Eureka Kikuyu Grass

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Economical all rounder

Looking for an economical all rounder? Then Eureka Kikuyu grass is your choice of lawn. A proven performer in most Australian climates, Eureka Kikuyu grass is a vigorous grower that stands up to a wide range of conditions. The benefits of Eureka Kikuyu grass are:

  • Medium-coarse bright green leaves
  • Reasonable cold weather tolerance
  • Maintains growth and colour into autumn and early winter
  • Good resistance to wear, and recovery is rapid
  • Maintains even colour year round in warm climates

Versatile

Eureka Kikuyu grass is also a great solution for planting out larger areas and erosion control, given the rapid spread of its runners in favourable conditions. Its tolerance of water logged soils can also make it the best choice
for transpiration areas.

Eureka Kikuyu grass spreads by its vigorous growth from stolons and rhizomes and is a coarse textured grass with a high growth rate. The leaves are approximately 4 – 5mm wide and 25 – 40mm long and are yellow – green in colour. Good for home lawns, racecourses, parks and reserves, golf tees and fairways.

Quick repairer

Preferring a sunny aspect, Eureka Kikuyu grass is a dense, rapid growing lawn. Its vigorous growth habit allows it to repair very quickly if damaged and it is able to establish a strong, deep root base to help it stand up to the hottest summer days.

Eureka Kikuyu grass enjoys a long growing season and with regular mowing will hold a good tight growth mat. It holds its colour well into winter. It will brown off when frost affected but bounces back with full vigour in spring.

Quick Reference
Leaf Width 5mm
Winter Colour 4 Stars
Frost Tolerance Good
Shade Tolerance Poor
Drought Tolerance Medium
Heat Tolerance Excellent
Salt Tolerance Poor
Wear Factor Good in full sun
Water Efficiency 2 Stars
Fertiliser Requirement Moderate
Maintenance High
Mowing Frequency (Summer) 5 – 7 days
Mowing Height Sunny 50mm
Shady 80mm
Mowing Frequency (Winter) 28 + days

How does Eureka Kikuyu grass compare to other turf grass varieties?

Use our handy turf grass comparison chart below.

Attributes Sir Walter DNA Certified Buffalo Grass Eureka Kikuyu Grass Nullarbor Couch Grass Platinum Zoysia Grass
Shade tolerance Very High Very Low Very Low Very Low
Wear resistance Medium Medium High Medium
Water requirements Low High Medium Medium
Maintenance Low High Medium Medium
Fertilising Needs Medium Medium High Low
Weed Resistance High Medium Low Low
Disease Resistance Very High Medium Medium High
Heat resistance High Medium High High
Pest resistance High Low Low Medium
Average Performance High Low Medium Medium