Scotts Lawn Builder™ Buffalo Slow Release Liquid Lawn Fertiliser

Buffalo, including the many soft-leaf varieties, is an overall hardy grass for Australian gardens. However, it may take longer to repair itself than other grasses and can lose its colour and vitality over the colder months. This easy to use liquid lawn food is specially formulated to bring out the best in your buffalo lawn year round.

  • Ideal for all varieties of buffalo and can be used on other grasses as well
  • Thickens lawns to prevent weeds
  • Easy sprayer will not drip or leak
  • Compact 1L bottle with easy-grip handle
  • Soluble nitrogen for rapid greening
  • Child and pet friendly
  • Liquid alternative to Scotts Lawn Builder™ Buffalo Slow Release granular fertiliser

Liquid advantage

Buffalo is easy to apply and its nutrients are readily absorbed

Leaf and root uptake

It goes to work immediately and is effective whether it is absorbed through leaves of grasses or roots

Fast hose-on application

The 1L Easy Sprayer bottle is perfect for small to medium sized lawns, covering up to 150 m2

No phosphorus

Buffalo is phosphorus-free, which means it can be safely used anywhere in Australia without posing any risk to ground or surface water

Child & pet friendly

Children and pets can safely re-enter lawn areas after application

Suitable for

All lawn grasses including all varieties of buffalo, couch, Santa Ana couch, kikuyu, bent, fescues and carpet grass

All grass substitutes such as dichondra (also known as pennywort or kidney weed), lippia, zoysia

Not suitable for

Buffalo is not recommended for use on plants other than lawn grasses and lawn substitutes, however if there is any overspray it will not harm your garden plants

Do not use on lawns less than 8 weeks old - from germination of seed or installation of instant turf

Do not use if the temperature is expected to exceed 30 degrees C - wait for a cool spell

How it works

  • Unlike most liquid fertilisers which are readily washed off plants, Buffalo binds to leaves, stems and soil particles and will not wash off once dry
  • Easily absorbed, soluble nitrogen results in rapid greening within days of application

How to use

How much do I need?

To determine the size of your lawn, multiply the length x width in metres 1 large stride = approximately 1 metre

How do I apply it?

  1. Shake the bottle well before attaching to the hose - ensure the thumb switch is in the OFF position first
  2. Tighten the hose connector on the handle prior to connecting the hose; turn the hose tap on
  3. Slide the thumb switch to the ON position to feed and green your lawn or slide to the WATER position to just water your garden
  4. Walk slowly using a sweeping action to evenly distribute the spray over the measured lawn area (the bottle should empty in approximately 7 minutes)
  5. For accurate dispensing check the handy view strip on the side of the bottle
  6. When finished, switch to OFF position and turn hose tap off

For a complete guide on how to use Scotts Lawn Builder™ Buffalo Slow Release Liquid Lawn Fertiliser, check the packaging

When to use

  • Buffalo may be applied at any time of the year, although results may be slower during Winter
  • Best applied after mowing
  • Do not apply when temperatures are expected to exceed 30 degrees and rain is expected

Safety Information

CAUTION: This product may cause staining of hard surfaces if wet. Avoid contact with hard surfaces and if contact does occur, hose off immediately.

Technical details

  • NPK 17.5 : 0 : 6
  • The Easy Sprayer is manufactured to deliver the product at a dilution of 85 : 1 (85 parts of water to 1 of product). This ensures the 1L hose-on bottle will cover up to 180m2 with an effective supply of fertiliser
  • When the Easy Sprayer bottle is not being used or is being carried/transported, ensure the thumb switch on the handle grip is in the OFF position to prevent leakage

Where to buy it

Decided what product best suits your needs? Or would you prefer to go in-store to ask for more information?

Visit your local Bunnings Warehouse for our largest range.

You can also find Scotts products in a number of gardening, hardware, independent and supermarket retailers including Flower Power, Mitre10, Coles and Woolworths.

Note: Not all brands and products are stocked in all stores. For any additional questions please visit our contact us page.

In New Zealand, go to your local Bunnings warehouse

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