In order to keep your grass looking healthy and lustrous it is important to make sure that you follow a proper care and maintenance routine and nurture it with the proper topsoil.
Tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea Schreb) is a popular species of grass that adapts to almost all Australian weather conditions. The two principal types of tall fescue are the European/American varieties and the Mediterranean varieties. Both turf types will grow nicely with a range of topsoils but respond best to medium textured soils that are granite and basalt based.
Kings Pride Soft Leaf
Also referred to as Soft Leaf Buffalo, among other names, the Stenotaphrum secundatum varieties are an extremely soft and subtle grass and kings pride in particular is a lot more tolerant of shade than other varieties. Kings Pride requires very little maintenance and has a shallow root system that grows best on rocky or stony soils.
Santa ana couch
Of all the couch varieties santa ana is the toughest and most resilient to wear and tear. It thrives on sun and heat but can survive in the shade and withstand low-level drought periods. It is vital to fertilise this variety of couch to ensure optimum strength and longevity. Santa ana couch should be fed an organic fertiliser roughly every six weeks in the summer and only once in winter and feels most at home in loamy soils composed of sand, silt and clay.
Native to East Africa the Kikuyu (Pennisetum clandestinum) grass varieties are considered to be the most economical lawn available as it requires very little water and can survive lengthy periods of drought. Kikuyu does not adapt well in the shade and is likely to form dry, dull patches so it is best planted in full sun areas. Due to its high durability kikuyu thrives best on soils of high fertility but can also survive on medium fertility silty and sandy soils.
For more information on instant lawn turf varieties in the Doreen area contact the lawn experts at Green Acres Lawn on 03 9999 5708 for all the advice you need.