Tips - Kings Pride Soft Leaf Buffalo Grass

Kings Pride is redefining what makes a good lawn truly great.

Imagine a totally new Australian soft leaf buffalo grass that is greener for longer, softer than ever, yet even more hard-wearing. A grass that looks better, performs better and allows you more time to enjoy your lawn and your life.


Follow this step by step guide for tips on the best way to prepare, lay and maintain your Kings Pride buffalo turf.

Step 1

Spray out unwanted weeds with a weed killer eg) Roundup or any other herbicide. Leave until all weeds are completely dead. The whole area must be free of weeds. Totally remove the dead grass from the surface.


Step1 - Spray weeds Step1 - Remove Dead Grass

Step 2

When ready to prepare the soil, cultivate with either a rotary hoe or any other type of equipment. Cultivate if possible to a minimum of 3 inches (approx 7.5cm) deep or more for a better result.

Step2 - Cultivate

Step 3

Level out the soil, so it is level all over with no holes anywhere. If the soil quality is not very good, you may be wise to apply some gypsum and mix into the soil first.  Following this, get some turf underlay or topsoil before laying the turf.  Next spread some lawn fertiliser on top and rake it in very level.

Step3 - Level Soil Step3 - Level Soil Step3 - Fertilise

Step 4

You are now ready to lay the turf. Lay the turf side by side up tight to each other. If possible when finished laying the turf have a hand roller and roll before watering. During the summer months, for areas larger than 100sqm water in stages and as soon as possible. For a first time watering, give it a good soaking. Then water each day for the rest of the week in the late afternoon. This will ensure it holds the moisture better. There is no need to water as much as on the first day.

Step4 - Lay Turf Step4 - Roll Turf Step4 - Water

Step 5

First time mowing. Place the palm of your hand on the top of the lawn and pull upwards. If the lawn comes up then leave mowing until it holds tight. When mowing for the first time, just give it a light mow. . The recommended mowing height for Kings Pride is 30-45mm with the upper height for Winter and the lower height for Summer.

Step5 - Check height Step5 - First time mowing

 Step 6

Kings Pride needs to have a complete granulated fertiliser at least 3 times a year, April (for Winter), August (for Spring) and November (for Summer). If the grass is in a shady area and there is not a lot of sunlight you may need to do this more often. When applying fertiliser, try and spread evenly, do not throw in heaps as the fertiliser may burn. The best time to apply is in the late afternoon when the sun has set or when it is raining. Water immediately after fertilising.

Step 7

It is a good idea to apply a light top dressing every 2-3 years with a 60 soil:40 sand mix. When top dressing, always leave as much leaf exposed as possible. Do not cover turf completely as you might kill the lawn. It is a good idea to use a plastic rake to spread it evenly.

Enjoy your new Kings Pride lawn and live a King's life!! 

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Please note that the information provided is meant as a guide only. Kings Pride Buffalo endeavours to provide quality advice, however, results may be dependant on individual conditions and circumstances.


Kings Prides' all conquering quality in the lawn stakes will reward your choice with happy experiences many times over.