Buffalo Lawn Seed Blend

out of 5
(3 customer reviews)
  1. Lawn
  2. Heavy Traffic
  3. Erosion Control

Suited to both warmer and tempetare climates of Australia, McKays Buffalo grass is ideally adapted to warmer areas of Australia areas that receive 400 – 900 mm of rainfall. It is recommended for the use in playgrounds and parks, golf course roughs, as well as residential lawns. Under the right conditions, the seed will take 4 weeks until germination, and will require 6-8 hours of full sunlight. It is possible to establish Buffalo in the cooler climates like Victoria, however, make sure you plant around October/November, when the weather is over 25 degrees.

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Can you grow buffalo grass from seed?

Our buffalo seed is an excellent choice for anyone looking to create a lush patch of buffalo heaven. And we have 100’s of happy customers to prove it!
Don’t be fooled by the big budget marketing ploys of the turf farmers who say it can’t be done.

Why pay more? 

You can have a thriving buffalo lawn in a matter of weeks for a fraction of the cost.

McKays Buffalo Grass Seed Blend

McKays Buffalo Grass Seed Blend is an excellent summer active lawn with good shade, drought and frost tolerance. It is a great affordable option for establishing a magnificent buffalo lawn from scratch. Being a running variety, buffalo is also highly durable as any wear and tear will ‘self-repair’. Compared to laying turf it makes great sense too. In order to establish a 100m2 lawn using turf would cost between $800-1200 vs. less than $142 with seed. With all the money saved you can buy a new set of swings, or an outdoor setting from which you can admire your new lawn. There’s also no back breaking work to be done carrying OVER a TON of turf up the driveway. Simply prepare your soil, and then sow. McKays Buffalo Grass Seed Blend is one of the only Buffalo varieties available as Seed, and our blend contains a very high 50% Buffalo content to ensure a high quality buffalo lawn.


“Great germination rate” “We’ve bought this twice already and the grass seeds grow very well.” 

Seed & package details: 50% Buffalo seed. 40% Turf Type Perennial Ryegrass 10% Slow release fertiliser.  85% Min Germination, 98% purity. A seed testing Certificate is available upon request.

Note: The Buffalo seed in the Mckays blend is the North America “Buffalo Grass” and is not the same species as the more common varieties in Australia such as Sir Walter or Palmetto. The blades of grass in the McKays Buffalo are thinner than Sir Walter.

Ideal Usage: Lawns, Commercial Landscapes, Parks, Playgrounds.

Seeding rates: New Lawns: 30 grams per square meter. For example: if you have 100 square meters you will need 3 kg.

Overseeding: 20 grams per square meter.

Where can I sow this grass in Australia? 

Areas: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9



Germination expectations: 3 – 4 Weeks.

Shade tolerance: Good

Daily Sunlight Required: 6+ hours

Drought tolerance:  Excellent

Frost Resistance: Moderate

Traffic Tolerance: Excellent


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  • Warm
  • Cool

Warm season grasses thrive during the warmer months in Spring and Summer and may go dormant in cooler climates through winter.

Cool season grasses thrive during the cooler months in Winter

Seed information

Shade tolerance (Weather)

  • Full Sun
  • Part Shade
  • Heavy Shade
  • Full Shade

Drought tolerance (Weather)

  • Moderate
  • Good
  • Excellent

Traffic tolerance (Weather)

  • Moderate
  • Good
  • Excellent

Frost tolerance

  • Poor
  • Moderate
  • Good
  • Excellent

Average days to germination

  • 2-3 Weeks
  • 2-4 Weeks
  • 3-4 Weeks

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Standard Delivery

Australia Wide

$9 - Orders are dispatched within 24 hours via regular Australia post(3-5 Business days)

Express Post Transport Within Australia

Have your order sent via AusPost EXPRESS POST for a flat rate of $15

WA Customers

Due to quaranteen restrictions, a $75 fee may apply on any seed products shipped to WA that would need to be cleared by customs. For any WA orders, contact us directly to enquire and place an oder

Pick-up Not Available

Unfortunately, we do not offer local pick-up

  • McKays Review
    5 out of 5

    GOING WELL Grew 10cms from seed in four weeks in Melbourne planting in late March so ordering more. I might have gotten lucky with late warmth and rainfall but very happy regardless.


  • McKays Review
    4 out of 5

    IF ONLY IT CAME WITH A RAIN MAKING FACILITY..... All worked well, good strike and good beginning. Sadly hot dry weather is taking its toll, so am not overly hopeful. No fault of the product or service, simply bad timing


  • McKays Review
    4 out of 5

    GREAT GERMINATION RATE! We've bought this twice already and the grass seeds grow very well.