Most homes in Australia come with a lawn, meaning the patch of grass around the back is often taken for granted. Different grass types, however, can mean the difference between a simple patch of grass and something for the family to enjoy.
This is a tussocky forage grass suited to a wide range of soils and climates. It is a resilient grass, tolerant of both acid and saline conditions. While it’s relatively slow to establish it generally grows well even when water is scarce. In drier areas it is best suited to higher altitudes and should be sowed in autumn or spring.
King’s Pride Soft Leaf Buffalo
While relatively new to Australia, a number of reviews say this grass has good wear tolerance (it can also recover quickly from damage), as well as a strong winter colour. While it grows fast, it does tend to have a course leaf so be sure to check out how it feels before you make your decision.
This grass is well suited to fertile, well drained soils and grows best in spring, summer and autumn. When conditions are favourable its runners spreads rapidly making this an ideal species for erosion control.
Santa Ana Couch
This fine leaf grass provides good, fast coverage as it creeps on top of the surface as well as underneath. While it tends to turn a slightly yellow colour in colder climates during winter, Santa Ana Couch has good wear resistance and is relatively shade tolerant. While it can be installed all year round, the best window is September.
For more information about these grass types, call Green Acres Instant Lawns in Melbourne, a family owned business which has been growing quality turf and lawns since 1999, on 03 9999 5708.