instant turf varieties – l

Lawn Ain’t Lawn!

What you need to know about the different lawn varieties:

  • Instant Lawn Varieties all have very different qualities and attributes
  • Generally the premium instant lawns have a larger attribute list and are lower maintenance
  • Lawn selection suited to your needs and area is critical to your long term happiness with your choice

The Turf Farm supply a selection of lawns to suit your area… We have taken the confusion out of lawn selection by choosing the best performing varieties in our region!

Our house of brands includes different breed types so you can find a perfect lawn for your project and style.

Comparison of Instant Lawn Varieties

Sir Walter

maintenance required for lawnEasy to Maintain
great lawn for kids lawns pet toleranceKid and Pet Friendly
lawn invasivenessSoft yet Robust
this lawn loves sun lawn shade toleranceLoves Sun and Shade
Perfect for Homes

Eureka Kikuyu

Rapid Self-Repairer
Wear Resistant
lawn invasivenessFast Grower
Holds Colour Longer
Perfect for Open Spaces

Nullarbor Couch

lawn invasivenessFine Leaf Blade
Full Sun
Rapid Repairer
Wear Tolerant
good lawn for sportsPerfect for Sports

RTF Tall Fescue

lawn invasivenessLush Green All year
 Loves Sun and Shade
Great for Cool Gardens
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Sir Walter Buffalo is our premium lawn variety. Over 60 million metres have been sold Australia wide, making it Australia’s favourite lawn. Sir Walter was bred specifically for the tough Australian environment and is the perfect choice for any home. Great in the sun and the shade, Sir Walter will add that special finishing touch to your garden design.


Eureka Premium Kikuyu is perfect for those larger projects. Kikuyu premium has quick self-repairing qualities. Eureka is a premium lawn that has a bigger list of attributes than ordinary male sterile or dwarf Kikuyu’s. As it has a better rhizomous base, it is fast repairing and stays green longer than other Kikuyu varieties. Best suited for large areas, such as sports fields or commercial projects. It can also be used in residential situations. Note: As Kikuyu was brought to Australia as a fast growing cattle food, ALL Kikuyu lawn varieties are fast spreading and invasive by nature.

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Nullarbor Couch is a fine leafed Couch and is a warm season grass. It is tough and durable and looks best when mown short.  Nullarbor couch is not suited to heavy shade, preferring 6-7 hours of sun per day.  If grown in full sun, couch is extremely hard wearing and will tolerate traffic. Couch has a high wear tolerance and an excellent ability to recuperate quickly. However, Couch requires higher maintenance to keep your lawn looking its best, with more regular mowing and fertilizing.

Recommended for both residential and commercial applications.


RTF Tall Fescue is a lush and shade tolerant lawn. Requires more water than other drought tolerant varieties, however RTF is the only true rhizomous Tall Fescue that can self repair. It likes heavier soil and best suited to cooler climate areas, such as the South East and Adelaide Hills. Lush and luxurious looking.

Which lawn needs less mowing?

For every 15 times a Kikuyu lawn requires mowing:

  • Couch grass will need to be mowed 11 times in the same period
  • Buffalo grass will need to be mowed 7.25 times in the same period

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