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.
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.