How to keep your grass green

With ColourGuard Plus

What is ColourGuard PLUS?

ColourGuard PLUS is a liquid fertiliser as well as a natural grass pigment that helps to keep your grass green.

The formulation consists of natural ingredients that will not harm the health or growth of the turf. ColourGuard Plus delivers micron sized organic pigment solids into the tiny pores of the leaf, issued via water delivery spray applications.

Apply this 100% natural grass colourant to keep your lawn looking fantastic year-round. Easy to use, works on all lawns, in all climates. Plus, you will reduce the amount of fertiliser and water your lawn requires. Just one application can give your lawn up to three months of great colour. Make your neighbours green with envy!

  • Can use all year round
  • 100% natural ingredients that won’t harm the health or growth of your lawn
  • Available in a ready-to-use bottle and 100ml concentrate
  • Lasts up to 3 months!

How to use ColourGuard PLUS

ColourGuard PLUS is easy to apply and will stay green for up to 3 months per application. By combining a robust blend of vital micronutrients with organically derived pigment, ColourGuard PLUS functions as a colourant and a fertiliser at the same time. Attach your hose to the ready-to-use bottle or mix from a concentrate with water in a pressure sprayer as per the bottle instructions.

3 reasons to use ColourGuard PLUS

Green-up before your lawn goes brown

ColourGuard PLUS has been developed to give you the best lawn in the street on drought, frost affected or dormant grass. Best applied before your grass goes brown to retain colour, while at the same time increasing your grass health. ColourGuard Plus also acts a blanket for your grass allowing it to retain an internal leaf temperature 2 degrees higher than untreated areas.

Selling your property?

As any real estate agent will tell you, kerb appeal is essential for getting your property sold for the highest price possible. ColourGuard PLUS means you can maximise your kerb appeal with a lush green front lawn, nature strip and backyard to show off your property at its best. Make sure you apply ColourGuard PLUS before your real estate agent takes photographs of your house for marketing your property!

Important party/event

Do you have an important party coming up and you want to have a lush green lawn for your guests? ColourGuard PLUS is so fast and easy to apply, your lawn will be party-ready in no time.

ColourGuard PLUS is available in 4 sizes

2L Ready-to-use Bottle

Simply attach your hose to the bottle and spray as required. This ready-to-use bottle will cover up to 150m2.


100ml Concentrate

Just mix with water in a knapsack following the application rates on the bottle for your required area. This 100ml concentrate will cover up to 200m2.


ColourGuard Plus 2.5lt Concentrate

Just mix with water in a knapsack following the application rates on the bottle for your required area. This 2.5ltr concentrate will cover up to 6,250m2 (0.625Ha)

ColourGuard Plus 10lt Concentrate

This 10 ltr concentrate will cover up to 25,000m2 (2.5Ha)

As always, if you have any more questions please don’t hesitate to contact us for free expert advice on 1800ALLTURF (1800255873) or 07 5543 8304.

What are Plant Growth Regulators?

Stadium quality turf with PGR’s

We know many of you are always looking for ways to take your lawns to the next level. One way to do this is by using what the turf professionals use, Plant Growth Regulators. Used on golf courses and sports grounds across the world, Plant Growth Regulators commonly known as PGR’s, are now available in an economical size to use in your own back garden.

In this article we focus in on the benefits of plant growth regulators, Primo Maxx by Syngenta specifically, that can help your lawn perform like stadium quality turf.

What is a Plant Growth Regulator or PGR?

A PGR is an innovative solution that influences a plant’s growth and development.

Recent types of PGRs, such as Syngenta’s turf growth regulator Primo Maxx are formulated as a micro emulsion concentrate that quickly enters the leaves and shoots before systemically moving throughout the entire plant.

Better looking lawns, faster:

  • Reduces grass growth: reduced mowing.
  • Less bare patches: improved aesthetic.
  • Greener grass.
  • The best-looking edges with less work.

Once absorbed, the active ingredient works to temporarily block the plant’s ability to produce a growth hormone called Gibberellic Acid. This suppresses the plant’s vertical growth while allowing normal processes like photosynthesis and respiration to continue.

Energy is diverted into the plant’s lateral growth, resulting in smaller and finer leaves, increased tillering, and a larger, deeper root mass. The turf becomes denser with a more vibrant colour.

As always, if you have any more questions please don’t hesitate to contact us for free expert advice on 1800ALLTURF (1800255873) or 07 5543 8304.

Summer Grass

Digitaria sanguinalis and Digitaria Cilaris – Summer Grass

Many of you may have heard of Winter grass, but have you heard of Summer grass? Summer grass is an annual weed that appears in the warmer months of the year. It will then go to seed into autumn where it can emerge over several years. There are two varieties of Summer grass that are very similar in appearance. If left untreated, it can grow as high as 30cm and 1m wide thriving in conditions of high temperatures and high humidity.


Summer grass is an annual weed which has soft hairy leaves that grow close to the ground in clusters. The grass roots at the node (joint) and the sheathes of the leaf are usually purple tinged in colour at the base. Because Summer grass spreads by seed, it is extremely important that you act before this happens.


Summer grass can be removed by hand, but it will continue to re-emerge in sparse unhealthy lawn areas. Getting your grass to spread and thicken will make it difficult for Summer grass to infiltrate.

Post Emergent Herbicides

An effective way to treat Summer grass is to apply a post-emergent herbicide. The active ingredient common in many of these selective herbicides is DSMA, which is commonly provided as the herbicide for Paspalum.  This active must only be applied via spot treatment to buffalo and kikuyu lawns, so always follow the label instructions and application rates. Something like the David Grays Crabgrass and Clover Killer is ideal.

If you do have a buffalo or kikuyu lawn you can try spot treating for removal. To spot treat summer grass you can use a non-selective herbicide like Roundup and carefully apply it to the Summer Grass. You will need to be careful to not apply it to your lawn as it will harm it also. We recommend using a weed wand or a small paintbrush to help with accuracy.

Pre-Emergent Herbicides

A really effective way of stopping Summer grass from germinating in your lawn again next year is to apply a pre-emergent herbicide like Oxafert. These herbicides act by stopping weeds from germinating from the soil in the first place. In order for them to work effectively, you need to apply them before emergence. For Summer grass, this would mean you would be best applying it in early to mid-spring.


As always, if you have any more questions please don’t hesitate to contact us for free expert advice on 1800ALLTURF (1800255873) or 07 5543 8304.

Bindii (Jo-Jo)

Treating Bindii (Jo-Jo)

Bindii is a low growing weed with a flower at its centre. At maturity, the flower produces a prickly seed pod which is a menace during the warmer months when we are trying to enjoy our lawns. These seed pods contain the prickly seeds that causes the pain to our bare feet. So, it is best to target bindii before it goes to seed in early spring.

bindii weed

Bindii Treatment

Bindii can be managed by hand or by applying a selective broadleaf herbicide like Amgrow Bin-Die or All Purpose Weed Control. Amgrow Bin Die comes in a concentrate form and will need to be mixed up with water in a knapsack or pressure sprayer. All Purpose Weed Control has an easy-to-use clip on hose attachment. By blanket-spraying all affected areas with one of these selective herbicides, the bindii should die off within 7-10 days. These products will help to eradicate Bindii and are safe to use on most varieties of buffalo except the ST varieties. Bin-Die is suitable for use on most other grasses including Sir Walter DNA Certified Buffalo Lawn, Sir Grange Zoysia, TifTuf Hybrid Bermuda, Nullarbor Couch Grass, Eureka Kikuyu, RTF Fescue and Platinum Zoysia. When using herbicides, wait until the products has dried and absorbed before letting your pets back out onto the lawn.

all purpose weed control bin die herbicide

A couple of repeat applications may be required to kill off Bindii that continue to emerge.

Bindii grows in the Winter and go to seed in early Spring. 

The best way to keep on top of Bindii is through prevention by regularly fertilising and watering. This will help your lawn become healthier and less susceptible to the infiltration of weeds. Raising your lawn mower height is particularly important in winter and will help you to avoid scalping of your grass. Scalping will also make your lawn more susceptible to weed invasion. When weeds do occur, it is important to act early. That way you can get on top of them before they are more difficult to manage.

As always, if you have any more questions please don’t hesitate to contact us for free expert advice on 1800ALLTURF (1800255873) or 07 5543 8304.