Couch Turf Varieties

The Best Types of Turf for Brisbane’s Climate

Do you want a beautiful, low-maintenance lawn that can withstand the harsh Brisbane climate? Our premium turf options have you covered. For over 20 years, we have been a trusted source for growing, supplying, and laying the highest-quality lawns throughout South East Queensland. We offer a wide range of turf varieties in Brisbane, specialising in couch turf varieties perfectly suited to the local climate and soil conditions.

All of our turf varieties in Brisbane have been nurtured under the expert guidance of our Operations Manager, John Annan, who has over 15 years of experience. 

John and his team are committed to excellence, providing only the turf they would use. Whether you need advice on choosing the turf varieties Brisbane residents know and trust or want extra tips on turf care, John is readily available to assist you. Explore our full range of turf varieties in Brisbane below.


If you’re seeking a durable and low-maintenance turf option in Brisbane, Wintergreen Couch turf is one of the most popular choices for homeowners in the area. With its durable and attractive soft grass, it’s not just suitable for homes but also for parks, schools, and even golf courses. 

Couch grass is ideal for the family home, with its low maintenance requirements and forgiving nature in Brisbane’s harsh climate. This grass thrives in full sun, making it perfect for the hot Australian summers. Its versatility and hardiness make it a popular choice for many Brisbane residents. 



A mid-emerald green couch with a fine and dense leaf

    • Requires half a day of sun but can tolerate filtered shade areas.
    • Low maintenance and forgiving in Queensland’s harsh climate.
    • Grows through winter and retains its colour when properly fertilised.
    • Very hardy and good recovery from wear.
    • Good drought tolerance.
    • Can be mowed with a rotary mower and is moderately resistant to scalping.
    • Moderate seed head formation.
    • Resistant to a wide range of selective herbicides.
    • Full sun requirements.


Looking for a lawn that will make a visual impact? Consider Aussie Blue Couch turf – a stunning variety with delicate blue/green hues that will enhance the curb appeal of any property. While it may not be as hard-wearing as its Wintergreen counterpart, Aussie Blue Couch requires low maintenance and is perfect for front lawns. Remember that this variety thrives in full sun, so choose a location with plenty of natural light. Trust Aussie Blue Couch to bring a touch of elegance to your outdoor space.

  • Delicate blue/green hues in colour are ideal for front lawns where visual impressions count.
  • Low maintenance but not as hard wearing as its Wintergreen couch.
  • Full sun requirements.


No.1 selling Buffalo brand sold in Australia.

Looking for the best Buffalo grass brand in Australia? Look no further than Palmetto Buffalo turf – the top-selling choice for homeowners nationwide. With its fast and dense growth, Palmetto is the perfect option for those seeking a manicured lawn. Plus, its shade-tolerant broadleaf grass makes it ideal for any outdoor space. Trust Palmetto for a lush, vibrant lawn that will enhance the beauty of your property.



  • A low-maintenance soft-leaf buffalo grass with exceptional performance.
  • Stunning emerald green colouring.
  • Wide-bladed soft leaves create a carpet-like appearance and feel when kept high.
  • Excellent shade tolerance.
  • Drought tolerant due to its massive root system.
  • Cold, hardy and frost tolerant, holding its winter colour longer than some other turf grasses.
  • Recovers quickly from wear and is low in maintenance.

Empire Zoysia

This hard-wearing grass is drought-tolerant and requires less watering than other varieties, making it a great choice for busy homeowners. Its soft, fine-textured leaves give it a luxurious appearance, while its deep root system helps it to establish quickly and stay strong over time. 

With its superior shade tolerance and ability to handle heavy foot traffic, Empire Zoysia turf is the perfect choice for families, golf courses, and other high-traffic areas.



  • Dark green, eye-catching colour.
  • Soft-to-touch.
  • Fine, tight blade growth.
  • Excellent autumn into winter colour retention.
  • Small leaf blade of 5-7mm.
  • Grows in sand, loam and clay soils.
  • Excellent resistance to insects and diseases.
  • Outstanding cold hardiness.
  • Requires less fertiliser than buffalo and couch grass varieties.
  • Easy weed control.
  • Low water usage.
  • Less mowing is required.


Garden Mulch


Did you know Budget Turf also grows and supplies quality lucerne to the horse and cattle industry? This means that any old stock isn’t wasted and is an excellent product to spread around your gardens as mulch and a slow-release fertiliser. This is perfect for all gardens and has exceptional results around citrus trees and rose gardens. Get in touch today to learn more about the benefits of lucerne mulch to maintain the health of your garden.

Unsure about what you need for your turf project?

Look no further than Budget Turf! Our team of experts can guide you through every step, from preparation to installation, and provide you with a no-obligation quote. Don’t hesitate to contact us and get started on your dream lawn today.

Turf Varieties in Brisbane – FAQs

How do I choose the right variety of couch turf in Brisbane?

Choosing the right couch turf in Brisbane depends on several factors, including sunlight exposure, soil type, and traffic levels. Our team can help you select the perfect couch turf for your specific conditions, ensuring optimal growth and appearance.

Can you provide turf varieties in Brisbane for both residential and commercial projects?

Yes, we supply and lay turf for residential yards and large commercial projects throughout Brisbane and South East Queensland. Our expertise covers everything from small gardens to extensive public spaces.

How long does it take for most turf varieties in Brisbane to establish once laid?

Typically, turf takes 2-3 weeks to establish. To ensure strong root development, we recommend keeping the soil moist and limiting foot traffic during this initial period.

What maintenance is required for couch turf varieties in Brisbane?

Most couch turf varieties in Brisbane require regular mowing, periodic watering, and fertilisation to maintain their lush, green appearance. Specific care guidelines can vary, and our team is here to provide expert advice.