HOME Lawns Warm Season Grasses Palmetto®


Stenotaphrum secundatum 'SS100' PBR

View Wishlist


Palmetto® Buffalo Grass is a tough, soft leaf Buffalo that is available Australia wide.
    This turf provides a lawn grass that has excellent winter colour, and can generally out compete weeds when established.

    Palmetto® Buffalo Grass generally requires less watering and less mowing than most other turf varieties available in Instant turf rolls or slabs.
  • Proven to have best winter colour
  • Only low maintenance buffalo available
  • Well suited to shade
  • Plant Attributes

    • Position: Full Sun, Semi Shade
    • Suitable Climate Zone(s):
      • Subtropical
      • Arid
      • Temperate
      • Cool

    How it works

    Full sun to 65% shade with low wear and up to 45% shade with moderate to high wear. Palmetto is drought and frost tolerant down to -12°c.



    Care Instructions


    Mow your buffalo lawn every 7-10 days in the hot months; mow every 3-6 weeks in the cold months.


    Once the root system has fully established, water thoroughly only when needed (when a slight wilting is visible), usually once every 7-10 days in summer (on sandy soils more often), with much less or no water in cooler months.

    Remember that infrequent, deep watering promotes a healthy lawn. Over watering encourages excessive growth, disease and root rot.

    It is best to water in the early morning; night watering is not recommended.


    Use a slow release fertiliser one month after laying

    Use a complete fertiliser in early April and early September. At other times of the year use a slow release fertiliser.

    For a quick green up, use a fertilizer high in nitrogen to promote a lush green lawn- e.g. Supergreen or organic based slow release fertilisers. In heat of summer avoid over fertilising or using manure based products.

    How to use

    Domestic and commercial