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

Sir Walter Buffalo Grass – DNA Certified

  • Overall performance: Very good
  • Drought tolerance: Very good
  • Shade tolerance: Very good
  • Salt tolerance: Very good
  • Wear resistance: Very good
  • Recovery from injury: Very good
  • Winter colour: Very good
  • Weed resistance: Very High
  • Disease/pest resistance: Very High
  • Maintenance requirements: Low
  • Uses: Residential and commercial

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

Sir Walter Buffalo Grass – DNA Certified 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 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 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.

Perfect grass for kids & pets

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. Learn more…

A weed and disease resistant lawn

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.

Maintaining Sir Walter Buffalo

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 DNA 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!

Genuine DNA Sir Walter

Sir Walter Buffalo Grass can be found at many turf farms now, but not all are the real mccoy, having been cross-bred with other varieties. This practice weakens the overall performance of these imitators.

With every DNA Certified Sir Walter purchase you make from Grech’s Turf Supplies Sydney, no matter the size, you will be issued with a Lawn Solutions Australia Product Warranty Certificate. This ensures you are receiving genuine, genetically pure Sir Walter and provides you with a nationwide 10 year warranty.

Grech’s turf are a Lawn Solutions Australia (LSA) accredited supplier, you will be provided with an LSA Product Warranty Certificate when you buy Sir Walter from us. Read more about Genuine Sir Walter DNA Certified Buffalo Turf.

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Before Sir Walter

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 – 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 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.

		

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Sir Launcher Fertiliser

This premium fertiliser is designed for application under new turf. There’s nothing which beats Sir Launcher to give it the best possible kickstart. Learn more.

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Sir Walter Fertiliser

Sir Walter Fertiliser will deliver all lawn varieties the essential nutrients it needs to look great year round, and recover well. Available in two convenient sizes. Learn more.

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Platinum Zoysia Grass

Platinum Zoysia is a fine-leaf, low maintenance lawn which is soft to the touch. It has excellent wear tolerance and thrives in extreme heat and humidity. Learn more.

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Eureka Kikuyu Turf

A proven performer in most Australian climates, Eureka Kikuyu is a vigorous grower that loves a full sun location and will tolerate a wide range of conditions. Learn more.

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