Active Turf is your NO.1 Sir Walter Buffalo Turf DNA Certified specialist and premium turf grower in Sydney & NSW.
Sir Walter Soft Leaf Buffalo is a go anywhere and grow anywhere turf that has outperformed other buffalos for the last 15 years. This is why it is Australia’s NO 1 Buffalo.
It was bred in Australia for Australian conditions. It can be grown in full sun, shade, extreme heat, frost or drought.
Gone are the days of walking through a patch of bindii as Sir Walter has a tight growth habit to hold out most weeds. It also repairs itself quickly so this lessens the chance of bare patches through your lawn.
Sir Walter’s roots grow deep into the subsoil to where the moisture is and it can cool down the area around your home by up to 10 degrees in the summer.
Unique Features Of Sir Walter Buffalo Turf
Compared to other buffalo grass varieties, Sir Walter Premium Buffalo is:
- More shade tolerant
- Rough and tough
Toughness: 5/5 for toughness
This buffalo grass variety can take a lot of wear and tear, cricket pitches, impromptu football games and daily traffic. It can also handle very low mowing.
Sun and Shade: 5/5 for shade tolerance
Sir Walter Buffalo grass can survive complete light exclusion (underneath kid’s pools, etc) for months at a time; it is also green and fresh even in positions that never receive direct sun.
Water Usage: 5/5 stars for water usage
Sir Walter Buffalo is a very water-wise grass variety.
Mowing: Cylinder or rotary
Sir Walter Buffalo will tolerate mowing heights as low as 15mm.
Soil pH: 5.5 – 6.5
Maintenance: 5/5 for maintenance
Sir Walter Buffalo takes its roots down quite quickly and should be fertilized 3 times a year for best year round colour.
Should I Use Sir Walter Buffalo?
If your family and yard-usage habits tend to kill lawns quickly, if you have dogs or if you’re renovating a property for renting out, Sir Walter Buffalo is an excellent choice. This buffalo grass variety is generally very tough, has fantastic wear tolerance and does exceptionally well in shade.
Sir Walter is an Australian Soft Leaf Buffalo that keeps its colour more through the winter than any other on the market. It is softer to touch, is much harder wearing and most of all looks better with little fuss, which gives you more time to enjoy your lawn and your life.