These grasses grow best in late spring, summer and early autumn.
Kikuyu - A fast growing running grass that is vigorous and needs to be regularly mown to keep it as a good-looking lawn. Takes a small amount of shade. Can be established from runners, seed and turf.
Couch - a hard wearing lawn that survives with little care. A running grass that can be established from seed, runners or turf. Only germinates reliably when temperatures are between 20 and 30 degrees celsius. Hates shade and likes a soil pH of 6- 7. Many cultivars available from turf suppliers. Hybrids are also available.
Cool season grasses
Grow best in autumn and spring. Keep well-watered during hot summers.
Fine Fescue - This grass is often mixed with other grasses to form a fine turf. It is normally grown from seed. It does have good shade tolerance
Kentucky Bluegrass- Grown from seed. It is usually only available in seed mixtures. Spreads by underground runners so is self-repairing if damaged.
Bent- A fine textured lawn grass that has relatively high maintenance requirements. Can be established from runners or turf. Also known as Browntop.
Tall Fescue - Tall fescue is a cool season turf grass that is most commonly grown from seed and is often found as a seed blend with Kentucky Bluegrass
Ryegrasses - Fine-leafed perennial ryegrasses are most often included in seed mixes. They germinate readily and grow quickly and offer resistance to wear and tear but need good watering during dry periods. Usually grown from seed.
Whether it’s preparing your lawn for the festive season and holidays or helping it recover from backyard games and parties, here are some summer lawn care tips to help create a beautiful lush green lawn.