Best Turf Types for Gold Coast Climate

Best Turf Types for Gold Coast Climate

Best Turf Types for Brisbane Climate

Brisbane Front YardAny lawn variety you choose for either south-east or north Queensland must be able to cope with dry, sub-tropical to tropical conditions.

There’s not one particular variety that is suitable for Brisbane and surrounding regions – rather each individual location will have its unique characteristics that determine the most suitable turf variety of your home.

For most locations within QLD it comes back to the amount of sun or shade your area receives and whether you want a drought tolerant, robust variety of low maintenance.

Four suitable grasses for Queensland are Zoysia, Buffalo, Couch and Kikuyu.

Kikuyu grass, however, is more suited to the dry, sub-tropical conditions of south-east Queensland.

Zoysia Turf Types for Brisbane Climate

Zoysia GrassZoysia Turf Types are Perfect for Brisbane QLD Climate Conditions is a lawn that is perfect for tropical, sub-tropical and dry climates. It’s ideal for Brisbane, the Gold Coast and other areas of Queensland.

Even though Zoysia’s leaf is soft to touch and of a finer blade, it still manages to retain its water well. This makes it just as hardy, if not hardier than broad-leaf varieties such as Buffalos.

Zoysia varieties such as Empire and Nara Native, are ideal hard-wearing grasses that have fast initial growth across the ground with highly branched runners that provide rapid recovery from wear.

Empire Zoysia Turf

When selecting a Zoysia variety for QLD Empire Zoysia is a good choice.

Empire Zoysia BrisbaneThroughout all of QLD’s climatic conditions Empire grows well, requires very little maintenance, has a high resistance to insects, diseases, weeds and drought, and copes well with shade.

Empire is also extremely water efficient and easy to keep looking good in hot, humid regions.

Empire Zoysia costs between $12 to $16 per square metre. Your local QLD grower suppliers can easily be found with our online supplier locator tool. If you would like more Empire Zoysia pricing info, visit our Empire Zoysia info page and or get 3 quotes from your local Empire growers today.

Nara Native Zoysia

Nara Zoysia Lawn Brisbane Nara Zoysia is the Number 1 Aussie native choice for lower maintenance, high drought tolerance, weed resistance and salt and wear resilience.

Nara Native Zoysia is a true all-rounder that will perform under tough QLD conditions without sacrificing on looks and feel.

And, even though Nara Zoysia is a native grass it still takes on the appearance of an eye-catching deep green domestic lawn.

Nara turf is also an efficient water user and highly drought tolerant due to its deep-rooted system and superior attributes.

Nara Native Zoysia costs between $11 to $16 per square metre. Your local QLD grower suppliers can easily be found with our online supplier locator tool. To get more Nara Zoysia pricing info, visit our Nara Zoysia info page and or get 3 quotes from your local growers today.

ZOYSIA LAWN CARE

Mowing

Mow your Zoysia lawn to 2cm-5cm in sun, or 5cm-7cm in shade – lower cuts will resemble a Couch lawn, higher cuts will resemble a Fescue lawn with longer leaf blades.

Mow every 2 weeks in warmer months, and every 3-8 weeks in colder months.

Fertilising

Fertiliser is recommended twice a year, with an additional application if the lawn is subject to high levels of wear and tear.

Watering

Zoysia is highly 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 Zoysia lawn promotes a healthy lawn and a strong deep-rooted system.

Watering time for your Zoysia turf is best in the early morning.

Laying

In QLD it is best to not lay Zoysia turf between the months of 15 May to 15 August.

Buffalo Turf Breeds for Brisbane Climate

Buffalo Turf Types - Ideal for Brisbane QLD ClimateIn Queensland, Buffalo grass grows well in both summer and winter and is adept at handling the extreme conditions brought by all times of the year.

Buffalo also has self-repairing qualities, making it ideal for high-traffic situations such as a family yard.

Behind Buffalo grasses hard-wearing characteristics are deep roots as well as fast-growing stolons and runners that enable quick recovery from lots of traffic. 

Due to Buffalo grasses large, deep rooted system it is an efficient water user and can stay greener for longer during dry conditions.

Buffalo lawns are also known for having a full and fast recovery rate once drought and water restrictions have ended.

Prestige Buffalo Lawn Brisbane

Prestige Buffalo

Prestige Buffalo’s deep-rooted system means it is a hard-wearing grass suitable for lots of wear and tear from active children and dogs.

Prestige is also known as the Next Generation Buffalo as it is one of the newest Buffalos on the market having been bred from Sir Walter but with all its characteristics enhanced to suit Buffalo lawn lovers.

For sun and shade tolerance, Prestige Buffalo will tolerate up to 70% shade with low wear, and up to 50% shade with moderate to high wear.

Prestige Buffalo is an efficient water user and is able to stay green longer in dry conditions and has excellent winter colour.

Prestige Buffalo costs between $13 to $16.50 per square metre. Your local Victorian grower suppliers can easily be found with our online supplier locator tool. To get more Prestige Buffalo info, visit our Prestige Buffalo info page and get 3 quotes from your local growers today.

Sapphire Soft Leaf Buffalo

Sapphire Buffalo Turf Brisbane QLDAs with most Buffalo varieties, Sapphire Soft Leaf is a highly durable & robust lawn that is ideal for dogs and children.

Sapphire’s folding leaf creates a lawn that is unbeatably soft.

Sapphire Soft Leaf Buffalo also has a rapid recovery rate from any wear or damaged areas on your grass.

Sapphire Buffalo is drought tolerant once established – but, like all plants does require water.

Requirements of Sapphire Turf do depend on the environmental factors so be aware of a drying climate and water your lawn accordingly.

Sapphire Buffalo costs between $10 to $15 per square metre. Your local Victorian grower suppliers can easily be found with our online supplier locator tool. To get more Sapphire Buffalo info, visit our Sapphire Buffalo info page and get 3 quotes from your local Sapphire growers today.

Palmetto Buffalo Turf Brisbane QLD

Palmetto Buffalo

One of the most dog-friendly, hardwearing Buffalo varieties is Palmetto.

Palmetto grass is a soft broad leaf variety, that suits any home and requires less watering and mowing than most turf varieties.

Palmetto turf also has a high tolerance to shade making it ideal for yards sheltered by trees, garden shrubs or house eaves.

Palmetto Buffalo costs between $10 to $15 per square metre. Your local Victorian grower suppliers can easily be found with our online supplier locator tool. To get more Palmetto Buffalo info, visit our Palmetto Buffalo info page and get 3 quotes from your local Palmetto growers today.

BUFFALO LAWN CARE

Mowing

Maintenance mowing of your Buffalo lawn – cut to 2cm-5cm in sun or light shade, or 5cm-7cm in heavier shade.  Mow your Buffalo turf every 5-10 days in warmer months, and every 3-6 weeks in colder months

Fertilising

Buffalo lawn needs to be fed with fertiliser to remain strong and healthy. Use a complete fertiliser in early April (Autumn) and early September (early Spring) and if you need a quick green-up use a fertiliser high in nitrogen to promote a lush green lawn.

Watering

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 Buffalo lawn accordingly.  Remember, infrequent deep watering of your Buffalo lawn promotes a healthy lawn and a strong deep-rooted system. Watering time is best in the early morning.

Laying

In Queensland Buffalo grass can be installed at any time.

Couch Turf Types for Brisbane Climate

Couch Turf Types - Ideal for Brisbane QLD ConditionsCouch grass will stay relatively vibrant in all seasons within QLD; however, care should be taken in warmer months to mow it regularly, and to fertilise and nourish it in colder months otherwise it may become patchy.

Couch grasses perform well in warmer climates with dry or humid heat, without the major thatching issues that typically occur.

Couch is also an efficient water user thanks to many underground runners which support the lawn during drought conditions.

High wear tolerance is also part of Couch’s features thanks to its fine leaf blade that produces a moderate thatch layer providing greater wearability and recovery.

Couch varieties such as OZTUFF® and Stadium® Sports have excellent wear and tear due to their robust deep-rooted system and cope with Queensland’s conditions.

Oztuff Couch Turf Brisbane

OZTUFF Couch

OZTUFF is a proven Couch variety that copes well with Queensland’s conditions both south and north.

OZTUFF has hard wearing and fast recovery characteristics – great for pets and kids – due to the strength in its moderate thatch layer that protects the grass runners and stem growth.

A robust deep-rooted system means OZTUFF is more drought resistance that other grasses.

OZTUFF Couch costs between $8 to $10 per square metre. Your local Victorian grower suppliers can easily be found with our online supplier locator tool. To get more OzTuff info, visit our OzTuff information page and or get 3 quotes from your local growers today.

Stadium Sports Couch

Statium Sports Couch Turf BrisbaneStadium Sports Couch is another variety that handles all of Queensland’s varied seasonal conditions.

Stadium has been bred to tolerate very high traffic areas – such as sporting fields and backyards with active children and dogs.

Stadium Couch’s fast aggressive runner growth and a good dense stolon base allows it to quickly recover from damage and wear.

The natural survival characteristics of Stadium and the large number of underground runners make it tough and hardy during drought conditions.

Stadium Couch costs between $8 to $10 per square metre. Your local Victorian grower suppliers can easily be found with our online supplier locator tool. To get more Stadium Couch info, visit our Stadium® Sports Couch info page and get 3 quotes from your local growers today.

COUCH LAWN CARE

Mowing

Cut to 2cm-4cm every 7-21 days in the warmer months, depending on the frequency of fertiliser.

Fertilising

Fertiliser is recommended twice a year: once in early April (Autumn) and once in September (Spring).

For a faster-growing Couch lawn or to increase wear tolerance, simply fertilise more frequently

Watering

Couch is highly 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 Couch lawn accordingly.

Remember, infrequent deep watering of your Couch turf promotes a healthy lawn and a strong deep-rooted system. Watering time is best in the early morning.

Laying

In QLD Couch grass can be installed at any time but note that during winter it will take longer to establish due to the cooler soil.

Kikuyu Turf Types for Brisbane Climate

Kikuyu Turf Types - Ideal for Brisbane QLD Climate ConditionsKikuyu grasses thrive in full sun which makes it perfect for south-east QLD homes.

The downside of Kikuyu grasses is that they grow poorly in shady or poorly lit areas however it will regenerate quickly if worn out, which is why it’s often used for homes, schools and sports fields.

The main problem with Kikuyu grass is that its fast-growing nature means that it can become invasive, requiring frequent mowing through the warmer parts of the year. 

Care must be taken to stop Kikuyu grass from escaping the confines of your lawn and spreading to other parts of your home’s yard, or even crossing over to a neighbour’s yard.

Kenda Kikuyu Turf Front Yard BrisbaneKenda Kikuyu

One of the most popular choices for many homeowners who want a hard-wearing grass is Kenda Kikuyu.

Unlike common Kikuyu, Kenda grass is bred to be sterile and produce minimal seed head – meaning it doesn’t spread into your garden and is great for allergy sufferers.

Behind Kenda Kikuyu’s strength is a dense leaf coverage and a strong root system.

Kenda Kikuyu is also the only variety that has extra-large prostrate runners and four times as many rhizomes compare to other Kikuyu, making it hard-wearing with an excellent recovery rate.

Kenda Kikuyu costs between $7 to $11 per square metre. Your local Victorian grower suppliers can easily be found with our online supplier locator tool. To get more Kenda Kikuyu info, visit our Kenda Kikuyu info page and get 3 quotes from your local growers today.

KIKUYU LAWN CARE MANAGEMENT

Mowing

Cut to 2.5cm-5cm every 7-10 days in the warmer months, and every 3-6 weeks in cold months.

Fertilising

Fertiliser is recommended twice a year: once in early April (Autumn) and once in September (Spring).

Watering

Kenda 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 Kenda lawn accordingly.

Remember, infrequent deep watering of your Kenda lawn promotes a healthy lawn and a strong deep-rooted system. Watering time is best in the early morning.

Laying

In Queensland Kikuyu grass can be installed at any time.

 

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