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The Various Types of Australian Grass and Their Benefits for Lawn Application

If you’re a homeowner in Australia, then your lawn will likely be a point of pride for you. Having a beautiful, healthy looking lawn is something that we all want, though at times its not always possible to maintain! Particularly when you’re trying to balance a busy work and home life, raise a family and have some small measure of a social life.

However, if yours has fallen into disrepair, its simple enough to have a reputable company such as A View Turf, come out to your home and completely re-turf your lawn for you. The question is, what type of turf is best suited to you?

You’re probably thinking, ‘surely grass is just grass?’, but you’d be surprised by how many different varieties there are.

Let’s take a look at the top 5 types of Lawn grass in Australia:

turf1 – Zoysia Grass

Zoysia is a wonderful type of grass which is highly tolerant of Australia’s incredible harsh climate. Some of its other benefits include: high tolerance to drought and low maintenance with regards to mowing and fertilising. All in all, it’s rather durable and can take a bit of a beating!

2 – Couch Grass

Couch is a relatively low-cost grass, with high-durability. While it is rather fast growing, it does require more maintenance than most, particularly during the summer months. That being said; provided that you maintain this grass well it will look absolutely gorgeous all year-round.

3 – Buffalo Grass

Buffalo grass is Australia’s favourite, in particular the Matilda strain is the ultimate in quality and performance. Buffalo is a wide-bladed grass that looks absolutely fantastic and is significantly less scratchy with the new soft-leaf Matilda strain that has become widely popular. The benefits of using Matilda turf include: soft beneath the feet, highly-durable, easy to maintain and aesthetically stunning.

4 – Queensland Blue

Queensland Blue is low-invasive, has good colour in the hotter months and has a lovely blueish hue. It is also relatively low-maintenance for those of you who don’t like the idea of spending too much time on the mower.

5 – Kikuyu Grass

Kikuyu is highly-adaptable and fast growing, though does require significantly more maintenance. While it looks absolutely stunning and can thrive in the Australian humidity, it will require weekly lawn mowing to keep it looking fresh.



There are many different types to choose from, so be sure to find the perfect strain to suit your needs. The best in terms of overall balance would be the Matilda grass. If you don’t want to spend too much time having to maintain it, though you would like fast growth, durability and a stunning rich colour, then that might be your safest option.