Lawn Varieties
everything for lawn care all in one place
providing dependable & original lawn tips since 2008
The Lawn Guide
Saltene Grass
Saltene Grass

Characteristics of Saltene Grass

Saltene lawn is a bit of a tough guy. It has a fine leaf, can be cut to high quality with a cylinder mower like a Couch or a Zoysia lawn, but it's no princess. The structure of Saltene lawn is rugged and durable, it will thrive with minimal lawn care where other lawn types may fail, and its name is no mistake, it is the most salt tolerant grass available as a turf variety for our homes.

The toughness of Saltene lawn means sharp mower blades are a must, and mower blades may need to be sharpened just a little more often than for some of the softer leaf lawns. This grass also retains a good green colour throughout the year. It is versatile in its lawn mowing heights, accepting both low and high settings, however, it can be prone to thatch up quickly.

With all this said, how should the home owner evaluate this lawn grass as suitable for their own home environment?

Basically, it can be easily said that Saltene lawn may possibly not be a first choice for home owners for most suburban lawns (just my own thoughts), however, when nothing else works, or when a high salt environment is present, such as living by the sea, or a tough as nails lawn choice is needed, Saltene lawn is a saviour that can look great and resist damage under otherwise trying circumstances.

Saltene Lawn

Herbicide Warning:
Saltene lawn belongs to the Paspalum family, if the lawn becomes infested with Paspalum Weed, chemical treatment in the form of poisons must not be used. The same poison that kills the weed, will kill the lawn. Consult a Professional Weed Spraying Contractor for your weed spraying requirements if you’re unsure.


Leaf Type

Type

Aggressiveness

Traffic Tolerance

Sun Requirements

Shade Tolerance

Salt Tolerance

Ideal pH



Botanical Name

Also Know As
Fine | Medium | Coarse

Warm Season | Cool Season

Low | Medium | High

Low | Medium | High

Low | Medium | High

Poor | Good | Excellent

Poor | Good | Excellent

5.5 - 6.5



Paspalum vaginatum

Velvetene, Seashore Paspalum




All content original and copyright
The Lawn Guide
Lawn Care Tips
you may also like one of
these lawn care articles...
General Lawn Care
IMAGE
Summer Lawn Care The Australian Summer is a highly stressful time for...
IMAGE
'New Content' By Kate Wall For information on different types of...
IMAGE
Benefits of Instant Turf 'New Content' Homeowners often think that...
Lawn Repair
IMAGE
Couch Invading Buffalo Killing An Invading Grass Species With so many...
IMAGE
Repairing a Hard Lawn Hard Lawns and Compacted Soils Lawns, and more...
IMAGE
Dog urine burning lawn Dogs Urine Burning Lawns The problem of lawn...
Lawn Watering
IMAGE
Watering too often Excessive Watering Of Lawns When we talk about...
IMAGE
Adjusting From Excessive Watering Reducing Excessive Water Usage We...
IMAGE
A malfunctioning sprinkler Checking Reticulation Our reticulation...
Lawn Mowing
IMAGE
Lawn Mowing Heights Deciding On Lawn Mowing Heights Choosing the...
IMAGE
Push Lawn Mower Introduction to Push Mowers The push lawn mower is a...
IMAGE
Honda UMK425u A Review Of A Honda 4 Stroke Brushcutter This review...
Weeds | Pests | Diseases
IMAGE
Where did the weeds come from? Lawn Is Filled With Weeds You've...
IMAGE
Mature Wintergrass with seeds How To Kill Winter Grass Winter grass...
IMAGE
Glyphosate Weed Killer A Broad Spectrum Weed Killer Glyphosate will...
Lawn Varieties
IMAGE
A Palmetto Soft Buffalo Lawn Palmetto Soft Leaf Buffalo Palmetto,...
IMAGE
A Zoysia lawn after mowing Characteristics of Zoysia Grass It may be...
IMAGE
Avoid your turf wearing out 'New Content' Scuff Turf™ is the...
THE LAWN GUIDE ©


Different lawn types available in Australia, including independent and unbiased reviews of popular brands of turf for sale in Australia today
independent lawn care tips for australian lawns

Lawn Care Facts
Lawn Fact:
The old saying... "1 year of seeding equals 7 years of weeding" is TRUE. Seeds can stay in the ground for many years, only germinating a percentage each year. This ensures the survival of the plant species - where if conditions aren't right for it's survival this year - conditions will be right at some time in the next few years.
Professional lawn care videos sharing quality lawn care tips in an easy video format - click to watch
correct lawn watering and fertilising video
meanings to the most common terms
used in lawn care practices in australia
Lawn Care Expert
Respected Australian turf and plant breeder Todd Layt shares expert lawn care advice with lawn lovers
LINK TO THE LAWN GUIDE
Grab this image and link to Australia's original & favourite source of quality lawn care tips
THE BUFFALO LAWN CARE SITE
Lawn care tips for Australia's favourite shade grass
Organic lawn care advice to create environmental benefit from our lawns
IMAGE
Lawn Mowing Heights to Save Water and Keep Lawns Healthy In keeping with the principles of...
IMAGE
Reducing The Environmental Impact Of Lawns Despite new modern attacks against lawns, every...
IMAGE
Lawn Clippings Are Full Of Natural Nutrients Lawn clippings from mowing are an excellent...
A low maintenance and environmentally friendly lawn for all warmer regions
IMAGE
Roadsides are perfect for Zoysia Zoysia - The Great Choice For Low & Medium Use Government...
IMAGE
Zoysia Lawn Seed Zoysia grass can be grown into a home lawn by many different methods. It can...
IMAGE
One Council park using common Kikuyu Time To Switch Our Parks To Zoysia We're going to take a...
Lawn care discussions and observations in a friendly blog format from The Lawn Guide
IMAGE
Understanding Couch Grass In Queensland Like so many other aspects of Australian life, prior...
IMAGE
As many people who have visited The Lawn Guide over the years, and since our first launch in...
IMAGE
This is a media summary for the independent research which we reference on The Lawn Guide,...

Lawn Care Topics
the lawn guide ~ australia's leading source of quality lawn care information