Winter Lawn Problems
Why brown is green in winter. In this Sir Walter video Nigel Ruck explains why some lawns can be affected by winter dormancy in different regions around Australia.
A common question asked is – Can Sir Walter be grown from seed? And the answer is no. Most of your drought tolerant varieties cannot be grown from seed. Sir Walter does produce a seed but it is male, sterile and not economically viable to be grown from. Even at the turf farms, Sir Walter is grown from a cutting.
Your seed grown varieties tend to be cool season grasses like rye, fescue and blue grass. And these in most parts of Australia fail as a home lawn because the country is basically too hot. These grasses are much better suited to the cooler parts of Europe and upper North America.