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Does Sir Walter Buffalo Spread?

Nov 6, 2019

As Sir Walter turf’s roots grow vertically downwards, this means that it is a variety which is slow to spread, but has a nice tight-knit growth structure.

Does Sir Walter Buffalo Spread? Sir Walter DNA Certified turf has many superior qualities, but one important quality is that it is a ‘non-invasive’ turf variety.

What does invasive mean?

Many other grass varieties are known to be invasive as they are aggressive growers, meaning they can quick infiltrate and send grass runners into your garden beds or neighbouring lawns.

Where ever you keep Sir Walter DNA Certified turf contained, is where it stops, but still holds the characteristics to be able to repair itself from damage.

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Sir Walter DNA Certified turf’s roots grow deep down into the soil, gathering its moisture.

When you look at the root structure underneath Sir Walter turf, you will see that the little roots hang straight down, producing a nice tight-knit growth structure which will slowly spread.

It is important to note that Sir Walter DNA Certified grass will still have some runners, but as compared to other turf varieties such as Couch and Kikuyu – it is quite a self contained variety. Weighing up Buffalo vs Kikuyu? Read our match-up here.

Self repairing

Another of Sir Walter DNA Certified turf’s premium qualities is its ability to self repair, this means you can save money when things go wrong. With a little bit of work and advice in most cases you can reinvigorate your Sir Walter DNA Certified lawn after times of trouble. For more cool Sir Walter buffalo facts, click here!

As Sir Walter Buffalo’s fantastic tight growth habit makes it a self-repairing variety, this means that it will lessen the incidence of bare patches caused due to wear, but without spreading beyond your lawn’s barrier, into other turf varieties or into other places it shouldn’t! Click here for a full run-down on repairing damage to your buffalo lawn.

Sir Walter’s tight growth habit also gives it the ability to hold out most weeds, just adding to the list of reasons this variety is so low maintenance.

Shade tolerance

As mentioned earlier, Sir Walter Buffalo is able to withstand hot weather and drought much as well as other turf varieties – but it is also extremely shade tolerant. Buffalo lawns such as Sir Walter DNA Certified are more shade tolerant than other varieties, because of their broad leaves which photosynthesise well.

Among the buffalo turf varieties, DNA Certified Sir Walter is one of the very best performers in full shade areas, and can still thrive with as little as 4 hours of midday /afternoon sunlight per day! Give us a call and we will help you understand the light requirements.

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So, Sir Walter DNA Certified turf really does have all the bells and whistles in terms of performance, and all while being a non-invasive turf variety.

Especially well suited to our harsh Aussie weather conditions, Sir Walter Buffalo grass is an incredibly hardy variety that has long been Australia’s favourite and most popular turf.

Make sure your Sir Walter is DNA Certified

Just make sure that your Sir Walter turf is DNA Certified, to ensure that you are guaranteed to enjoy the wonderful benefits of this brilliant variety for years to come.

How do you know if your Sir Walter turf is certified? Read our article on this here.

Genuine Sir Walter DNA Certified turf is only available from accredited Lawn Solutions Australia Members and Resellers such as Cobbitty Lawn Turf.

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In late 2015, Lawn Solutions Australia (LSA), commenced an extensive DNA testing process with its members, to further ensure that the Sir Walter Buffalo lawn that is produced and sold by their members (such as Cobbitty Lawn Turf) is the genuine, high quality turf product that Australians know and trust.

So, to ensure that you are purchasing DNA Certified Sir Walter grass, always:

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Have a question about spreading turf, or DNA Certified Sir Walter turf? Give our friendly team here at Cobbitty Lawn Turf a call today on (02) 4651 0000.