King’s Pride Soft Leaf Buffalo
King’s Pride Soft Leaf Buffalo
Hard-wearing, low maintenance and pet friendly, King's Pride Soft Leaf Buffalo is a hardy turf variety that requires minimal watering once established. Loved by many due to its soft leaf, King's Pride is low allergenic and produces less thatch than many other lawn types, meaning it's easier to mow and can be mowed at lower heights compared to other varieties.
Although it loves sun and will thrive in sunny areas, King's Pride outperforms many other buffalos on the market in terms of shade tolerance.
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Hard-wearing and low maintenance, King’s Pride Soft Leaf Buffalo has a broad, flat leaf and is exceptionally drought tolerant, requiring minimal watering once established. This grass is perfect for families with pets or children, as King’s Pride will self-repair when left to spread during its growth period.
Like all soft leaf buffalos, Kings Pride does need some sun and thrives under full sun, but shows exceptionally sustainability in shady areas that don’t get full sun throughout the day.
Installation & Maintenance
For best results, we recommend laying King’s Pride Soft Leaf Buffalo from September to April.
Kings Pride can be mowed at low to medium height, similar to heights usually reserved for couch. This is because of its strong lateral growth – whereas other buffalo grasses will scalp at these heights and will be very slow to recover. If mowing height is kept low, the turf will have little thatch. As a good indication for maintenance, during Summer, you’ll likely need to mow your King’s Pride every fortnight.
Most buffalos out-compete weeds due to their density. However, clover and some broadleaf weeds do sometimes present problems. We recommend hand-picking any weeds by their roots. Broadleaf sprays will generally control clover, bindi and broadleaf weeds. 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.
Kings Pride is notably better in cool months than many other buffalos on the market. Boasting its gorgeous dark green colour throughout Summer, Kings Pride becomes dormant over Winter. During the cooler months in Victoria, all warm-season grasses will lose their lush green colour and in very cold Winters they may 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 lovely green lawn.
Kings Pride Soft Leaf Buffalo is a non-invasive grass, meaning it won’t impede your garden beds. As the turf runners grow on the top of the ground, it is easy to maintain.
King Pride’s root system is shallow to medium (around 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.
Kings Pride Soft Leaf Buffalo should be fertilised in April, September & November.
Kings Pride Soft Leaf Buffalo may become lime green if lacking in fertiliser, yellow if lacking water.