How to choose the right type of turf

Turf PalletsChoosing the right type of turf to install in your backyard can be tricky; there’s lots to consider – the soil type, the climate, the size of the yard, the cost, and the amount of ongoing maintenance it will require. Below we have put together a handy table to help you to determine the right turf for your place. 

Variety Kikuyu Couch Soft Leaf Buffalo Qld Blue Broad Leaf Carpet Grass Zoysia Fescue
Climate Warm Warm Warm Warm Tropical Warm Cool
Suitable to North Qld Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Drought Tolerant Fair Excellent Good Good Poor Good Very
Poor
Shade Tolerant Very Poor Very Poor Excellent Fair Good Fair Fair
Invasiveness Very Invasive Very Invasive Slightly Invasive Invasive Slightly Invasive Invasive Non-
invasive
Mowing Frequency High High Medium Medium Medium Medium High
Salt Tolerant Poor Poor Excellent Fair Fair Fair Poor
Pest & Disease Tolerant Poor Fair Good Good Good Good Poor

If you are still unsure just contact the team at Harden Park Lawns – they are the local turfing experts and can easily help you to determine the right lawn for your requirements.