The Aussie lawn could easily be labelled as one of the Country’s big icons for families who enjoy the lifestyle it offers.
Celebrating this Aussie icon is LawnFest 2019 which is now in its third year and is the only festival in the country for people who have an interest in lawn and want to know more.
Organiser and co-founder of Australian Lawn Fanatics, Rusty Garton said the backyard lawn has formed part of Aussie culture throughout the years and LawnFest offered a way to celebrate its importance in all aspects of life.
LawnFest is held at one of the country’s premium turf farms, Go Turf at Beerburrum in Queensland on Saturday September 14.
Rusty added that “…having the event on a real-life working turf farm brings home the message that the public can buy turf direct from the guys who grow it and gives them a chance to talk to the people from the ground-up”.
“From beginners at the start of their lawn journey to lawn fanatics and families, especially young children, the event is an education on all things turf-related; from the paddock, to harvest and finally how a new lawn can be laid and maintained” he said.
Last year LawnFest drew a crowd of more than 500 people and proved itself to be a strong pillar in bringing the nation’s lawn enthusiasts together to celebrate the real joys and virtues of lawn and welcoming lawn novices.
LawnFest is the brainchild of the Australian Lawn Fanatics, which is a premium lawn improvement group, based on Facebook, that attracts lawn lovers and those who want advice on their lawn.
Today it has more than 38,000 followers who love reading and talking all things lawn. It’s point of difference is that it supports all levels of lawn lovers in their journey from laying the turf to its care and maintenance.
Rusty said the festival was also a chance to welcome in spring, when many homeowners planned to renovate their lawn.
“Research has found that a great looking lawn can increase a house’s sale price by about $70,000,” he said.
Rusty added that there had been a surge in well-kept front yards in recent years. “A lot of it comes down to people wanting to take pride in their property,” he said. “They also want somewhere fun that looks nice, lush and comfortable for the kids and pets to play on. “Whether you are a novice, lawn fanatic or just want to live a good lifestyle in your back yard – the event is able to cater for you.”
The family event will include; a world record attempt for the most mowers mowing, jumping castles, face painting, golf for children and plenty of educational talks about lawn care.
Booths include Lawn Pride, Bushranger Power Equipment Australia, Waterpro, MowMaster Turf Equipment, Turf QLD, the Sports Turf Research Institute, myhomeTURF and many more.
Those attending will be asked for a gold coin donation, with proceedings going to Empower Golf, the brainchild of Ben Tullipan and a charity that facilitates and promotes golf for less able Australians. Donations will also go to the Endeavour Foundation, an independent organisation that supports people with an intellectual disability to live, learn, work and flourish according to their own interests and priorities