Turf Types for Sydney

<h2>What Turf Types Do We Do?</h2>
Turf Types for Sydney includes quite a good selection. This is because Sydney’s climate is relatively mild. We source our turf from top growers with consistent results. Therefore we can install the best performing varieties for you and have listed them below. Thi is so you can read about their features and benefits and decide for yourself. Of course we’re here to assist you in your selection. It’s also a good idea too look at samples of the turf varieties in person.

<h3>Turf Types: the Buffalos</h3>
The main turf types we install for you are the Buffalos, Couches and Kikuyu. This is because they have the best range of features to suit Sydney environments. Buffalo used to be hard and scratchy, but not any more. There are several soft varieties that are also hard wearing and have different tolerances for shade and drought.

<h4>Sir Walter Buffalo</h4>
One of the easiest care, low maintenance of the turf types.

  • Traffic tolerance: hard wearing, handles medium – high foot traffic
  • Drought tolerance: medium
  • Sun and shade: tolerates 50 – 70% shade, give it 2 – 3 hours of direct sun per day
  • Growth speed:  fastest growing of the Buffalos
  • Mowing frequency (Sydney summer): about once per week
  • Texture: soft underfoot
  • Leaf width: broad
  • Colour: dark green
  • Seasonal look: stays green all year round
  • Comments: Very resistant to diseases and weeds, tolerates frost & extreme heat

<h4>Sapphire Buffalo</h4>

  • Traffic tolerance: extremely hard wearing
  • Drought tolerance: medium
  • Sun and shade: tolerates up to 70% shade, give it 2 – 3 hours of direct sun per day
  • Growth speed: slow
  • Mowing frequency (Sydney summer): every 2 – 3 weeks
  • Texture: soft underfoot
  • Leaf width: broad leaf that folds, so looks miniature
  • Colour: deep green with slightly bluish tint
  • Seasonal look: stays green all year round
  • Comments: Deep roots give higher drought tolerance once established. Frost tolerant.
  • Dense mat-like growth makes it good at resisting weeds.

<h4>Matilda Buffalo</h4>

  • Traffic tolerance: hard wearing, tolerates medium to high traffi
  • Drought tolerance: medium
  • Sun and shade: tolerates up to 70% shade, give it 2 – 3 hours of direct sun per day
  • Growth speed:  medium to fast
  • Mowing frequency (Sydney summer): about every 10 days
  • Texture: soft
  • Leaf width: miniature – thinner stem & leaf than other Buffalos
  • Colour: deep green
  • Seasonal look: stays green all year round
  • Comments: Matilda is great, but can suffer from what’s called ‘thatching’ if not very well maintained. Thatching is the build up of dead shoots, leaves, and bits of living stems. As they mulch it feeds and insulates the lawn, which is great. Furthermore it makes sports lawns nice and springy. It’s only a problem when it builds up faster than it breaks down. Possible problems are waterlogging in very rainy weather, excess drying, scalping by lawn mowers, and harbouring pests. Consider your environment and care plan when thinking about this turf.

<h4>Palmetto Buffalo</h4>  [bulleted list]
A great low maintenance lawn that handles a lot of sun.
Traffic tolerance: hard wearing, high traffic tolerance
Drought tolerance: high
Sun and shade: tolerates up to 50% shade, give it 4 – 5 hours of direct sun per day
Growth speed:  slow to medium
Mowing frequency (Sydney summer): about every 2 weeks
Texture: soft
Leaf width: broad
Colour: dark emerald green
Seasonal look: stays green all year round
Comments: Looks great because of its slow growth and hard wearing ability. Frost tolerant. Quick recovery after damage. Good for salty areas, eg around salt pools and near the coast. However if you have a shady area to turf, choose another variety.

<h4>Velvet Soft Leaf Buffalo</h4>  [bulleted list]
Traffic tolerance: the hardest wearing of the Buffalo turf types on the market
Drought tolerance: medium
Sun and shade: tolerates 50% shade, give it 4 – 5 hours of direct sun per day
Growth speed: medium
Mowing frequency (Sydney summer):
Texture: soft
Leaf width: broad
Colour: variable
Seasonal look: distinct purple tint in winter
Comments: Resistant to fungus and disease. If you prefer a green lawn all year round, choose another variety. However if you like purple for a change, go for it!
If you are on a tight budget this is an inexpensive lawn. Good for full sun. Does not handle high humidity very well though.

<h4>ST91 Buffalo</h4>  [bulleted list]
Hardest wearing of all the shade tolerant grasses.
Traffic tolerance: medium
Drought tolerance: medium
Sun and shade: tolerates up to 91% shade, can survive on 1 hour of direct sun per day
Growth speed: slow (but medium in sunny areas)
Mowing frequency (Sydney summer): about once every 3 weeks in shady areas
Texture: soft
Leaf width: miniature
Colour: variable
Seasonal look: can take on a purple tint in winter
Comments: A low maintenance, fungus resistant lawn, great for very shady areas.

<h4>ST85 Buffalo</h4>  [bulleted list]
At 85% shade tolerance, this is a good lawn in that respect. However ST91 Buffalo has largely replaced it on the market.

<h3>Turf Types: the Couches</h3>

<h4>Santa Ana Couch</h4>  [bulleted list]
Traffic tolerance: low to moderate in shadier areas, extremely hard wearing when grown in full sun. The most attractive of the Couch turf types.
Drought tolerance: high
Sun and shade: tolerates 10 – 30% shade
Growth speed: very fast in summer
Mowing frequency (Sydney summer): every 7 – 10 days (but only about monthly in winter)
Texture: soft
Leaf width: fine
Colour: light to olive green
Seasonal look: fades a bit in winter
Comments: A great fine lawn for hot sunny spaces. Don’t choose it for very shady places or it will be thin. Keep it mown short for a great look. Requires more maintenance than other varieties. Repairs itself well.

<h4>Windsor Green Couch</h4>  [bulleted list]
The most shade tolerant couch on the market. However it is less durable and requires higher maintenance.
Traffic tolerance: low
Drought tolerance: high
Sun and shade: tolerates up to 50% shade.
Growth speed: slower than other Couches
Mowing frequency (Sydney summer): about every 2 – 3 weeks
Texture: soft
Leaf width: fine
Colour: mid green
Seasonal look: stays green all year round
Comments: Requires more maintenance than, say, Buffalos.

<h4>Wintergreen Couch</h4>  [bulleted list]
Traffic tolerance: low to moderate traffic
Drought tolerance: high
Sun and shade: tolerates 10 – 40% shade
Growth speed: slow
Mowing frequency (Sydney summer):  about every 2 – 3 weeks
Texture: soft
Leaf width: fine
Colour: deep green
Seasonal look: stays green all year round
Comments: Handles damp areas well. Dense growth. Needs regular feeding. You should leave it a bit long when mowing. It also has excellent salt tolerance and quick recovery from damage.

<h3>Turf Types: the Kikuyus</h3>

<h4>Kikuyu</h4>  [bulleted list]
Traffic tolerance: high
Drought tolerance: high
Sun and shade: tolerates up to 30% shade but prefers full sun
Growth speed: fast
Mowing frequency (Sydney summer): every week
Texture: medium firm
Leaf width: medium
Colour: medium to light green
Seasonal look: stays green under most conditions
Comments: Does not tolerate high shade or dampness. A good economical lawn. Invasive when there are many garden beds nearby, therefore better for large areas.

<h4>Kenda Kikuyu</h4>  [bulleted list]
Traffic tolerance: high
Drought tolerance: high
Sun and shade: tolerates up to 30% shade but prefers full sun
Growth speed: fast
Mowing frequency (Sydney summer):
Texture: medium firm
Leaf width: medium
Colour: dark green
Seasonal look: stays green all year round
Comments: Great for kids, dogs, sports fields and high wear commercial areas like golf courses and race tracks.

<b>Call us today on 02-9098-6910 for a free quote.</b>

<h3>Too hard?</h3>
If it all sounds too difficult but you do want the green grass look, see our Professional Landscaping site. [LINK to: professionallandscapers.com.au] Our companion team there can help you with artificial turf grass!

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