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Sir Walter soft leaf Buffalo

Sir Walter Soft Leaf Buffalo

Sir Walter is a true soft leaf Buffalo grass, which when mowed regularly and properly, and when good lawn care practices are followed, can produce a beautiful looking soft leaf Buffalo lawn. Sir Walter has a wide leaf blade which is characteristic of most other Buffalo grass types, and is a high quality soft leaf Buffalo grass.

The best quality characteristics for Sir Walter are its excellent winter colour when grown in either partial shade or full sun, excellent drought tolerance (during drought conditions), good wear and tear tolerance, and good thatch ratings.

The main negatives for Sir Walter are its seeding levels, and its drought recovery levels (recovery after drought ends).

As an overall quality rating, Sir Walter is one of the better soft leaf Buffalo grasses for sale in Australia today, and is an excellent choice for anyone seeking a new soft leaf buffalo lawn for their home.


Softness Of Sir Walter Buffalo

Sir Walter is a true soft leaf Buffalo lawn type. Sir Walter was professionally photographed at Microscopic detail to study and compare it's softness to other Buffalo lawn types, and clearly came out as one of the softest Buffaloes available. Sapphire, Palmetto and Matilda also passed these same softness tests. See these amazing world first photos here.


How To Kill Weeds In Sir Walter Buffalo

All Buffalo grasses have long been known to react badly to broadleaf weed killers, often browning the lawn or even killing it in places.

The cause of this damage has been due to the most common chemical used in weed killers which has been Dicamba. So always avoid buying any weed killer for use on any Buffalo grass if it contains this chemical.

Yates Lush and Yates Buffalo Pro are perfect for weed control on all Buffalo lawns.

These days there are many new choices of weed killers which are safe for use on Buffalo lawns, including for your Sir Walter soft leaf Buffalo, and these weed killers will have either Bromoxynil or MCPA as their active ingredient.

As with all Buffalo lawns, if you have any trouble removing weed types other than the Broadleaf weed types in your Sir Walter lawn, then a specialised and licensed weed spraying contractor may be the best option, as they have both experience and access to weed control chemicals which the homeowner cannot buy.


Mowing Sir Walter Soft Buffalo

The best lawn results will be gained when mowing Sir Walter at a height of between 35 and 60 mm. Like all grasses, mowing regularity is very important as it greatly aids in controlling thatch build up, reduces spreading of runners into garden beds and promotes a healthy greener lawn as the lawn mowing promotes more green leaf growth.





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