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Why choose Buffalo grass in Perth
Tips to maintain Buffalo grass in Perth
Buffalo should be mowed regularly during the growing season, which typically runs from spring to autumn. The ideal mowing height for buffalo grass in Perth is between 40mm to 60mm. Never remove more than one-third of the blade length at a time.
Buffalo is drought-tolerant, but it still requires regular watering during hot, dry spells. Water deeply and infrequently, allowing the soil to dry out slightly between watering sessions. In Perth, it is recommended to water buffalo grass twice a week during the summer months and once a week during the winter months.
Buffalo is relatively resistant to weeds, but it is still important to keep an eye out for any unwanted plants. Hand-pull weeds as soon as you notice them or use a targeted herbicide that is safe for buffalo grass.
Over time, soil can become compacted and prevent the grass roots from accessing water and nutrients. Use a garden fork or mechanical aerator to loosen the soil and promote healthy root growth. Aerate your lawn once every one to two years.
Buffalo is relatively resistant to pests, but some insects like armyworms and sod webworms can cause damage. If you notice signs of insect damage, use a targeted insecticide that is safe for buffalo grass.