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Which Turf Should I Use?

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Click on the logos below to find out more about each turf variety.

Sapphire Soft Leaf Buffalo

Palmetto Soft Leaf Buffalo Turf


Empire Zoysia Turf

Nara Native Turf

Kenda Kikuyu Turf

Stadium Sports Couch

When buying a lawn you need to look at what type of turf you need: shade tolerant, wear tolerant, low maintenance, etc. No turf is best for all situations. There are many varieties available in Australia and it can be hard to decide what turf is right for you.

Below is a good selection of varieties available with easy to follow descriptions. With lots of growers around Australia for these varieties, you can get the right turf for the right price.

NOTE: Even if your state isn’t listed, the turf varieties below may work in your area. Consult a lawn care professional for advice on which turf is best for your area.

Download this PDF for a detailed guide on choosing the right turf

Or Click Here to watch this video on Choosing The Right Turf For Your Situation In Australia

If you need to repair patches in your lawn, or are looking for an alternative to runners/seed, have a look at our Viro-Cell Lawn Information.

For more information on why you cannot grow Buffalo from seed Click Here

Full sun to heavy shade

Palmetto Soft Leaf Buffalo - Palmetto Stenotaphrum secundatum 'SS100' PBR
Stenotaphrum secundatum ‘SS100’ 
  • Best winter colour Buffalo
  • Less mowing & edging
  • Emerald green colour
  • Low allergenic turf (good for people with allergies)

Recommended for: NSW, ACT, VIC, SA, WA & QLD.

Sapphire Soft Leaf Buffalo - Sapphire Stenotaphrum secundatum 'B12' PBR
Stenotaphrum secundatum ‘B12’ 
  • #1 Buffalo in shade* (proven by DPI research)
  • Finer leaf and softer Buffalo
  • Great wear tolerance
  • Good drought tolerance

Recommended for: NSW, VIC, SA, WA & QLD.
* Data from Adaptation & Management of Australian Buffalo Grass Cultivars for Shade & Water Conservation. HAL and Queensland Department of Primary Industries.

Stenotaphrum secundatum ‘PAL42’ 
  • Amazing winter colour
  • Excellent wear tolerance
  • Darkest green Buffalo turf available
  • Good drought & cold tolerance

Recommended for: NSW, ACT, VIC, SA, WA & QLD.

Full sun to moderate shade

Empire Zoysia Turf - Empire Zoysia japonica 'SS500' PBR
Empire™ Zoysia japonica ‘SS500’ 
  • Best for low maintenance and low fertiliser needs
  • Lawn grub resistant
  • Great drought tolerance
  • Beautiful fine texture

Recommended for: NSW, ACT, VIC, SA, WA, QLD & NT.

Nara Native Turf - Nara Zoysia macrantha 'MAC03' PBR
Zoysia macrantha ‘MAC03’ 
  • Best for native gardens & salt spray affected areas
  • Lawn grub resistant
  • Great drought tolerance & good wear tolerance
  • Low maintenance and beautiful fine texture

Recommended for: NSW, ACT, VIC, SA, WA & QLD.

Full sun to light shade

Kenda Kikuyu Turf - Kenda Pennisetum clandestinum 'KIK203' PBR
Pennisetum clandestinum ‘KIK203’ 
  • Best for big dogs & hard playing kids
  • Excellent winter colour & wear tolerance
  • Sterile Kikuyu (it won’t become a weed like common Kikuyu)
  • Fast to establish and uniform growth

Recommended for: NSW, ACT, VIC, SA & WA.

Cynosport Couch - Cynosport Cynodon dactylon 'WGP3' PBR
Cynodon dactylon ‘WGP3’ 
  • A sports Couch ideal for warmer climates
  • Great for high profile sporting venues
  • Good density without the thatch problems
  • Fast establishing and excellent wear recovery
  • Recommended for commercial use only

Recommended for: NSW & QLD.

Turf Development

Ozbreed has identified, tested and developed improved warm season turf grasses. They are superior varieties that were bred to be more beautiful and to require less maintenance, along with other individual qualities that each turf has. These turf varieties are leading the way in the industry and are readily adopted by landscapers, councils, architects, golf course superintendents – anyone who values superior aesthetics and functionality of reduced water and maintenance needs in their landscape.

An abundance of research has been put into each turf variety to ensure you get the best out of it. Click here to visit the research section to see the amount of work put into Ozbreed’s turf.


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