Deciding on a new lawn variety can be tricky at the best of times, but add in the fact that it needs to be able to withstand high traffic and it’s a whole new ball game. Some lawn varieties just don’t handle traffic well and can suffer easily from soil compaction. And some, well they just don’t self-repair easily and again, that’s a problem in high traffic areas. So, the Daleys Turf top picks of lawn varieties for high traffic areas are:
Sir Walter DNA Certified Soft-leaf Buffalo
Sir Walter can be hard to beat for a lawn variety that has the ability to quickly self-repair and stand up to quite a bit of wear and tear – think heavy traffic and our four-legged friends. Quite fast growing, with a soft, medium width blade, Sir Walter does require regular mowing but the results are worth it.
Couch is a bit of a tough grass that’s great for high traffic areas. Fast growing, it is able to repair damage quickly and it’s also good at resisting wear and tear. With a fine leaf, both above ground and underground runners, Couch is a quick regrowing turf that requires regular mowing, watering, fertilising and de-thatching to stay looking fantastic.
Zoysia selection as a lawn variety for traffic areas comes less from its self-repairing properties and more from its ability to withstand wear and tear so well. It has high levels of Silicia not present in other lawn varieties and can handle being a bit neglected, but will look a treat if cared for properly.
Being a bit slower to self-repair than the buffalo or couch, it’s probably best used for medium traffic areas and is best suited to the warmer climates of places like Queensland rather than the cooler climates further south.
Daleys Turf offer all three lawn varieties – Sir Walter DNA Certified Buffalo, Nullarbor Couch and Platinum Zoysia. So, if you’re still not sure which is best to have installed at your place, just contact the team at Daleys Turf for some expert advice.