Organically fertilize Kikuyu and LM Grass
There are various establishing methods for new grass:
Seeds are very small and great care must be taken during its establishment.
Seeds need to be buried in a suitable growing medium, and if buried too deep, the young seedlings will exhaust the energy reserve from the original seed before producing their own photosynthetic energy.
There is also a risk of the seeds been planted in air pockets, not having direct contact with the growing medium and therefore unable to absorb moisture.
This result in the seeds drying out and therefore not able to germinate. It may take between 6 – 12 months for a 100% grass coverage.
Plugs of kikuyu are grown in trays (200 plugs per tray). These plugs are then planted into a prepared soil bed and less vulnerable than seed planting.
If the plugs are spaced at 30mm intervals, it may take between 4 – 6 months for a 100% coverage.
Grass sods are cut from a previously prepared area and laid over the prepared area after soil preparation. Grass roots establish within 3 – 4 weeks.
The grass usually also needs to be thinned out soon after establishment to prevent thatching and to open the grass to let sunlight into the soil surface. Although it provides 100% immediate coverage, it is the most expensive and very costly option.
We supply and install instant Kikuyu, LM lawn and kikuyu plugs. The grass is a very good quality and organically fertilized. The farm is situated in Pretoria and orders can either be collected or delivered.