What is the Best Lawn for Brisbane

Brisbane is renowned for its gorgeous, sunny weather all year round, but it can be notoriously humid and unrelenting during the summer months. When it comes to choosing grass or foliage to plant on your property, you’ll need to factor in these weather conditions to ensure your garden thrives. The last thing you want is a high maintenance lawn or one that starts to wither and brown under environmental stress. To help you pick the right lawn for your home, we’ve put together our top choices for the best lawn for Brisbane weather in our handy guide below.

Top three things to consider when choosing the best lawn for Brisbane weather:


Climate: Brisbane is quite a warm city, so choosing a grass that’s built to withstand the heat is key to growing a healthy lawn.

Drought tolerance: With long bouts of heat and only occasional rainfall, you’ll need grass that can survive without constant watering.

Shade tolerance: Some types of grass fare better with direct sunlight more than others, which is why it’s important to see which kinds of grasses are better suited for the shade.

What is the best lawn for Brisbane?


Sir Walter Buffalo grass

 When it comes to the best lawn for Brisbane weather, there’s no grass better suited to a warm and unforgiving climate quite like Buffalo. Highly durable and easy to maintain, Sir Walter Buffalo grass was cultivated in the Queensland environment which means it’s uniquely positioned to withstand harsh drought conditions.

  • Drought resistant
  • Good for heavy foot traffic
  • Shade tolerant

Zoysia grass

Soft to the touch and vibrant in colour, Zoysia grass is a drought-resistant grass that flourishes under the full force of the sun. This type of grass is suited for environments with little shade, as it’s a warm-season grass that retains its water well. Zoysia also offers the benefits of being hard-wearing which makes it an ideal grass for areas with heavy foot traffic.

  • Drought resistant
  • Good for heavy foot traffic

X    Dislikes shade

Sweet smother

If you’re looking the best lawn for Brisbane that flourishes in shady conditions, sweet smother is the top choice. This type of grass is the most shade tolerant of all grass varieties and suits roughly 1 to 3 hours of direct sunlight a day. Coarse to the touch and with large thick blades, sweet smother is ideal for backyards with heavy foot traffic as it’s incredibly hard-wearing.

  • Drought resistant
  • Good for heavy foot traffic

X    Dislikes too much sunlight

Couch grass

This warm-season grass is fast-growing and highly resistant to drought, making it a popular choice for Australian homeowners. Its fine leaf blade and rich green colour create a flat finish for a polished and manicured look, though it does require regular maintenance to retain it.

  • Drought resistant
  • Good for heavy foot traffic

X    Requires regular mowing

Queensland blue couch

As the name suggests, Queensland blue couch is a grass specifically engineered to prosper in tropical conditions. Thriving in the heat and resilient to drought, this grass will retain a luscious lawn with very little maintenance. Blue couch is also low growing, which means it won’t grow wild and out of control if you don’t mow regularly.

  • Drought resistant
  • Good for heavy foot traffic

X    Dislikes shade

We hope you’ve enjoyed reading our article on ‘The best lawn for Brisbane.’ Be sure to bookmark this website and check back often for more tips and tricks to maintaining your lawn and to see when the next edition of Brisbane’s Best Lawn contest opens for entries. Or if you’re like some more advice on maintaining a new lawn’ contact us online and one of our friendly team members will contact you shortly.

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Brisbane's Best Lawn 2021

Terms and Conditions

Eligibility of Entrants

  • You are based in Greater Brisbane region and Gold Coast
  • You are aged 18 years or older
  • You must be an Australian permanent resident
  • You are NOT affiliated with any of the competition support partners
  • Your lawn is for residential use, not commercial use. If you are unable to prove ownership, you may be subject to disqualification.

Photo Requirements

Your entry images must be:

Please include 3 different images of your lawn. Include angles that show your lawn’s best characteristics. Be careful to ensure your photos are in focus and clearly depicting your lawn in its entirety and its best characteristics. Images must be clear, not pixelated or blurry.

Here is an example of some good photos:

Beautiful neat green lawn | Brisbane Best Lawn
Beautiful perfectly cut green lawn in a suburb | featured image for Home.
beautiful neat green lawn | Brisbane's Best Lawns

The Competition terms and prizes

  • One entry per household.
  • Prizes are limited to the specified prizes stated in the prize list.
  • By submitting your personal information, you agree to receive e-mails from Centenary Landscaping Supplies, Twin View Turf, QLD Lawnies, Lawn Solutions Australia, and UltraGrow containing offers and developments that we think may interest you. You will be given the opportunity to unsubscribe on every e-mail that we send.
  • Centenary Landscaping Supplies and the competition support partners accept no responsibility for entries that are lost or cannot be entered for any technical or other reason.
  • All entries will have a chance to win the top prize and title of “Brisbane’s Best Lawn 2021”. Three finalists will be selected from a public vote and the judges will select the worthy lawn to take out the top spot. The Judges will also select three category winners from all of the entries.
  • Judging of the top 3 lawns will be carried out by a site visit to the entrant’s residential address.
  • Each category winner will be notified and published on the competition website and through all social media channels.
  • Prizes are non-exchangeable, non-transferable and not redeemable for any other cash or prizes.
  • The winner may be required to take part in promotional activity related to the prize draw. The winner consents to Centenary Landscaping Supplies, both before and after the closing date of the prize draw for an unlimited time, of the winner’s voice, image, photograph and name for publicity purposes (in any medium, including still photography, on the internet including Centenary Landscaping Supplies’ website) and in any advertising, marketing or promotional material without additional compensation or prior notice and, in entering the prize draw, all entrants consent to the same.

Competition dates

  • Entries open – 4th October 2021
  • Public Voting –  20th November 2021
  • Judging – 11th December 2021
  • Winners Announced – 12th December 2021


  • Best Manicured Lawn – A lawn (usually couch, Bermuda grass or Zoysia) kept short (<25mm) and maintained using a cylinder, reel or roller mower. Edges are well defined and maintained neatly.
  • Best Natural Lawn – A longer lawn (25-50mm) of any species maintained regularly. Edges are well defined and maintained neatly but may feature more organic shapes.
  • Best Landscaped Lawn – A lawn of any species integrated into a broader landscape (e.g. smaller lawns surrounded by well-maintained gardens featuring organic shapes and edges).
  • Brisbane’s Best Lawn – Brisbane’s best lawn will be judged by a panel of experts and will be assessed against the following criteria – Visual appearance (Colour, Thickness and coverage, Presence of weeds and/or pests). Maintenance Regime (Schedule, Equipment). Care Regime (Fertilising schedule, Weed & Pest Management, Mowing frequency).

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