Sydney Wide Soft Leaf Buffalo

The team at Sydney Wide Turf along with our growing partners have come up with our own brand of Soft Leaf Buffalo. We think this variety while not being number one in any one category it has been bred to work more situations making it a very versatile turf.

Developed in Australia, it is more suited to our environment and harsh climate.

Sydney Wide Soft Leaf Buffalo requires no special skill or knowledge. Once established, its is low maintenance, requiring less watering and mowing. Dense low thatch ensures easier management.

Sydney Wide Soft Leaf Buffalo performs well in both sun and shade locations, making it the perfect choice for the average homemaker. Its performance underneath trees is outstanding and can survive with only a few hours of sun each day.

Its low allergy and soft surface makes it ideal for children to play on and the strong blade means it can handle wear and tear from pets.Its fast growth means it self repairs like no other turf, leaving less work and more enjoyment.

Sydney Wide Soft Leaf Buffalo is less chemical dependent because it resists common fungal diseases and insect pest, making it more environmentally friendly than other turf varieties. It also has a low fertiliser requirement.

Sydney Wide Soft Leaf Buffalo‘s lush emerald green colour has the ability to maintain its colour through the widest range of adverse conditions. It is drought, heat, salt, cold and shade tolerant.

Sydney Wide Soft Leaf Buffalo will suit a wide range of applications from the Household lawn to Commercial Landscapes.


Texture: Soft broad leaf

Description: Mid-green leaves (blade and sheath), red-purple stolons. Leaf width 6.5-9 mm, Rapid lateral stolon growth. The internodes are medium-long and shoots develop from the nodes.

Use: Lawns (residential/commercial/industrial), parkland

Mowing height: Summer: 30-50 mm. Winter or shaded conditions: 40-55 mm

Method of propagation: Vegetative rolls, sprigging of stolons

Preferred soil types:

Best on sandy loams, pH 5.2 to 7.5 preferred. Tolerance range pH 4.6 to 8.1. Not tolerant of water logging.

Comments: Vigorous in subtropical and tropical areas, requiring weekly mowing to avoid scalping. Soft leaf texture.

Heat: Excellent, in high and low humidity areas, but grows best at moderate temperatures between 20°C and 30°C.

Cold: Good. Survives normal frosts under Australian conditions. Selected for winter colour retention, does not purple or become straw-coloured at lower temperatures.

Shade: Can withstand shading under trees. Requires 30-100% sunlight.

Drought: Medium plus. Deep root system and less leaf water loss compared to some other soft-leaf buffalo grasses.

Salinity: Medium salinity tolerance compared with the range of available warm season turf grass cultivars.

Wear: Medium. Not recommended for high traffic areas. Better wear tolerance than sweet smother, kikuyu and winter green couch in 50% shade. Regrows quickly, but needs a recovery time to repair damage.

Herbicide sensitivity: Sensitive to many of the herbicides. Use only registered herbicides in accordance with the label that are safe for soft leaf buffalo grass. Avoid herbicides containing Dicamba.

For more information on which turf variety best suits your specific requirements give our team a all on 1300 878 873