The most common Australian varieties of turf grass types are:
- Soft Leaf Buffalo
- Queensland Blue
- Broad Leaf Carpet Grass
When choosing turf on the Sunshine Coast you need to consider the issues specific to the location – proximity to the coast, the warm weather, the humidity, the seasonal rainfall as well as issue specifically related to the type of turf, such as:
- Drought tolerance
- Shade tolerance
- Pest & Disease tolerance
- Weed invasiveness
- Frequency of mowing
- The winter colour
- Salt tolerance
Consider also the amount of shade your lawn receives and is likely to receive over the years as trees and plants grow. Think about the amount of time and money you are prepared to invest in the maintenance of your lawn for tasks like fertilising, mowing, watering, pest and weed control.
The best choice of turf grass for the Sunshine Coast’s climate and conditions is the soft leaf buffalo such as Sir Walter. It is perfectly suited to the warm and often humid climate, has excellent salt and shade tolerance, good drought, pest and disease tolerance and a good winter colour. It suffers only slight invasion from weeds and requires only average mowing and maintenance – making it a great choice. Another option is one of the couch turf varieties such as the Nullarbor Couch – both are available for purchase online from Daleys Turf.
For turf on the Sunshine Coast Daleys Turf highly recommends Sir Walter Premium lawn turf. This soft leaf buffalo turf has proven to be a winner in our climate and has an excellent home owner approval rating – it’s Australia’s most popular lawn choice. Just contact the team at Daleys Turf for more information or to place an order.