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Sir Walter vs Sir Grange

With many options available on the market, it can be hard deciding which turf to choose for your next project.

When it comes to your home, the most popular choices are Sir Walter and Sir Grange, with the former being an all-time favourite nationwide and the latter being an emerging turf variety. To help you decide which one would be better for your property, it’s worth comparing the two based on their key qualities.

Weather tolerance

As Australians, we all know the weather can be unpredictable. From the harsh summer heat to freezing temperatures and severe flooding, you’ll want grass that will survive through most, if not all, weather conditions.

Sir Walter is designed to survive and grow through the country’s extreme climates. Bred in Australia, it’s known for its tough properties.

However, Sir Grange isn’t one to doubt, with it owning a high drought tolerance and being able to persist through sub-freezing temperatures.

“Sir Walter is designed to survive and grow through the country’s extreme climates.”

Maintenance

So, both Sir Walter and Sir Grange can survive the Australian weather. But which one needs less maintenance?

We know grass that needs more attention can be a hassle especially if you don’t have the time. Everyone wants their grass to look its best with as minimal maintenance as possible.

Sir Grange is the perfect example of a low maintenance turf, with 50% less mowing needed compared to other varieties. Plus, it can adapt to both shaded and full sun areas.

But just when you think Sir Grange has few requirements, Sir Walter Buffalo also proves to require less maintenance. Needing little mowing and fertilising, its high-performing traits allow it to have minimal bare patches when scalped.

“Sir Grange is the perfect example of a low maintenance turf, with 50% less mowing needed compared to other varieties.”

Turf properties

Other properties from both kinds of grass should be considered, with Sir Walter and Sir Grange sharing similar qualities.

Sir Walter and Sir Grange are both self-repairing and come with excellent salt tolerance which allows them to survive in areas along the coasts. They’re also covered by Lawn Solutions Australia’s 10-year warranty, allowing you to be relieved regardless of which turf you choose.

“Sir Walter and Sir Grange are both self-repairing and come with excellent salt tolerance.”

But to be clear, Sir Walter and Sir Grange also have their own set of distinct qualities.

Where Sir Walter Buffalo is prized for its low-allergenic characteristic and high resistance to fungus and diseases, Sir Grange turf can repel weeds and insects better.

Another difference is their texture. Being made for golf courses, Sir Grange has an extremely plush texture with finer leaf blades, giving your lawn a neater look. However, Sir Walter Buffalo has a luscious soft feel to it which makes it perfect for children.

Their differing popularity is also worth noting. Whilst Sir Walter DNA Certified Buffalo is homegrown and is known across Australia, Sir Grange Zoysia turf is the number one turf in the USA, making it a world-renowned variety.


Regardless of whether you decide on Sir Grange or Sir Walter, we offer both turf varieties at Sydney Lawn and Turf. If you’re looking to purchase or would like to find out more about either turf types, give us a call today on 1800 458 859!