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Kikuyu Or Buffalo Grass – What Is Ideal for You?

by Turf Supplies turf supplies sydney
The decisions regarding the right type of turf for your lawn can be very decisive and from here only, the good or bad of the lawn starts. The problem is the availability of so many different varieties of turfs or grasses out there that makes the situation even more challenging. 

The solution to this is comparing the top two grass types available in the markets and in the context of Australia, two grasses to be compared are palmetto buffalo turf and kikuyu grass. 

Here in this post, we will be comparing these two different kinds of grasses on various parameters. 

THE MAIN DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BUFFALO AND KIKUYU GRASS-

The first thing you will immediately notice is that this buffalo grass is available in a wide variety such as soft leaf buffalo, shade master buffalo, palmetto buffalo and so on. 

The names may be different, but all these varieties share almost the same features such as high quality resistance to weeds, drought like situations and even salty winds. Then, one more point is that as compared to other turf types, these turfs from the buffalo family are easier to maintain, look after and so on. 

They are very impressive in terms of retaining their colour in different seasons is concerned.

Then, we have this kikuyu grass that always been associated with a downside of not being able to perform exceptionally in heavily shaded areas or lawns. This is the one major difference between palmetto buffalo and kikuyu grass because buffalo turfs are a better choice, if you want to establish a lawn in a shaded area. 

The shade master variant of buffalo grass gets this name because of its incredible performance in the shaded areas.

Apart from this one downside, kikuyu has lots and lots of positive things associated with it like it is a very quick growing turf and also, it self-repairs really well. Then, just like the buffalo turf, kikuyu too has superior quality resistance against weeds and can stay in a lovely green colour all year round. 

As compared to buffalo turf, this one is a bit more hard-wearing turf and due to this, it can be an ideal playground for your kids and pets. Both Buffalo and Kikuyu maintain their lush, green colours well.

WHICH GRASS IS BETTER FOR DROUGHT-PRONE AREAS?

Ideally, your lawn needs constant watering to be able to stay healthy, green and rich all the time, but things are very tough here in Australia. 

Yes, this country is prone to dry months and even drought like situations are very common here. In these situations, buffalo grass varieties are an ideal choice because as compared to kikuyu, they have a deeper root system. 

Because of this feature, as compared to other turf types, these buffalo turf varieties can get nutrients and moisture from further into the soil. Soft leaf buffalo turf particularly is the best solution for you, if you live in drought-prone areas in Australia. It has proven its superior performance in drought conditions over Kikuyu varieties.

NOTE – The main difference is that most Buffalo varieties are broad leaf while Kikuyu has a fine leaf. 



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