Suitable Instant Lawn Variety For Melbourne’s Climate
Sir Walter Buffalo is a creeping grass that moves over the surface making it easy to edge and care for. It’s not as invasive as other varieties of grass such as Kikuyu or Couch. It also has a great drought tolerance and requires minimal maintenance to keep it looking at its best year round. During winter it may lose some colour, although this will improve with age.
Another great benefit of Sir Walter Buffalo is that it’s weed resistant and low-allergenic, making it perfect for kids of all ages. This grass variety is also more resistant to pests compared to other lawn types and is extremely versatile for use across any garden space.
Quick Facts About Sir Walter Buffalo
- Soft, broad leaf (catches the sun)
- Minimum sun = 3 hours
- High drought tolerance
- High shade tolerance – up to 75%
- Surface runners only – won’t invade garden beds
- Low Maintenance – slow growing, minimal mowing
- Tight growth habit – reduces/chokes weeds
- Low allergen
- High wear acceptable through Spring to Autumn
- Harder/longer to repair during Winter.
- Will continue to grow: in full sun, shade, extreme heat, frost and drought
Delivery Charges Melbourne Metro Only : 19m2 or less is $195.00 / 20m2 or more is $140.00 per delivery. Availability is limited so please call our office before ordering on (03) 9331 5300.
Orders are subject to turf and truck availability, with delivery confirmation sent via SMS after 3pm the business day before delivery. Turf is delivered to naturestrip - driver does not knock. Orders that are less than 20m2, will incur a higher delivery charge, please call for pricing.
Frequently Asked Questions
How often do I need to water my lawn?
When your new lawn has been installed, the first week or two will require consistent watering every few days to ensure the soil does not dry out. After this period, you should only need to water your Sir Walter Buffalo lawn once a week. In extreme conditions though your lawn may require extra watering. However, in the winter months it will rarely require irrigation.
How do I fertilise my new lawn?
Sir Walter needs to be top dressed with washed sand at a rate of half a cubic meter to every 100 square meters. Focus mainly on the joins and edges to stop it drying out. For the healthiest lawn fertilise at the start of each season.
Is Sir Walter Buffalo shade tolerant?
Sir Walter loves both the sun and is shade tolerant, this makes it perfect for almost any garden across Melbourne.
When is the best time to install my lawn?
Installation is recommended from September through to May.