When deciding on which variety will be the best turf for the Goulburn area, it’s important to understand that each variety has different strengths and weaknesses. The right variety for you will depend on your individual circumstances.
Sir Walter Buffalo Lawn has stood the test of time, proving time and time again that it will go anywhere and grow anywhere. Buying Sir Walter Turf will give you a great lawn for:
This variety was bred right here in Australia and is perfect for coastal areas like Sydney and Wollongong, but it does equally well inland in Camden and the Southern Highlands. Sir Walter was bred to be tough yet strong, and good looking to boot!
Since 1997, there have been over 50 million metres of Sir Walter sold Australia wide – the equivalent of 350,000 homes. There really is no match for buying Sir Walter turf because you’ll be amongst good company!
When you purchase Sir Walter turf, you’re not just buying a new lawn, you’re buying a whole new way of life.
Gone will be the days of playing that game of backyard footy and ending up with a knee full of bindii, or diving for that superb catch, only to finish with a mouthful of dirt.
Sir Walter is lush and green, with:
You’ll find that Sir Walter gives you lawn a luxurious and verdant look that other varieties don’t.
You will also appreciate that mowing is more enjoyable, as the finished result will amaze you every time. It’s easy to take pride in your Sir Walter DNA Certified lawn!
Why have a brown lawn during summer when a lush, green, drought tolerant lawn like Sir Walter can make you the envy of your street?
Sir Walter’s roots grow deep into the subsoil gathering the moisture. A Sir Walter lawn can reduce the heat generated from the sun by up to 10 degrees celsius around your home.
A lot of different Buffalo grasses are available on the market, but none of these have been able to surpass Sir Walter in ticking all the right boxes.
With every Sir Walter purchase, no matter how big or small, you will be issued with a Lawn Solutions Australia Certificate of Warranty. This certificate is your guarantee that you are receiving genuine Sir Walter DNA Certified Turf.
As a member of the Lawn Solutions Australia house of brands, your purchase of Sir Walter DNA Certified Buffalo will also be covered by our nationwide warranty. Learn more about the benefits of buying from an LSA accredited grower.
In late 2015, Lawn Solutions Australia (LSA), commenced an extensive DNA testing process with our members to further ensure the Sir Walter that is produced and sold by LSA members is the genuine, high quality turf product which Australians know and trust.
To ensure you are purchasing DNA Certified Sir Walter, always:
Yes! Sir Walter is a buffalo grass. But it’s not your average buffalo, because it has been specifically bred in Australia, on the central coast of NSW for the conditions here.
No, DNA Certified Sir Walter Buffalo is non-invasive, so unlike Kikuyu, it does not send runners into garden beds and spread where you don’t want it to go. Read more here.
Sir Walter has a dense growth habit and a thick leaf (5mm – 10mm wide). It is thicker in appearance than all common varieties available in Australia.
The thickness of Sir Walter is a great advantage. Sir Walter can crowd out weeds with its dense growth habit. The thick leaves also create an ultra-soft shagpile carpet feel.
No. Sir Walter is not grown from seed. It is only available in turf rolls bought from certified Lawn Solutions Australia growers, like us!
We are a long-established turf farm and we don’t grow Sir Walter from seed either. When we cut the turf sod, we leave a little bit behind so it can regrow and be cut again next year.
So if you find someone selling Sir Walter Grass Seed, then you should stay away! It cannot be a genuine DNA Certified Sir Walter grass and will not perform as Sir Walter does.
During the establishment phase, you need to keep the water up to Sir Walter Buffalo. Water at least once and deeply every day for the first 7-14 days to avoid it drying out and to keep the soil moist. You can reduce this to every other day in the 3rd to 4th week. Keep a close eye on the grass for a few weeks after to make sure it doesn’t look dry (the leaves will start to curl inward along the long axis of the blades).
After the turf is established, water wisely and only when necessary. This can be done once a week in a long hot and dry summer for luscious growth. Watch for curling leaves as this is an indicator that the grass is stressed and drying out. Proper deep watering (e.g. once, but for a full hour) will produce deep roots, making your lawn more tolerant to a variety of conditions.
We’ve got a whole section about laying turf. You should have a read and let us know if you have any questions!