There are so many reasons why Sir Walter is Australia’s No. 1 buffalo grass. Sir Walter Buffalo Grass has stood the test of time, proving consistently that it will grow anywhere; in full sun or shade, in extreme heat, frost or drought. Born right here in Australia, Sir Walter was bred to be tough yet soft, and good looking to boot! Since 1997 there has been over 50 million metres of Sir Walter Buffalo Grass sold Australia wide— equivalent to 450,000 homes. There is really no match for Sir Walter’s versatility and hardiness.
A proven shade and drought tolerant grass
Why have a brown lawn during summer when a lush green drought tolerant lawn like Sir Walter Buffalo can make you the envy of your street. Sir Walter’s roots grow deep into the subsoil gathering moisture. A Sir Walter lawn can reduce the heat generated from the sun by up to 10 degrees in your yard. 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.
Great for kids and pets
When you purchase Sir Walter Buffalo Grass, 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 soft-leaved, lush and green—the perfect Aussie lawn.
Sir Walter Buffalo has a tight growth habit, prevents the growth of most weeds, and has the ability to repair itself quickly if damaged—lessening the incidence of bare patches. You’ll also find that mowing is less of a chore, and the finished result will amaze you every time.
The only buffalo grass backed by a national warranty
With every Sir Walter Buffalo Grass purchase—no matter how big or small—you will be issued with a Certificate of Authenticity. This certificate is your guarantee that you are receiving genuine Sir Walter. Your purchase of Sir Walter will also be covered by our nationwide 10 Year Product Warranty.
Sir Walter. Sounds like the name of one of the knights that sat at the round table! Actually, Sir Walter turf is a variety of Buffalo Grass bred right here in Australia. In fact, it was first bred in the Hunter Valley in NSW. Since its introduction to the market in 1997, around 35 million metres of Sir Walter Buffalo have been rolled out across Australian backyards.
Being locally bred means it’s very hardy to the Australian conditions. It is suitable for most Australian climates and environments and is resistant to a lot of the common pests found in this country. Sir Walter Buffalo Grass is a soft-leaf Buffalo variety with a dark green broad leaf. The original types of Buffalo turf were very course and scratchy, so grass growers worked to create new varieties that were softer but still kept the same level of resilience.
Sir Walter Buffalo is best known for being a tough and fast growing variety. It repairs quickly from wear and tear and requires less mowing than other varieties because of its slower vertical growth. It needs less fertilising than couch varieties, is great in full sun and shade and is quite tolerant to drought. Sir Walter also grows as a thick mat which makes it difficult for weeds to penetrate. Needing just 3 to 4 hours of sunlight in winter per day, Sir Walter can grow in some areas where other grasses fail. Sir Walter also retains its colour well through the winter months. Don’t be misinformed, if Sir Walter can’t grow in your heavily shaded area or high traffic spot, no other grass will either.
Because of its appearance, softness and durability, Sir Walter Buffalo is recommended for both residential and commercial uses.
Importantly, turf farmers must have a license to grow this breed. If you purchase Sir Walter Buffalo, you will receive a certificate to verify that you have received the genuine version of Sir Walter Turf from a licensed Sir Walter grower.
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