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Nara Native Turf Articles | Zoysia Nara


An Excerpt From Nara Native Turf Articles | Breeding Zoysia Nara

The most important breeding work I have ever done is to develop Nara Native Turf says the Breeder Todd Layt.

I have bred many forms of turf, such as Sapphire Buffalo, Kenda Kikuyu, Cynomax Couch and Cynosport couch, but I feel the most important breeding work I have ever done is to develop Nara Native Turf. For over 18 years I have been trying to develop a good all round native turf. I tried Microlaena, Sporobolus, native paspalums and even the only native couch subspecies.

After years of breeding all failed. I tried to breed a good native turf from Zoysia macrantha for about 8 years, each year taking seeds from the new generation, germinating them and growing out the new generation. Unfortunately… read more

Zoysia Nara Native Turf | As Seen On Better Homes And Gardens

Here’s the link to the Review on Better Homes And Gardens

Zoysia Nara Native Turf | As Seen On Better Homes And Gardens

This video above is a more in depth review of Nara with it’s breeder, Todd Layt.
Nara Native Turf is the first and only Australian Native Instant Lawn Turf available for homes, lawns, parks, roadside, and general amenity areas.

This Australian native grass is the perfect answer for people who want a native lawn for around native gardens, and it’s superior drought tolerance makes it a great choice for everyone. It also has the highest salt tolerance of any general purpose turf. Click the link to find out more about Zoysia Nara Native Turf…

Zoysia Nara Native Turf FAQs | As Seen On Better Homes And Gardens

Zoysia Nara Native Turf FAQ

Zoysia Nara Native Turf FAQs | Better Homes And Gardens Recently Featured Zoysia Nara On Their Show…

Below you will find a list of questions that people frequently ask us about Zoysia Nara Native Turf. If you don’t find the question or answer you’re looking for and you need more detailed information, please drop us an e-mail by clicking this Contact Us link.

Where Can I Buy Nara Native Turf?

Is Nara Native Turf Salt tolerant?

Where Can I Find Maintenance Information For Nara Native Turf?

How Do I Successfully Install And Grow Nara Native Turf?

There are more FAQs on the Nara Native Turf Website, click here check to check ’em out…

Why Is Nara Native Turf So Good?


Less Mowing

As far as mowing goes, 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 Turf. 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 Watering (A Real Drought Survivor)
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. Millions of years growing in Australia’s hot dry and humid climates has made it a real drought survivor.

Outstanding Winter Colour
Better than Couch and many Buffalo types. Nara Browns off quicker than Palmetto, Saphire and Kikuyu which are well known for their excellent winter colour. In western Sydney out at Richmond this year, it was dormant for about 7 weeks so, sure there are a few grasses that have better winter colour but compared to many, Nara wins out.

These are just a few reasons click here for more info on Nara Native Turf