Maintenance Tips And Some Facts To Know About Kikuyu Lawn Grass Sydney

If you have kikuyu lawns at your home, it is very mandatory for you to have an in depth knowledge regarding the maintenance tips. The reason is that this turf is a rather high demanding in terms of maintenance to be in the best condition throughout the year.

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Some fast facts that you should know before getting new lawns

  • Just like several other recreational grasses, this version is also classified as a warm season lawn grass in Sydney.
  • It is worth remembering at the same time that warm season grasses are totally different to Cool Season grasses in the way they grow.
  • Cool season grasses at the turf farms grow from seed with a single stem and mostly include various Rye grasses and different Fescue varieties.
  • On the other hand, warm season grass grows by runners.
  • All of them grow with Above Ground runners or Stolons and once this happens, they spread with both above ground runners and below ground runners that are also called Rhizomes.
  • Grasses that grow with both stolons and Rhizomes include names like Green Couch (Cynodon dactylon), Kikuyu (Pennisetum clandestinem) and others like Zoysia, Durban and Seashore Paspalum.
  • You need to be aware of the fact that Kikuyu and Couch are also known as Bermuda turf in the markets.
  • Both these versions are commonly used in sports and playing field situations.
  • The reason is that they both have unmatched quick recovery properties even after heavy use through the Australian winter.

Maintenance tips for Kikuyu lawns

  • Just like other warm season grasses, this too requires good quality mowing on a frequent basis throughout the growing season.
  • During summers, it should be mowed almost every 7 days and the mower should be set to 25-35 millimetres.

Moreover, it should be fertilised at least at the start of spring and then, one more time in the autumn season.

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