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Turf Sir Walter Buffalo

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Turf Sir Walter Buffalo TBA

Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Turf TBA

Sir Walter Premium Lawn Turf is a superior quality soft buffalo grass giving unmatched performance for Australian conditions. A drought and shade tolerant variety. Sir Walter requires minimal irrigation and fertiliser to maintain colour and can be mowed shorter than other Buffalo types. Sir Walter provides a good quality lawn in both sun and shaded areas.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
<15cm <30cm

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun, Semi Shade Loam, Sandy, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free, Lawn Grubs

Cultural Notes: Regular mowing improves the quality and look of a Soft leaf Buffalo lawn. The ideal mowing height is 30-40mm. Mow more often in spring and summer. Less frequent mowing is required in autumn and winter. Apply a high Nitrogen lawn food in September and again in December. Remove thatch each spring in mid to late November by mowing the lawn short and follow this with an application of lawn food and a deep irrigation. Topdressing with sand or loamy soil to achieve a level surface minimises turf scalping. Topdressing can take place after full recovery from de-thatching processes or at any time during mid-late spring. In summer the use of wetting agents will keep the turf green and reduce the incidence of hydrophobic soil. In March apply a Complete NPK Fertiliser to aid root production prior to winter dormancy. This will aid the spring green-up process.

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Liquid feed

Family Name: Origin:
Poaceae Africa

Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: TBA
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: N/A
Fruit: No

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Fast
Maintenance Level: High
Water Usage: Low, Medium / Moderate
Drought: High
Frost: Moderate
Wind: High