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No green thumb?
No need to worry
Business of the week
To see your business featured here, contact Chronicle advertising
on 6280 2215
Greener Lawns and Sports owner Jeff McNamara provides free quotes.
Jeff McNamara established Greener
Lawns and Sports seven years ago
and said the business today has
grown beyond his wildest
“Greener Lawns and Sports
specialises in synthetic grass,’’ he
‘‘When we started, we looked after
landscapers and domestic houses and
units, doing lawns, gardens, around
pools and decks, and then we
progressed into a more commercial
“We now have evolved to working
on new developments and sporting
grounds, putting and bowling greens,
croquet and tennis courts, cricket
pitches, apartment roof tops and
Mr McNamara said just as his
business had grown, synthetic grass
products have become more
“When we first started, the product
looked like butcher tinsel thrown on
the ground,” he said.
“It has developed so much now
and it’s very different to old-
fashioned artificial turf.
‘‘It’s gone from a very shiny
product to a low-sheen, which gives
it a much more natural look, in lots of
different colours and textures.”
Greener Lawns and Sports offers a
great selection of grass types, both
imported and homegrown, ranging
from a thickness of 60 millimetres
down to 19 millimetres.
Mr McNamara explained the
benefits of synthetic grass were
He said it felt and looked like real
grass but without all the maintenance
hassles, saving in water, time and
“All our grasses come with a seven
to 10 year warranty,” Mr McNamara
“They are less maintenance – you
don’t need to worry about mowing,
using fertilisers, watering, weeding
‘‘Once it’s in, it’s done and
Over the years, Mr McNamara and
the team at Greener Lawns and
Sports created a sterling reputation,
completing a number of high-profile
projects to the highest standards.
“We’ve done Taylor Primary
School, Canberra College, putting
greens at Goodwin aged-care homes,
and a lot of high-risers like the
Manhattan on the Park apartments
and the Altitude Apartments in
Belconnen – a lot of the major
projects really stand out,” he said.
The expert installation team at
Greener Lawns and Sports provides
free onsite quotes and will help you
achieve the lawn of your dreams.
For more information, phone
6280 4008 or visit
Fears work will
Construction of Canberra’s tallest
residential tower, the Wayfarer
Apartments in Belconnen, will get
under way next month but a nearby
church has concerns.
Holy Cross Lutheran Church
secretary Charles Thomas said he
hoped the construction phase was not
too disruptive for groups who use their
He said noise, dust and
unauthorised parking were their main
‘‘The church building is used
virtually every day, and some nights,
by a range of community groups,’’ Mr
The 88-metre development, which
will dwarf buildings in its vicinity, will
have 235 apartments, an infinity pool,
a sky lounge and views over
Canberra’s northern suburbs.
SCHOOL MUSEUM OPEN
The Tuggeranong Schoolhouse
Museum in Chisholm will open to the
public from 10am to 4pm on Sunday.
The recently restored 1880s
building was once home to Mary
McGee and her seven children,
including James McGee, who became
a world-renowned nuclear physicist
and a pioneer of television.
Attached to the cottage is the old
classroom where schoolmaster Frank
McGee taught hundreds of
Tuggeranong youth for almost 30
Gold coin entry to the museum at 34
Enid Lorimer Circuit, Chisholm.
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