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Your lawn, like garden plants, needs water to thrive and stay healthy. The amount of water it needs will depend on weather conditions. However, you should water your lawn immediately after fertilising to reduce the chance of burning the grass.

It is recommended you water newly installed turf 2-3 times a day, especially in the extreme heat of summer. The turf should receive 25mm water daily. When the grass has rooted into the soil (usually 10-14 days), the lawn should receive 25mm of water per week.

Once established, your lawn will still need to be watered.

Once established, your lawn will still need to be watered.

Your turf should be watered as soon as it is installed to help encourage establishment.

Another time you should water your grass is after it is fertilised. Your lawn will need to be watered immediately after fertilising to reduce the chance of burning the grass.

How often should I water?

How often should I water?

How often you water your lawn will depend on the turf variety and the weather. Slight wilting or footprinting (when the grass doesn’t rebound after walking on it) are indications that the lawn needs watering.

Deep infrequent watering will help the grass develop strong root systems that can extract water from a much larger volume of soil compared to the shallow roots associated with frequent light watering.

How much water should I use?

How much water should I use?

The amount of water your lawn requires will depend on the soil type and the wetness of the soil. The preferred method is to thoroughly wet the soil to a depth of 150mm.

After watering, sink a shovel into the soil and spread the hole so you can see how far the water has penetrated. If it hasn’t reached the desired depth, it will need more water. If it goes further than 150mm, you will need to adjust the amount accordingly.

How long should I leave my sprinklers on?

How long should I leave my sprinklers on?

The best way to determine how long you should leave you sprinklers on is by putting out some catch cups (available from hardware and irrigation suppliers) on the area you are watering.

Leave the sprinklers on for a set period and measure how many millimetres of water was collected after. Calculate how long the sprinklers need to be left on to provide the amount you want to apply. Set the timers accordingly.

What time of day is the best to water?

What time of day is the best to water?

The most efficient time to water lawns is in the early morning hours from 4 am to 8 am . Watering at this time means less water is lost to evaporation due to lower temperature and less sunlight.

Watering in the evening should be avoided because if the lawn goes into the night time wet, they will remain wet for extended periods of time. This may favour the growth and development of certain turf diseases.

Water Restrictions

While living in a frequently warm and sunny country has its perks, experiencing droughts in Australia is a common downfall. An often occurrence across the nation, droughts are inevitable, usually triggering strict water restrictions in its presence.

While turf generally relies on substantial water supply, it is still possible to maintain a well-performing turf while following water restrictions. We actively encourage you to keep in mind any restrictions when watering your lawn. This includes any enforcement on particular watering methods and time restrictions. It is also vital you stay water savvy, not just during droughts, but all year long to help support and preserve our shared water supply.

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Turf Varieties

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Sir Walter DNA Certified Turf

Locally grown and produced, Sir Walter DNA Certified turf is a variety that has proven to grow in the most extreme weather conditions- hot or cold. Extremely low maintenance, you’ll undoubtedly love this buffalo variety.

  • Drought Resistance
    Drought Resistance
    High
  • Shade Tolerance
    Shade Tolerance
    High
  • Leaf
    Leaf
    Broad
  • Wear
    Wear
    High
  • Maintenance
    Maintenance
    Very low
Sir Walter DNA Certified Turf

Sir Grange Turf

A successful product from turf grass breeders, Sir Grange Zoysia is made to please. Initially created for golf courses, this manicured grass is an outstanding performer that will survive those harsh Australian droughts.

  • Drought Resistance
    Drought Resistance
    Extremely high
  • Shade Tolerance
    Shade Tolerance
    Moderate
  • Leaf
    Leaf
    Fine
  • Wear
    Wear
    Moderate
  • Maintenance
    Maintenance
    Very low
Sir Grange Turf

TifTuf Bermuda Turf

Almost 25 years of research has produced Tif Tuf Bermuda Turf, a resilient and beautiful grass that is made to last. With incredibly high wear and weather tolerance, this grass is perfect for high traffic areas.

  • Drought Resistance
    Drought Resistance
    Extremely high
  • Shade Tolerance
    Shade Tolerance
    Moderate
  • Leaf
    Leaf
    Very fine
  • Wear
    Wear
    Extremely high
  • Maintenance
    Maintenance
    Very low
TifTuf Bermuda Turf

Nullarbor Couch Turf

Nullarbor Couch Turf is long-lasting and easy on the eye with its fine blade and dark green colour. Affordable with a rapid recovery from wear, this grass variety would be perfect for any property.

  • Drought Resistance
    Drought Resistance
    High
  • Shade Tolerance
    Shade Tolerance
    Average
  • Leaf
    Leaf
    Fine
  • Wear
    Wear
    Extremely high
  • Maintenance
    Maintenance
    High
Nullarbor Couch Turf

Eureka Kikuyu Turf

Eureka Kikuyu is the perfect lawn solution for those looking for an economical all-rounder grass. Not only has it proven to survive most Australian weather climates, but it has a sturdy wear tolerance to match.

  • Drought Resistance
    Drought Resistance
    Moderate
  • Shade Tolerance
    Shade Tolerance
    Average
  • Leaf
    Leaf
    Medium
  • Wear
    Wear
    High
  •  Maintenance
    Maintenance
    Moderate
Eureka Kikuyu Turf

Frequently Asked Questions

Interested in learning more about Sir Walter DNA Certified Turf grass? Below, we list the features
that make it such a popular turf variety!

  • How often should I water my Sir Walter turf?
  • It depends on the season. The seasonal weather will help you determine how much you should water your Sir Walter Buffalo lawn. As a drought-tolerant turf, it will require less water than other varieties. However, you should still water your turf one to two times a week in the hotter season to maintain its colour and health. You can water it once or not at all during the colder months.

  • Can you deliver my Sir Walter turf?
  • We certainly can! As a leading turf supplier in Sydney, we know our customers don’t always have access to a vehicle that can fit their Sir Walter turf order. That is why we offer a delivery option to Sydney and Wollongong suburbs with each order for an extra fee, as an alternative to pick up.

  • How much is Sir Walter per metre?
  • At J&B Buffalo Turf Supplies, we like to deliver our customers with affordable prices, and this is no exception for our Sir Walter turf. Currently, we sell Sir Walter at a great price of per square metre.

  • How big are the rolls of Sir Walter?
  • Just like most of our turf, a roll of Sir Walter is usually 1.7 metres long and 0.6 metres wide. This makes it a total of 1 square metre.

  • I don’t have time to lay Sir Walter, can you help?
  • Yes, we can! We know a lot of our clients don’t have the time to lay their brand-new Sir Walter turf. That is why for an extra fee, we are able to provide our customers with turf installation. This way you don’t have to worry about finding the time, but you also know it is getting professionally installed.

  • What sort of lead time is required for my Sir Walter order?
  • When you order your Sir Walter lawn, we allow you to tell us when you want it! This way we can guarantee your order will be ready when it is convenient for you. Depending on stock and the time of the order, we can even have your turf ready on the next day.

  • What type of grass is Sir Walter?
  • Our Sir Walter DNA Certified Turf is part of the Buffalo grass family. Naturalised here in Australia, this Buffalo variety is perfect for the Australian weather.

  • How do I top-dress Sir Walter lawn?
  • When it comes to top-dressing your Sir Walter lawn, we recommend spreading a top-dressing soil mix across your lawn with a shovel. This should be done during the active season when your grass is growing. For turf supplies such as top-dressing, speak to our friendly staff and we can help you find the best quality supplies for your lawn.

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We pride ourselves in supplying a prompt service and quality weed free lawns. All our lawn is harvested with professional machinery and is cut fresh daily as per order.

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delivery

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