What is Emerald Kikuyu?
Emerald Kikuyu is a turf type kikuyu that has a darker green colour and finer leaf texture than vegetative kikuyu and other seeded varieties. It also withstands heat and drought well and is not susceptible to many common turf pests or diseases. It has good tolerance of wear and quickly recovers from injury.
Does Kikuyu make a good lawn?
Kikuyu grass is a perennial favourite for lawns throughout Australia. Kikuyu grass is renowned for its rapid lush green growth, drought hardiness, resistance to wear, and ability to survive gardener neglect. Its ability to spread quickly makes it ideal for lawns that take a hammering from children or pets.
Does Emerald Kikuyu spread?
It has good tolerance to water logging. Emerald Kikuyu can be established on a wide range of soils. While it does best on well structured soils of high fertility, it can thrive on silty soils and sandy soils with moderate fertility….(Results may vary depending on soil temperature)
Can you seed Kikuyu Grass?
Plant kikuyu grass seed in the spring or very early summer. Use 50 to 100 pounds of seeds per acre, or 1 to 2 pounds for every 1,000 square feet of lawn. Kikuyu grass withstands drought, significant foot traffic and partial shade–and, once established, it doesn’t require much attention.
Are there different types of kikuyu?
West coast turf stocks 2 varieties of Kikuyu Grass. This is Zulu Kikuyu and Village Green Kikuyu. The Kikuyu Grass is grown at our farm in Gingin Brook, approximately 1 hour out of Perth and is guaranteed Weed free.
Is buffalo grass better than Kikuyu?
Sir Walter Buffalo is a clear overall winner in terms of performance – it is low maintenance, shade tolerant and hardy. This performance does come at a higher per square metre cost so, if budget is your highest priority, and you have a yard in full sun, Eureka Kikuyu might be the best selection for you.
Why is my Kikuyu grass dying?
What is Kikuyu yellows disease? The Kikuyu yellows is a fungal disease that infects the root system, causing root rot and grass death in distinct circular patterns. The disease favours damp soil and warm to hot weather, and spreads by waterborne spores.
Will kikuyu germinate in winter?
It does not grow well in the heat of summer or the cold of winter, and is generally sown in autumn (providing seedlings will have developed sufficiently by winter to withstand frost) or spring.
How do you know you’re a Kikuyu?
One way to identify Kikuyu Grass is by observing the leaves. The leaves of Kikuyu grass have pointed leaf tips and flat leaf blades. Seeds form inside the leaf sheaths and are very small. Kikuyu grass normally obtains a height of between 70 and 150 millimetres.