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Being a drought-tolerant turf, Sir Walter has lower watering requirements compared to other turf varieties. But just like any other living plant, your Sir Walter lawn will still need water to grow and
maintain its health.

When watering your lawn, a good thing to consider is its status—whether it is new or established— water restrictions, the season and recent and upcoming rain. All these will be contributing factors to the overall watering schedule.

Watering new turf

As new buffalo grass is trying to get settled and establish its roots, it is no question that it will need a healthy amount of water within its first two weeks.

When you first lay your turf, you should give it a healthy water for at least the first hour. From this day forward, you should be giving your turf 25mm of water each day until it has taken root into the soil – usually 10 to 14 days later.

Watering new turf

After this period, you should water your lawn for a short period each day for the third week of establishment. For the fourth week, you should lower it two only two waters entirely.

Once these four weeks have passed, your lawn should be well established. From then on, it is recommended you give your lawn the necessary water required for established turf to maintain a healthy lawn.

To ensure you water the entire lawn area, we advise you to use a water sprinkler. However, if water restrictions are enforced, a hand-held trigger nozzled hose and a smart watering system will also suffice.

Watering established turf

When it comes to watering established Sir Walter grass, you will find your lawn needs less attention. With a strong heat resistance and drought tolerance, Sir Walter can survive on less water than other varieties.

If you want to encourage its healthy green colour and growth, we recommend giving it water when necessary. This is most important in warmer weather during spring and summer.

Watering established turf

In summer, you will find dryer conditions can take an effect on your Sir Walter after a while. To avoid this, we recommend giving your lawn one to two waters each week. However, if conditions aren’t too harsh, it can survive off a single watering per week.

During winter, it is recommended you don’t water your grass at all unless it is extremely dry. With Sir Walter going dormant and experiencing the occasional frost, water is not generally needed in these months. A one-off monthly water in both spring and autumn is also encouraged.

When watering this variety, deep, infrequent waters are best. This is because it will help your Sir
Walter develop stronger roots as the water spreads further, compared to the distance of those with
quick, frequent waters.

Watering and rain forecasts

Rainfall can impact and cause changes to your watering plan. With each rainfall, your lawn is getting water. Therefore, you must avoid overwatering your lawn by keeping an eye on recent and potential rain. By observing future rainfall, you should avoid watering your grass – instead, allowing the rain to do the job for you.

By tailoring your watering schedule around rainfall, you will also be saving water by relying on natural water sources.

Watering and rain forecasts

In saying that, with zero rain forecasted and water restrictions enforced, it is essential to stay mindful and follow any restrictions regulations enforced in your region.

The right time to water your grass

The best time to water a Sir Walter lawn, like all varieties, is early in the morning from 4 am to 8am or during the early evening. This is because the weather is generally cooler and there is less sunlight.

Watering later in the day will be less effective as the water is more receptive to evaporation due to warmer weather and more intense sunlight.

The right time to water your grass

Although you can water in the late afternoon, it is not the best time because the sun is about to set. Whereas the morning gives the water time to be soaked up by the sun, the soil will remain wet in the dark for an extended period, leading to the development and growth of potential turf diseases.

Watering and fertilising

When fertilising, you must water your Sir Walter lawn afterwards. Not only will this help prevent your lawn from burning, but it will also help activate the fertiliser.

By watering your grass, the fertiliser will move from the grass and into the soil. It also washes the salt off the leaves that can cause the grass blades to burn.

Watering and fertilising

Water Restrictions

While living in a frequently warm and sunny country has its perks, experiencing droughts in Australia is a common downfall. An often occurrence across the nation, droughts are inevitable, usually triggering strict water restrictions in its presence.

While turf generally relies on substantial water supply, it is still possible to maintain a well-performing turf while following water restrictions. We actively encourage you to keep in mind any restrictions when watering your lawn. This includes any enforcement on particular watering methods and time restrictions. It is also vital you stay water savvy, not just during droughts, but all year long to help support and preserve our shared water supply.


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 Sir Walter DNA Certified

Sir Walter DNA Certified

The DNA Certified stamp ensures it is the genuine Sir Walter turf variety.

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Genetic Assured Purity

Being AusGAP certified guarantees our turf is genuine in genetic purity.

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Accredited Turf Grower

An accredited Lawn Solutions Australia supplier, we only provide quality turf.

Ten-Year Product Warranty

Ten-Year Product Warranty

Our turf comes with a ten-year product warranty ensuring peace of mind.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Interested in learning more about Sir Walter DNA Certified Turf grass? Below, we list the features
that make it such a popular turf variety!

  • How often should I water my Sir Walter turf?
  • It depends on the season. The seasonal weather will help you determine how much you should water your Sir Walter Buffalo lawn. As a drought-tolerant turf, it will require less water than other varieties. However, you should still water your turf one to two times a week in the hotter season to maintain its colour and health. You can water it once or not at all during the colder months.

  • Can you deliver my Sir Walter turf?
  • We certainly can! As a leading turf supplier in Sydney, we know our customers don’t always have access to a vehicle that can fit their Sir Walter turf order. That is why we offer a delivery option to Sydney and Wollongong suburbs with each order for an extra fee, as an alternative to pick up.

  • How much is Sir Walter per metre?
  • At J&B Buffalo Turf Supplies, we like to deliver our customers with affordable prices, and this is no exception for our Sir Walter turf. Currently, we sell Sir Walter at a great price of $20 per square metre.

  • How big are the rolls of Sir Walter?
  • Just like most of our turf, a roll of Sir Walter is usually 1.7 metres long and 0.6 metres wide. This makes it a total of 1 square metre.

  • I don’t have time to lay Sir Walter, can you help?
  • Yes, we can! We know a lot of our clients don’t have the time to lay their brand-new Sir Walter turf. That is why for an extra fee, we are able to provide our customers with turf installation. This way you don’t have to worry about finding the time, but you also know it is getting professionally installed.

  • What sort of lead time is required for my Sir Walter order?
  • When you order your Sir Walter lawn, we allow you to tell us when you want it! This way we can guarantee your order will be ready when it is convenient for you. Depending on stock and the time of the order, we can even have your turf ready on the next day.

  • What type of grass is Sir Walter?
  • Our Sir Walter DNA Certified Turf is part of the Buffalo grass family. Naturalised here in Australia, this Buffalo variety is perfect for the Australian weather.

  • How do I top-dress Sir Walter lawn?
  • When it comes to top-dressing your Sir Walter lawn, we recommend spreading a top-dressing soil mix across your lawn with a shovel. This should be done during the active season when your grass is growing. For turf supplies such as top-dressing, speak to our friendly staff and we can help you find the best quality supplies for your lawn.

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