Fine Leaf Kikuyu

RRP: $10.75 - $11.75 / m2 A bright green grass ideal for wear and holiday homes that receive little attention. 5

RRP: $10.75 - $11.75 per m2 (Including GST and all applicable charges)

FREE DELIVERY in the metro area for orders of 30m2 or more. 

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Fine Leaf Kikuyu grass is very popular in South Australia because of its drought tolerance and hard-wearing qualities. It's a medium-blade grass that can grow with very little water, and it thrives in South Australia's dry heat. Kikuyu is ideal for areas with very high traffic demands or anywhere where an evergreen, hardwearing and drought-tolerant lawn is required.


Fine Leaf kikuyu is an extremely hard-wearing lawn that is excellent for tolerating high levels of traffic, whether that be from pets, children or sports activities. It maintains an attractive green colour throughout winter, meaning your lawn will look fantastic all year round. Fine Leaf Kikuyu tolerates harsh conditions well, and will thrive in the heat of South Australian summers with minimal water. Its strong rhizome and stolon systems make for quick self-repairing qualities, and its medium leaf blade width presents a lush, dense appearance.


Drought Tolerance Excellent
Durability Excellent. Very hard wearing. Fast repairing.
Colour Excellent year-round colour.
Salt Tolerance Excellent. Will tolerate up to 3500ppm.
Mowing Height 25-50mm
Maintenance High
Use Sporting areas, parks and high-use residential areas.
Texture Medium blade width and dense cover when kept low.


Extremely Hard-Wearing

Fine Leaf kikuyu is extremely hard-wearing and traffic tolerant. It has both underground and above-ground runners that promote strength against wear and rapid recovery. Kikuyu is commonly used in sporting facilities and in public spaces due to its excellent ability to withstand traffic.

Ideal for Pets

Fine Leaf kikuyu is an ideal lawn for pets. It has a medium blade width that will withstand urine damage better than most other turf varieties, and its rapid growth rate will ensure your lawn maintains a healthy appearance alongside continuous dog and cat use. 


Fine Leaf Kikuyu is sterile, meaning it is less invasive than other kikuyu varieties. When kept watered and mown, Fine Leaf Kikuyu will be less likely to spread into garden beds and other unwanted areas, and it won't have seeds to be thrown into these areas by the elements.

Excellent Colour Retention

Fine Leaf Kikuyu maintains a bright green colour all year round, especially when combined with a mineral fertiliser such as Emerald Green during Autumn. 

Thrives in Heat

Fine Leaf Kikuyu prefers hot, dry conditions. Its rhizomes reach deep into the soil and hold water so that it doesn't have to be watered as frequently, even in full sun. When the soil around the grass dries up, Fine Leaf kikuyu will be less likely to dry up with it.



Fine Leaf Kikuyu will require weekly mowing during the warmer months at around 20-30mm high. Consistent mowing will encourage tighter knitting of the grass for a denser cover, as well as promoting weed resistance by reducing seed penetration to the soil. The tighter knitting occurs because the grass is encouraged to grow laterally instead of vertically through consistent mowing.


Paul Munns has a fertilising program applicable for all our lawns. Click here to access it.


While it can get by on the natural rainfall in South Australia, Fine Leaf Kikuyu will look its best when watered weekly in summer. Infrequent, deep water promotes deep rhizome growth and subsequent drought tolerance. Kikuyu will thrive when it has the opportunity to dry out slightly between waters, as it prefers a hotter climate. 

Dimensions and Delivery Information

Standard size rolls: 1m2 (600mm x 1.67m).

Fine Leaf Kikuyu is also available in maxi rolls. Maxi rolls are great for open areas with easy access, such as parks, schools and golf courses. These rolls are 1.05m wide and can be cut to lengths of up to 25m.

Delivery Information:

  • Delivery Days:  Tuesday through to Saturday.
  • Order Deadline: Order before 10 am for next-day delivery. *Space is limited. To avoid disappointment, at least 2 days' notice is recommended.
  • FREE DELIVERY for orders over 30m2 (in the Adelaide Metro Area)
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