Sir Walter DNA Certified is the King of turf in shade and continues to be the number one selling turfgrass variety for Australian families who want a chemical free, non-invasive, low maintenance, watersmart residential home lawn.
But is it the right fit for you?
We pride ourselves on being the experts when it comes to knowing what turf goes where, and we always start off with some simple questions as a starting point with our Coolabah Turf Test.
The Coolabah Turf Test guarantees you are choosing a lawn variety to best suit your lifestyle needs.
While any turf supplied in an instant slab cut form will immediately transform your yard, there are a few different characteristics you need to consider to ensure it meets your long-term expectations.
Our Turf Test is a fool-proof guide to help you choose the right turf to ensure you will always have the best looking lawn in the street! The two second test will prompt you to consider things like longer term maintenance expectations and environmental conditions. It will also ask questions relating to family and pet requirements, the position of garden beds and what degree of shade will affect the turf landscape area. These are all factors which will influence the long term performance of your lawn.
Take the Coolabah Turf Test here.
Why We Love Sir Walter DNA Certified Turf
Sir Walter DNA Certified is a premium quality soft leaf Buffalo grass that will give you a beautiful-looking and hard-wearing lawn that will guarantee you a lawn for life. It’s a low allergy variety that produces less pollen than other types of grass, so is a better choice for sufferers of hay fever and allergies. It’s Australia’s go anywhere, grow anywhere premium lawn turf, and is the most versatile turfgrass currently on the market. Sir Walter DNA Certified is also one of the most environmentally friendly grasses around, requiring less water, less fertiliser and less chemicals than most other varieties.
Best used for:
Sir Walter DNA Certified works wonderfully well for residential yards used by children or pets, and for low maintenance feature lawns in residential or commercial situations. It’s Australia’s number one selling grass and makes a great family lawn that can be used for all purposes.
Sir Walter DNA Certified has a fast, tight and creeping growth habit, and a root system that travels across the top of the soil rather than growing underneath it. This makes it much easier to manage than more invasive varieties.
A luscious, rich emerald green colour. It will stay mostly evergreen throughout winter, with only minimal colour loss in most parts of Australia during frosty conditions.
Sir Walter DNA Certified is available all year round for full sun positions. For best results in shaded or high traffic areas, it should only be installed in the warmer months between September and April. It needs just 2-3 hours of full sun per day, has very high shade tolerance and can thrive in direct sunlight or shade.
Sir Walter DNA Certified is drought, shade, insect, weed and pet resistant, making it very tough, durable and easy to care for. Due to its fast, creeping growth habit, it is self-repairing against damage caused by children, pets or high amounts of traffic over the lawn. It’s the most versatile grass on the market and will grow and thrive anywhere in Australia. It can survive drought, frost, extreme heat or full sun or shade. It’s also salt tolerant and able to survive in coastal areas or inland salinity regions.
Sir Walter DNA Certified’s dense, lateral growth habit helps to slow evaporation, meaning it won’t need watering as often. It can also create a deep, thick root system, allowing it to thrive without drying out during the warmer months.
Sir Walter DNA Certified will provide you with a very low maintenance lawn, and you won’t need to spend as much time on mowing, weeding, watering or fertilising as you would with other varieties of grass.
There are a few things to keep in mind however.
Once a Sir Water lawn has been established, it should only need deep, infrequent watering.
Never mow lower than 30mm to ensure healthy growth and a soft leaf texture.
A regular fertilising regime is essential, in mid-September to green the lawn up after winter, and again in April to stimulate growth into the cooler months.
While the initial cost of a Sir Walter DNA Certified lawn is slightly higher than some other varieties, it’s a more cost-effective choice in the long run as the ongoing costs of watering and maintaining this variety of grass are significantly less than any other turf variety.
What makes Sir Walter DNA Certified Turf better than the imitation?
Sadly there are companies out there selling the non-genuine article and that’s bad news for backyards and homeowners right across Australia.
Sir Walter DNA Certified instant lawn is produced under strict Australian guidelines, which gives customers some pretty rare assurances. For starters DNA Certified turf has to pass a pre-harvest test to show that it’s visually free of disease, weeds and pest damage. It’s got to be true to turf type and free of foreign varieties so customers can be confident about their turf’s varietal identity and its purity. Only AusGAP certification gives consumers the assurance that nothing is left to chance and they’re investing in the best turf products on the market.
How do you know if your turf is genuine Sir Walter DNA Certified?
When you purchase genuine Sir Walter DNA Certified instant lawn you will receive a certificate of authenticity to guarantee you have bought the real deal and not an imitation product.
Sir Walter DNA Certified is exclusively grown by Lawn Solutions Australia (LSA) members and only those members and accredited Lawn Solutions centres are permitted to issue that certificate of authenticity.
To guarantee you are receiving the genuine article, always be sure you are purchasing from an LSA member or accredited Lawn Solutions centre.
You can confirm you have purchased genuine Sir Walter DNA Certified by contacting LSA on 1300 883 711 or visit lawnsoluntionsaustralia.com.au to clarify if the company you purchased from is an accredited Lawn Solutions Australia member.
Place An Order
If you'd like to place an order please contact our friendly team on 1800 055 515 or order online at www.coolturf.com.au.
* If you’d like to complete your turf project before Christmas, please lock in your order ASAP. Our committed turf production and logistics teams will do their best to work their magic to honour as many projects as possible. But as can sometimes happen in the lead up to this crazy Christmas period - we can book out in advance.