Post one of five on the different varieties of lawn in Australia.
To a lot of Australians, grass is grass and it’s as simple as that. But for those in the professional gardening business, or those who just like to pay particular attention to their yard, a lawn is more than a big (hopefully) green patch.⠀
The type of grass picked for a lawn is an important decision to make, especially when considering the fact that different lawn types behave differently in certain weather conditions, and react differently to various levels of traffic and use. We looked at some of the more common types of lawn in Australia, and what differentiates them.⠀
For the 1st of 5 posts we will look at Kikuyu Grass.⠀
Taking its name from the most populous ethnic group in Kenya (this grass’s native country), Kikuyu grass is generally regarded as one of the more “vigorous” (read: durable) grasses, and also the most economical lawn. It loves a warmer climate, and thrives in full sun which makes it perfect for Australian homes; the downside of this is that it grows poorly in shady or poorly lit areas. It will regenerate quickly if worn out, which is why it’s often used for schools and sports fields.⠀
The main problem with Kikuyu grass is that its fast-growing nature means that it can become invasive, requiring frequent mowing through the warmer parts of the year. Care must be taken to stop it from escaping the confines of your lawn and spreading to other parts of your home’s yard, or even crossing over to a neighbour’s yard.⠀
Credit & thanks to @Canstar