Three Things To Be Careful Of When You Install Your Buffalo Turf

Posted on: 6 April 2021

Buffalo turf is a well-rounded type of lawn; it is drought resistant, durable even with a lot of traffic and easy to maintain. With all that in mind, what is not to love? The only thing that you need to be careful of with buffalo turf is making sure that you get it past the initial installation phase. Buffalo turf is very strong and has all the aforementioned great qualities, but only if it takes hold and survives the first few weeks. Here are a few things that every new buffalo turf owner needs to keep in mind to make sure it survives.

Do Not Drown It

When laying your turf, the first bit of advice you often get is that you need to water it more often so that it takes root, and while that is true, it has also led to many people overwatering new turf. Buffalo turf is not like zoysia or other flood-resistant species of grass, it can drown especially if it is newly installed. Instead, make sure to water your new turf about 25mm of water a day. Once it has taken root after the first couple of weeks, you should return to the regular watering habits that you use for the rest of the garden.

Keep Pets Off

While buffalo turf is very good at surviving heavy traffic, it needs time to get to that stage. Pets, particularly dogs, can be very curious about new grass and are likely to try and test out its strength by digging or burrowing around. If your buffalo turf is located in one area of your yard, such as the front or back, then just make sure to keep the pets out of there for a few weeks. If you do want to let them at least see the new grass then make sure to go with them so you can stop them if they get too curious.

Don't Try To Do Too Much

Letting nature take its course and allowing your grass to embed itself is important, but often new green thumbs will overthink it and actually make life harder for the grass. Do not add a whole bunch of fertiliser or pesticides and certainly do not try to mow your lawn before the two weeks are up. Just let it grow and adapt to your conditions, giving it a healthy amount of water. Later on, you can try out different approaches to maintaining your lawn, but for now, keep it simple!