Kikuyu Grass Perth & WA

Kikuyu turf. For your perfect lawn

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

  • Locally grown to thrive in Western Australian summers
  • Used throughout Kings Park and WA’s premium outdoor spaces
  • Perfect for families with a soft underfoot and gentle touch
  • Dog proof! Fast repairing and durable for the toughest play
  • Thrives in both full sun and quite shaded areas
  • Aesthetically stunning with rich colour all year round
  • Is a great choice for grassing verges
  • For domestic properties, is best installed as instant lawn i.e roll on turf
  • Can be verti-mowed between October and January, but best done in October to look good for the festive season

Why our customers prefer Kikuyu

  • Drought tolerance in WA

    Drought tolerance in WA

    Under WA conditions, Kikuyu is second only to the Couch varieties for drought tolerance.

  • Quick growth rate

    Quick growth rate

    As a quick growing lawn and one of the hardiest, it has the ability to recover quickly from wear & tear.

  • Flexible uses

    Flexible uses

    Great for high traffic, children, pets & is the first choice for the WA Education Department and Kings Park

Mowing recommendations

  • Weekly in summer at 18mm
  • Fortnightly in winter at 25mm

Kikuyu Grass for Perth & Western Australia

A certified backyard hero, statistically speaking.

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.
Winter Colour Good if fertilising is frequent

Please follow our Installation Guide when putting in a Kikuyu lawn,
then refer to our Aftercare Guide. However, here are some important tips:

How to establish Kikuyu turf

  • Soil

    When establishing a new lawn, people often overlook the importance of good quality soil. The right soil will give your Kikuyu lawn the best possible start and help to prevent nutrient deficiencies and water problems. We strongly advise incorporating Bentontite Clay into sandy Perth soils. Bentonite is a natural clay product with no added chemicals, it provides long term benefits for water and fertilizer efficiency which saves you money and time. To have the best outcome for your Kiyku lawn, Bentonite needs to be incorporated into your soil with organic matter like humus.

  • Time

    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.

  • Traffic

    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.

  • Care

    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.

How to maintain your Kikuyu turf

  • Mowing

    Weekly mowing is essential as with any well looked after Kikuyu lawn in warmer months, however in cooler months, fortnightly is often enough. In winter and 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.

  • Thatch

    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.

  • Fertilising

    For establishing or repairing of turf, the application should be 5kg per 50m2 of Eco-Growth’s Eco-Prime Red fertiliser which contains plenty of Phosphorus (in the form of non-leaching rock phosphate) lawn fertiliser.

    For optimum health of your lawn, it is recommended to fertilise at a maintenance rate of 5kg per 100m2 every 6-8 weeks for 6 months after installation and every 12 weeks thereafter.

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


lawn farm Perth WA

For lawn that loves you back

Located in Bambun, West Of Gingin, Western Australia, we are a family owned and operated turf farm who take pride in growing premium, weed-free roll-on and shredded lawn, providing lawn services and the following varieties of turf:

  • Kikuyu

    Vibrant green, hard-wearing and a great choice for busy households.

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  • Sir Walter Soft-Leaf Buffalo

    The #1 domestic choice in Perth with a luxurious appearance.

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  • Wintergreen Couch

    Like its name, stays green in winter, with hard-wearing properties.

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  • Zoysia

    Slow-growing, drought tolerant, loves hot and humid conditions.

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We supply & install turf for WA industries