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Prestige Buffalo

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Prestige®️ Buffalo is known as the Next Generation Buffalo – bred in Australia for Australian conditions. It is one of the newest Buffaloes on the market with a top priority of having the ultimate colour for lovers of dark green lawn.


Botanical name

Stenotaphrum secundatum


Shade tolerance is high. Full sun to 70% shade.

  • Cut to 35mm-45mm in sun, or 50mm – 60mm in shade.
  • Mow every 7-10 days in warmer months, and every 3-6 weeks in colder months.
  • Sharpen mower blades frequently.

It is essential that instant turf is laid on moist soil. Once laid, it’s important to water the turf in to prevent it from drying out. Watering should wet the sod and the top 30-50mm of soil. The turf needs to be kept moist over the first few days after laying.

Prestige®️ Buffalo is drought tolerant once established – but, like all plants, needs water. Requirements will vary depending on environmental factors. Be aware of a drying climate and water accordingly.

Remember that infrequent, deep watering promotes a healthy lawn by encouraging the knitting of the turf sod to the soil. Watering time is vest in the early morning. Over-watering can encourage excessive growth, disease and root rot.

Guide to watering your new lawn

1. Root initiation and development – typically the first week

The turf may require watering three times a day for the first week, depending on the temperature, relative humidity, and wind.

2. Soil/root system establishment – typically the second week

Water every second day, and every day if hot and dry, to keep the turf moist.

3. Third and fourth weeks

Water less frequently, reducing to twice a week by the fourth week. Only water more on hot and dry days.

  • Fertiliser is recommended twice a year: once in early April and once in September.
  • In the heat of summer avoid over-fertilising or using manure-based products.
  • If you need a quick green up, use a liquid fertiliser that is high in nitrogen to promote a lush green lawn.
  • Do not use weed-and-feed fertilisers unless otherwise stated on the product back panel.

Sprays containing Dicamba must not be applied.


Prestige®️ Buffalo is offered all year round however; it is best installed between September and April. Purchase and establishment during the winter months (or unseasonably cold weather) is not ideal and carries certain risks and challenges such as:

  • Slow establishment of a new root system.
  • Deterioration without direct sunlight and if kept saturated.
  • The grass is dormant – it will not be active and will lack green colour.
  • Difficult to sustain or recover from repeated use.
Leaf structure
  • Internode length: Medium to Long.
  • Leaf width: Medium.
  • Leaf length: Medium.
  • Leaf colour: Dark Green.
  • Evergreen to moderate dormancy depending on local conditions.
  • Broad leaf structure, soft to the touch.
Root structure
  • Stoloniferous.
  • Will tolerate low salt levels.

Top dress with fine washed sand after installation. Approx. 1 cubic metre to 100 square metres.

Thickness of sod

Approx. 25mm

Is there somewhere I can go to see the turf varieties displayed?

Yes, if you call us on 1800 622 340 we can let you know where to see our turf varieties.

Can I purchase turf online?

Yes, it’s easy to order from our website. Just click on the Buy Turf section. It’s that simple!

Do I need to lay my new lawn right away or can I leave it to the next day?

It is important that you lay your turf immediately after it is delivered. If you leave your turf for more than 24 hrs it will start to heat up and compost in the stack.

What turf variety is best suited for Pets?

It is best to select a turf variety that repairs itself like Kikuyu, Santa Ana Couch or Prestige®️ Buffalo.

I have a lot of shade in my garden, which is the best choice for this situation?

Prestige®️ Buffalo is the best choice for a shaded lawn.

When is the best time to install new turf?

Warm seasons grasses like Prestige®️ Buffalo, Kikuyu and Santa Ana Couch are best installed from September to April. Tall Fescue can be installed all year round. Remember to water well during the warmer months.

What is top dressing?

Topdressing refers to a layer of sand applied to the top of your newly installed grass. Prestige®️ Buffalo will benefit from being top dressed. After installing your new Buffalo turf apply Approx. 1 cubic metre to 100 square metres.

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