Date: Wednesday 19 September
Time: 7:45am for 8:00am start – 9:30am
Venue: JPE Design Studio - Level 4/19 Gilles Street, Adelaide SA 5000
Cost: Free to AILA Members Non- Members - $30.00 +GST
CPD Points: 1.5 Formal
RSVP: by Monday 17 September
A light breakfast will be provided.
The future in turf has arrived!
Presenters - Tracey Daniel - Director and Chloe Hardie – Office Manager from The Turf Farm
Lawn is often the final touch in a design and can make or break a great project. Specifying the right variety for long-term results is vital and science has now enabled us to utilise lawn in more applications with practical, environmental and economic benefits.
What has science got to do with grass? The Turf industry has just entered a new era. We have had varieties like Kikuyu and Couch as the staple of the South Australian turf industry for over 30 years. They have been great for the large back yard and the laid-back lifestyle; however, these days with housing blocks smaller, houses and fences higher bringing more shade, our parks and sporting grounds have heavier utilisation, we needed to find varieties to suit our ‘modern homes and lifestyles’. This is where science meets grass!
The Lawn Solutions Australia group has the largest research program in the southern hemisphere and over the last five years have been working with world leaders in grass breeding to find substantially better lawn varieties to meet the future needs of our communities. We are proud and excited to say that we now have found two stand-out varieties that shine out above the rest, backed with up to 25 years research and breeding in the USA.
The Turf Farm, your local supplier, is excited to Introduce Sir Grange Zoysia and TifTuf Bermuda grass to South Australians. These super grasses have changed the game forever.
Understanding of the new science-based turf varieties;
- why are these different to previous varieties?
- specific uses and applications
- environmental and economic benefits
- current projects and trials
Case Study ‘The Nest’ at Alberton Primary School by JPE Design Studio
Presenters – Richard Kleinig and Amy Pfeiffer both Senior Landscape Architects at JPE Design Studio
JPE Design Studio will present their recent Landscape Architecture Award winning project, “The Nest” at Alberton Primary School. This project includes a series of spaces that weren’t too refined, showcased sustainability, provided a good amount of risk and adventure, were naturally green and were a source of education in themselves. The design response explores the concept of representing various South Australian landscapes, including the beach, mudflats, wetland, grassland, woodland and desert. Flexible play elements are then incorporated in and around these landscapes.
Hear from the designers about their experiences in education projects and the different applications for which you may consider turf, its value and considerations to apply during the design process.
Image: The Nest at Alberton Primary School by JPE Design Studio | Photographer Sam Noonan
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