Category Archives: Sapphire Buffalo Grass

Turf varieties for Subtropical regions


Zoysia grasses are quickly gaining popularity in Queensland and subtropical regions.

Their drought and humidity tolerance makes them an excellent choice, but one of the things that makes Zoysia stand above the rest is that it is more resistant to pests and diseases and best of all it is lower maintenance in these climates, they are slower growing and therefore less mowing is required.

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Buffalo – The most cost effective landscape

People often think of turf rolls or slabs as being the expensive option when it comes to ground coverings for their yards. In reality laying Buffalo turf could save you big dollars and the benefits associated with having turf in your yard are plentiful.

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The Soft Leaf Buffalo Turf Grass Review Site | Best Buffalo Grass Types….Cutting through the Hype!

Many Soft Leaf Buffalo turf grasses can look very similar, but each name indicates a slight difference in the breeding and the features of the turf.

What it all boils down to is that Australian’s need to cut through the hype of catchphrases and publicity and select a Buffalo turf grass or even another grass type that will best suit their requirements.

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Cutting through the hype…We look at the best buffalo lawn types

Australian’s need to cut through the hype of grass company publicity and select the best grass type to suit their home lawn requirements; Buffalo or other. Here we have a more in depth look at 3 of Australia’s top selling Soft Leaf Buffalo lawn grass varieties.

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Getting the right lawn for your home

With so many different varieties of turf available today, how do you know which is the right one for your home? Buffalo grass is one of the best lawn varieties available, but is it right for your lawn?

Firstly you will need to determine the requirements for your lawn and make your decision from there.

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Sapphire Soft Leaf Buffalo Turf on Google+

Sapphire Soft Leaf Buffalo Turf on Google+

Sapphire Buffalo Turf

Sapphire soft leaf buffalo turf has a super fine texture, so if you want a high performance buffalo lawn but don’t like the coarse looking leaf, Sapphire is definitely for you. Other great performing buffalos, have a much coarser looking texture compared to Sapphire Soft Leaf Buffalo Grass.

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Sapphire® Buffalo Grass – Because people just want the best-looking lawn in the street

Sapphire® Buffalo Grass – Because people just want the best-looking lawn in the street

Buffalo Grass

Lying on this soft Sapphire® Buffalo grass and comparing to all the other buffalo types near by, you notice how different it is. My name is Todd Layt and I’m the breeder of this grass and the main reason I chose it was for it’s fine texture.

Choosing The Right Turf

This leaf (on your left) is typical of the other buffalo types and this leaf (on your right) is the finer Sapphire®  leaf.  Sapphire® is not only the most beautiful buffalo turf on the market – with it’s beautiful green fine soft texture – it is one of the toughest and most functional.

Sure, you’re probably thinking everyone says that about their grass but in this case it’s the Department of Primary Industry and Horticultural Australia research data that’ll do the talking.

Sapphire® Buffalo grass, in this comprehensive research, had the highest scores in shade tolerance data, higher than Sir Walter and better than all the other buffalo types sold in Australia. In fact it was the only popular variety to have acceptable quality at 50% shade and also had the highest score at 70% shade.

Now on that point, Sapphire® Buffalo grass will handle 50% shade with wear but if it’s 70% shade, low to moderate wear is recommended. Remember mow your Sapphire higher in shade.

Sapphire® does well in full sun and can tolerate significant wear. Sapphire® did very well in wear trials in this research. The data showed it had a similar winter colour to other types in many regions. It’s salt tolerance at saltwater pool levels was better than most and it grew less vertical than most of the others meaning a slight reduction in mowing.

Buffalo seed can cause some people allergies. The data from a trial at Richmond showed sapphire had 39% less seed than the average of the other popular buffalo types.

Scratchy leaf buffalo types like this old style scratchy buffalo can cause rashes. Sapphire has no barbs further down the side of it’s leaf so it’s very soft. Sapphire is the only Australian bred buffalo that has made it in the USA. In fact in 2007, data from a large US water authority showed that Sapphire had the best rating in summer. With Zero water for 30 days of all 7 buffalo types tested.

On a personal level I’ve noticed Sapphire has less thatch has excellent heat and humidity tolerance and new turf strikes quicker than other buffalo types but the real reason that Sapphire is so often chosen is because people just want the best looking lawn in the street.

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