Which turf variety best suits your needs?
Choosing the right type of lawn for your landscape can be a confusing task. To help you make the right decision, we’ve put together a handy guide below that compares different turf varieties and their features.
When choosing the right lawn for you, first select varieties that will thrive in the specific conditions of your area – shade, frost etc. From these choices, review the Wear Factor and choose a variety that will best suit the needs of your whole family, including children and pets. The most important factor to consider in selecting a turf variety is its ability to survive the intended use of the yard.
If you’d like more information on which variety if best for you, please call us on 1800 199 885 for personalised advice.
How do the varieties compare? Use our handy turf grass comparison chart below to find a lawn that’s suitable for your needs.
|Attributes||Sir Grange Zoysia Grass||Sir Walter Buffalo Grass||TifTuf Bermuda Grass||Eureka Kikuyu Grass||Nullarbor Couch Grass||Platinum Zoysia Grass|
|Shade tolerance||Very High||High||Medium||Low||Low||Medium|
|Wear resistance||Very High||High||Very High||High||Very High||Low|
|Drought Tolerance||Very Good||Good||Very Good||Medium||High||Medium|
|Weed Resistance||Very High||Very High||Very High||High||Medium||Medium|
|Heat resistance||Very High||High||Very High||Medium||Medium||High|
|Pest resistance||Very High||Very High||Very High||Medium||Medium||Medium|
|Average Performance||Very High||Very High||High||Medium||Medium||Medium|
There are so many reasons why Sir Walter DNA Certified Buffalo is Australia’s No. 1 Buffalo. Sir Walter DNA Certified Buffalo Grass has stood the test of time, proving time and time again that it will go anywhere and grow anywhere; in full sun or shade, in extreme heat, frost or drought. Greenway Turf has been a proud supplier of Sir Walter Turf for the past 17 years
Once established, Sir Walter Buffalo lawns have excellent drought, heat, frost and salt tolerance. It is low maintenance with a lush deep green colour which is soft to the touch, quick to establish, non-invasive and hard wearing making it an excellent choice for any lawn, including shaded and high traffic lawns. Sir Walter Buffalo also maintains its green colour throughout winter unlike some other varieties that turn purple through this period.
An exciting new narrow leaf lawn grass is coming soon in 2018!
Sir Grange Zoysia grass is a narrow leaf alternative to Sir Walter DNA Certified Buffalo. It is a shade and sun tolerant grass that exhibits good drought tolerance. We anticipate Sir Grange Zoysia being suitable for both residential and commercial lawns.
TifTuf Bermuda grass is coming soon in Winter 2018!
TifTuf Bermuda Grass is the product of almost 25 years of research and development from one of the worlds leading turf grass breeders, the University of Georgia. TifTuf has been hand selected out of almost 30,000 different Bermuda varieties, showing superior qualities in drought tolerance, shade tolerance, wear tolerance and winter colour whilst at the same time maintaining excellent turf quality.
TifTuf Bermuda Grass has a very fine leaf blade with dense growth, making it ideal for a wide variety of applications. It can handle high wear situations like backyards and sports fields whilst its fine blade ensures shade tolerance and a very soft leaf to walk on. TifTuf Bermuda has been created to produce a great looking all round lawn with superior qualities whilst requiring minimal inputs.
Kikuyu grass originated in the East African highlands and was introduced to Australia by seed in 1919 and has since been used for more than 50 years.
Nullarbor Couch grass is a blue-green colour with a soft leaf texture and reasonable colour retention under low winter temperatures.
Wintergreen has fine dense leaves with a deep root system resulting in a hard wearing surface with a soft leaf texture.
Platinum Zoysia Grass has a relatively fine leaf up to 5mm wide and 40-50mm long which is soft to touch, provides excellent wear tolerance and thrives in extreme heat and humidity. It performs fairly well in the shade and keeps good winter colour and it can generally outcompete weeds once established.