Why choose Village Green for your hotel, villa or resort
When your backyard looks like a village green, it’s no wonder people take notice. Village Green is a versatile new turf variety that’s been rigorously tested under both Australian and European conditions.
Unlike other warm season varieties, Village Green maintains its wonderful green colour and dense coverage throughout the year.
Green without guilt
There’s one group of people you won’t draw attention from if you plant Village Green® – your local water utility.
One of Village Green’s great benefits is that it uses less water and nutrients than most other lawn varieties.
Even in our increasingly drier climate, with ever-tougher water restrictions, Village Green® allows you to enjoy a green lawn or verge without feeling guilty about water usage.
Performance without peer
Village Green® is a proven performer across most soil types and climatic conditions and thrives in full sun or partial shade.
It’s also ‘winter active’, meaning you can plant Village Green® in the colder, wetter months and save water.
Garden without intruders
The tight, dense coverage you’ll get with a Village Green® lawn will stop weeds from intruding and eliminate the need to use chemical sprays.
Pull a crowd.
When your backyard looks like a village green, it’s no wonder people take notice.
Village Green® is a versatile new turf variety that has been rigorously tested under Australian conditions.
Unlike other varieties like buffalo and couch grass, Village Green® maintains its wonderful green colour and dense coverage throughout the year.
That’s why you’ll find it growing at crowd-pleasing venues like the Melbourne Zoo or the Perth Cultural Centre. Euro examples?
Wear without tear
Another great benefit of this new variety is its ability to withstand regular wear and tear.
Village Green® might look pretty and have a soft touch, but this is a lawn with attitude! It’s tough enough to handle all kinds of activities, like backyard soccer games, parties and barbeques. We’ve even tested it at a racetrack, so it’ll easily handle your herd.
Across southern Europe there are two main species of grass used for lawns, namely cool season and warm season grasses. As summers grow longer and hotter and rainfall declines, what has worked in the past does not necessarily work today. For decades, cool season grasses such as ryegrass, fescue and poa have been preferred. They are adapted to mild summers and cool to cold winters where rainfall is plentiful. Under these conditions, they stay green year-round. But under current climate patterns, cool season grasses do not perform.
Comparing warm and cool season grasses
Warm season grasses such as Kikuyu are well adapted to today’s warmer temperatures and lower rainfall, making them a more sustainable choice for modern lawns across southern Europe.
Warm season grasses have the superior genetics to handle water stress and high temperatures. They undertake a different process of photosynthesis and develop a more extensive and deeper root system. This enables them to use less water and nutrients than cool season ryegrasses and fescue, saving money and aiding the environment.
Research from the Mediterranean climate type of Australia (by University of Western Australia) found cool season grasses (ryegrass and fescue) use 40% more water than warm season grasses such as Village Green.
Cool season grasses also had limited ability to recover from dry periods and suffered more from temperature stress, making them vulnerable to disease and weed invasion.
The conclusion is that there is only one choice for establishing new lawn or grassed areas, whether it’s a sports field or public space, and that’s warm season grass.
This research shows that warm season grasses are much more adapted to a Mediterranean climate than cool season grasses. If you have a cool season grass lawn you are wasting 40% of the water used. Without maintenance, they will also become heavily weed infested.