Sapphire Buffalo grass is a heavy-duty species that is quick to recover from damage due to its deep roots. This type of Buffalo grass has a high resistance to both the sun and shade, making it a great selection for those yards that have both. Sapphire Buffalo grass has a finer texture than other types of buffalo grass, but is still thick and carpet-like. Sapphire Buffalo Grass also requires less water than other types of buffalo varieties and still remains green in the cooler months. (minimum total order quantity of 30 m2)
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Sapphire® Soft Leaf Buffalo delivers solid performance with the added benefit of fine texture. This type of Buffalo Grass has a folding leaf that creates an unbeatably soft lawn.
Due to its high performance and fast stolon/runner growth, Sapphire® is hard-wearing with a quick recovery rate making it an ideal choice for active families and households with large dogs.
Sapphire® is also ideal for those wanting a low maintenance lawn that requires less mowing than other types of Buffalo Grass.
Because of its deep root system, Sapphire® has excellent cold tolerance – it has a brilliant winter colour in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane and Adelaide. Even in colder climates like Canberra, Sapphire® will hold its winter colour longer than most varieties.
With its deep root system, Sapphire® is an efficient water user and drought tolerant.
Sapphire® Soft Leaf Buffalo is drought tolerant once established – but, like all plants, needs water. Requirements will vary depending on environmental factors. Be aware of a drying climate and water your lawn accordingly.
Remember, infrequent deep watering of your lawn promotes a healthy lawn and a strong deep-rooted system. Watering time is best in the early morning.
To assist you in correctly laying your turf so that it flourishes well into the future, read through our helpful hints on how to prepare soil, lay turf and maintain your new lawn.