Backyard sports, playing with pets and enjoying time with your kids all have one thing in common: a great family friendly lawn.

Having a luscious backyard full of weed-free lawn is a dream for many Australians, but laying grass over a concrete jungle or replacing the dead grass with a better suited variety might seem like too big a task to tackle on your own.

Our team at Indian Ocean Landscapes are experts in lawn installation in Perth, supplying you with instant lawn to enjoy year-round.

Varieties of Turf

To the uninitiated, grass might all seem fairly similar, with the only difference being that some lawns look as green as the MCG, while others look like they need some serious TLC!

There are an assortment of good quality, durable varieties of turf to suit the warmer Perth climate – we’ve summarised five of our favourites below.


Logo of Eureka, Sir Walter, Nullarbor Couch, Velvetene and Tiftuf

This lawn is the number one selling Buffalo type in the world because as the name suggests, it is soft-to-touch. This variety is durable and fairly low maintenance, with a high resistance to wear and salty water, as well as a high shade tolerance, making it a great choice for those areas shaded by your home, trees or other buildings.

Next on our list is Sir Walter – a variety of buffalo grass that is the most popular type of lawn across Australia. The popularity of Sir Walter stems from its superior shade tolerance, suitability to both full sun and shaded spots and its resilient nature.

This variety is a soft-to-touch all-rounder that is commonly used in sports grounds, golf courses and parks. Wintergreen couch is easy to care for because it requires less water, mowing and fertilisation than other types of turf – plus it’s also a resilient variety that will repair and recovery from damage or wear.

To assist with lawn establishment of this turf, you want to ensure you have a suitable soil type to supply nutrients and prevent water loss.

If you’re looking for a highly drought tolerant, heavy duty grass that is fast-growing, Kikuyu grass is a brilliant choice. Kikuyu grass has great winter colour retention and can be laid as by turf rolls or propagated from planting runners.

It is regularly used in parks, reserves and ovals across Perth, with a variety of Kikuyu used extensively around Perth’s very own Kings Park.

This turf variety is low maintenance, thrives in extreme heat & humidity and has a stunning dark green colour. It is a great choice for domestic front and backyards, as well as low traffic areas on commercial premises.

Because this turf thrives in hotter areas, it has a poor frost tolerance and is not suitable for colder, in-land areas where frost is prominent.

How to Choose the Variety of Lawn

When it comes to choosing the variety of lawn you want to install, it comes down to where you want to install it, how durable you want it to be and how much shade or sun the new lawn will receive.

If you’ve read through the above and you’re still unsure which lawn variety might work best for your family and home, it’s time to chat to our team at Indian Ocean Landscapes.

Retic Installation & Repairs

Installing and repairing reticulation systems requires a high level of understanding and years of experience.

When it comes to break downs or issues within your reticulation system, you can rely on our team at Indian Ocean Landscapes to get to the bottom of your issue, repair the system and get your garden back to its former glory in no time.

We undertake a range of residential and commercial installation, service and repair jobs for clients all over Perth.

Turf Installation for Real & Synthetic Options

At Indian Ocean Landscapes, we combine our years of expertise with our trademark professional service to ensure you get the right turf for your needs.

Whether you love the smell of freshly cut grass or you’d prefer the low maintenance of synthetic turf, we can supply and install the perfect turf for you.

Why Choose Us?

At Indian Ocean Landscapes, we are in the business of landscaping, turf supply & installation because we love bringing our clients’ outdoor dreams to life

We have a commitment to quality, our clients and to exceeding expectations time and time again.

 ✓ Commitment to Quality

Once we begin a project with you, we’re committed to listening to your thoughts, asking you questions and keeping you updated throughout the project to achieve the best outcome possible.

✓ Client-Focused

Throughout each project we undertake, you can relax knowing that we take quality assurance incredibly seriously.

An important part of this commitment to quality ensuring we use the best quality products, tools and knowledge as part of each project. We also report to our clients at critical stages of the project to ensure any issues or milestones are well communicated.

✓ On Time & In Budget

Sticking to a timeline and budget isn’t just important to your bank account – it’s important to the success of the entire project.

Get Started on Your Turf Today

If you’re in the market for new lawn in Perth, enlist the help of our team at Indian Ocean Landscapes to make your lawn installation project a breeze.

Why wait? Contact Indian Ocean Landscapes for a free design and quote today!