A proven performer in most Australian climates, Kikuyu Grass is a vigorous grower that stands up to a wide range of conditions. Good for both home lawns and larger spaces such as racecourses or parks.
An economical all rounder Kikuyu grass
If you’re looking for a grass that is an economical all-rounder, then Kikuyu Grass is your choice of lawn. Its medium-coarse bright green leaves give a Kikuyu lawn superior colour, which is maintained year round in warm climates. In cold climates, growth and colour is maintained well into autumn and early winter. Kikuyu also has superior disease resistance and reasonable cold weather tolerance.
Great for high wear areas
Preferring a sunny aspect, Kikuyu is a dense, rapid growing lawn. Its vigorous growth habit allows it to repair very quickly if damaged and is able to establish a strong, deep root base to help it stand up to the hottest summer days. Kikuyu enjoys a long growing season and with regular mowing will hold a good tight growth mat. It holds its colour well into winter. It will brown off when frost affected but bounces back with full vigour in spring.
A versatile grass Kikuyu Grass is also a great solution for planting out larger areas and erosion control, given the rapid spread of its runners in favourable conditions. Its tolerance of waterlogged soils can also make it the best choice for transpiration areas. Kikuyu spreads by its vigorous growth from stolons and rhizomes and is a coarse textured grass with a high growth rate. The leaves are approximately 4 – 5mm wide and 25 – 40mm long and are yellow – green in colour. Good for home lawns, racecourses, parks and reserves, golf tees and fairways.