DISCLAIMER: Kikuyu grass seed is out there however by law shipments are restricted to the states of Arizona, Hawaii and the southern counties of California. Please contact us for pricing and knowledge. Kikuyugrass is a vigorous, warm season grass that spreads by rhizomes and runners. It’s native to tropical Africa and was first launched in California within the 1930’s as an erosion management grass for ditchbanks and slopes. Kikuyu grass has unfold throughout Southern California and is most prevalent in coastal areas. The looks is similar to St Augustine grass with a coarse blade texture however is more agressive with fleshy runners. The variability ‘Whittet’ is an enchancment over widespread with taller or extra erect development with broader leaves and thicker stems. Golf Courses and huge, low maintenance turf areas. Grows where most other grass wiil not develop. Excellent for erosion management and pastures. Not recommended for residential areas as a result of invasiveness. New turf: 50-one hundred pounds per acre or 1-2 pounds per 1,000 sq. feet. Sow seed in spring-summer time. Prechilling seed for five days at forty levels will improve germination by 5%. It is best to drill seed somewhat than broadcasting. Drill at 1/2 to 3/four inch depth. If broadcasting cowl with 1/2 inch of soil or mulch. Normal germination period is 14-21 days. Moderate irrigation in heat weather. Mowing peak from 1 to 3 inches. Fertilize 3 times per 12 months during rising season each other month. Use ‘Stover Seed Kikuyu Plus’ fertilizers for ‘Potable’ or ‘Reclaimed’ water. Contact our workplace or go to our webpage for fertilizer specification sheets.