How should you choose what lawn is suitable for your garden? Have a look to see how much sun and shade you get during the morning through to the evening. If your lawn is in a high shaded area, it is recommended to pick a buffalo variety that is suitable for the amounts of shade for that area, as buffalo lawn can tolerate full sun and are more shade tolerant than other turf varieties. Let's remember, turf needs a good 3-4 hours of sunlight each day. If you have trees overhanging, prune these back for better sun exposure and a healthy lawn.