Feb 08, 2007 4:27 pm
We have recently had our backyard landscaped and had a small area of grass laid. I was told the grass would be "premium soft leaf buffalo". I have recently found out the grass is ST91. Now I have looked on the internet and it only seems to state that it is "somewhat drought tolerant". Seeing that I am in Perth I would have expected my landscaper to lay a grass that could handle our heat.
I realise that there is probably nothing I can do about it now but if there are any landscapers out there - what are your thoughts on having this type of grass laid. The grass is also in full sun for most of the day.
Re: Premium Soft Leaf Buffalo3
Feb 09, 2007 10:10 am
The grass is wilting especially after our 40 degree days. It has just been mowed and there are a few brown dead looking patches.
I am by no means a gardener - I really have no clue how to look after grass. I have also noticed a couple of mushrooms growing through the grass - now I dont think that is normal is it.
Re: Premium Soft Leaf Buffalo4
Feb 09, 2007 3:54 pm
A very similar thing happened to me when I had a new lawn put in instead of doing it myself. It didn't take long to brown off and die. I eventually took the advice given by a neighbour. Found out what the local grass is and planted runners of the same type. It hasn't quite covered my front yard yet but it's getting there. It doesn't need watering and looks very green even with the drought we are having in Melbourne.
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Re: Premium Soft Leaf Buffalo5
Feb 09, 2007 6:52 pm
What did you pay for..more like what were you invoiced for?
Was it the premium soft leaf buffalo that you asked for?
Sounds like you didn’t get what you were told you were supposed to get!!!
I would be VERY tempted to take this matter up with the landscaper who laid your lawn; to me the problem comes back onto him for not supplying what he said he would.
Heres a tip….while its really hot…don’t mow the lawn, if you just can’t help yourself, take the very top off only.
The patches that are brown cover with topsoil. That will promote growth. I use a cheap “No Name” bag of potting mix.
I always have some handy it works just as well.
Speak to your local nurseryman, he should be able to give you advice on the type of lawn you have. I haven’t heard of the type you have.
Good luck with it…and remember when it’s hot try and leave the lawn alone. But don’t let it get too long as the base of the roots die off as well….tricky eh?
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Re: Premium Soft Leaf Buffalo6
Feb 10, 2007 11:27 am
ST91 is a high quality soft leaf buffalo, so you have recieved what you asked for.
Any lawn is going to suffer in the 40 degree heat unless you water like crazy, a big no-no in these dry times. If you can, water in the evenings.
The mushrooms could be from the turf underlay used - including mushroom compost?
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