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 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 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.
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.
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.
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All You Need to Know About Sir Walter
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Comparing Standard Buffalo to Sir Walter
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Frequently Asked Questions
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that make it such a popular turf variety!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.