Shadetuff Zoysia 

Shadetuff Zoysia is an eye-catching vibrant green turf breed that performs fantastic in shade. As the name suggests this breed of turf is shade tuff and outperforms other breeds when established in shady areas. 

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Shadetuff Zoysia in Toowoomba, Lockyer Valley, Brisbane West and Ipswich

While at home in warmer climates, Shadetuff Zoysia has adapted to all Australian conditions. 

Often found on golf courses, Shadetuff Zoysia is a slow-growing turf breed which means that it requires less maintenance including less water to keep it growing. Shadetuff Zoysia can resist wear, however, if damage occurs it will require fertiliser in order to help the re-growth. 

Shadetuff Zoysia is perfect for the shady places in Toowoomba, Lockyer Valley, Brisbane West, and Ipswich.

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Shadetuff Zoysia performance in South East Queensland

Shadetuff Zoysia is a premium turf breed that performs well across South East Queensland, especially Brisbane. This vibrant green turf is easy to maintain and requires little watering and sun to maintain its colour. The breed is a fantastic choice for projects that are in shaded areas however it is not recommended for lawns that are have high disruptive traffic, for example where children play. 

Shadetuff Zoysia is a fantastic choice of turf for the shady and feature lawns of Toowoomba, Lockyer Valley, Ipswich, and Brisbane.  

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Shadetuff Zoysia Fit for Purpose

Shadetuff zoysia has a higher tolerance to shade than Buffalo. It is also slow growing and can resist wear but will need fertilizing if it does become damaged.

It will grow in full sun but only requires 3-4 hours of sunlight each day. For this reason, it is great for courtyards, feature pieces, established gardens with trees or whole lawns and will withstand both Cold Winters and Hot Tropical Summers.

  • Courtyards.
  • Feature lawns.
  • Prestige Golf Courses around bunkers.
  • Domestic and Commercial lawns in shaded areas.
  • Often used as an erosion solution on steep embankments where it can be pinned and never require mowing.

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