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What lawn turf can best withstand Wollongong’s sun, sand, shade and wind?

WOLLONGONG IS KNOWN FOR IT’S SUN, SAND AND SURF. ADD IN THE AUGUST WINDS AND THE SHADOW CAST BY THE ESCARPMENT AND YOU’VE GOT A MIXED BAG OF WEATHER CONDITIONS!

Whether you’re in Shellharbour or Bulli, Wollongong or Dapto, Helensburgh or Warilla, when it comes to choosing the right turf for your lawn, you need a variety that can withstand it all.

There is one turf variety that is perfect for Wollongong conditions – Sir Walter Buffalo.

LIVING NEAR THE BEACH

If you live near the beach, you’re blessed with the sounds and smell of the ocean. But depending on how close you live to the water, this location is not so blessed when it comes to maintaining a beautiful, vibrant lawn.

Salt and sand can wreak havoc with some turf varieties, resulting in bare patches that last forever. But not with Sir Walter!

Sir Walter was engineered in Australia for tough Australian conditions. With it’s tight growth habit, any bare patches are regrown quickly and weeds become less and less prevalent over time.

Sir Walter is also low maintenance, leaving you more time to spend at the beach than mowing your soft, lush lawn!

LIVING CLOSE TO THE ESCARPMENT

If you live in the foothills of the Illawarra escarpment, lucky you! The mountains provide beautiful scenery and ample opportunities for exploring, but the flip side is you can lose the sun much earlier in the day.  Traditionally, many grass varieties struggle to flourish in shady conditions. Sir Walter, however, has been specifically engineered with a high level of shade tolerance.   Due to its broader leaf, the Sir Walter Buffalo grass blades soak up more of Wollongong’s sunny rays each and every day. In fact, Sir Walter can thrive in as little of three hours of sunlight per day. Talk about Aussie tough!

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LIVING IN THE BROADER WOLLONGONG AREA

Although Wollongong has a relatively moderate climate, the infamous August winds and drought conditions – like we are currently experiencing – can prove challenging for your lawn.

Unlike other turf varieties, these challenging conditions are perfect for a Sir Walter Buffalo lawn to thrive.

In dry (and windy!) conditions, you need a turf variety with deep roots that can easily gather moisture. Sir Walter is again the perfect choice for these climates, as not only does it have a deeper root system, it is also proven to reduce the heat around your home by up to 10 degrees. It’s the perfect turf to withstand a hot Australian summer.

OTHER BENEFITS OF SIR WALTER BUFFALO

Sir Walter is a great choice for Wollongong families for another reason too:

No bindiis!

With Sir Walter, kids can run around the yard and enjoy the feel of soft, lush grass underfoot. Due to it’s flatter leaf, it is also considered a non-allergenic grass variety, which is kinder to pets and those with grass sensitivities.

Backyard living at it’s very best.

GET THE BEST TURF FOR YOUR LAWN

Cobbitty Turf is proud to supply LSA Certified Sir Walter Buffalo Turf. When you buy through us, you receive a 10 year warranty and a Certificate of Authenticity, giving you peace of mind that your lawn is:

  • Lawn Solutions Australia (LSA) certified
  • Engineered specifically for tough Australian conditions
  • The perfect choice for Wollongong lawns!

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