Kikuyu

Kikuyu grass is like the Collingwood Football Club - you either love it or hate it. Good for both home lawns and larger spaces such as racecourses or parks. It is most widely used in northern Victoria by councils, schools, and caravan park owners because its aggressive nature guarantees it will withstand the wear and tear of heavy foot and vehicle traffic in public access areas.

For home lawn situations, you will need to either apply a chemical, build a substantial garden edge or edge your lawn on a regular basis if you wish to control Kikuyu's invasive lateral growth into adjoining garden beds.

Kikuyu will lose some of its colour during the cooler months while it is dormant As it will brown off when frost affected but bounces back to full life in spring. Kikuyu needs to be grown in full sun with regular mowing so it will hold a good tight growth mat.