Australia’s no.1 lawn choice, Sir Walter Buffalo turf is hard-wearing, drought & shade tolerant, with a high resistance to weeds & pests.
Sir Walter Buffalo Grass is a broad-leaved grass variety that is preferred by many Sydney & Australian homes because of its lush and luxurious look, and it’s ability to grow with as little as 3 hours of sunlight a day. It also has many other qualities that put it well ahead of other lawn breeds.
If you need to create a visual impact with your lawn, then Sir Walter Buffalo won’t disappoint. It has a thick, verdant and uniquely luxurious look that makes every lawn feel professionally landscaped. It keeps its deep green colour year-round, unlike other varieties which can turn brown or a shade of purple in winter.
If you have a smaller block with a larger house, or simply your yard doesn’t get much sun, then Sir Walter is the obvious choice because it performs extremely well in shade. Unlike Kikuyu or Couch grass, Sir Walter Buffalo will thrive in as little as 3 hours sun a day.
Sir Walter Buffalo grass can cope with quite a lot of wear, and it recovers quickly if damaged. If you have an active back yard with pets and kids, then you will find Sir Walter hard to beat.
It has been tested and verified as non-allergenic and it does not grow seeds unless stressed or let to grow too long. With a soft leaf blade, it does not cause itchiness after coming into contact with the skin.
With a thick growth habit, Sir Walter can out-compete and crowd-out most weeds, particularly in the warmer months. It is not prone to fungus or diseases like other varieties. Ultimately this means you spend less time worrying about maintenance.
Sir Walter requires a moderate amount of maintenance for best results.
Generally speaking, once established Sir Walter requires less watering than other varieties. It will survive with minimal water even in drought conditions.
Sir Walter Buffalo does not naturally thatch up, so you should not need to become concerned with inconvenient de-thatching methods. It is non-invasive, so it’ll also stay out of your garden beds too!
Before Sir Walter, Buffalo grass was always slow to establish, suffered poor colour retention and gave thousands of Aussie kids annoying itchy rashes. But it was a popular post-war choice of grass in Australia. It maintained its popularity right up to the 1950s because of its tough blade structure, heat tolerance and, above all, low water consumption.
Kikuyu was another popular grass variety initially imported as a rapid growing cow feed. But in the 1960s it became favoured as a cheap lawn solution. Far from being the budget saviour of lawns in Australia, it wasn’t long before it turned into an invasive noxious weed taking over much of the eastern coast.
During the 1990s housing trends changed and the existing lawn varieties struggled to adapt. Houses became larger, blocks became smaller and the traditional Aussie lawn became smaller too. Larger houses meant that suddenly lawns had to deal with shade and extreme heat all at the same time.
The solution to these issues appeared from the United States in the form of new varieties of grass, however while these initially promised great things, they often suffered in the harsh Australian environmental conditions.
Shademaster, the first soft leaf buffalo grass, revitalised the lawn market and paved the way for locally engineered turf products. The wide leaves of buffalo means that it photosynthesises very well and survives in shadier spots than other varieties can.
The future arrived in 1996 with the arrival of a grass that was more resilient to disease, pests and fungus than other grasses. It was drought resistant, thrived in shade and sun and stayed green and lush throughout the year. It was called Sir Walter.
15 years down the line and following extensive testing, thousands of lawn installations and some of the harshest weather conditions to date, Sir Walter continues to thrive.
It has shrugged off humidity related funguses, extreme water restrictions, shade, insects, lawn grubs and weeds where other varieties would not have survived. Sir Walter really is the best home lawn.
Sir Walter buffalo lawn is a hard wearing, but beautiful soft leaf buffalo and it remains Australia’s no. 1.
Try to lay your new turf within 24 hours of delivery. The soil should be moderately moist when you start laying turf.
Roll out turf starting from the longest straight edge. Butt all joins tightly together with no overlapping.
Lay turf in a brickwork pattern to reduce water erosion especially on steep slopes and grades. Lay rolls across slopes rather than down.
Click here to read an in-depth guide to laying Sir Walter Turf
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I would like to just take the time to thank you all for the great service. From the sales team on the phone all the way through to the delivery driver. The turf was also the freshest turf I have ever had delivered and we had a 100% perfect roll condition, I have never had a delivery with no waste rolls and perfect thickness growing bed attached so thank you. Even though I may not be very big currently I will be using GTS as my supplier from now on.
Hayden Mann – Dosman Lawns & Maintenance
Grechs Turf I have found over the past 8 years is the Best quality turf , the drivers delivering always help And are on time, placing orders with the next day Delivery is excellent. Keep up the good work
Jim – Superb Concreting
We pride ourselves at Eclipse Landscapes on our high level of standards and attention to detail, and with this in mind we have found that every aspect of Grech’s Turf over the past 20 years have always exceeded our expectations. They are most reliable, courteous and will always go that extra mile to ensure that their clients are well looked after and the best service is provided. They will always try their best to accommodate our deadlines and are extremely flexible in their approach. We would highly recommend the services of Grech’s Turf & their product.
Michelle – Eclipse Landscapes
The Other Side Landscapes Pty Ltd uses Grech's Turf for all our Turf Supplies. We undertook a trial process with turf suppliers and found their quality to be excellent, which is what our clients expect.
Adrian – Other Side Landscapes
You guys are great to deal with, deliveries are always on time and easy to organise, your quality of turf is great, I use the sapphire buffalo a lot, this is always in good nick and at a good price.
Mike – Vivid Scapes
I have been using the turf supplied from Grech's for over a decade simply because I know the turf delivered is the best quality every time.
Chris – Chris Chominsky Landscapes
Grech's Turf has been supplying our turf needs for over 20 years. Their quality of turf is superior. Their deliveries are always on time and delivered when scheduled and the staff always friendly and helpful. The grass is never greener anywhere else.
E. T. Landscapes & Plant Hire
Waratah Lawn Care & Garden Management have been using the professional services of GTS for over 6 years now, and over this time they have proven to be a reliable supplier of good quality turf to meet our range of clients needs. Sometimes our orders range from large orders of hundreds of square meters and other times just 10-20 meters, but no matter the order and where it's going GTS is always willing to get the order cut and delivered within our required timeframe. I have found the office staff to be helpful and professional with service, as well as the delivery drivers who are always friendly and keen to make sure they help out our staff by delivering and unloading the turf in the right position on site.
Greg – Waratah Lawn Care & Garden Management
“Thank you for the help over the Christmas break.
We had an order booked in with them of the Wednesday just before Christmas 2015 but due to the weather they were not able to cut, which is understandable. The guys kept me informed and were really helpful in organising a time and day for delivery once they went back to work and the ground dried enough so they could start cutting turf again.
The turf is always top quality and my customers are always happy with the turf.”
Shannon – Ponds-on-Pipeline
“Turf has been great every time. Look forward to next delivery”
Steven – Goodwill Landscaping
"Fine Edge Landscapes have been using Grech's Turf Supplies for the past 15 years. The quality of turf is always 100%, they deliver on time and their prices are very competitive. You can count on Grech's Turf Supplies to be the best every single time!"
Marcus – Fine Edge Landscapes
“BNE Lawn & Garden Maintenance has been using Grech's Turf for some 10 years. We have found their turf to be first quality and never had an issue with any turf. Grech’s is easy to deal with, the turf is always on time and when requested – especially at short notice.”
Bryan – BNE Lawn & Garden Maintenance
“Thank you to Kathy and Peter of Grech's Turf. Great Staff all very helpful. Love my new lawn”
Allan – Charlestown
“Ordered some turf form Grech’s Turf recently to cover an area around a new home. Well it has just finished our home off beautifully. Can not wait to mow it over the summer period, as it come up tops.
I would like to thank Grech’s Turf for their prompt service and top quality product, but even more importantly, their willingness to offer advice to get the most out of our investment.”
Scott – Sydney
“Just a quick note to thank Kerrie and her team for their advice and service – our new Sir Walter lawn was delivered and is looking fantastic. Everyone at GTS was friendly, knowledgeable and made sure everything was done properly to ensure our lawn would be the envy of our neighbours!”
Nick – Holroyd
The turf that arrived today was the best I have seen! As always, you guys provide a prompt and professional service, which makes me look good to my clients. Thanks again!
Joe – Windsor