Updated March 19, 2021

Sir Grange vs Sir Walter: Battle of the Turf Varieties

Round 2 - Sir Grange vs Sir Walter

Welcome to week 2 of Battle of the Turf Varieties! This week, we are comparing Sir Grange Zoysia and Sir Walter DNA Certified Buffalo Grass, which are two common turf options available across the country.

Both offer such a variety of benefits, we know how tricky it can be to negotiate sometimes… so keep reading our little comparison guide below!

Sir Grange Turf

Sir Grange turf, which is also called Sir Grange Zoysia or Sir Grange, was created at Bladerunner Farms in Texas, USA under the name ‘Zeon Zoysia’. It was selected from 10,000+ other varieties and was developed with golf courses in mind but, after considering its characteristics, it was found to be great for residential use too. It is a Zoysia Matrella and one of the slowest growing turf leaf varieties available, making it a great choice for those who want a low mowing lawn.

Advantages

  • Low maintenance.
  • Drought, heat and shade resistant as it adapts to different climates.
  • As it has high levels of silicon, this results in strong leaf blades.
  • Slow leaf growth rate means low mowing requirements.
  • High surface strength because of dense vertical growth.
  • Visually appealing due to dense growth.
  • Weed and disease resistant.
  • Naturally resistant to diseases and pests.
  • Great for barefoot walking as soft/densely mattered.

Sir Walter Turf

Sir Walter turf, specifically called Sir Walter DNA Certified Buffalo Grass, is a turf variety that was created in Australia and has been one of the most popular options on the Australian market since 1997. Over 70 million metres of grass has been sold since its inception… that’s over 500,000 homes!

Advantages

  • Low maintenance.
  • Wear and tear tolerant, as it recovers quickly following any damage.
  • Drought tolerant due to lower watering needs.
  • Weed and insect resistant.
  • Plush, soft texture.
  • Fast growing.
  • Shade tolerant, as its broad leaves result in better photosynthesis.
  • Will keep your home:
    • Up to 10 degrees cooler than bare soil.
    • Up to 20 degrees cooler than concrete.
    • Up to 40 degrees cooler than artificial turf.

Which one should you choose?

When it comes to choosing between Sir Walter and Sir Grange, both have a range of benefits that should be considered.

Sir Grange is suitable for both residential and commercial use, with low maintenance requirements making it a great choice for those hard-to-reach locations.

Alternatively, Sir Walter is suitable for both children and pets and is a common choice for residential backyards. 

We always recommend speaking to a professional to assist when choosing a turf, so speak to our friendly team for a little extra help!

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Article written by Ashlee Hall

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