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Sir Walter DNA Certified Buffalo Grass

There are so many reasons why Sir Walter is Australia’s No. 1 buffalo grass. Sir Walter DNA Certified Buffalo Lawn has stood the test of time, proving time and time again that it will go anywhere and grow anywhere:

  • in full sun
  • in shade
  • in extreme heat
  • in frost
  • in drought

Born right here in Australia, Sir Walter Buffalo Lawn was bred to be tough yet soft, and good looking to boot! Since 1997 there has been over 70 million metres of Sir Walter Buffalo Lawn sold Australia wide – the equivalent to 1,000,000 homes.

It is versatile and hardy, many factors which cause most other lawns a problem are not a problem for Sir Walter.

The perfect lawn for you

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Australia wide

Grown by Lawn Solutions Australia growers across the country.

Up to 75% shade tolerant

No trouble establishing and thriving in high shade areas.

Hard wearing

Highly resistant to frequent wear from people, pets and furniture.

Drought resistant

Requires less watering than other turf varieties.

Low maintenance

Holds out weeds and quickly self-repairs if damaged.

Non-invasive

It won’t grow where it shouldn’t so you can save time maintaining your yard.

A proven shade and drought tolerant grass

Why have a brown lawn during summer when a lush green, drought-tolerant lawn like Sir Walter Buffalo can make you the envy of your street?

Buffalo lawns are more shade tolerant than other varieties because of its broad leaves which photosynthesise well. Among the Buffalo varieties, DNA Certified Sir Walter is among the very best performers in shady areas and can thrive with as little as three hours of sunlight per day.

Narrow leaf grass photosynthesis Shade tolderant broad leaf buffalo grass photosynthesis

Sir Walter’s roots grow deep into the subsoil gathering the moisture and helping it deal with hot weather better than other varieties. A Sir Walter lawn can reduce the heat generated from the sun by up to 10 degrees!

A lot of different Buffalo Grasses are available on the market, but none of these have been able to surpass Sir Walter in ticking all the right boxes.

Great for kids and pets

When you purchase Sir Walter DNA Certified Buffalo Grass, you’re not just buying a new lawn, you’re buying a whole new way of life.

Gone will be the days of playing that game of backyard footy and ending up with a knee full of bindii, or diving for that superb catch only to finish with a mouthful of dirt. Sir Walter is low-allergenic, and this means a few things.

For one, the leaf blades are ‘soft’ and smooth unlike the Buffalo varieties of old, which used to make you itch after coming into contact with your skin. When you look at the blades of old buffalo varieties under a microscope, you can actually see the jagged edges of the leaf blades.

Allergenic Grass Non-allergenic soft leaf buffalo grass

Do you suffer from hay fever? Sir Walter Buffalo is a low allergy alternative to many other turfs that has substantially less pollen, and this is the second definition of low-allergenic. Choosing Sir Walter can take your spring and summer from ‘sneezy’ to easy!

Sir Walter is:

  • soft-leaved
  • non-invasive
  • low-allergenic
  • shade tolerant
  • weed resistant
  • lush and green

It’s the perfect Aussie lawn.

Low maintenance

Sir Walter Buffalo Lawn has a tight growth habit holds out most weeds and the ability to repair itself quickly if damaged lessening the incidence of bare patches.

You’ll also find that mowing now becomes less of a chore, as the finished result will amaze you every time. Unlike Kikuyu, which will send runners all through your garden beds, Sir Walter Buffalo is non-invasive.

Invasive grass runners

How do you know it’s genuine Sir Walter? Make sure it’s DNA Certified

In late 2015, Lawn Solutions Australia (LSA), commenced an extensive DNA testing process with our members to further ensure the Sir Walter Buffalo Lawn that is produced and sold by LSA members is the genuine, high quality turf product which Australians know and trust.

To ensure you are purchasing DNA Certified Sir Walter, always:

  • be sure you are purchasing from a Lawn Solutions Australia member or accredited Lawn Solutions Centre
  • look for the Sir Walter DNA Certified logo
  • be sure to check you have received a copy of Lawn Solutions Australia’s 10-year product warranty certificate with your order

Buffalo grass available Australia WideThe only buffalo grass backed by a national warranty

With every Sir Walter Buffalo Grass purchase, no matter how big or small, you will be issued with a Certificate of Authenticity. This certificate is your guarantee that you are receiving genuine Sir Walter.

Your purchase of Sir Walter will also be covered by our nationwide 10 Year Product Warranty. Contact your accredited Lawn Solutions Australia turf supplier now to find out how quickly you can enjoy a brand new Sir Walter Lawn.

History of Sir Water DNA Certified Buffalo Grass

Traditionally Buffalo grass was slow to establish, gave Aussie kids annoying rashes and suffered poor colour retention – yet despite this it remains a popular choice in Australia because of its heat tolerance and low water consumption.

As Australian homes became larger grasses had to deal with shade and extreme heat at the same time. Shademaster, the first soft leaf buffalo grass, revitalised the lawn market and paved the way for locally engineered turf products. The future arrived in 1996 with the arrival of a grass that was more resilient to disease, pests and fungus than other grasses. It was drought resistant, thrived in shade and sun and stayed green and lush throughout the year. It was called Sir Walter.

Sir Walter Buffalo was developed by Brent Redman of the Hunter Valley with the Australian climate and lifestyle in mind. Needing less watering, spraying and general lawn maintenance, Sir Walter Buffalo grass stands out from the competition with its resilience and softness.

Sir Walter Buffalo Lawn continues to thrive even after extensive testing, thousands of lawn installations and some of the harshest weather conditions to date. Sir Walter has shrugged off humidity related funguses, extreme water restrictions, shade, insects, lawn grubs and weeds where other varieties wouldn’t have stood a chance. Sir Walter Buffalo Lawn is a hard-wearing, but beautiful soft leafed buffalo and it remains Australia’s number 1 choice!

Did You Know?

You can only purchase AUSGAP Sir Walter DNA Certified from a Lawn Solutions Member

All Lawn Solutions members must submit samples of their grass for certification against the original foundation material from the breeder and all Lawn Solutions members are AusGAP certified.We've heard a few rumours that some unscrupulous people are claiming to grow and sell AUSGAP Sir Walter DNA Certified and we want to make sure all our Sir Walter customers are getting what they paid for.If you can't find your supplier on this website, they may be telling you tales!If you are unsure, give us a call on 1300 883 711 and we can confirm you're getting the real deal.There is nothing like a Sir Walter lawn, make sure it's genuinely DNA Certified.

How does Sir Walter DNA Certified Buffalo Grass stack up?

Sir Walter DNA Certified Buffalo GrassEureka Kikuyu GrassNullarbor Couch GrassPlatinum Zoysia GrassRTF Fescue Grass
Shade toleranceVery HighVery LowVery LowLowMedium
Wear resistanceMediumMediumMediumMediumLow
Water requirementsLowHighMediumMediumVery High
MaintenanceLowHighMediumMediumVery High
Fertilising NeedsMediumMediumHighLowVery High
Weed ResistanceHighMediumLowMediumLow
Disease ResistanceVery HighMediumMediumHighLow
Heat resistanceHighMediumHighHighMedium
Pest resistanceHighLowLowMediumLow
Average PerformanceHighLowMediumMediumLow

How does Sir Walter DNA Certified Buffalo Grass stack up?

Shade tolerance

  • Eureka Kikuyu Grass Very Low
  • Nullarbor Couch Grass Very Low
  • Platinum Zoysia Grass Low
  • RTF Fescue Grass Medium

Wear resistance

  • Eureka Kikuyu Grass Medium
  • Nullarbor Couch Grass Medium
  • Platinum Zoysia Grass Medium
  • RTF Fescue Grass Low

Water requirements

  • Eureka Kikuyu Grass High
  • Nullarbor Couch Grass Medium
  • Platinum Zoysia Grass Medium
  • RTF Fescue Grass Very High

Maintenance

  • Eureka Kikuyu Grass High
  • Nullarbor Couch Grass Medium
  • Platinum Zoysia Grass Medium
  • RTF Fescue Grass Very High

Fertilising Needs

  • Eureka Kikuyu Grass Medium
  • Nullarbor Couch Grass High
  • Platinum Zoysia Grass Low
  • RTF Fescue Grass Very High

Weed Resistance

  • Eureka Kikuyu Grass Medium
  • Nullarbor Couch Grass Low
  • Platinum Zoysia Grass Medium
  • RTF Fescue Grass Low

Disease Resistance

  • Eureka Kikuyu Grass Medium
  • Nullarbor Couch Grass Medium
  • Platinum Zoysia Grass High
  • RTF Fescue Grass Low

Heat resistance

  • Eureka Kikuyu Grass Medium
  • Nullarbor Couch Grass High
  • Platinum Zoysia Grass High
  • RTF Fescue Grass Medium

Pest resistance

  • Eureka Kikuyu Grass Low
  • Nullarbor Couch Grass Low
  • Platinum Zoysia Grass Medium
  • RTF Fescue Grass Low

Average Performance

  • Eureka Kikuyu Grass Low
  • Nullarbor Couch Grass Medium
  • Platinum Zoysia Grass Medium
  • RTF Fescue Grass Low