Kikuyu is a popular lawn choice around Australia. It requires minimal care and once it’s germinated and established it will tolerate heavy wear and tear. Kikuyu is a highly drought tolerant grass variety and holds it’s colour well in most situations. Turbocote Kikuyu Lawn Seed is a warm season grass that require soil temperatures of 18 + degrees to germinate. The name of this variety is Whittet, which is an improved Kikuyu variety. It has a medium texture, a robust turf density and will establish and persist well on poor soils and those with low fertility. It benefits from a premium coating.
Turbocote is a moisture absorbant coating that adds benefits and weight to the seed.
Seed Mixture By Count:
- 100% Kikuyu Grass Seed
- New Sowing: 0.5 – 1kg per 100sqm
- Oversowing: use approx half new sowing rate. 0.25 – 0.5kg per 100sqm
Grass Type Characteristics:
- Establishment Rate: Medium Growth in Establishment. Takes roughly 10-14 days to establish in ideal conditons.
- Drought Tolerance: Extremely Good
- Shade Tolerance: Moderate
- Heat Tolerance: Excellent
- Wear Tolerance: Extremely wear tolerant
- Drought tolerant warm season grass
- Vigorous grower and produces quick cover
- Holds colour well in most situations
- Ideal for Low Maintenance Turf Areas
- Excellent for erosion control on hillsides and banks
- Grows well where other grasses won’t
- Suitable for Recreation, Sportsfields and Lawns
- Mowing heights are recommended at 25-50mm.
- Frequent mowing will keep thatch build-up to a reasonable level.
- It is essential for best results to maintain adequate moisture in the seed bed.
- Moisture absorbent coating
- Bright coloured coating material
- Increases establishment speed through increased seedling vigor for quicker lawn cover.
- Less opportunity for weed invasion
- Improves plants ability to absorb nutrients from the soil
- Stimulates root growth following stress due to disease, insect, extreme weather and foot traffic
- Improves access of important nutrient and water to the root system
- Strengthens both root and leaf of the plant to assist in guarding against diseases and weather stress.
- Retains important moisture around the young emerging seedling for significant improvement in establishment
- Allows for ease of identification when oversowing
- Promotes a sustainable healthier plant system. Best equipped to maintain a lush lawn.
- Greatly improves recovery of both the root and leaf following
- Better root health, better plant health, means a better lawn.
- Stronger, hardier more robust plant - promoting, vigorous roots and a healthier lawn that is more resistant to stress from heat, drought and foot traffic.
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Why have a Great Lawn?
Lawns help us to relax, are aesthetically pleasing and reduce glare and traffic noise. Lawns help beautify the landscape and provide a sense of community pride.
Can I oversow my lawn?
Oversowing will rejuvenate the lawn and improve it’s appearance. It should be done in Spring or early Autumn when temperatures are suitable.
How do I prepare for a new lawn?
Firstly you must prepare the ground to a depth of 10cm remove stones and debris to make a suitable seedbed. Roll or rake the surface until a firm surface is achieved. A Starter Fertiliser can be raked into the surface before seeding.
How often should I water a newly sown lawn?
If the weather is warm and windy it may be necessary to water the seedbed 3 to 4 times a day to prevent drying
What are the benefits of a lawn?
Lawns provide a relatively safe area for children to play and are a low cost ‘injury prevention’ surface for games and sports. They allow rainfall to replenish groundwater for trees and shrubs. They are effective in soil erosion control.
What is the best time to sow a lawn?
For cool season grasses temperatures need to between 16 deg.C and 24 deg.C. (Southern States) For warm season grasses temperatures should be between 27 deg.C and 30 deg.C (Northern States)
When should I first cut my lawn?
Let the grass grow to a height of 5 to 6cm before the first cut and then only reduce the height by a third.