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Well Australian grass isn't like a grass, it is not like any other type of grass that I have seen. If you look at it, it has creepers and isn't at all like English grass.

 

So what is it called?

Is the seed available in Bunnings?

 

I need to plant a lawn.

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I think it is called Kikuyu. :cool: Thanks.

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I think it is called Kikuyu. :cool: Thanks.

 

Get some runners from a neighbour. Easy to plant and grow, better than couch to mow, as well.

 

Cheers, Bobj.

 

PS Faster to grow than seed

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I would go with Sir Walter Buffalo grass.

 

I'm not a fan of Kikuyu at all.


I want it all, and I want it now.

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We've had both types in the past. Our lawn here is totally different - same as British lawns - nice and soft and it even has some daisies in it.


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grass in oz is crap. this is a lawn.

 

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........oh for goodness sake PB...!

........for most family's here or there

........most lawns are not like that...!

........and both places......can boast lawns such as that....

........in homes with the money and or time to maintain such...l

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........oh for goodness sake PB...!

........for most family's here or there

........most lawns are not like that...!

........and both places......can boast lawns such as that....

........in homes with the money and or time to maintain such...l

 

Too right. There is a house around the corner from us where the lawn looks like a bowling green pretty much year round. My OH suffers from serious lawn envy about the lawn. We have struggled to maintain a half decent lawn both here and in the UK.


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I live on a small acreage lot, all lawn, and I tried for some years to get a decent lawn, with losing it each Summer. Then, 2 patches of Kikuyu appeared, and now they have spread to cover most of the acreage, and it is great. It does not burn away in the heat, does not need watering, and best of all, it is thick enough to choke any weeds that try to grow. It looks great. As mentioned, rather than seed, if you can get some runners to put down, it will grow and spread quite fast. At the expense of an extra set of mower blades each year, it is well worth having it down.


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Kikuyo is much too invasive.

what you see as good is actually very bad.


I want it all, and I want it now.

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grass in oz is crap. this is a lawn.

 

I have several friends that live in Bowral NSW; who have lawns exactly like this - in stripes.

 

Bowral is just over an hour south from Sydney.

 

The area is known as The Southern Highlands and is very picturesque.

 

Lots of little quaint English style villages.

 

Many of the houses have landscaped gardens exactly like your picture.

 

Temperature is very much like England too. We got snowed in last year in one of the villages.

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Kikuyo is much too invasive.

what you see as good is actually very bad.

It may not suit a windowbox, but it sure suits my garden. :jiggy:


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grass in oz is crap. this is a lawn.

 

 

 

Once again you show complete disregard for an artists rights and post a copyrighted image just to spout more "UK is better than Oz crap"


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Kikuyo is much too invasive.

what you see as good is actually very bad.

 

So are weeds but a good grdener will manage them just as you can manage kikuyo. I have a kikuyo lawn and my fourby parks on it everyday with hardly a blemish.


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