara is well adapted for all parts of Australia, except maybe the Alpine regions, although it can handle down to -12° Celsius in USA tests, which is colder than Canberra.
Very Low Maintenance Turf
Less mowing. Based on careful research and close observations, Nara will need about 20% less mowing than buffalo, 35% less than couch and 55% less than Kikuyu plus, it is faster growing than Empire Zoysia.
Nara can be mown exactly how you would mow couch, Kikuyu or Buffalo. Short medium or long. In general though, it’s better to not mow too short as this will stress all lawns no matter the grass type. (Especially in drought). Another great thing about Nara is that it actually scalps less than Couch when mown.
Less Edging. Nara requires less edging than Buffalo, Couch and Kikuyu, making it less invasive for the garden, although Empire Zoysia does require slightly less edging than Nara native turf.
Less Fertilising. Nara Native Turf requires only one fertilise per year. It is a Zoysia macrantha, which is only found in Australia. Overseas Zoysia types such as Empire (a japonica type) also only require once a year fertilising. If they are subject to a lot of wear twice a year fertilising is recommended on all Zoysia.
If you want a native low maintenance lawn, fertilise sparingly like this and mow very little. Twice per year in this case.
If you want a more lush green lawn year round, fertilise more often. Click here to see the recipe for year round evergreen Nara.
Needs Less Water
Less need to worry about future water restrictions. As Nara has vigorous deep rhizomes, it is far more drought tolerant than non rhizome grasses such as Buffalo.
In drought studies, Zoysia macrantha was found to be more drought tolerant than Buffalo and Couch turf. With Nara being the first and only commercial Zoysia macrantha, this is great news for anyone needing an extremely drought tolerant native turf. Buffalo will hold it’s colour in drought a few days longer than Nara, but will die much quicker in a hot prolonged dry spell.
Nara goes dormant in severe drought to survive. Nara has developed extreme drought tolerance from it’s parentage.
Beautiful Fine Texture
Nara is beautiful. It is a fine textured lawn, but scalps less than Couch when mown. People choose it over Couch, Kikuyu and Buffalo on looks alone.
Salt Tolerant Turf
Nara is a low maintenance grass that is naturally very salt tolerant. It is generally a coastal grass but has been proven to work well many hundreds of kilometres inland. Common Zoysia macrantha is very salt tolerant, so it is no surprise that Nara has this quality as well, although Nara is better watered with fresh water when possible.
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