Kikuyu Grass Perth

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A versatile hard wearing lawn

Kikuyu is a beautiful soft lawn that is fantastic for high traffic areas, children and pets.

Locally grown Instant Turf

  • Medium leaf
  • Emerald green colour
  • Hard wearing
  • Fast recovery
  • Great for pets

Why Kikuyu?

Why Kikuyu

Kikuyu is a hard wearing, all purpose lawn that handles WA conditions extremely well. Great for high traffic areas and perfect for children and pets.

Find out if Kikuyu is the Right Turf for your Perth Lawn

Excellent Very Good Good Once Established
Water Consumption A deep rooting variety that survives on two applications of water.
Shade Tolerance Will tolerate up to 50% shade.
Wear Tolerance Good with all dogs and pedestrian traffic. Re-grows quickly.
Mowing Prefers regular mowing, though very forgiving if neglected.
Fertilising Very small amounts every three months will keep it green all year.
Invasiveness Requires garden kerbing then is easily controlled using an edger or whipper snipper.

Guide on How to Establish Kikuyu Turf in your Perth Lawn

When establishing a new lawn, people often overlook the importance of a good quality soil. The right soil will give your lawn the best possible start and help to prevent nutrient deficiencies and water problems.

Lovegrove Turf strongly advises incorporating Bentonite Clay into sandy Perth soils. Bentonite is a natural clay product with no added chemicals, it provides long term benefits for water and fertiliser efficiency which saves you money and time. To have the best outcome Bentonite needs to be incorporated into your soil with organic matter like Humus.

Kikuyu lawn has a short establishment time. Where other lawns could take up to two years to fully establish, Kikuyu can take only three months. This means that for areas where traffic cannot be avoided you will have a shorter waiting period before being able to use the lawn.

If you are purchasing Kikuyu for a high traffic area it is recommended to reduce the traffic for the first 4 weeks. In the warmer months Kikuyu should establish quickly, however it is still important to monitor wear and tear during this early period.

Lawn should not be mowed until rolls have produced adequate roots. This should happen between 2 and 4 weeks and can be confirmed by checking that the rolls have secured themselves to the soil.


Weekly mowing is essential as with any well looked after lawn. If your lawn is in a shady area it should be allowed to grow longer to be able to absorb more sunlight. Never remove more than one third of the leaf blade per mow, as this will remove a significant amount of the green food producing body.

All lawns produce thatch as this is a natural byproduct of healthy growth. Thatch will prevent water and nutrients from getting to the roots where they are needed. This can be removed through verti-mowing and should be done at least once a year.

For establishing or repairing of turf, the application should be 10kg per 50m2 of Eco-Prime NPK Red

For optimum health of your lawn it is recommended to fertilise at a maintenance rate of 10kg per 100m2 every 6-8 weeks for 6 months after installation and every 12 weeks there after.

Remember, always water thoroughly to activate the fertiliser and prevent any possible leaf burn.

Watering Schedule



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We are passionate about growing turf

We’re the only turf farm in Perth, WA that takes the care to refrigerate your order. Our refrigerated storage also allows us to store additional turf for customer convenience. This way the turf stays at a perfect temperature keeping it lush and green, ready to take root in its new home. All ordered turf is still cut fresh to order and delivered within 24 hours.

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