How To Choose The Right Lawn For Your Home

Whether you’re looking for turf for residential or commercial use, the most important consideration is to ensure it suits the purpose for which it is intended.

Factors to consider include geographical location, amount of shade, intended purpose, and the level of maintenance you are willing to undertake.


The wide variety of warm and cool season grasses have different attributes with relation to drought, disease and pest resistance. Growth speed and heights also vary, impacting on the level of maintenance required and desired look.

Couch grass

A warm season grass with many varieties, Couch is one of the most popular grasses across Australia. It has low growth and high tolerance to drought and salt, with varying tolerance to shade.

Buffalo grass

No longer scratchy and hard; new soft leaf varieties are more comfortable to relax on. It is a warm season grass with strong self-repairing attributes and shade tolerance and is considered low-maintenance in comparison to other grass types.

Kikuyu grass

Also a very popular warm season grass choice due to self-sufficient, drought tolerant qualities, affordability and durability. Grows vigorously and requires frequent mowing throughout spring and summer.

Fescue grass

This cool season grass is usually grown from seed and lacks the regeneration qualities of warm season grasses. Fescue is a thirstier grass type, requiring regular watering to remain lush and green.

Talk to your turf grower for expert advice on how to choose and care for the right type of grass for you, or visit

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