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K-TURF is an extremely durable, hard wearing and drought tolerant roll out instant turf grown in the Far North on beautiful nutrient rich river soils and is becoming the brand of choice for many professional landscapers, do it yourself and home owners throughout Northland.
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What type of grass species is
K-TURF is a brand of kikuyu (Pennisetum clandesinium) which was originally introduced from Africa and as such it is a warm season species that is more commonly observed in the top half of the North Island. However, it can also be found in many coastal areas throughout the lower North Island. It has hairy leaves, is green to yellowish green in colour and is both stoloniferous and rhizomatous in its growth habit. It grows rapidly over the summer months once ground temperatures exceed approximately 16°C.
This K-TURF species is extremely durable, hard wearing and drought tolerant. It is also less susceptible to the activities of chewing and biting insects such as black beetle than many other lawn species. Because of its strong creeping habit it will rapidly re-colonize areas that have been damaged or worn.
As a result it is ideal for many coastal locations as well as for sports fields. It will discolour or go into dormancy when faced with continued cool temperatures or if exposed to frosts. It makes a very acceptable lawn particularly if mown regularly and fed with small regular doses of nitrogen rich fertilisers which will act to enhance the appearance and darken the colouration.
K-TURF should be mown at 20-25mm. Any longer and a thick spongy thatch will develop.