Active Turf is your NO.1 Eureka Kikuyu lawn specialist and premium turf grower.
If the budget is a bit tight, then this lawn is an economical all rounder….
It is a proven performer in most Australian climates as long as it is in a full sun position.
Here are some of the benefits of Eureka Kikuyu:
- Medium-course bright green leaves
- Reasonable cold weather tolerance
- Maintains even colour year round in warmer climates
- Good wear & tear tolerance. Rapid recovery.
Kikuyu lawn is a good choice for larger areas and erosion control because of the quick spread of its runners.
It is best in a sunny position and its vigorous growth habit allows it to repair very quickly if damaged and its able to establish a strong ,deep root base to help it stand up to the hottest summer days.
With every Kikuyu lawn purchased, no matter how big or small, you will be issued with a lawn solutions Australia certificate of warranty. The certificate is your guarantee that you are receiving genuine Eureka Kikuyu. Your purchase will also be covered by our nationwide warranty.
Toughness: 5/5 for toughness
Eureka Kikuyu is fast recovering from just about anything you can throw at it. It has a moderate chemical resistance level.
Sun and Shade: 2/5 for shade tolerance
Eureka Kikuyu will tolerate up to 10% shade coverage, but does best with absolute full sun.
Water Usage: 5/5 stars for water usage
Another of the reasons that Eureka Kikuyu has become such an established fixture in the Australian landscape is its low water requirements – it gets 5 out of 5 stars for water usage!
Mowing: Cylinder or rotary
Eureka Kikuyu does well with either a cylinder or rotary mower, as long as the blades are sharpened frequently. Give it a little more length than other varieties – 40-50mm if grown in part shade.
Soil pH: 5.5 – 6.5
Maintenance: 3/5 for maintenance
If Eureka Kikuyu is installed in an area where it is easy to contain (or it is not necessary to contain it), it is as easy to maintain as any other Sydney turf supplies variety. It does well with a fertiliser feed up to 3 times per year.
Should I Use Eureka Kikuyu?
Eureka Kikuyu works well in just about any garden situation, as long as you’re prepared to put in the time for maintenance. The only homes that should not use Kikuyu turf are those that don’t have fences, or have poorly contained garden beds, as the Eureka will quickly overtake any area it has free access to.
Eureka Kikuyu is a hardy lawn; it grows vigorously in the summer months therefore this variety of turf recovers well from wear and tear. Most suitable for large, high traffic areas. Eureka Kikuyu has best results in full sun and does not grow well in shaded or damp areas.
One more plus of this turf is an easy care. When well watered, fed and mown regularly it’s great for large areas, but it can become invasive and is therefore not suitable for small areas. It keeps its colour in the winter months (gets a little yellow tinge) but needs to be maintained in the summer months as it is a fast grower.