Kikuyu grass has been highly popular as a lawn all around Australia for as far back as memory can go. It is inexpensive to purchase, is quick to propagate into new lawns, requires minimal lawn care to remain healthy, and grows and repairs quickly. Kikuyu is known as the number one choice for any lawn areas which are expected to be under heavy wear and tear conditions throughout its life, as this grass repairs itself quicker than almost any other grass.
Kikuyu lawn is widely used as the first choice for many community recreation areas and schools, the reasons for this choice are the same as listed in the attributes just mentioned, with the primary reason for this lawn choice in these heavy use public areas – is Kikuyu’s quick repair capabilities, as required by these heavy duty usage areas.
Many homeowners choose a Kikuyu lawn. Having busy kids playing cricket or slip and slide in the summer in the backyard, or active dogs, nothing will beat Kikuyu for how it can repair itself from damage at the fastest speed. Kikuyu can keep up with the busiest of backyards.
Other people will also like Kikuyu for its soft leaf, which also makes for an overall soft lawn, or for its bright green colour. Which when cared for properly, and mowed properly and regularly, can make for a beautiful lawn.
- Shade Tolerance: Up to 30%
- Durability: High
- Winter Colour: Good
- Mowing Frequency: High
- Leaf Size: Fine
- Suitable for: Sporting Fields, Parks, Play Grounds, Home Lawns
Shade Master Buffalo
Shade Master soft leaf buffalo is a low maintenance, broad but soft leaf buffalo grass which tolerates up to 50% – 70% shade during the day. It is bright green in colour and soft to the touch.
During winter the Shade Master soft leafed buffalo grass will take on a purple tinge on the tip of the leaf, however this will disappear once the warmer weather comes around.
Shade Master is an affordability buffalo grass making it a popular choice . It can handle a high amount of wear & recovers well from damage. This soft leafed buffalo grass does not have the drought tolerance like other newer varieties but never the less it is still an old favourite.
Shade Master buffalo grass grows thick and its thigh matt prevents weeds coming through. Like other soft leaf buffalo grasses Shade Master has stolons that grow on top of the ground which makes it non- invasive and ideal alongside garden beds.
- Shade Tolerance: Up to 50%
- Durability: Medium
- Winter Colour: Poor
- Mowing Frequency: Medium
- Leaf Size: Large
- Suitable for: Home Lawns, Road Sides, Amenity Areas