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WHAT IS THE BEST TURF FOR YOUR BACKYARD? BEST TURF GRASS

The best turf grass for your backyard will be determined by a number of factors such as:

  • Local climate including low winter temperatures, high summer temperatures and annual rainfall
  • Location including proximity to the coast
  • The backyard its self – the amount of direct sunlight and shade it receives, the soil type and the drainage

To assist you in finding the best turf grass for you, Daleys Turf, local turf suppliers on the Sunshine Coast have put together the basics on each of the most popular turf grass varieties in Australia.

Blue Couch – Digitaria didactyla

A warm season grass that is found in the coastal regions of Northern New South Wales, Queensland and Western Australia. Suitable to soils that are sandy and acidic Blue Couch is able to tolerate lower soil fertility but will react well to the addition of fertiliser. Since it does not produce underground rhizomes it is less invasive.

Features of Blue Couch:

  • Ability to be mown short
  • Good drought tolerance
  • Reasonable wear tolerance
  • Fine to medium texture
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Buffalo – Stenotaphrm secundatum 

A hardy warm season grass that has become a popular choice and has adapted itself to a variety of different climatic regions and is found in the far northern reaches of Queensland and also in some areas of Victoria. Buffalo does not produce rhizomes and is purely stoloniferous (produces stolons).

Features of Buffalo:

  • Mowing height between 20 and 45 mms
  • Reasonable drought and wear tolerance
  • Coarse in texture
  • Requires less fertiliser than green couch (see below)
  • Wear and shade tolerant

Green Couch – Cynondon dactylon 

A warm season grass that is suited mostly to tropical, humid climates. Is able to stabilise soil by producing both rhizomes and stolons but may be somewhat invasive if not controlled.

Features of Green Couch:

  • Ability to be mown short
  • Excellent drought and wear tolerance
  • Moderate shade tolerance
  • Fine to medium texture

Kikuyu  – Pennisetum clandestinum 

A warm season coarse textured grass which is best suited to sub-tropical regions which produces both rhizomes and stolons and prefers fertile soil and adequate moisture.

Features of Kikuyu:

  • Fast growing in warmer months
  • Can withstand cooler temperatures
  • Has the ability to stabilise soil
  • Good wear tolerance

Zoysia – Zoysia japonica and Zoysia matrella

A warm to tropical grass that is native to South East Asia which a texture that is medium to coarse and a relatively slow growth rate. Zoysia can be grown in various soil types ranging from sandy to clay profiles and alkaline and acidic situations.

Features of Zoysia japonica:

  • Drought, wear and shade tolerant
  • Produces both rhizomes and stolons
  • Tolerant of cooler regions
  • Easy to maintain

Features of Zoysia matrella:

  • Produces both rhizomes and stolons
  • Thinner leaf width to Zoysia Japonica
  • Low colour retention in cool weather
  • Vegetative propagation only
  • Good shade tolerance
  • Very slow grower (slower than japonica)

For more information on the best turf grass for you see the Daleys Turf website or contact our team.

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Client Feedback

We are very happy with our new lawn laid recently by Daleys turf. We found Harley and all the staff at Daleys not only friendly but very professional. We found them very competitive and the job was carried out with the minimal of fuss. We would have no hesitation in recommending Daleys Turf.
Bruce Fraser
I couldn't be happier with my experience with Daley's Turf! Not only is the product first class, but all of my interactions with the staff were very positive and helpful. I loved the energy of everyone I spoke to and my new turf looks amazing! Well worth the drive up from Ipswich. Thanks again guys!
Chris Smallwood
As everyone else has said. Expert advice. Terrific service. Highly recommended!
Sean O'Connor
We have no hesitation in recommending Daley's Turf to you. They have delivered a first rate product in a professional manner. There was great communication with the company. The turf was ordered, an onsite inspection and discussion of alternatives and in no time we have a beautiful lawn. Special thanks to Harley for making it happen.
Peter Hamlyn
Terry and Harley worked absolute wonders! So happy with our new lawn... from start to finish they were really easy to deal with and offered great advice! As soon as it was laid it looked like it had been there forever and it took to the soil beautifully! Terry was kind enough to give me his sprinkler and tap timer when he noticed ours had been broken - above and beyond! Pictures just under 4 weeks after installation - front before mow, inside fence after it's first mow! These are unedited... it's so green!! Thank you Daleys Turf!
Karra Haight
We are very happy with Harley from Daleys Turf for doing our backyard. Excellent work, is of extremely high standard and very professional and down to earth person. I wish I had got our front yard done by Harley too!!
Laleeta Sharma
Daleys Turf are a really great business to help you with all your lawn needs.We had a problem with drainage at our property and lost some of the turf that Daleys had supplied.Harley and the staff were very understanding,helpful and honoured the guarantee, supplied replacement turf.We would highly recommend this business and particularly Harley for excellent service
ross shinkel
We are very happy with our new lawn laid recently by Daleys turf. We found Harley and all the staff at Daleys not only friendly but very professional. We found them very competitive and the job was carried out with the minimal of fuss. We would have no hesitation in recommending Daleys Turf.
Bruce Fraser
Recently had over 1100 sqm of Sir Walter DNA Certified turf installed at my property by Daley's Turf. The turf is superb quality and looking fantastic in my front & backyards. The whole project management with Harley was 100% outstanding ~ from the initial & follow up consultations, soil preparation advice, help choosing the right turf for our block and finally the install with his small team. Absolute 5 star review to Daley's Turf for such an amazing project done to the highest level. Thanks 🙂
Jazzy B
What an amazing bunch of men. Friendly, efficient, very knowledgable. A special thanks to Terry who went above and beyond his work requirements. Much appreciated for all your help. I would have no trouble in recommending this company or their staff.
John Hadlow
Daleys Turf are a really great business to help you with all your lawn needs.We had a problem with drainage at our property and lost some of the turf that Daleys had supplied.Harley and the staff were very understanding,helpful and honoured the guarantee, supplied replacement turf.We would highly recommend this business and particularly Harley for excellent service
ross shinkel
Very happy with the service and product from Daleys Turf. Harley was a pleasure to deal with and nothing was too much trouble. The lawn looks fantastic, advice was spot on and workmanship very professional. would highly recommend Daleys to any prospective customers. Thanks again!
Ross Ginns
I am so impressed with the quality of the turf and the service provided by Daleys Turf that I would highly recommend them to anyone. My new lawn is amazing and Daleys have quality products to look after it. The staff are very knowledgeable and gave me great advice for looking after my new lawn. Very happy.
Laura Young
Our excellent experience with Daleys Turf started when Harley Schenk arrived at our home to assess our requirements for a new front lawn. His expertise coupled with his friendly manner and detailed explanation created an immediate confidence that assurred us we had chosen the best company for our needs. Harley arrived on schedule, was well presented and wasted no time in preparing the quote. On the day of installation again he arrived on time with his colleague Patrick and together they carried out the task. They were painstaking in their efforts in preparing the site and laying the new turf. I have witnessed many lawns being laid in our suburb and I can honestly state that my lawn stands out from the rest, due to the quality of the product and the meticulous standard of Harley's workmanship. If you think your lawn is in need of replacement do not hesitate to engage Harley at Daleys Turf, you will not be disappointed.
Colette Taylor
Terry and Harley worked absolute wonders! So happy with our new lawn... from start to finish they were really easy to deal with and offered great advice! As soon as it was laid it looked like it had been there forever and it took to the soil beautifully! Terry was kind enough to give me his sprinkler and tap timer when he noticed ours had been broken - above and beyond! Pictures just under 4 weeks after installation - front before mow, inside fence after it's first mow! These are unedited... it's so green!! Thank you Daleys Turf!
Karra Haight
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