Kikuyu grass is a soft, drought tolerant turf making it a great choice for Hunter Valley yards.
It’s a self-repairing and low maintenance turf that does not require a lot of fertiliser. And it can take a real hammering from children and pets.
For its lush green dense growth not only does kikuyu look amazing, it is economical and it’s sun-loving nature makes it a hit here in the Hunter!
Fertiliser – Kikuyu grass lawns should be fed with a slow-release fertiliser to remain strong and healthy. For best results, fertilise one month after laying your turf. Later, the best time to fertilise is in early April and early September. Avoid over-fertilising in summer or using manure-based products.
Lawn Mowing – In the hot months you will need to mow your turf every 7-10 days. However, during the colder months, you can increase the time between mowing to 3-6 weeks. The mowing height will vary depending on the level of shade.
Watering – Water thoroughly and regularly after laying to encourage a deep and vigorous root system. When fully established, you will only need to water when needed. To know when your grass needs watering, look for a slight wilting. Keep in mind that deep infrequent water promotes a healthy lawn and overwatering encourages excessive growth, disease and root rot. The best time to water is in the early morning.