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Tips for Growing Kikuyu Grass

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Kikuyu is a type of warm season grass. It has a texture that is course and is ideal for areas where turf grass is required. It is a type of grass that is indigenous from Kenya. Many people desire to grow this type of grass, because it is known to grow at a quick rate and is ideal for growing in warm temperatures. Kikuyu grass is able to withstand droughts, which means that you can save by not needing to water your lawn. Even high amounts of foot traffic and shade are not detrimental to the growing rate of this type of grass. If you are looking to grow kikuyu grass in order to reap the many potential benefits, it is best that you are aware of the most effective growing tips.


It is important that before you begin to seed your property, that you make sure that the Kikuyu seeds are ready. This means that you need to refrigerate the seeds for a few days before you begin seeding. It is important that you allow the seeds to refrigerate for a few days because this will begin the germination process. The time that it takes the seeds to germinate can be minimised by simply making sure that the seeds are refrigerated in advance of seeding.


Even though it is possible for kikuyu grass to grow in the shade, it is preferred that you grow it in an area that obtains at least a few hours of direct sunlight each day. This type of grass will thrive in areas that get direct sunlight. The type of soil is not as important as the access to sunlight. Kikuyu grass can grow in just about any type of soil, but some sunlight is required.


Nothing needs to be added to expedite the growth of the grass as long as some sunlight is present. However, the soil does need to be prepared somewhat. This means that all of the top soil should be loosened a few inches deep where you want to seed. You should then smooth out the soil so that it is completely level before the seeds are added. Make sure that you water the entire area generously, but make sure that it is not too soaked.


The simplest method of planting kikuyu seeds is done through the broadcast method. This involves scattering the seeds over the area where you want to plant kikuyu grass. You just cover the seeds with a thin layer of soil and do not add any additional water.

For more tips on growing kikuyu grass, contact a local supplier. 


21 December 2015