Less Seed Head
Less Thatch (Not as spongy)
Although Palmetto grows across the ground at a fast rate, its upwards leaf growth is less than most other Buffalo varieties.One of the main reasons people buy Buffalo is that it requires less mowing. Unlike some other rapidly upward growing Buffalos, Palmetto does need less mowing. Ask for a Buffalo like Palmetto, one that grows fast across the ground for better wear tolerance, but one that grows more slowly upwards for less mowing. In fact, we believe Palmetto is the only Buffalo on the Australian market that does this.
Great at Out Competing Weeds
Once Palmetto is well established, its dense growth makes it much harder for weeds to establish. As Palmetto actively grows in most areas in winter, it is less likely to allow weeds to invade. This is the time when many other forms of Buffalo develop weed problems. Of course, occasionally weeds can develop in Palmetto, and if in the unlikely event this occurs, please follow our maintenance guide
Palmetto performs well in full sun, yet thrives in shaded areas where other grasses fail. Palmetto requires 2 to 4 hours of direct sunlight. No grass can survive in extreme shade, but Palmetto is better than others. Palmetto has the best winter active growth so it is less likely to drop out in shaded areas in winter. Winter is when most shaded lawn areas fail
Palmetto has a massive deep root system, making it more drought resistant. Palmetto is the efficient water user. Palmetto stays greener longer in dry conditions, making it the most likely lawn of all to stay green all year round. (Winter green, Summer green).