Sir Walter Buffalo DNA Certified


Australia’s no.1 lawn choice, Sir Walter Buffalo turf is hard-wearing, drought tolerant & shade tolerant, with a high resistance to weeds & pests.

  • Suitable For Full Sun Areas
  • Broad Leaf Diameter
  • High Wear Tolerance
  • High Drought Tolerant
  • High Shade Tolerance
  • 10-Year Product Warranty

Free 4kg Fertiliser with every purchase of 75 metres or more!



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Sir Walter DNA Certified Buffalo Turf – Sydney & Australia’s #1 lawn choice

Sir Walter Buffalo turf 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.

Sir Walter DNA Certified Buffalo looks amazing

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.

It’s tolerant to shade

If you have a smaller block with a larger house, or simply your yard doesn’t get much sun, then Sir Walter turf is the obvious choice because of it’s shade tolerance. Unlike Kikuyu or Couch grass, Sir Walter Buffalo turf will thrive in as little as 3 hours sun a day.

Perfect grass for kids & pets

Sir Walter Buffalo turf 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 DNA certified is 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.

A weed and disease resistant lawn

With a thick growth habit, Sir Walter DNA certified 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.

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Maintaining Sir Walter Buffalo DNA Certified

Sir Walter requires a moderate amount of maintenance for best results.

  • You should fertilise 3 or 4 times a year, with a quality nitrogen-based fertiliser such as Sir Walter Fertiliser
  • Mow it in summer once every 1 – 2 weeks, and less in other months.

Generally speaking, once established Sir Walter buffalo turf requires less watering than other varieties. It will survive with minimal water even due to it’s drought tolerant properties.

Sir Walter Buffalo turf 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 Turf DNA Certified

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.

Dealing with shade

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 birth of Sir Walter Buffalo Turf DNA Certified – the best all-rounder, hands down

The future arrived in 1996 with the arrival of a grass that was more resilient to disease, pests and fungus than other grasses. It’s drought tolerant, 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 DNA certified continues to thrive.

It has shrugged off humidity related funguses, extreme water restrictions, shade tolerance, insects, lawn grubs and weeds where other varieties would not have survived. Sir Walter really is the best home lawn.

Sir Walter buffalo turf is a hard wearing, but beautiful soft leaf buffalo and it remains Australia’s no. 1.

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How To Install Sir Walter Turf

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 install your Sir Walter DNA certified Turf

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Turf Variety

Buffalo, High Drought Resistance, High Shade-Tolerance, High Wear-Tolerance, Low Maintenance, Suitable For Full Sun


Don’t Settle for Imitations: Get Genuine Sir Walter DNA Certifiec from Grech’s Turf

In the world of lawns, there’s a star performer: Sir Walter DNA Certified Buffalo grass. Renowned for its resilience and beauty, it’s no surprise there might be imitators trying to capture its name recognition.

But when it comes to the real deal, Grech’s Turf stands out as a certified breeder of this premium turf. Here’s why choosing Grech’s Turf guarantees you the genuine Sir Walter DNA Certified Buffalo experience:

  • Accredited Lawn Solutions Australia Member: Grech’s Turf isn’t just a seller – they’re a recognized member of the Lawn Solutions Australia network. This accreditation ensures they adhere to strict standards and have direct access to genuine Sir Walter Buffalo grass.
  • Breeder Guaranteed Turf: Not all Sir Walter Buffalo is created equal. Only turf producers who are part of the Lawn Solutions Australia program can grow “Breeder Guaranteed” Sir Walter DNA Certified. This means Grech’s Turf provides turf directly from the source, ensuring genetic purity and the proven qualities you expect from Sir Walter Buffalo grass.
  • DNA Certified: This ensures you’re getting the real Sir Walter Buffalo grass, not a similar-looking variety. Lawn Solutions Australia developed this grass over 20 years ago specifically for Australian conditions.
  • National Warranty: This provides peace of mind knowing your Sir Walter Buffalo grass is backed by a 10-year warranty. This guarantees the lawn for up to 10 years from the date of installation.
  • Certificate of Authenticity: Every Sir Walter Buffalo grass purchase comes with a certificate to prove you’re getting the best. This certificate helps ensure you’re getting genuine Sir Walter Buffalo grass and not a substitute.

By choosing Grech’s Turf, you can be confident you’re getting the genuine Sir Walter DNA Certified Buffalo grass, developed specifically for Australian conditions. This translates to a lush, low-maintenance lawn that thrives in sun or shade, endures drought, and provides a beautiful green space for years to come.

Don’t settle for imitations – trust Grech’s Turf, a certified breeder, to deliver the real Sir Walter Buffalo experience.


Sir Walter DNA Certified Buffalo Grass stands out for its excellent shade and drought tolerance, ensuring a lush, green lawn year-round with minimal maintenance. Its adaptability across various climates and soil types, coupled with a robust root system, offers high wear, weed, and pest resistance.

The turf’s soft texture and deep green color enhance outdoor aesthetics, while its environmental benefits and 10-year product warranty underscore its quality and reliability.

Sir Walter turf is the ideal choice for those seeking a durable, low-maintenance lawn solution.

Sir Walter Specifications

Specification Detail
Type Sir Walter DNA Certified Buffalo Grass
Shade Tolerant Excellent (Thrives in as little as 3 hours of sunlight per day)
Drought Tolerant High (Deep root systems allow for efficient water usage and drought resistance)
Wear Resistance High (Recovers quickly from wear and tear, making it ideal for high-traffic areas)
Maintenance Low (Requires minimal mowing, fertilizing, and watering once established)
Mowing Height 20-50mm (Varies based on climate, higher in shaded areas)
Fertilization 2-3 times per year with a slow-release nitrogen-rich fertilizer
Watering Requirements Low (Deep watering recommended only during extended periods of drought)
Weed Resistance High (Dense growth habit suppresses weed germination and growth)
Pest Resistance Good (Less susceptible to common lawn pests but vigilance and timely treatment recommended for best health)
Disease Resistance Good (Resistant to many common turf diseases, but proper care can prevent most issues)
Soil Preference Adaptable (Performs well in a wide range of soil types, from clay to sandy soils)
Climate Adaptability Versatile (Grows in a wide range of climates, from cool temperate to tropical)
Color Deep green (Maintains color year-round with proper care)
Leaf Blade & Texture Soft (Broad, soft leaves are comfortable underfoot and ideal for family lawns)
Root System Deep (Establishes a robust root system for better nutrient and water absorption)
Growth Pattern Horizontal (Encourages dense growth and quick recovery from damage)
Environmental Benefits Cooling effect (Reduces surface temperature, contributing to a cooler environment around the home)
Certification DNA Certified (Ensures genetic purity and quality of the turf) Lawn Solutions Australia
Warranty 10-Year Product Warranty (Guarantees the turf against genetic purity issues and major diseases)