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By Candice Fisher

June 18 2024

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Expert Advice for Cultivating a Lush and Vibrant Kikuyu Grass Lawn


Kikuyu grass is a popular choice for lawns in Australia due to its rapid growth and durability. However, achieving the perfect Kikuyu lawn requires proper care and maintenance. Explore these essential tips to ensure your Kikuyu grass thrives. For more guidance on establishing a new lawn, visit Lilydale Instant Lawn’s Guide to Establishing a New Lawn. Here at Lilydale instant Lawn we grow and sell Melbourne’s Superior Kikuyu Eureka Kikuyu Premium VG.


Kikuyu Grass Growing Tips

Unlock the secrets to making Kikuyu grass flourish with these expert tips:

  • Sunlight: Kikuyu grass thrives in full sun, so ensure your lawn receives at least 6-8 hours of sunlight daily to promote healthy growth.
  • Watering: Water deeply and infrequently to encourage deep root growth, adjusting based on weather conditions and soil moisture levels.
  • Fertilization: Apply a balanced fertiliser during the growing season to provide essential nutrients for vigorous growth. We recommend Lawn Solutions Premium Fertiliser


Kikuyu Lawn Care Tips

Maintain a beautiful and resilient Kikuyu lawn with these care tips:

  • Mowing: Keep your Kikuyu lawn mowed to a height of 2-4cm to encourage lateral growth and density. Avoid scalping the lawn, especially during hot weather.
  • Aeration: Periodically aerate your Kikuyu lawn to alleviate soil compaction and improve air and water penetration. Use a core aerator to remove plugs of soil and promote healthy root development.
  • Weed Control: Stay vigilant against weeds and address them promptly to prevent competition for nutrients and water.


Kikuyu Lawn Maintenance Tips

Maintain the health and beauty of your Kikuyu lawn with these maintenance tips:

  • Dethatching: Remove thatch buildup from your lawn to prevent water and nutrient blockage. Dethatch annually using a dethatching rake or mechanical dethatcher for larger areas.


How Long Does Kikuyu Grass Take to Grow?

Kikuyu grass is known for its rapid growth rate. Under optimal conditions, Kikuyu grass can establish and cover a lawn area within 2-3 weeks after planting.

For more guidance on establishing a new lawn with Kikuyu grass, visit Lilydale Instant Lawn’s Eureka Kikuyu Grass page.

With these tips and proper care, you can enjoy a lush, vibrant Kikuyu grass lawn that enhances your outdoor space for years to come!