6 Popular Australian Lawns & Grasses

If you’re thinking of laying down new turf for your lawn and you don’t want to bother much with care and maintenance, the clever strategy to implement is to choose among the most

popular Australian grasses.

Aside from their lovely appearance, these grass species are easier to maintain in the local climate and soil conditions, making them a smart option for property owners. The following are the most popular lawn types in the country.

  1. Buffalo grass – The “Soft Leaf Buffalo” types such as Sir Walter, Matilda, Palmetto and Sapphire are very in demand for not only do they have a lovely appearance, they also thrive well in Australia’s warm and cold seasons. It’s worthy to note too that these grass types withstand foot traffic well because of their strong self-repairing abilities, making them perfect for family yards and parks.
  1. Couch grass – This is another favourite because it’s very affordable. It does, however, require regular maintenance because it proliferates quickly and may spread into parts of your outdoor space where you may not necessary want grass. Just trim the edges of your lawn whenever you see this grass extending its growth beyond where it’s supposed to. Couch grass stays healthy through the four seasons with appropriate care. In the warmer seasons, mowing should be done once a week (you can hire lawn mowing services to easily accomplish this maintenance requirement). During autumn and winter, fertilisation is a must to prevent patchiness.
  1. Kikuyu grass – Though not native to Australia (originally from Kenya), this grass has grown to be a beloved grass variety in warm areas. Kikuyu grass is the most economical option – it’s pretty, it doesn’t need special care even when the weather is extremely hot and humid, and it withstands foot traffic well. Perhaps the only issue with it is it grows really fast and needs to be cut every week to maintain a polished appearance.
  1. Queensland Blue Couch grass – This popular grass grows in warm regions of the country. It’s a great-looking “fluffy” grass that’s also low maintenance. A possible concern is it’s quite sensitive to weed killers, so help from lawn specialists may be necessary if you deal with weeds growing on your Queensland Blue Couch lawn. Most people like its deep green with a strong hint of blue hue. Grass fact: it’s not related to Couch grass nor is it from Queensland.
  1. Tall Fescue – It’s the perfect “instant lawn” and it adapts to different climates and soil qualities. Moreover, it’s not invasive like other popular types of grass. And lastly, when it comes to durability, it is able to withstand moderate foot traffic – not ideal for a dog run, but good enough for a home yard.
  1. Zoysia grass – This is another warm climate-compatible option and it’s very low maintenance. It doesn’t need to be watered as much and frequently since it’s tolerant to heat. Likewise, it doesn’t grow very fast and therefore doesn’t need weekly mowing. This grass also doesn’t need soil boosters to thrive healthily. As far as appearance goes, it looks a tad similar to Queensland Blue coach with its tapered tip, only it has a slightly wider leaf blade.

There you have it, the most popular grass varieties in the country and their winning qualities. Which among these suits your requirements best?

Zoysia Grass

Kikuyu Grass

Tall Fescue Grass

Couch Grass

Buffalo Grass

Queensland Blue Couch Grass

 

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