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Matilda Buffalo
Matilda - a soft leaf buffalo lawn
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Matilda Soft Buffalo Grass

Matilda is another new soft leaf buffalo grass which has come onto the Australian turf market in recent years. Matilda has been proven in Microscopic Buffalo Grass Photos to be one of the "truly soft" Buffalo types for sale in Australia today. A fact which is equally proven by the best softness test of all - walking barefoot across the grass, or by watching kids enjoy playing on the turf.


Characteristics Of Matilda Buffalo

Matilda is a unique soft Buffalo lawn with its own unique strengths and characteristics which separate it from the other soft leaf Buffalo grasses which are most popular in Australia today.

Matilda is a semi-dwarf Buffalo lawn, which simply refers to Matilda having finer and thinner stems and stolons, a trait which is unique amongst the better selling, and better quality Buffalo lawn types.

The leaf width is narrower than Common Buffalo and Sir Walter, and wider than Sapphire, with a leaf width approximate to Palmetto.

Matilda proved itself well in recent turf studies which showed this grass to have excellent winter colour in either full or partial shade, excellent wear and tear tolerance, excellent drought recovery (after drought ends), and good sun and shade tolerance levels.

The main negatives for Matilda are its thatch levels and its seeding levels.

With good shade tolerance, good disease resistance, low seeding levels, very good drought tolerance, very good wear and tear tolerance and recovery, and good winter colour, so therefore Matilda can only be regarded as a good all-round Soft Leaf Buffalo Grass.


Lawn Mowing and Thatch

Matilda Buffalo will benefit greatly from being mowed at correct lawn mowing heights for all buffalo lawns, which will be between 35mm - 60mm for optimum health, and this soft Buffalo grass will have average lawn mowing requirements when compared to its peers. Always remember that we can mow lawns lower when planted in full sun - but we should try to mow lawns higher when planted in shade.


Matilda Buffalo - Conclusion

In conclusion we can only say that Matilda is worthy of consideration as a quality soft leaf Buffalo lawn type for Australian lawn buyers to consider when buying their next buffalo lawn.



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