Sir Walter Premium Lawn Turf
Sir Walter is a high quality, low maintenance, shade tolerant grass
which is ideal for heavy traffic areas
Sir Walter is a soft leaf Buffalo variety that was born and bred in Australia. It is linked to the species used around Australia since the early 1900’s. These early varieties however, lost popularity due to their poor colour, coarseness and overall disappointing performance. Since the advent of Sir Walter, buffalo grass has fast regained popularity and Sir Walter has proven itself to be the best all round grass for Australian conditions.
Ongoing Turf Maintenance
The recommendations are for established lawns only, to ensure good health and the best possible colour year round. These recommendations are averages and should be used as a guide. Situations vary according to soil conditions, location, water pressure etc. The visual appearance of your lawn will become your best guide.
No more than 30-40% of the leaf should be removed in any one mow. Keep mower blades sharp and do not cut wet grass. Mowing height is an important factor in promoting healthy lawn.
Sir Walter is best at 30-40mm. In a shady position it should be kept longer at all times. In spring your Sir Walter Buffalo lawn can be mown down to a height of 15mm (except in shady areas) and fertilised. This removes the thatch built up in your lawn and allows new stolon growth.
In summer mow every 10–14 days. Autumn and winter every 2–5 weeks, only if necessary.
A regular rotary mower can be used.
Save time and money on your water bill by installing a controlled sprinkler system.
Sir Walter can tolerate severe drought conditions once established.
To maintain a healthy green appearance:
Summer – over 30 degrees
Autumn and Spring
Winter – when no rain
3 times per week for 15 minutes 1 time per week for 20 minutes 1 time per week for 12 minutes
Apply four applications a year of fertiliser from our specialty range. Reduced growth, paleness of colour and weeds may indicate your lawn is lacking nutrition.
Ask for a copy of our Sir Walter fertilising program.
For best results with weedicides, promote growth by fertilising 14 days ahead and do not mow for 48 hours prior to spraying. Broadleaf sprays control Clover, Bindii and Broadleaf weeds including Paterson’s Curse (Salvation Jane) and should be applied before flowering at the end of July as a preventative. Use a broadleaf registered weedicide for use on Buffalo grasses.
To control Black Beetle, Mole Cricket and grass-eating caterpillars in lawns, use a recognised Lawn Grub Killer each spring, as a preventative.
Wintergrass Control – apply annually between April and August.
All fertiliser and turf care products can be purchased at Hicks Instant Turf and are available for home delivery.
Sir Walter Maintenance Guide (181KB – PDF)