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Buffalo Turf

Buffalo Turf from Instant Turf Melbourne: Beautiful soft leaf variety

Once established, it is soft to walk on, has a lovely full colour, and is drought tolerant. Buffalo turf takes a reasonable amount of care, but no more than other turf types throughout the year.
A little fertilizer in April will help to maintain its winter colour. Buffalo turf is self-repairing; however do not mow too short. Buffalo turf takes full sun, a little shade, and stands up to kids and dogs.

  • Warm Season
  • Self Repairing
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Great Winter Colour
  • Soft Underfoot
  • Soft Blade

If you are looking for a grass that is soft underfoot has outstanding colour which can withstand Melbourne summers, then Buffalo turf is the one for you and should be at the top of your list.

With the correct maintenance, Buffalo turf will give you many years of lovely lawn that is soft enough for the Grandchildren but hardy enough for the dog.

Depending on the Subsoil, the thickness of soil blend underneath should be considered:

  • For Sandy Soil 50mm of new soil mix should be added.
  • For Clay or Heavy Soil 100-150 mm of new soil mix should be added.
  • For Rocky or Shale soil 250-300mm of new soil mix should be added.

When adding to a clay soil, ensure the clay is broken up. Use a clay breaker, a Gypsum spread and ensure it is not too compact for the new soil mix.

Level your new soil and now you are ready to lay your New Turf.


Apply a starter Fertilizer. Order your Turf for when you are ready to lay. Your lawn is a living product and doesn’t like to be out of the ground for long. Ideally, turf should be laid on day of delivery, to ensure it stays healthy and green. It is best to have it delivered on the day you are going to lay. Make sure you water it as soon as you are finished laying the turf.

If you have a large area you may need to water in as you go. (This applies to hot days in particular)