5 Steps to Choosing the Right Turf For You

Choosing the right lawn type can be challenging for the first time buyer. Never before has there been so many options of varieties, breeds within varieties, and price points. They all have different advantages and disadvantages, so knowing what you’re buying and whether it suits your location and lifestyle is important.


Questions customers often ask include:


  1. Which variety should they choose: Buffalo, Couch, or Kikuyu?
  2. Which breed of variety is more suitable for their location and lifestyle? For example, if you do choose a buffalo lawn variety, which should you choose, Sir Walter or Palmetto?
  3. And how does price compare in your choice, what are the differences in upfront cost, long-term maintenance, and overall value (look and feel of the grass)?
  4. How much water and fertilizer do particular varieties use?


To help answer these questions we’ve outlined below the 5 most important factors to understand in choosing the right turf.


5 Important Factors in Choosing the Right Lawn variety


  1. Availability of sunlight – full or partial day sun and shade levels
  2. Durability of Lawn & Usage/Traffic – children, pets, sports
  3. Soil Type & Condition– base soil level, drainage, compactness and soil type
  4. Water – reticulation, drought conditions, salt in your area
  5. Cost – upfront, value (look & feel), & ongoing maintenance


Greenacres is WA’s largest turf farm and supplier to all major WA sports grounds (Perth Stadium, NIB Stadium, and Domain Stadium), Councils, Schools, Golf Courses and tens of thousands of home lawns. We know turf, and we can help educate you more on these 5 areas so you choose what’s best for your lifestyle, budget, and local conditions.


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Our Complete Range of Turf Varieties


Palmetto Soft Leaf Buffalo

Palmetto St. Augustine is a low maintenance turf grass with a beautiful emerald green colour. Excellent Shade and Drought Tolerance, Cold Hardiness, Disease Resistance and Soft to the Touch feel making Palmetto the ideal turf grass for your home. Order your Buffalo lawn in Perth today from Greenacres.

Sir Walter Buffalo

Sir Walter buffalo grass is a premium choice in a lawn as it was cultivated and adapted as a tough buffalo turf specifically for the harsh Australian environment by an Australian turf farmer. A low maintenance grass, Sir Walter lawns are soft underfoot and incredibly easy to maintain. Sir Walter has now achieved the status of being Australia’s Number 1 Buffalo Lawn. Greenacres is the biggest supplier and the highest seller of Sir Walter grass in Perth as well as being on the top ten growers list nationally for the past five years.

Village Green Kikuyu

Australian bred Kikuyu grass has been rigorously tested under Australian conditions. Unlike other varieties like Buffalo & Couch, Village Green maintains it’s rich emerald green colour and dense coverage throughout the winter months. Unlike other Kikuyu grass varieties which have agricultural Kikuyu as their origin, Village Green is a turf type kikuyu grass developed for Australian backyards and sporting fields. Order your Kikuyu lawn in Perth from Australia’s largest selling PBR Kikuyu.

Winter Green Couch

Wintergreen couch lawn in Perth has long been a popular variety as it provides low upfront costs, however, it is a high maintenance variety that can be very invasive. It is difficult to eradicate once established due to it’s extensive root system.

Santa Ana Couch

A turf professional’s favourite couch. Highest visual finish due to Santa Ana having the finest leaf of all couch varieties on the market. A Long standing popular couch that provides low upfront costs. However it is a high maintenance variety and like all couch varieties is highly invasive also requiring dethatching annually. It is difficult to eradicate once established. Order your Santa Ana couch grass in Perth from Greenacres.

Empire Zoysia

Empire Zoysia grass is a medium-bladed, dark green Zoysia grass in Perth that has very good wear tolerance and requires less mowing than some other turf grass. It’s an excellent performer in climatic regions north of Perth along the coastal plains as it’s not tolerant of frost. Order your Empire Zoysia grass in Perth from us today.
Right Advice from the Experts at Greenacres
Greenacres Turf Group is Perth’s leading supplier of roll-on lawn and turf. All Greenacres turf varieties are guaranteed water efficient and weed-free, and the friendly Greenacres team provides complimentary after sales service to all customers.
If you need help choosing the right turf, call Greenacres on 08 9525 8822 or visit www.greenacresturfgroup.com.au to find out more.

Why Choose Greenacres Turf Group In Perth For Your Roll On Lawn

  • Quality Fresh Roll-on Lawn, Guaranteed – Weed Free

  • Lawn will be delivered within 18hrs of harvest to your home

  • Best Variety and Availability of Roll on Lawn

  • Great Value Turf with Competitive Pricing on top quality turf varieties

  • Friendly service with expert advice on installation & lawn care