Selecting the best turf for your location

Selecting The Right Turf For You

From shade tolerant to wear tolerant and low maintenance, there is no turf that is best for all situations, but Glenview Turf are here to help you choose the right turf.

Choosing Turf

Determining these factors will make the difference between having a successful lawn that you can be proud of, or just a grassed area that you have to mow:

  • Soil type and consistency — If the soil is poor and compacted, no turf will thrive. Do you have adequate soil and are all drainage problems, if any, rectified?
  • Climate — certain grasses can lose their colour in the winter months if exposed to extreme cold temperatures. If appearance is important, choose a hardier turf.
  • Wear and tear — what type and amount of traffic will your lawn see?
  • The amount of sun that your lawn will receive — how much sunlight is available where you wish to lay the turf? This will have a huge bearing on your choice, as some turf varieties need more sunlight than others.

Personal Consultation

For these as well as many other reasons, it is always our first suggestion that we provide obligation free assistance in this process by having one of our Glenview Turf project consultants, with many years of experience in the field, come and visit your property. This will allow you to walk them through what you have in mind for your lawn, so they can provide you with the solution that considers the many variables specific to your location.

Our Turf Varieties

Finding the best lawn for your environment and intended use is important. The table below provides an overview of the turf types grown and recommended by Glenview Turf and their characteristics in consideration of some of the more common questions asked by our customers.

These turf varieties include Sir Walter Buffalo Grass, Zoysia Grass, Oz Tuff Sports Grass and Wintergreen Couch.


For more detailed information, please don’t hesitate to contact Glenview Turf and discuss your needs with one of our caring turf consultants. They’ll assess your environment to ensure that you get the best lawn for your individual needs and circumstances.

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Ideal for Home, Play, Shade, Selling, Allergies Home, Shade Play, Allergies Play
Water Usage Low Low Low Moderate
Drought Tolerance Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Fertiliser Requirements Minimum of 2
applications per year
(Autumn and Spring)
Minimum of 2
applications per year
(Autumn and Spring)
Minimum of 2
applications per year
(Autumn and Spring)
Minimum of 4
applications per year (Summer, Autumn, Winter and Spring)
Heat Tolerance Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Shade Tolerance 60%-70% shade tolerance 40%– 50% shade tolerance 20%-40% shade tolerance 20%-30% shade tolerance
Wearability Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Recommended Mowing Height 35mm-40mm in sun 40mm-50mm in shade 25mm-40mm in sun 40mm-50mm in shade 25mm-40mm in sun 40mm-50mm in shade 25mm-40mm in sun 40mm-50mm in shade
Leaf Width 8mm-9mm 5mm-7mm 2mm 2mm-3mm
Frost Tolerance Excellent Excellent Excellent Moderate
Growth Rate Moderate-Fast Slow Slow Moderate-Fast
Salt Tolerance Good Excellent Excellent Average