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Kikuyu Grass Care In Summer – Lawn Care Tips

Kikuyu Grass Care – Summer is just around the corner and it’s good to have a plan for your Summer Lawn Care.

Kikuyu Grass Care - Summer Lawn Care Tips

A few tips for Summer going forward:

  1. Mow lawn regularly, that is, every week
  2. Mow with a catcher always, never mulch
  3. Fertilise lightly with a slow release lawn fertiliser. Lightly so you aren’t mowing every second day
  4. Heavy but infrequent watering if there is no rain that week
  5. Grab a bag of river sand to fill in divots and bare patches


Kikuyu Grass, like a lot of recreational turf grasses, is classified as a Warm Season turf. Warm Season grasses are different to Cool Season grasses in the way they grow.

Cool Season grasses are plants that grow from seed with a single stem. These include various Rye grasses and different Fescue varieties.

Warm Season grasses, on the other hand, are those that grow by runners. All of these grow with Above Ground runners (technically referred to as Stolons), and then a sub-group grow or spread with BOTH Above Ground runners (Stolons) and Below Ground Runners (referred to as Rhizomes).

Those grasses with both Stolons and Rhizomes include Green Couch (Cynodon dactylon), Kikuyu (Pennisetum clandestinem) and others like Zoysia, Durban and Seashore Paspalum.

Kikuyu and Couch (also known as Bermuda Turf) are commonly used in sports and playing field situations, and are well known for their quick recovery after heavy use through the Australian winter.

LawnGreen’s Sydney Lawn Care Service is very popular amongst its customers for the following reasons at https://LawnGreen.com.au/Why-Choose-Our-Lawn-Care-Service/ 

If you need new turf (including complete soil preparation, turf supply and installation) whether its any one of the many Aussie Buffalo grasses or any other grasses like Couch, Kikuyu and Zoysia then give these guys a call at https://lawnsolutionsaustralia.com.au/ or https://www.myhometurf.com.au/ 

Whether you engage a Lawn Care Service like ours or not it is really important to look after your lawn properly. You can save yourself a lot of grief by downloading our 1 Page Lawn Care Cheat Sheet at https://LawnGreen.com.au/The-Lawn-Lovers-Cheat-Sheet-the-complete-1-page-Lawn-Guide/ 

Kikuyu Grass Care – lots of luck with your lawn!