Prestige®️ Buffalo

Prestige®️ is known as the Next Generation Buffalo - bred in Australia for Australian conditions. It is one of the newest Buffaloes on the market with a top priority of having the ultimate colour of a dark green lawn.

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Prestige®️ Buffalo

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Product Description

Prestige®️ Buffalo is perfect for prestigious sites that require a high performance lawn with fast runner growth resulting in solid wear tolerance and a rapid recovery rate. Making it an ideal choice for show gardens, buildings of importance or university courtyards.

Product Guide
Botanical name

Stenotaphrum secundatum


High shade tolerance. Full sun to 70% shade.

  • Cut to 35mm-45mm in sun, or 50mm - 60mm in shade.
  • Mow every 7-10 days in warmer months, and every 3-6 weeks in colder months.
  • Sharpen mower blades frequently.

It is essential that instant turf is laid on moist soil. Once laid, it's important to water the turf in to prevent it from drying out. Watering should wet the sod and the top 30-50mm of soil. The turf needs to be kept moist over the first few days after laying.

Prestige®️ Buffalo is drought tolerant once established - but, like all plants, needs water. Requirements will vary depending on environmental factors. Be aware of a drying climate and water accordingly.

Remember that infrequent, deep watering promotes a healthy lawn by encouraging the knitting of the turf sod to the soil. Watering time is vest in the early morning. Over-watering can encourage excessive growth, disease and root rot.

Guide to watering your new lawn

1. Root initiation and development – typically the first week

The turf may require watering three times a day for the first week, depending on the temperature, relative humidity, and wind.

2. Soil/root system establishment – typically the second week

Water every second day, and every day if hot and dry, to keep the turf moist.

3. Third and fourth weeks

Water less frequently, reducing to twice a week by the fourth week. Only water more on hot and dry days.

  • Fertiliser is recommended twice a year: once in early April and once in September.
  • In the heat of summer avoid over-fertilising or using manure-based products.
  • If you need a quick green up, use a liquid fertiliser that is high in nitrogen to promote a lush green lawn.
  • Do not use weed-and-feed fertilisers unless otherwise stated on the product back panel.

Sprays containing Dicamba must not be applied.


Prestige®️ Buffalo is offered all year round however, it is best installed between September and April.

Purchase and establishment during the winter months (or unseasonably cold weather) is not ideal and carries certain risks and challenges such as:

  • Slow establishment of a new root system.
  • Deterioration without direct sunlight and if kept saturated.
  • The grass is dormant – it will not be active and will lack green colour.
  • Difficult to sustain or recover from repeated use.
Leaf structure
  • Internode length: Medium to Long.
  • Leaf width: Medium.
  • Leaf length: Medium.
  • Leaf colour: Dark Green.
  • Evergreen to moderate dormancy depending on local conditions.
  • Broad leaf structure, soft to the touch.
Root structure
  • Stoloniferous.
  • Will tolerate low salt levels.

Top dress with fine washed sand after installation. Approx. 1 cubic metre to 100 square metres.

Thickness of sod

Approx. 25mm



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What our clients say
“Our open space area, adjacent to Optus stadium had become over-used and unsightly. CoverLawn is a great solution for this area, solving our problem and improving our asset”.
Adam Grant, BGIS WA, Facilities Service Manager – Optus Stadium
“CoverLawn has transformed the Eastern Reserve Dog Park. Park closures have been reduced and the residents and dogs could not be happier! A fantastic result with CoverLawn”.
Tracey Allen, Citywide, Open Spaces Operations Supervisor
"I’d like to thank Peter and his turf laying crew from HG turf for supplying and laying over 1600m2 of kikuyu turf at Dennis Reserve this week. It was well organised, planned as per schedule and looks fantastic. Great job, Thanks again"
Eddy Bondrov, Citywide, Project Manager