Kikuyu Lawn

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The Advantages of a Kikuyu Lawn

Here at Rivers Edge Turf, we’re proud to be able to offer some of the best grass available to our customers and clients in the greater Sydney area. While we love all of our grasses, our Kikuyu grass is probably our most popular product. A kikuyu lawn is a great way to cover both large and small areas and will be a joy for many years if looked after properly.

The Illustrious History of Kikuyu Grass

First introduced to Australia from Africa in 1919, Kikuyu grass is famous for its salt tolerance, drought tolerance, and all around durability and longevity. Believe it or not, we got Kikuyu here in Australia even before the Americans knew about it!

A grass that grows in Africa is actually an ideal grass covering for Australia because in many ways our climates are quite similar. For a grass to thrive in Australia, it must be able to resist dry and harsh conditions, and also thrive well during the wetter seasons of the year.

The Advantages of Kikuyu

If you’re new to grasses, here’s what our premium Kikuyu lawn can offer you:

  • Durability: Kikuyu is known to be drought resistant and will sustain itself through the hottest summers with minimal care and maintenance. This is why we often recommend it for low maintenance areas that are exposed to environmental conditions all year round. The toughness of this grass species is second to none in our opinion!
  • Insects: We get a lot of insects pests in Australia, but Kikuyu grass is resistant to them. Whether it’s an infestation of bull ants, or leaf eating aphids, Kikuyu grass is going to be able to resist them all!
  • Easy to maintain: Kikuyu is generally a low maintenance grass. It will certainly grow nice and emerald green with plenty of water, but it is able to get through drought conditions. Because it is a low growing grass, it will not grow so high that you will need to mow it down every week or two. This grass is best grown in sunlit areas, but it will tolerate some shade.
  • Pets: If you love your lawn, and who doesn’t, you’ll be pleased to know that urine burnt grass is going to be a thing of the past if you decide to install our premium quality Kikuyu grass! Come and see us for all your lawn needs

Situated near the famous Hawkesbury River, we stock only the best Kikuyu grass. We love its durability, toughness, and appearance, and will recommend it to anyone who is looking for an easy to maintain grass for exposed areas.

If you have any questions, we’re more than happy to answer the as best we can. If Kikuyu is not quite the answer for you, why not consider our premium quality Couch grass or Buffalo grass varieties? We’ve chosen all of our grasses for their special characteristics and character and can recommend all of the without hesitation!


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