Palmetto Turf
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“Palmetto is in every home”

Botanical Name:  Stenotaphrum secundatum
PBR:  SS100
Soft Leaf Buffalo
Warm Season Grass

Palmetto Soft Leaf Buffalo, used mostly in residential settings, has an emerald green colour, soft leaf, low allergenic and grows well in shade as well as full sun. Palmetto Soft Leaf Buffalo is a slow growing non-invasive low maintenance buffalo.

Shady Areas
Wear Tolerance
Low Fertiliser
Pet Friendly
Less mowing
Low Water
Full sun
Buffalo

 

Best installed September to April
Drought Tolerance Requires minimal watering once established.
Ideally Palmetto Leaf Buffalo should be given a deep watering 
Fertilising Palmetto should be fertilised in April, September & November.  Water in well.
Hard Wearing & Self Repairing  A slow growing soft leaf buffalo, that in summer, when left to spread will self-repair.
Leaf Palmetto Soft Leaf Buffalo has an exceptionally soft leaf, that is broad & flat.
This buffalo is also low allergenic.
Mowing Height Medium to high
Any thatch builds up can be removed by mowing short once a year in October, but do not expose the roots. Mowing in summer would generally be 2-3 weeks.
Summer Colour  Dark emerald green.
Palmetto Soft Leaf Buffalo may become lime green if it is lacking in fertiliser, yellow if lacking water.
Root System Shallow to medium – 8 to 10 cm.
Deep watering (lots of water at one time less regularly)) promotes the root system to go lower into the soil profile.
Runners Palmetto Soft Leaf Buffalo is a slow growing non-invasive grass.  The turf runners grow on the top of the ground, so it is easy to maintain.
Sun vs Shade  Full sun and shade
Palmetto Soft Leaf Buffalo has a high tolerance for shade but does need some sun and loves full sun.
Weed Control Hand picking any weeds by their roots, is ideal. Broadleaf sprays control clover, bindi and broadleaf weeds. Palmetto Soft Leaf Buffalo is sensitive to some chemicals. Do not use products containing dicamba.  Please ensure the product is safe to use on Buffalos. Before using any chemical, always read the product label for full directions, application, safety directions and guidelines.
Winter Colour

Palmetto Soft Leaf Buffalo becomes dormant over winter.
In Victoria over winter, all warm season grasses will lose their lush green colour.  In very cold winters they even turn yellow/brown, resulted from the frosts burning the turf’s leaves. If you do get a heavy frost you can help to stop it from burning the lawn by giving quick water in the morning to wash the ice off the leaves.  Once the weather warms up in Spring, you will mow the dead leaves off leaving behind a green lawn.

www.turfbreed.com.au/palmetto

 

Best installed September to April
Drought Tolerance Requires minimal watering once established.
Ideally Palmetto Leaf Buffalo should be given a deep watering 
Fertilising Palmetto should be fertilised in April, September & November.  Water in well.
Hard Wearing & Self Repairing  A slow growing soft leaf buffalo, that in summer, when left to spread will self-repair.
Leaf Palmetto Soft Leaf Buffalo has an exceptionally soft leaf, that is broad & flat.
This buffalo is also low allergenic.
Mowing Height Medium to high
Any thatch builds up can be removed by mowing short once a year in October, but do not expose the roots. Mowing in summer would generally be 2-3 weeks.
Summer Colour  Dark emerald green.
Palmetto Soft Leaf Buffalo may become lime green if it is lacking in fertiliser, yellow if lacking water.
Root System Shallow to medium – 8 to 10 cm.
Deep watering (lots of water at one time less regularly)) promotes the root system to go lower into the soil profile.
Runners Palmetto Soft Leaf Buffalo is a slow growing non-invasive grass.  The turf runners grow on the top of the ground, so it is easy to maintain.
Sun vs Shade  Full sun and shade
Palmetto Soft Leaf Buffalo has a high tolerance for shade but does need some sun and loves full sun.
Weed Control Hand picking any weeds by their roots, is ideal. Broadleaf sprays control clover, bindi and broadleaf weeds. Palmetto Soft Leaf Buffalo is sensitive to some chemicals. Do not use products containing dicamba.  Please ensure the product is safe to use on Buffalos. Before using any chemical, always read the product label for full directions, application, safety directions and guidelines.
Winter Colour

Palmetto Soft Leaf Buffalo becomes dormant over winter.
In Victoria over winter, all warm season grasses will lose their lush green colour.  In very cold winters they even turn yellow/brown, resulted from the frosts burning the turf’s leaves. If you do get a heavy frost you can help to stop it from burning the lawn by giving quick water in the morning to wash the ice off the leaves.  Once the weather warms up in Spring, you will mow the dead leaves off leaving behind a green lawn.

www.turfbreed.com.au/palmetto

 

Best installed September to April
Drought Tolerance Requires minimal watering once established.
Ideally Palmetto Leaf Buffalo should be given a deep watering 
Fertilising Palmetto should be fertilised in April, September & November.  Water in well.
Hard Wearing & Self Repairing  A slow growing soft leaf buffalo, that in summer, when left to spread will self-repair.
Leaf Palmetto Soft Leaf Buffalo has an exceptionally soft leaf, that is broad & flat.
This buffalo is also low allergenic.
Mowing Height Medium to high
Any thatch builds up can be removed by mowing short once a year in October, but do not expose the roots. Mowing in summer would generally be 2-3 weeks.
Summer Colour  Dark emerald green.
Palmetto Soft Leaf Buffalo may become lime green if it is lacking in fertiliser, yellow if lacking water.
Root System Shallow to medium – 8 to 10 cm.
Deep watering (lots of water at one time less regularly)) promotes the root system to go lower into the soil profile.
Runners Palmetto Soft Leaf Buffalo is a slow growing non-invasive grass.  The turf runners grow on the top of the ground, so it is easy to maintain.
Sun vs Shade  Full sun and shade
Palmetto Soft Leaf Buffalo has a high tolerance for shade but does need some sun and loves full sun.
Weed Control Hand picking any weeds by their roots, is ideal. Broadleaf sprays control clover, bindi and broadleaf weeds. Palmetto Soft Leaf Buffalo is sensitive to some chemicals. Do not use products containing dicamba.  Please ensure the product is safe to use on Buffalos. Before using any chemical, always read the product label for full directions, application, safety directions and guidelines.
Winter Colour

Palmetto Soft Leaf Buffalo becomes dormant over winter.
In Victoria over winter, all warm season grasses will lose their lush green colour.  In very cold winters they even turn yellow/brown, resulted from the frosts burning the turf’s leaves. If you do get a heavy frost you can help to stop it from burning the lawn by giving quick water in the morning to wash the ice off the leaves.  Once the weather warms up in Spring, you will mow the dead leaves off leaving behind a green lawn.

www.turfbreed.com.au/palmetto