Kikuyu Grass

Kikuyu Grass: A Choice for Practical Lawn Owners

Scientific name Pennisetum clandestinum, Kikuyu is a fast growing and drought tolerant grass popular in Australia for it’s hardy qualities. Like Couch grass, Kikuyu is popular as a playing surface at parks and in backyards, as well as possessing a nice, light green aesthetic.

Kikuyu- The pragmatist’s choice?

  • Fast regeneration
  • Hardy and adaptive
  • Fast growing
  • Ideal for areas that see a lot of wear
  • Thrives in full sun
  • Great disease and pest resilience
  • Grows well in most soil conditions
  • Budget friendly
  • Low irritant
  • Drought resistant
  • Heat resistant
  • Less maintenance than other varieties
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Water requirement

Growth rate

Wear tolerance



Sun requirement

Kikuyu with Green Oasis

Kikuyu is one of the more popular lawn varieties that we install, and comes highly recommended by our professionals. With slightly better regenerative qualities than Couch, it makes for an excellent alternative for playing surfaces and areas that see a lot of wear. In addition, the broader leaf of Kikuyu provides a softer surface. With both budget friendly and higher graded Kikuyu available, all of our Kikuyu installations come with our quality guarantee.

Kikuyu’s broad leaf makes it a popular choice not only for its excellent hardy qualities, but also for its pleasing aesthetic.

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