Turf Tips: Low allergy lawn

With warm weather around the corner, lots of customers are looking for a low allergy lawn. Families want a lawn they can enjoy without negative ramifications such as hay fever to rashes. We have the perfect solution.


Grass and allergies

It is suggested that two in five of us suffer from an environmental allergy or hay fever. A common cause of these allergies is the pollen released onto the environment from plants.

Cool season grasses such as rye and couch grasses are wind pollinators, putting large amounts of pollen into the air. This is made worse when mowing, as disturbing the grass sends pollen up into the air. This means enjoying and caring for your lawn can create havoc for your or your families allergies.


A low allergy lawn solution

The best solution for families and pets is a low allergy lawn. The best low allergy lawn is Sir Walter DNA Certified Buffalo, which has been specifically tested for allergens showing no known issues.

Unlike cool season grasses that grow from seed, Sir Walter is a warm season grass that grows through spreading. It uses stolons and rhizomes (creeping stems) to reach out across the ground and spread. Unless under great stress or neglect Sir Walter DNA Certified produces few if any seed heads.


Non-itchy buffalo

Inferior buffalo grasses have a jagged edge to their leaf, only visible under a microscope. This can cause skin irritation in children and pets.

Another reason Sir Walter is known as a low allergenic lawn is because it doesn’t cause skin irritation. This is because it has a smooth leaf blade without these jagged edges. This makes Sir Walter DNA Certified the perfect low allergy lawn.


To get some more advice on a low allergy lawn or to install a new lawn in winter call our team on (07) 3114 8281. You can also to 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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