Turf Varieties - Which is best for you?
Is a new lawn on the horizon for you? Not all lawns are the same so it's important you consider all the factors such as climate, use, soil type, water and maintenance levels.
Getting started - answer the following the questions?
- What is the lawn being used for?
- What is your climate like?
- What type of soil do you have?
- How much time can you spend caring for your lawn?
What are the different types?
Sir Walter Buffalo
There are so many reasons why Sir Walter is Australia’s No. 1 buffalo grass. Sir Walter Buffalo Lawn has stood the test of time, proving time and time again that it will go anywhere and grow anywhere. It is versatile and hardy, many factors which cause most other lawns a problem are not a problem for Sir Walter.
- Up to 75% shade tolerant: no trouble establishing and thriving in high shade areas
- Hard wearing: highly resistant to frequent wear from people, pets and furniture
- Drought resistant: require less watering than other turf varieties
- Low maintenance: holds out weeds and quickly self repairs if damaged
- Non-invasive: it won't grow where it shouldn't, so you can save time maintaining your yard
- Low allergenic: great for pets and kids
Eureka Kikuyu is a vigorous grower that stands up to a wide range of conditions. Good for both home lawns and larger spaces such as racecourses or parks.
- All Rounder: medium course bright green leaves, which is maintained year round in warm climates. In cold climates, growth and colour is maintained well into autumn and early winter.
- High Wear Areas: its vigorous growth habit allows it repair very quickly is damaged
- Versatile: great solution for planting out larger areas and erosion control, given the rapid spread of its runners in favourable conditions. Its tolerance of waterlogged soils can also make it the best choice for transpiration areas.
- Moderately Drought Tolerant: sensitive to drought but does have a rapid recovery rate
- Poor Shade Adaptation: poor tolerance to shade and can become quite thin
- Moderately Water Resistant: fast growth pattern and generally recovers quickly from damage and wear
The nullabor couch is the perfect choice for work, rest and play, it produces a manicured lawn with an attractive luscious green colour and fine leaf blades.
- Requires 5-6 hours of sunlight per day
- High Maintenance: requires fertiliser 2-3 times per year, will need to be mowed every 5-7 days during summers
- Will require annual top dressing
- Excellent heat tolerance: performs best during periods of heat
- Highly drought tolerant
- Poor shade adaption: requires full sun for most of the day
Rhizomatous Tall Fescue Grass (RTF)
A self-repairing grass that produces a thick, even, soft lawn and thrives in cold climate regions. RTF Fescue also features a leaf texture distinct from normal tall fescue varieties, being much softer to touch, gentle even on bare feet.<
- Heat Tolerance: RTF Fescue is one of the deepest rooting cool season grasses available, with roots travel down to 2 metres tapping into water normally not available
- Moderately drought tolerant
- Shade Tolerant: requires moderate sunny periods, full sun for optimum performance
Wrapping it all up
|Sir Walter Buffalo||Eureka Kikuyu||Nullarbor Couch||RTF|
|Shade Tolerant||Very High||Very Low||Very Low||Medium|
|Water Requirements||Low||High||Medium||Very High|
|Fertilising Needs||Medium||Medium||High||Very High|
|Disease Resistance||Very High||Medium||Medium||Low|