Sir Walter is suited to Australia’s climate. It is drought, heat, cold, shade and salt tolerant. Once established, Sir Walter is low maintenance, requiring less watering than other varieties and less mowing. It develops a dense, low thatch which makes it resistant to weeds. (minimum total order quantity of 30 m2)
BOTANICAL NAME: Stenotaphrum Secandatum
KEY FEATURES: Sir Walter Premium Soft Leaf is suited to Australia’s climate. It is drought, heat, cold, shade and salt tolerant. Once established, Sir Walter Buffalo Grass is low maintenance, requiring less watering than other varieties and less mowing. It develops a dense, low thatch which makes it resistant to weeds. Which in turn, makes it less reliant on chemicals. Sir Walter performs well in both sunny and shaded areas, making it a good choice for homeowners. It can survive with only a few hours of sun exposure each day. It is low allergen, meaning it is ideal for children and its string blade means it can handle wear and tear from pets. Due to its fast growth, it repairs itself quickly.
PURPOSE: Domestic applications and areas of high shade.
ESTABLISHMENT: Establish Spring to Autumn. Slow growing in Winter MOWING 20mm – 50mm.
MAINTENANCE: Once established, Sir Walter is low maintenance, requiring less mowing and watering.
WATER REQUIREMENTS: Needed during establishment, then one deep water per week.
COLOUR: Will discolour during the colder months, however will bounce back in Spring FERTILISER Requires fertilising 3 – 4 times a year with the change of seasons.
DROUGHT TOLERANCE: High drought tolerance due to deep root system
SALT TOLERANCE: Medium salinity tolerance compared to other warm season varieties.
WEED RESISTANCE: Pest and disease resistant, however sensitive to many chemicals. Make sure you always read the label for suitability WEAR Medium wear tolerance.
SEED HEAD: Can produce seed head when under stress (extreme weather, poor soil quality)
COLD TOLERANCE: Tolerates cold weather well, does not discolour as much as other varieties. Can withstand mild frosts.
HUMIDITY TOLERANCE: Good humidity tolerance.
DISEASE RESISTANCE: High
USAGE: Household lawns, commercial landscapes
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