5 Common Grass Varieties - Lawn Solutions Australia

5 Common Grass Varieties and How to Identify Them

(above image is TifTuf Hybrid Bermuda on the left and Sir Walter DNA Certified on the right)

There are many different turf varieties available to consumers in Australia.

How do I identify the different grass varieties?

 Soft Leaf Buffalo

buffalo grass

Soft-Leaf Buffalo have a broader leaf blade, are highly durable, easy to maintain and new varieties are soft to touch in comparison to older scratchy varieties.

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Key traits:

  • High shade tolerance
  • Weed Resistant
  • Low maintenance

Sir Walter DNA Certified Soft Leaf Buffalo

Zoysia Grass

zoysia matrella

Zoysia have a fine leaf blade but is slightly wider than couch, tapering along the blade to a tip. It also has a dense growth providing it with a high wear resistance.

Zoysia Grasszoysia grass

Key Traits:

  • Very high shade tolerance
  • Very high drought resistance
  • High wear resistance

Sir Grange Zoysia

 Hybrid Bermuda (Hybrid Couch Grass)

Hybrid Bermudas have a very fine leaf, are quick growing and highly invasive. Requires regular mowing, an ideal sporting surface as it can be cut quite short.

TifTuf Grasstiftuf hybrid bermuda

 Key Traits:

  • High drought resistance
  • Very high wear resistance
  • High maintenance

TifTuf Hybrid Bermuda

Kikuyu Grass

Eureka KikuyuKikuyu grass

Kikuyu have a medium leaf width, soft bright green blade and love full sun.

 Key traits:

  • Highly invasive
  • Economical
  • High maintenance

Eureka Kikuyu


RTF Fescue

Fescue have a fine deep green blade, are more frost tolerant being a cool season variety and are slow to establish.

Key Traits:

  • Non-invasive
  • Low drought tolerance
  • High water requirements

How do I know which grass variety I need?

Lawn Solutions is here to make the selection process easier. Choose the 3 most important turf characteristics you require for your area and we will provide a list of options available to your suburb. Check out your options here.

We can even provide you with a quick and easy quote from turf suppliers in your area for the variety you require. Get a quote now.

 For turf suppliers in your area click here.

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