Couch vs buffalo is a question that has faced homeowners 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.
Nullarbor Couch benefits
Cheap, easy and reliable; couch grass has been popular with homeowners across Brisbane for a long time. From Queensland Blue couch to the numerous green couch varieties including our Nullarbor Couch, many people have their favourite.
With its fine leaf and dark green colour, Nullarbor Couch is a great grass variety for full sun locations. Excelling in parks and sporting fields, couch grass handles wear and tear very well but does need at least 8 hours of direct sunlight a day.
STRENGTHS: Excellent wear tolerance, well suited to mowing low (cylinder mowing especially)
WEAKNESSES: Needs a lot of sun, can be thirsty, will brown off and produce a winter colour in the cooler months
Sir Walter DNA Certified Buffalo benefits
Tough Aussie conditions need a tough Aussie grass, and there are no tougher than Sir Walter Buffalo DNA Certified turf. Known as the go-anywhere, grow anywhere grass Sir Walter DNA Certified has succeeded all over Australia despite our dry conditions, and thrives in our local environment. Unlike other buffalo grass varieties, its soft leaf is low allergenic making it perfect as a home lawn for families and pets.
The biggest benefit to Sir Walter DNA Certified is its ability to perform in tough conditions. A proven performer, the shade tolerant Sir Walter DNA Certified 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 than other varieties.
DNA Certified Sir Walter vs buffalo variants
The success of Sir Walter DNA Certified has been so great that many other types of grass have tried to jump on the bandwagon. Be sure to look for the Sir Walter DNA Certified logo to ensure you are getting the genuine product.
STRENGTHS: Excels in the shade, great for families, proven performer
WEAKNESSES: Broadleaf isn’t everyone’s taste, slightly higher price
Couch vs Buffalo verdict
Sir Walter DNA Certified Buffalo
When deciding between couch and buffalo, many customers react only to price. While couch grass is cheaper, price shouldn’t be the only deciding factor. Nullarbor Couch vs Sir Walter DNA Certified Buffalo especially isn’t a fair fight in many situations and it pays to compare their key characteristics with your lawn’s specific needs.
- If it is a full sun area and you don’t mind spending a little more on the water bill Nullarbor Couch can be a great lawn.
- If your lawn gets lots of shade especially during winter then Sir Walter Buffalo DNA Certified could be a far better selection.
We can’t tell you which to choose when deciding between Nullarbor Couch vs Sir Walter DNA Certified buffalo. 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 metre price of your new lawn.
To get some more advice on couch vs buffalo lawns, call our team on (07) 3114 8281. You can also pop in and order in person at our sales office on 1/243 Bradman Street, Acacia Ridge. The office opens Monday to Friday 7am to 5pm and Saturday 7am to 12pm.
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