Sir Walter Buffalo turf information
Perfect for: Residential yards with kids or dogs, or if you are looking for a low maintenance feature lawn around garden beds, courtyards or pools. Performs well in full sun or lightly shaded areas (more than 3 hours of light) with minimal water requirements once established. This is our #1 seller for home lawn areas.
Available: All year round for areas that are full sun. For best results only install in shaded or high traffic areas during warmer months between Sept-April.
Sir Walter Turf Characteristics
Soft broad leaf, which is a luscious, rich emerald green colour. It’s drought tolerant, low maintenance, highly resistant to most common insect pests including Black Beatle, and most turf diseases. It is also salt tolerant and pet resistant.
It has a fast creeping growth habit, which means it is self-repairing against any damage from daily wear and tear. Unlike other creeping grasses, Sir Walter DNA Certified’s unique root system only travels across the top of the soil surface, not underneath it, which means it is less invasive and easier to manage.
This lateral growth habit also helps slow evaporation which means Sir Walter DNA Certified is able to survive on less water. This dense growth habit is not only responsible for reducing irrigation frequency, it also acts as a barrier to weeds. Consequently, Sir Walter DNA Certified is known as one of the most environmentally friendly grasses available, requiring less fertiliser and chemicals than other varieties. Despite its need for few chemicals, Sir Walter DNA Certified will actually withstand the use of a broader range of herbicides, unlike other buffalo lawns, to aid with on-going maintenance should it be required.
Sir Walter DNA Certified turf
Sir Walter DNA Certified thrives in the heat, but will, unlike most other summer active grasses, still perform well in cool climates and shady areas.
Details: As Australia’s go anywhere, grow anywhere premium lawn turf, Sir Walter DNA Certified is the most versatile grass currently on the market.
The initial cost is a little higher than some other varieties of instant lawn, but the ongoing costs of watering and maintaining Sir Walter DNA Certified are a lot less than any other turf. The long-term durability of Sir Walter DNA Certified will also mean greater protection of your investment.
Sir Walter DNA Certified is a new generation soft leafed buffalo, which is protected under the Plant Breeder’s Rights Act. To ensure the supply of Sir Walter DNA Certified is a consistently high standard, it can only be sold by licensed growers. All genuine Sir Walter DNA Certified turf will be sold with a certificate of authenticity.
Expect best results when:
- Spread starter fertilizer and Water Crystals through the top 20-30mm of soil on your prepared area before laying your new turf.
- Fertilised in mid September for it to green up after winter and a second follow up again in April to carry growth on into the cooler winter months. We recommend you use Sir Walter DNA Certified Fertiliser at label rates (eg. 2kg/100m2). Irrigate after fertiliser has been applied.
- Never mow lower than 30mm to ensure unique soft leaf texture throughout most of the year.
- Once established, deep infrequent watering.
- We also recommend fertilising your new turf 5-6 weeks after laying.
Autumn/Winter Installation Instructions: For best results only install Sir Walter DNA Certified in full sun environments during Autumn and Winter. Wet, shaded or high traffic areas should be avoided during this period.
Winter Installation Guidelines and How to Maintain new turf installed in Winter:
- Monitor moisture to ensure that the turf does not get too wet or dry out at any stage.
- Mow only on highest level if needed prior to Spring. Only take a maximum of one third off the leaf each time you mow.
- Remove any leaves from the lawn as they fall.
- Minimise traffic—Sir Walter DNA Certified will not cope with wear while dormant.
- We take all care but No Responsibility for turf laid during the Winter dormancy period.
- We recommend monthly applications of Seasol.
We will supply double lawn starter fertiliser, Water Crystals and Seasol (for orders over 50m2) to enhance root growth during the Autumn/Winter period.
Coolabah turf has expanded its delivery zones across a wider section of the metropolitan Melbourne market. We can now deliver beautiful Sir Walter DNA Certified buffalo turf to a greater number of Melbourne suburbs. Click here to see more about our delivery zones, then place an order and your lush Sir Walter DNA Certified instant turf will be delivered within 24 hours.
Sir Walter DNA Certified is a new generation of premium soft leaved buffalo grass which can provide a high quality, low maintenance, cost-effective luxury feature lawn for your home.
W.A.L.T.E.R. is an acronym for Water And Light Tolerant Environmentally Responsible – a claim which have been proven time and again, as Sir Walter is the most versatile turf grass grown in every climate zone across Australia. Brent Redman, the plant breeder, believed that this grass was so good that it deserved to be knighted – hence the use of ‘Sir’.
Sir Walter DNA Certified turf is extremely versatile and has repeatedly proven that it will not only grow but thrive anywhere in Australia. It is drought tolerant, salt tolerant, low maintenance and highly pest-resistant. It is a low allergy variety of grass that produces less pollen than other varieties, thus being more easily tolerated by hay fever and allergy sufferers. It’s lush and green and its soft leaf texture is suitable for children and pets. It performs well in full sun or shade, and is less invasive than other varieties
Sir Walter DNA Certified grass has a soft broad leaf with a luscious, rich emerald green colour that is highly attractive and aesthetically pleasing. With its thick growth habit and greater leaf width, Sir Walter turf grows taller and thicker than other varieties, giving you a healthy-looking, lush lawn that establishes quickly. It stays evergreen in winter with only minimal colour loss in most parts of Australia.
Sir Walter DNA Certified is ideal for residential yards with children or dogs, or if you are looking for a low maintenance feature lawn around garden beds, courtyards or pools.
As Australia’s go anywhere, grow anywhere premium lawn turf, Sir Walter DNA Certified is the most versatile grass currently on the market. Originating in Australia and being specifically bred for tough Australian conditions, Sir Walter turf has stood the test of time. It thrives in the heat of Australia’s warm and sunny climates, but will, unlike most other summer active grasses, still perform well in cool climates and shady areas. It is tough and durable, and can survive and thrive in full sun or shade, drought, frost or extreme heat.
Sir Walter DNA Certified turf is the king of turf in shade and will perform well in both full sun or lightly shaded areas, making it extremely versatile. Requiring only around three hours of
sun per day to thrive, Sir Walter turf has incredible shade tolerance, as its wide leaf enables it to catch more sunlight in a shorter space of time than other varieties.
No, it can only be grown from cuttings. Coolabah’s turf farms can provide you with freshly harvested Sir Walter DNA Certified in slab cut form.
This gives a foolproof method of establishment for any first-time DIY turf project, allowing for easier and faster installation. The thicker base of soil blocks out weeds and requires less water during the establishment period, as well as negating the need for top dressing during establishment.
As Sir Walter grass is drought, shade, weed and insect resistant, it’s a very easy lawn to maintain – you won’t need to spend as much time watering, fertilising or weeding a Sir Walter lawn. And unlike other creeping grasses, the unique root system of Sir Walter grass only travels across the top of the soil surface, not underneath it, making it less invasive and easier to manage.
It certainly is – Sir Walter’s fast, creeping growth habit means it can quickly self-repair any damage caused through daily wear and tear, and will tolerate high traffic easily.
Sir Walter DNA Certified is known as one of the most environmentally friendly grasses available, requiring less fertiliser and chemicals than other varieties. However, unlike other buffalo lawns, Sir Walter DNA Certified turf will withstand the use of a broader range of herbicides should it be required.
Due to its tight growth habit and dense structure, Sir Walter DNA Certified grass is an extremely healthy turf that is not easily affected by pests and diseases, and is also highly resistant to weed growth.
Sir Walter DNA Certified lawns can be installed at any time of the year for areas that are full sun. For best results, it should only be installed in high traffic or shaded areas during the warmer months between September and April.
Yes, but preferably only in areas receiving full sun. It is best to avoid installing a Sir Walter DNA Certified lawn in wet, shaded or high traffic areas during Autumn or Winter.
To maintain new turf installed in winter, minimise traffic and remove any leaves that fall onto the lawn. Mow only on the highest level (if needed) and monitor moisture levels so that the lawn does not dry out or get too wet.
Water within 30 minutes of laying the grass, and continue watering daily until it is firmly rooted. Once your turf has established, provide it with deep, infrequent watering as necessary. It’s best to fertilise your new turf five to six weeks after installation.
Licenced growers such as Coolabah Turf can provide you with a quality supply of Sir Walter DNA Certified turf.
Genuine Sir Walter DNA Certified grass is protected under the Plant Breeder’s Rights Act and can only be sold by licenced growers to ensure a consistently high standard. All genuine Sir Walter DNA Certified turf sold by Coolabah Turf will come with a certificate of authenticity so you know you are getting what you pay for.
Sir Walter turf has a deep root system and a dense and lateral growth habit that helps to slow evaporation, allowing it to thrive on minimal water during the warmer months without drying out. Once established, your Sir Walter lawn should only need deep, infrequent watering
To ensure soft leaf texture and healthy growth throughout the year, never mow lower than 30mm.
Fertilise your Sir Walter DNA Certified lawn in mid-September so it will green up after winter, and again in April to stimulate growth into the cooler months. We recommend Sir Walter DNA Certified Fertiliser used at label rates, and a generous dose of water after applying fertiliser.
If your Sir Walter lawn has succumbed to wear and tear, generously apply fertiliser and use a wetting agent before applying adequate water. Remove any weeds and raise the height of your lawn mower slightly if you need to mow. Try to stay off the lawn as much as possible while it repairs.