Soft Buffalo lawn is characterised by a soft, velvet green, lush texture, which retains its colour in part shade and during Perth’s winter months. Research shows Velvet Buffalo is comparatively better than other varieties on the Perth market for keeping its colour and for resistance to stress. ‘Out of 12 Soft Buffalo University studies, Joondalup’s Velvet variety comes top of the list for tough wearing in stressful conditions.’
Soft Buffalo lawn is a non-itchy species, which was developed as an alternative to the Tough or Original Buffalo variety. Characterised by a smaller leaf and stem, Soft Buffalo is more succulent, tender and soft to touch. It is a non-invasive lawn perfect for Perth family backyards and can be used as soft coverage for:
- Kids play areas
- Lower traffic areas
- Partly shaded areas
- Residential or smaller applications
Soft Buffalo Installation & Maintenance
The thickness of the roll of Soft Buffalo grass is 35mm and installation is fairly simple. Joondalup Turf Farm can provide further advice on the installation for your lawn variety.
To maintain the appearance of your Soft Buffalo lawn it should ideally be mowed every 10-14 days at a height of approximately 8-12mm during summer. During winter mow the lawn every 3-5 weeks and raise the mowing height to approximately 12-16mm. It is ideal to ensure adequate watering and fertilisation, especially leading into winter.
Original Buffalo Grass
Original Buffalo is known by many different names including Tough or Common Buffalo Grass and Saint Augustine. Regardless of name, Original Buffalo Grass is the toughest buffalo lawn on the market, utilised across Australia for over 100 years and will grow over Couch and other Soft Buffalo lawns but is still non-invasive to your garden beds. Joondalup Turf Farm is the only supplier of this lawn, north of Perth.
Original Buffalo grass has a bigger leaf and stem and is a deep Brunswick green. It is a common misconception that this variety is prickly and itchy but this is only the case if it is not looked after properly.
Original Buffalo Ideal Uses
As a more hardwearing variety, Original Buffalo tends to dominate, although it is easy to pull out and control. Original Buffalo can handle high traffic areas including verges, is hardwearing for pets and is a tough and proven lawn overall, ideal for both commercial and residential. The species is also popular for Perth’s coastal residents as it is highly alkaline and resistant to tough conditions.
Original Buffalo is 40mm thick, with a similar installation method to Soft Buffalo.
Original Buffalo lawn requires similar maintenance regimes to other lawn varieties, although it is harder wearing and less demanding. We provide a Lawn Care Plan for each customer so your new grass has the best chance at survival.
Get in Touch
For turf supplies, prices and helpful advice, please contact Joondalup Turf Farm on (08) 9407 4000.