Turf Varieties

Walkers Turf Supplies offer a number of quality turf varieties to choose from.

We supply AussiBlue Couch, EMPIRE™ Zoysia, Palmetto® Soft Leaf Buffalo, Sir Walter Buffalo and Wintergreen Couch.

Please scroll down for more information about our range, including sample photos.

For more photos, be sure to check out our gallery.

AussiBlue Couch

AussiBlue is a soft textured, medium to fine leaf couch with a blue green colour that has superior wear, weed suppression and disease resistance.

It thrives in sub-tropical conditions but is not suitable for shaded areas. AussiBlue when not watered will brown off and lay dormant and then recover quickly following watering or rainfall.

Sir Walter Buffalo

Sir Walter is a soft leaf buffalo variety that was developed for Australian conditions.  It is ideal for full sun or partly shaded areas only requiring 2-3 hours of sunlight per day.  It is soft to touch and low allergenic.  Sir Walter is ideal for young children and pets to play on and has excellent self rejuvenating qualities.

EMPIRE™ Zoysia
(Zoysia japonica ‘SS500’)

EMPIRE™ Zoysia has an eye catching dark green colour, medium leaf blade and will grow in sandy and clay soils. It thrives in hot humid conditions and has a deep root system which sustains the grass through periods of drought.

EMPIRE™ has good resistance to insects (especially lawn grub) and diseases and is good at out competing weeds. This grass requires minimal maintenance and mowing and is very water efficient.

EMPIRE™ Zoysia is a protected variety under PBR (Plant Breeder’s Right Act) which Walkers Turf Supplies are authorised to sell.

For more information on EMPIRE™ Zoysia, visit www.empireturf.com.au

Palmetto® Soft Leaf Buffalo
(Stenotaphrum secundatum ‘SS100’)

Palmetto Buffalo Grass has a very broad soft, emerald coloured leaf.

It performs well in full sun, yet thrives in shaded areas requiring 2 to 4 hours or direct sunlight.

No grass can survive in extreme shade but Palmetto is the best choice to make for shady areas. Palmetto has the best winter active growth, so it is less likely to drop out in shaded areas in winter. It also has outstanding winter colour retention.

Palmetto is also low allergenic due to less seed heads. Unlike some other rapidly upward growing Buffalos, Palmetto requires less mowing. Although Palmetto grows across the ground at a fast rate, providing excellent recovery from wear, its upward leaf growth is less than most other Buffalo varieties.

Palmetto is a protected variety under PBR (Plant Breeder’s Right Act) which Walkers Turf Supplies are authorised to sell. For more information on Palmetto, visit www.palmetto.com.au.

Wintergreen Couch

Wintergreen is a hybrid couch, rich bright green in colour, with a fine soft leaf texture.

Due to its fine leaf Wintergreen is best suited for a full sun position. It adapts readily to a wide range of soils and conditions and has a high drought tolerance. It has excellent recovery capabilities making it ideal for areas that receive high traffic and heavy wear.

It is suitable for home yards, commercial sites and playing fields. Wintergreen has a tendency to thatch and in Spring will require mowing very low to remove this but with fertilising will recover very quickly.

Wintergreen is a budget priced very versatile grass and can be used to produce a beautiful looking manicured lawn or to just cover up the dirt.