Can decide which type of instant turf is right for you? Here is a comparison of Sir Walter Buffalo vs. Eureka Kikuyu vs. Nullarbor Couch to help you decide which type of instant lawn suits you best.
Sir Walter Buffalo
Sir Walter Buffalo turf has been specifically bred for the harsh Australian environment and can take almost anything thrown at it. Drought and heat in Summer, frosty cold mornings and freezing cold days in Winter, this grass can handle it all.
This buffalo grass has a broad leaf blade which is softer than other varieties of buffalo and has a tight knitted growth habit and root system. This means that it’s secure mat makes it near impossible for weeds to come through. Having a deeper root system than other species means that Sir Walter is able to draw moisture and nutrients from a larger area, making it extremely drought resistant, and requiring minimal fertilizing throughout the year.
Sir Walter Buffalo will handle regular foot traffic, energetic dogs, and every backyard cricket match. If a bare patch does appear, it will self repair quite quickly.
Sir Walter Buffalo is a tough, drought resistant, and easy to maintain product. It will handle most locations it is installed in, and will do the job you need it to do. A big benefit when you buy Sir Walter Buffalo turf is that it requires half the mowing of other competing varieties, which gives you more time for yourself.
Eureka Kikuyu is a budget turf variety, but don’t let the price trick you! This turf variety is a great all rounder and can provide you a good solid lawn at an affordable price. Kikuyu is the most coarse turf variety available, so it doesn’t provide a soft lush ground covering, but it does means that it can stand up against wear and tear and will grow really quickly in a warm and sunny position. Its drought resistance also means that this turf variety is a real money saver for the budget conscious.
As long as your Eureka Kikuyu is in a predominantly sunny spot, it will be super tough for you. Because of its deep root system, Eureka Kikuyu drought resistant nature and its ability to repair damaged areas quickly make it one of the toughest turfs available.
If you’re on a tight budget or need a quick growing turf to cover an area then this is your choice. Because of its running nature, Eureka kikuyu turf can spread incredibly quickly and can get out of hand quite easily, especially if you’ve got garden beds or the like next to it. In summer, you’ll need to mow it at least once a week to keep it in check. It also won’t handle much shade, but will stay green and healthy through the winter months.
Nullarbor couch is a variety of couch grass bred to suit the Australian climate. It’s finely thin, dark green leaf provides excellent dense coverage and can hold up against heavy wear and tear. It really flourishes is full sun, but won’t handle too much shade.
This variety also springs to life quickly at the end of winter, meaning that any bare patches will quickly cover over, but this also means that you’ll need to constantly keep on top of it with the mower during the warmer months.
Nullarbor couch is very tough, and can definitely take most things you can throw at it. Frosts and hot sunny days are no problem for this variety of couch, and because its growth habit is sideways rather than straight up and down, you can get away with mowing it quite low. It’s not the thirstiest lawn on the market, but the lower you mow, the more water it will need.
If you live in a warm climate area and you’ve got a high traffic area that is in full sun, buying Nullarbor couch turf is for you. This variety is also a good choice if you’ve had trouble with frosts affecting your couch lawn before. This turf choice can provide you with a soft and luscious surface and give you a backyard sports field and ornamental lawn all in one.