Sir Walter Buffalo DNA Certified
$16.90 per m2
Sir Walter Buffalo
Sir Walter turf is our superior quality soft-leaf buffalo grass. This broad-leaf turf is drought resistant and requires minimal maintenance after establishment, compared to other turf types. Sir Walter grass has been born and bred for Australian conditions and is a creeping grass with surface runners, which means edges and borders are easy to maintain.
It is advisable that a top dressing of coarse-washed river sand is applied to the joins to retain moisture. A ratio of ¼ cubic metre of sand per 100 m² of turf is to be laid.
- Broad leaf
- High Drought Tolerance
- High shade tolerance
- High Wear
- Low maintenance
- Self Repairing
How to look after your Sir Walter Buffalo Lawn
Sir Walter Buffalo is easy to contain, is a great all-rounder and a good option if your outdoor area is shaded, requiring at least 4 hours of direct sunlight per day. Prepped soil levels should finish around 25mm below pathways. Sir Walter requires a top dressing of coarse washed river sand along any joins to help retain moisture and assist in preventing the thick buffalo roots from drying out.
*You will need approximately ¼ cubic meter of sand per 100 m² of Sir Walter Buffalo turf.
When it comes to mowing Sir Walter, sharp mower blades are crucial for a good cut, blunt blades can cause tearing at the top of the grass blade. Like all warm season running grass types, Sir Walter Buffalo will need regular dethatching when the thatch layer becomes thick and spongy. Only dethatch warm-season grasses when they are in their peak growing period and there is no chance of frost. Remember the 1/3 rule and never cut off more than 1/3 of the grass blade in one mowing. The recommended mowing height for Buffalo is 20-40mm.
It’s important to get water on your newly laid Sir Walter promptly. The first water should have the soil nice and drenched, after that it’s 2-3 times a day to keep the lawn damp and prevent it from drying out. Once you have established your Sir Walter, you’ll only need to water in the warmer months or if you notice the lawn becoming dry in areas.
Fertilising is best done in from Spring through to Autumn when SWB is in its peak growing period.
Sir Walter will go into a dormancy state over the winter months and requires minimal maintenance. Heavy frost can cause frost burn and browning off. Spring and summer should be met with seasonal aeration and dethatching.
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Calculate your lawn area
Calculating the size and area of your lawn is an important step in the process. While lawns often come in all shapes and sizes, determining your turf area is easy with our Turf Calculator!
Sketch out your lawn
On to the drawing board as they say!
Break your shape into areas similar to the diagram above.
This way, you’ll ensure each area is comprehensively covered.
Use a measuring tape, determine the dimensions of each section of lawn.
And don’t forget to write them down!
Add the measurements into our handy calculator by clicking the button below.
And now, it’s time to turf!
Choose Your Shape
Select and click a shape of your choosing below.