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Buffalo Lawn is Premium Shade Tolerant

Are you looking for a shade-tolerant lawn for your Perth property? We recommend, buffalo lawn! Below we have provided information you need to know to have beautiful buffalo lawn all year round!

Bison Soft Leaf Buffalo is Perth’s top quality turf and the most shade tolerant lawn.

Features of Buffalo Lawn

  • Broadleaf
  • Dark green colour
  • Shade tolerant
  • Shallow rooting
  • Non-invasive
  • Less mowing
  • Less watering
  • Less fertilising

Buffalo Grass Facts

  • Highly shade tolerant grass in Perth
  • Requires less water, mowing & fertilising
  • Can grow from seed, but can also be vegetatively planted
  • Healthy soil & enough attention to seedlings can get a good stand real quickly
  • It can last for many years with proper care

Advantages Of Our Buffalo Turf

  • Buffalo grass is highly shade-tolerant, and this is one of the reasons why Perth property owners and landscapers prefer it over other turfgrass.
  • Our bison buffalo turf leaf is extremely soft compared to older varieties, and it has a super healthy green appearance.
  • It can keep a good density with minimum fertilising.
  • Buffalo’s thick matting prevents a lot of weeds from appearing.
  • Buffalo is low growing minimum mowing can give it a consistent look.

Note: The thick matting which comes with age makes it essential that you install your buffalo grass below kerb height. Buffalo lawn is more susceptible to most herbicides, If weeds get a hold, manual weeding is recommended.

Bison Buffalo

Find out Bison Buffalo is the Right Turf for your Perth Home

ExcellentVery GoodGoodOnce Established
Water ConsumptionA shallow rooting variety that requires 3 waterings a week if full sun all day.
Shade ToleranceWill tolerate shade and cope on as little as 3 hours sun.
Wear ToleranceSlower growth rate – suitable for low traffic areas.
MowingLow frequency mowing.
FertilisingSmall amounts every 12 weeks will keep it green all year.
InvasivenessRequires garden kerbing then is easily controlled using an edger or whipper snipper.

Guide on How to grow your Bison Buffalo Turf Successfully

When establishing a new lawn, people often overlook the importance of a good quality soil. The right soil will give your lawn the best possible start and help to prevent nutrient deficiencies and water problems.

Lovegrove Turf strongly advises incorporating Bentonite Clay into sandy Perth soils. Bentonite is a natural clay product with no added chemicals, it provides long term benefits for water and fertiliser efficiency which saves you money and time. To have the best outcome Bentonite needs to be incorporated into your soil with organic matter like Humus.

Soft Leaf Buffalo takes approximately three months to fully establish, depending on the weather. In the hotter months it is important to prevent your new lawn from drying out.

Until your new Soft Leaf Buffalo lawn is established it is recommended to keep traffic to an absolute minimum. Normal use can resume once the roots have begun to penetrate the soil below and the rolls can no longer be lifted easily.

Lawn should not be mowed until rolls have produced adequate roots. This should happen between 2 and 4 weeks and can be confirmed by checking that the rolls have secured themselves to the soil. Most selective herbicides cannot be used on Buffalo — manual weeding is recommended.


Buffalo doesn’t require mowing as often as more vigorous varieties of grass. However the same principal applies to any lawn and that is to cut at regular intervals so it doesn’t get too long. This will avoid scalping which can place the turf under stress.

Keep your blades sharp and never remove more than one third of the leaf blade per mow, as this will remove a significant amount of the green food producing body.

All lawns produce thatch as this is a natural by-product of healthy growth. Thatch will prevent water and nutrients from getting to the roots where they are needed. This can be removed through Vertimowing and should be done at least once a year.

For establishing or repairing of turf, the application should be 10kg per 50m2 of Eco-Prime NPK Red

For optimum health of your lawn it is recommended to fertilise at a maintenance rate of 10kg per 100m2 every 6-8 weeks for 6 months after installation and every 12 weeks there after.

Remember, always water thoroughly to activate the fertiliser and prevent any possible leaf burn.

Watering Schedule

Is your Bison Buffalo Turf affected by a heatwave? Check out the guidelines we prepared for you.

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We are passionate about growing turf

We’re the only turf farm in Perth, WA that takes the care to refrigerate your order. Our refrigerated storage also allows us to store additional turf for customer convenience. This way the turf stays at a perfect temperature keeping it lush and green, ready to take root in its new home. All ordered turf is still cut fresh to order and delivered within 24 hours.

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