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Finding the right lawn for your place isn’t as simple as it might  first appear. There’s a lot to be considered; maintenance, wear and tear, usage, shade, salt and even allergies. No one turf variety is suitable for all situations or locations so here’s the Daleys Turf guide to help you make the right decision.

Best lawn varieties for shaded yards

The varieties in the higher shade percentiles will also do well in lower shade areas and all will live in full sun too.

Maximum shade percentage:

Up to 70% shade – Sir Walter DNA Certified Buffalo
Up to 60% shade – Sir Walter DNA Certified Buffalo
Up to 40% shade – Platinum Zoysia
Up to 15% shaded –Nullarbor Couch

Best lawn varieties for low maintenance

If you don’t have an inclination (or the time) to undertake a lot of regular lawn maintenance, such as edging and mowing, then a low maintenance, slower growing lawn variety might be best for your yard. And don’t feel bad or lazy, often a low maintenance lawn is the most environmentally friendly lawn you can grow.

Platinum Zoysia – requires 70% less mowing than Kikuyu varieties, 50% less mowing than Couch varieties and around 30% less mowing than Buffalo soft leaf varieties.
Sir Walter DNA Certified – just an all-round low maintenance choice.

Join us for part two where we will explore the best lawn varieties for high traffic areas, for salt tolerance and for those wanting to avoid using too many insecticides and herbicides.

If you have already decided on the lawn variety that is best for your place, just contact Daleys Turf today to arrange the ordering, delivery and/or installation of your brand new lawn.

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