Is Sir Walter DNA Certified still the best lawn variety?
Why is Sir Walter DNA Certified so well regarded and recommended Australia wide, and is it really the best variety for you?
The best turf variety for YOU, will depend on your individual needs!
We recently covered this topic in our guest article on Homely.com.au.
The benefits of Sir Walter
Bred right here in Australia, Sir Walter DNA Certified soft-leaved buffalo grass is well known to be perfect for coastal areas like outer Sydney and Wollongong, but also for doing equally well inland in areas such as Camden and the Southern Highlands.
The reason that Sir Walter has proven time and time again that it can go anywhere and grow anywhere, is because it has been proven to withstand a broad variety of Australian climate elements – ranging from full sun, extreme heat and even drought, right through to full shade and frosty conditions.
Sir Walter DNA Certified also boasts a significantly tight growth habit, which enables it to hold out most weeds, and also to repair itself quickly if damaged, leaving fewer bare patches.
Sir Walter turf roots grow deep into the subsoil gathering moisture, which means it can also survive drought conditions better than most. It does this while reducing the heat generated from the sun by up to 10 degrees Celsius around your home.
In addition to these superior qualities, it features a recognisable deep green, broadleaf which gives a distinctive, thick luxurious and verdant look that other varieties don’t.
But, is it still the best variety!?
The turf variety that is best for you will depend on your individual needs, and the truth is – there are now a few other varieties on the market that are giving Sir Walter DNA Certified a serious run for its money.
There is one variety in particular, which is fast becoming known as ‘a finer choice’.
Introducing Sir Grange
Hand selected from over 10,000 different cultivars, Sir Grange underwent a strict research and development process by the world’s most successful turf breeders in the US.
Sir Grange was originally developed for the golf industry but it was soon discovered that due to its characteristics, it would make a fantastic home lawn.
Sir Grange is characterised by its beautiful dark green leaf and its fine bladed turf. It looks and feels finer than Sir Walter.
However, the suitability of this variety for your backyard extends far beyond its good looks!