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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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Why Palmetto Buffalo Turf is the best-selling brand of Buffalo Turf in the World

I just love the dark emerald green colour of Palmetto Buffalo Turf.  I’d like to share with you the reasons why Palmetto is the best-selling brand of Buffalo turf in the world. So just how does Palmetto compare to the other popular Buffalo types?

WHich Buffalo Turf Has The Best Winter Colour

 

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Firstly it has the best winter colour of any Buffalo turf. This research conducted over a few years showed Palmetto compared to standard Soft leaf Buffalo and Sir Walter. Palmetto had on average 55% better winter colour than Sir Walter, and 158% better colour than Standard Soft Leaf Buffalo.

Palmetto needs far less mowing, proven by two research projects, including the Department of Primary Industries which showed Palmetto grew a third less high. Palmetto was shown in the other research to produce 28% less clippings than Sir Walter. That’s a lot less catchers to empty, not to mention after you come back from holidays, your lawn won’t be a jungle.

Department of primary productions data shows Palmetto needs almost a third less edging than the average of the other popular Buffalos. Proof that Palmetto is the best lawn to lay near gardens. Palmetto was also shown to have good wear tolerance in the DPI research.

Choosing a Buffalo can be confusing, particularly with all the advertising hype surrounding Buffalo turf. That’s why researched facts like these are important. Some people are allergic to the pollen on grass. That’s why it’s great that in a Department of Primary Industry trial at Richmond, the data showed that Palmetto had on average 40% less seed heads.

Now the old style Buffalo was very scratchy and had barbs on the leaves just like this, which gave lots of people rashes, but Palmetto is beautiful and soft and down the leaf actually has no barbs at all. Beware, there is one new Buffalo type out there that has lots of scratchy barbs down it’s leaf, even though they claim its soft, so it is safer to simply buy soft Palmetto.

One thing I notice when walking on all these different Buffalo types in these research plots, is how much less Thatch Palmetto has compared to some. Look at the difference between this one, spongy hey, and this beautiful Palmetto.  The less thatchy nature of Palmetto makes it easier to mow.

When it comes to drought Palmetto has proven in a large research project conducted by a water authority that it can survive having the water turned off for 60 days in summer with no rain, and when the water was turned back on again it fully recovered in 60 days.

We do not recommend letting your lawn get this dry, but it proves how Drought tough Palmetto is. Only 2 types of Buffalo sold in Australia were proven to do this in that test. Palmetto has for a decade now performed very well in shade. This shade lawn is now 10 years old.

One thing research will not show you is how relaxing it is to lie on this lovely grass. I love its softness, its beauty, and its dark emerald green colour. In fact it has the darkest emerald green colour of any Buffalo lawn.

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Palmetto Soft Leaf Buffalo Turf | The Low Maintenance Lawn

from the Palmetto Soft Leaf Buffalo Turf website

Palmetto Soft Leaf Buffalo Turf is well known to have the BEST winter colour of any Buffalo turf in Australia.

Check out how low maintenance this lawn in this video. Far less edging and mowing, yet such a wear tolerant drought tough lawn that stays greener than other Buffalo even in frost.

Palmetto has a truly deep emerald green colour in winter and summer, and does well in shade. It’s great for coastal or inland landscapes.

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Palmetto Buffalo Turf Grass FAQs | How Do I Water My Shaded Lawn?

Palmetto Buffalo Turf Grass FAQs | How Do I Water My Shaded Lawn?

A: Once turf is established, shaded areas continue to require less water than full sun areas. Again, a fungicide may be needed during hot rainy periods when the grass blades remain moist for prolonged periods to reduce grey leaf spot and brown patch.

For an established shaded lawn, a good rule of thumb for watering is to allow the grass to wilt slightly, apply up to, but no more than 2.5cm of water; only water again when there is more wilt. There are occasions when spot watering will be necessary.

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Check Out These Other Palmetto Buffalo Turf Grass FAQs…

Can I Buy Your Turf Varieties In Seeded Form?

Are your Turf Varieties Sold In Viro-Cell lawn?

What Is Viro-Cell lawn?

Palmetto Buffalo Turf Grass FAQs | Where can I buy Palmetto Soft Leaf Buffalo Turf?

Palmetto Buffalo Turf Grass FAQs | Where can I buy Palmetto Soft Leaf Buffalo Turf?

A: We do not sell our turf varieties directly. Instead, our varieties are sold by licensed growers throughout Australia and overseas. Additionally, our varieties are available in many local retail outlets, nurseries, and garden centres in both turf and Viro-cell lawn. To find a list of licensed growers and suppliers in your area, please visit our where to buy page.

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Check Out These Other Palmetto Buffalo Turf Grass FAQs…

Will Ozbreed’s Turf Varieties Work In My City / State?

How Does Ozbreed Control The Quality Of Their Turf?

When Is The Best Time To Plant Palmetto?

Palmetto Buffalo Turf Grass FAQs | Should I Seed Or Turf My Yard?

Palmetto Buffalo Turf Grass FAQs | Should I seed Or Turf My Yard?

A: There is a common misconception that seeding is the best way to establish a lawn because it is much less expensive than turfing. In reality, turfing the area turns out to be less expensive over time once costs such as increased maintenance inputs and repair are accounted for. Add to that the instantaneous and finished look you achieve with turf and it’s clear to see that turfing the area is preferable in most instances. Here are other points to consider when deciding whether to seed or turf:

  • A professional turf lawn needs no special care because it is a healthy mature lawn when installed, whereas a sprigged or seeded lawn requires years of nurturing to reach maturity. Turf is grown under expert supervision from either top quality seed blends or certified hybrid sprigs. After it has been installed, just water, mow and fertilize your turf lawn as needed and it will remain a healthy, green carpet of grass, requiring very little maintenance.
  • Turf can be installed practically anywhere, even where seeding is impossible or too costly. Turf is often used to stop soil erosion and water pollution on slopes where rain would wash away both seed and soil.
  • Turf establishes itself quickly. In a couple of weeks, it is ready for full use. It creates the perfect surface for lawn games and family outdoor living. With todays various blends of hardy grasses, turf is chosen for parks, golf courses, athletic fields, as well as residential homes and business parks.

Turf has revolutionized the lawn business! Now you can install a turf lawn anytime during the year when the ground can be tilled. There is no need to wait for the “right” season to establish your lawn.

  • Turf is the only way to go from bare soil to lush, green lawn in just hours. Yet, it is relatively inexpensive to use. In the few hours it takes to install your turf lawn, your property value increases significantly and even more in aesthetic value.
  • With todays ecological concerns, many more people are considering turf for its environmental benefits. Turf cools and cleans the atmosphere by reflecting the sun’s heat and absorbing noises, carbon dioxide and other harmful pollutants. It releases valuable oxygen and moisture into the air we breathe. As it grows, turf silently contributes to a healthier environment.
  • Today we expect convenience, efficiency and quality in our products. Buildings are going up almost overnight and attractive landscaping is installed in hours. Why wait one or two years for a new lawn to struggle to maturity when you can have a beautiful turf lawn complimenting your buildings right now. That high quality turf lawn can be conveniently installed in hours, at a surprisingly low cost.

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Check Out These Other Palmetto Buffalo Turf Grass FAQs…

How Do I Water My Shaded Lawn?

When Is The Best Time To Plant Palmetto?

Is Palmetto Salt Tolerant?