Kikuyu grass is a deep-rooted perennial that spreads by rhizomes and stolons. It forms a low growing turf that is cold tolerant and can be grown from Northern Queensland to Tasmania.
For best performance it needs more than 900mm of annual rainfall and will respond well to fertilisers. Too much fertilising can, however, create a significant thatch layer resulting in spongy turf.
This whittet kikuyu is a taller variety with broader leaves and thicker stems, which persists well under low fertility.Kikuyu is a tough, drought tolerant grass that needs to be sown when summer temperatures reach 25-35 degrees.
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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.