Sir Walter Lawn
Sir Walter Premium Lawn Turf is a superior quality soft buffalo grass givingunmatched performance for Australian conditions. Are you comparing different varieties of turf? Weighing up costs versus maintenance? Or perhaps you live in a typically difficult climate? Frosty? Harsh sun? Sir Walter boasts an unmatched performance in the harshest of Aussie climates. Sir Walter Premium Lawn Turf can improve your piece of Australia, Sir Walter is an ideal, low maintenance lawn, good looking lawn.
Sir Walter stands out from the competition with its resilience and softness, not just throughout the harsh Australian summer, but also during winter as well. An all year round grass that looks good and costs you less time - what more could you ask for in a turf?
Sir Walter is our superior quality soft buffalo grass. Most buffalo grass types have many advantages, but Sir Walter buffalo grass has even more.
Characteristics of Sir Walter
- Drought Tolerant
- Requires little mowing
- Requires little fertilising
- Remains green during winter even after frost
- Disease Resistant
- Great in full sun and shade
- Grows well in shade
- Low maintenance
- Australian Born and Bred- developed in Australia for Australian Conditions.
- Weed resistant
- Self repairing
- Salt tolerant
- Environmentally friendly
- Very Soft
- Resistant to lawn grub attack
Supplied by growers that must be fully licensed Sir Walter buffalo grass growers/suppliers A creeping type buffalo grass that moves over the surface which makes it easy to edge.
Please note that Sir Walter Buffalo is a registered PBR variety lawn and is available through Soils aint Soils on behalf of Superior Lawns Australia Pty Ltd as an authorised seller of Sir Walter Soft leaf Buffalo. A Certificate of Authenticity and a tax invoice for your Sir Walter purchase shall be provided to you directly by Superior Lawns.
Please call 9409 9211 to place your order.
- Lawn delivery a minimum of two working days is required from date of order being placed.
- Direct Delivery from supplier to your home (delivery fee applies) Minimum order for delivery is 30m2
- Pick up from Soils Aint Soils Garden Centres Tuesday to Saturday (two days notice for delivery applies).
- Orders of 10m2 or under will be delivered to a Soils Aint Soils location on a Friday only.
- (please plan your delivery carefully making sure all ground preperations, and reticulation are completed, as you need to lay your lawn promptly to avoid spoilage)
- All Orders must be prepaid by credit card.
- Credit card payments only (Visa or Mastercard)
Measure the proposed lawn area in square metres before ordering.
If you have an irregular shaped lawn, draw it up as accurately as you can and then divide it into any combination of the shapes below.
Calculate the area of each shape and then add these amounts together to determine the final area.
Schedule your turf arrival or pick up once site preparations are completed.
Before you can start preparing the soil on the site of a new lawn, it will be necessary to first remove any old grass and/or weeds.
This can be done either by hand or with a non-residual herbicide like Roundup , Glyphosate or Zero Weed Spray. When used according to directions, these products will kill the existing grass. These herbicides do not kill seeds in the soil that may germinate at a later date.
Remember to wear suitable protective clothing and take care not to spray near gardens or allow the spray to drift onto them.
Poor white, grey and yellow sands: water and nutrient capacity is increased by incorporating 50mm of a suitable blended soil or using organic manures, preferably one large bag of pelletised chicken manure to 50 sq metres of lawn.
Rocky limestone sands: should be amended as above and should not be less than 25cms deep above sheet rock. If soil is to be added use Special Lawn Blend available from soil companies which requires no further additives.
Red and black loam sands: are usually naturally fertile and require little amendment.
Gravels and clays: can be covered with sandy loam or Special Lawn Blend to a depth of 50mm to obtain a smooth gradable surface. Add gypsum to heavy clays to improve friability and drainage. Ironstone or cap rock: should be covered with at least 25cm of soil for healthy growth.
- Cultivate the soil to 10cms, removing sticks and other debris.
- Water the prepared site thoroughly to settle soil and provide a moist base for turf installation.
- Level, roll or lightly compact leaving a uniform surface 20-30mm below hard surfaces, paving etc., (depending on the variety of turf you are laying-couches and paspalums require approximately 25mm, Buffalo's 30mm). Set reticulation sprinklers level with the soil surface to avoid damage at future renovations (de-thatching).
- Begin installing the turf along any straight edged path or driveway. As you go, walk on the turf so as to not disrupt the level soil surface.
- If you have part of a roll left over at the end of a row, use a large knife (i.e. bread knife) or spade to neatly cut off the remaining turf and use this to start on the next row. This will give a staggering of the joins similar to paving.
- Make sure all joins are butted tightly together. The use of a baton on the long side of the roll just laid will help to pull it in close.
- After installing each section water in well and roll with a heavy roller or compact with a brick paving compactor to leave a consolidated and smooth mowing surface.
- Always ensure you keep the turf moist. Refer to Watering Guide for more information. If you are using scheme water via reticulation or sprinklers to water you must register with the Water Corporation Ph 131385 and quote exemption No # EX03.
Additional hand watering is often required between your allowable watering times to ensure the turf does not stress in the warmer months.
Maintenance - Mowing
- Mow your new lawn between 7-10 days from installation if installing in an active growing period, (if installing in Winter this timeframe will not be so frequent, once a month is usually sufficient).
- Thereafter, mow every 7-10 days depending on the variety and growth rate of the lawn.
- Never remove more than one third of the leaf at any given mowing.
- The correct mowing height will vary depending on the variety of turf you have installed, the time of the year and the growth rate.
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