Grass Types

Which Grass Types are Best for You?

Selecting the grass types best suited to your location, when considering factors like soil type and consistency, climate, wear and tear (which is not just the amount of traffic but also the type of the traffic across your lawn) and the amount of sun that your grass will receive, will make the difference between having a successful lawn that you can be proud of, or just a grassed area that you mow.

For these as well as many other reasons, it is always our first suggestion that we provide obligation free assistance in this process, by having one of our Grass Project Consultants with many years of experience in the field, to come to your property, allow you to walk them through what you have in mind, and then provide you with the solution that considers the many variables specific to your location, so that you get the grass and lawn that you want the first time.

Grass Types Comparison Table

The table below provides an overview of the grass types grown and recommended by CT Lawns, their characteristics in consideration of some of the more common questions asked by our customers, however, if you are not totally sure please don’t hesitate to contact CT Lawns and discuss with one of our Caring Grass Consultants your individual circumstances to ensure that you get the best grass and lawn for your individual needs and circumstances.

 

Sir Walter Buffalo Grass

Empire  Zoysia Grass

Oz Tuff Sports Grass

Wintergreen Couch Grass

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Ideal for

Home, Play, Shade, Selling, Allergies Home, Shade, Selling, Slow Growing, Insect Resistant Play, Allergies Play

Water Usage

Low Low Low Moderate

Drought Tolerance

Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent

Fertiliser Requirements

Minimum of 2
applications per year
(Autumn and Spring)
Minimum of 2
applications per year
(Autumn and Spring)
Minimum of 2
applications per year
(Autumn and Spring)
Minimum of 4
applications per year (Summer, Autumn, Winter and Spring)

Heat Tolerance

Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent

Shade Tolerance

60%-70% shade tolerance 40%– 50% shade tolerance 20%-40% shade tolerance 20%-30% shade tolerance

Wearability

Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent

Recommended Mowing Height

35mm-40mm in sun 40mm-50mm in shade 25mm-40mm in sun 40mm-50mm in shade 25mm-40mm in sun 40mm-50mm in shade 25mm-40mm in sun 40mm-50mm in shade

Leaf Width

8mm-9mm 5mm-7mm 2mm 2mm-3mm

Frost Tolerance

Excellent Excellent Excellent Moderate

Growth Rate

Moderate-Fast Slow Slow Moderate-Fast

Salt Tolerance

Good Excellent Excellent Average