Confused about which variety of turf is best to lay in the South East Queensland climate? Perhaps we can help. The most common varieties of turf available in Australia are:
- Soft Leaf Buffalo
- Queensland Blue
- Broad Leaf Carpet Grass
But which is right for our usually warm weather, humidity, rainfall and, for some, location close to the coast? There are eight distinct factors you should consider with regards to the right turf for your place.
- Drought tolerance
- Shade tolerance
- Pest & Disease tolerance
- Weed invasiveness
- Frequency of mowing
- The winter colour
- Salt tolerance
Make yourself a checklist. Walk around and evaluate your space. Look at the amount of shade your lawn area receives and is likely to receive if your trees and plants are still establishing themselves. Do you need to consider salt from the nearby coast? How often are you prepared to mow your lawn? Conduct a bit of research, particularly if you are new to the area. The internet is a great source of information for data on average rainfall. Local turf farmers and nurseries can offer great advice on which types of turf work best in the local area and what type of weeds, pests and diseases occur. Have a chat with your neighbours. Those that have been in the local area for a while can provide a wealth of local knowledge on all of the factors you need to take into consideration. Go for a walk and find that house with the fantastic looking lawn. There’s no harm in asking to know the variety of lawn they have – usually people that have a lawn that great will be willing to share their secrets.
Usually the best variety to cater to South East Queensland is the soft leaf buffalo. It is perfectly suited to the warm climate, has excellent salt and shade tolerance, good drought, pest and disease tolerance, good winter colour. It suffers only slight invasion from weeds and requires only average mowing and maintenance. Checklist sorted.
For lawns in South East Queensland Daleys Turf highly recommends Sir Walter Premium lawn turf. This soft leaf buffalo turf has proven to be a winner in our climate and has an excellent home owner approval rating – in fact it is Australia’s most popular lawn choice. If you still have questions regarding the right variety of turf for your lawn just contact the team a Daleys Turf.