Sir Walter Buffalo vs Sir Grange

Sir Walter buffalo vs Sir Grange is a question that has faced home owners for a long time. Both varieties have their strengths and weaknesses, so we are going to break it down for those struggling to decide which to buy.

Sir Walter Buffalo Benefits

Tough Aussie conditions need a tough Aussie grass, and there are is no tougher than Sir Walter buffalo. Known as the go anywhere, grown anywhere grass. Sir Walter buffalo DNA certificated has succeeded all over Australia, and thrives in our local environment. Unlike other buffalo varieties it’s a soft leaf, low allergenic. Making it perfect for families and pets.

The benefit of Sir Walter buffalo DNA certificated is its ability to perform in tough conditions. A proven performer in the shade, Sir Walter needs as little as 3 hours of direct sunlight. Its broad leaf allows it to create more energy in less light. It is also proven to be drought tolerant, chokes out weeds and is less prone to disease and fungus as other varieties. The success of the Sir Walter has been so great that many other grasses have tried to jump on the bandwagon. Be sure to look for the Sir Walter buffalo DNA certificated logo to ensure you are getting the genuine product.

STRENGTHS: Excels in the shade, great for families, proven performer.

WEAKNESSES: Broad leaf isn’t everyone’s taste of feel and appearance.

Sir Grange Benefits

The people behind Australia’s best known turf brand, Sir Walter DNA Certified, also brings you what is possibly the best turf variety to ever make it to Australia. Sir Grange is a premium zoysia grass, with characteristics which more than justify its premium price. With high shade tolerance, low water usage, low fertiliser requirements and most importantly less mowing Sir Grange is a new standard for turf grass in Australia.

Sir Grange zoysia grass is renowned for being a premium turf variety. Unlike other broad leaf grass varieties like Sir Walter, Sir Grange has a beautiful soft, fine leaf. This makes Sir Grange the kings of zoysia grass varieties. With a beautiful dark green colour & soft leaf texture the Sir Grange thrives with little as 2-3 hours sun daily”. This fine bladed premium zoysia turf variety requires 50% less mowing, less water and fertiliser than most lawns.

STRENGTHS: high shade tolerance, low water usage, low fertiliser requirements and less mowing.

WEAKNESSES: slight higher in price

Sir Walter Buffalo vs Sir Grange verdict

When deciding between Sir Walter buffalo and Sir Grange many customers react only to price. While Sir Walter is cheaper, price shouldn’t be the only deciding factor when it comes to picking a new lawn. Sir Walter buffalo vs Sir Grange especially isn’t a fair fight in situations and it pays to compare their key characteristics when your lawn specific needs. If your lawn gets lots of shade especially during winter then Sir Walter could be just as a far selection.

We can’t tell you which to choose when deciding between Sir Walter buffalo and Sir Grange, what we can tell you is to look deeper than the price. Getting the right “fit for purpose” lawn for your home is far more important than any slight savings on the square meter price of your new lawn.

To get some more advice on Sir Walter buffalo and Sir Grange call our team on (07) 3273 1166. You can also pop in and order in person at our sales office on 1/243 Bradman Street, Acacia Ridge. Our office hours are from Monday to Friday 7am to 5pm and Saturday 7am to 12pm.

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  1. Hi,

    What will be best facing North full sun in Melbourne.

    1. We only know what is best in our local environment, so I spoke to the team at Lilydale Instant Lawn to get some expert local advice for you.

      They said if they have garden beds and medium traffic go Sir Walter. If you have heavy traffic and no garden beds go TifTuf or Eureka Premium VG.

      If you need more help be sure to give the Lilydale guys a call, they know their stuff.

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