Kikuyu Turf – Essential Upkeep for the Grass to Thrive


Kikuyu turf happens to be one of the most popular grass species in Australia because it offers an assortment of advantages. Characterised by being low-growing and soft, kikuyu turf is also highly drought-resistant, making it perfect for the arid parts of Aussie. Moreover, kikuyu tur is also a sought-after turf supply because it self-repairs easily once damaged, making it ideal for areas that experience heavy traffic. Nonetheless, even with its innate ability to establish and spread fast, kikuyu turf does need some specialised care to ensure that it thrives. This article looks at the essential upkeep kikuyu turd needs for it to thrive.


For kikuyu grass to retain its inherent strength, it needs to be on a proper diet. The ideal way to provide this is to apply fertiliser, particularly that of the slow-release variety. This application should be done after a month of installing the turf in your lawn. Keep in mind that this should not be done during installation, since kikuyu turf is established quite fast. Instead, wait for it to spread and grow so that the rhizomes can benefit from the fertiliser in the soil. Notably, kikuyu turf has a propensity of turning yellow once the nitrogen in the soil is depleted. Therefore, homeowners should invest in a nitrogen-rich fertiliser to retain the verdant appearance of the grass.

Disease and pest prevention

While kikuyu grass is famed for its disease resistance as when compared to other grass species, it does not imply that a kikuyu lawn will stay free of all pests and diseases for eternity. Two pests that you should be most wary of are black beetles and lawn grub. These pests, left undeterred, will eat through your kikuyu grass and leave it unsightly. If you notice signs of these pests on your lawn, it is advisable to hire a lawn technician who will be best placed to employ the right pesticide without putting your turf at risk of decline. Another threat to be wary of is weeds. Fortunately, weeds can be uprooted by hand. But if you notice that your efforts are inconsequential to their growth, you should have a lawn technician professionally eliminate them with a herbicide that is target-specific and will not affect the plants and kikuyu turf on your yard.


Freshly installed kikuyu grass needs thorough and regular watering to facilitate the establishment of the grass and the vigorous spreading of its roots. But once the kikuyu turf is thriving, you then have to discern when to water it rather than do this on a daily basis, as you would need to with other grass supplies. If you notice that the turf is wilting slightly, then it is time to water your grass.


17 December 2018

How I Constructed My New Home

Hello and welcome to my construction blog. My name is David and I would like to tell you about the process of designing and building a new home from the ground up. I had always dreamed of building my own home and last year, that dream became a reality. I had been saving money for many years so I could afford to buy the materials and employ the contractors needed to construct my home. I learnt so much during the process, I decided to start this blog. It was a wonderful day when the final piece of my home was put into place and I am now very happy.