Palmetto Soft Leaf Buffalo
Palmetto Soft Leaf Buffalo
Palmetto Soft Leaf Buffalo is a slow-growing non-invasive buffalo that is extremely popular for its ability to look great with very little maintenance. Popular for its exceptional drought tolerance and ability to grow in shady areas, Palmetto Buffalo is commonly used in residential settings.
This variety of turf has an emerald green colour, is low allergenic and grows well in both shade and full sun.
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A low maintenance, hardwearing turf with fantastic shade tolerance, Palmetto Soft Leaf Buffalo is a slow-growing buffalo that self-repairs easily and is low allergenic. Palmetto Buffalo has an exceptionally soft leaf, that is broad & flat. Although it’s commonly used in shady areas, this variety does need some sun to survive and thrives in full sun.
With a gorgeous deep emerald colour, Palmetto Buffalo is efficient in its water use and is known for its drought tolerance.
Installation & Maintenance
For best results, we recommend laying Palmetto Soft Leaf Buffalo from September to April.
Palmetto Buffalo should be mowed medium to high, any thatch that builds up can be removed by mowing short once a year in October, without exposing the roots. Mowing in Summer would generally be required every 2-3 weeks. Palmetto Buffalo can be left longer without any maintenance or mowing and won’t appear untidy or be invasive compared to other varieties of Buffalo.
Most varieties of buffalo out-compete weeds due to their density, however, clover and some broadleaf weeds do sometimes present problems. We recommend hand-picking any weeds you find in your Buffalo turf 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.
Requires minimal watering once established. Ideally, Palmetto Leaf Buffalo should be given a deep watering A slow-growing soft leaf buffalo, that in summer, when left to spread will self-repair.
Palmetto Soft Leaf Buffalo becomes dormant during the cooler months. In Victoria over Winter, all warm season grasses will lose some colour. In extremely cold Winters the turf may even turn yellow/brown, resulted from the frosts burning the leaves of the turf. If you do get a heavy frost, you can help to prevent it from burning the lawn by giving your turf a quick water in the morning to wash the ice off the leaves. Once the weather warms up in Spring, you can mow the dead leaves off to reveal a green lawn.
Palmetto Soft Leaf Buffalo is a slow growing non-invasive grass whose runners grow on top of the ground, so it is easy to maintain.
Palmetto Soft Leaf Buffalo should be fertilised in April, September & November and watered in well.