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Emerald Kikuyu Lawn Seed Mix

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Emerald Kikuyu Lawn Seed Mix can take 1 - 3 weeks to germinate (depending on soil temperature) and because of this we have mixed the Kikuyu with a 'mother crop' that will germinate very quickly. This will help crowd out any weed seeds that germinate, and slowly but surely the Kikuyu will grow and slowly over-run the 'mother crop' (which will eventually die) and you will end up with a beautiful emerald green kikuyu lawn. It is important to keep the top 1cm moist at all times during germination. The best time to sow Emerald Kikuyu Lawn Seed mix is Spring, Summer or early Autumn, however with that being said, it can be sown 12 months of the year provided ground temperatures are around 21 - 23C.

It is very important to start cutting the ‘mother crop’ as soon as it reaches approx 5cm, and aiming to keep this cut to around 2.5cm. This will allow the warmth and sunlight into the ‘thatch’ to bring on the Emerald Kikuyu. If you let the ‘mother crop’ get too high, then this will shade the Emerald Kikuyu and slow its establishment. 

See below our recommended directions for application on new lawns and lawn repair. 

Directions for new lawns

  • Soil is to be evenly graded, well drained and level.
  • Lightly rake the area one way to create furrows.
  • Mix lawn seed with Munns Superstart Lawn Starter Fertiliser and broadcast evenly over the area.
  • Lightly rake in the opposite direction.
  • Keep the top 1cm of soil moist at all times during germination using a fine mist spray.
  • Mowing your new lawn should take place at approx. 4 -5 weeks when seedlings are about 5 – 6cm high. After 5-6 weeks fertilise your new lawn with Munns Buffalo Booster, Buffalo Green or Golf Course Lawn Fertiliser.

Directions for lawn repair

  • Cut existing lawn down hard. 
  • Using a steel rake disturb the soil by raking through the whole lawn. 
  • Mix with Superstart Lawn Starter Fertiliser and broadcast over the whole lawn. Then lightly top dress with a sandy loam no more than 1cm. 
  • Keep the top 1cm of soil moist at all times during germination using a fine mist spray.
  • Mow when the Kikuyu is around 5 cm high, just taking off the tips. After the second cut lower the mower to 2.5cm this is important to allow the light and warmth into the Kikuyu so it will establish quicker. Keep the cutting at this height.
  • Fertilise every 3 months with Munns Buffalo Booster, Buffalo Green or Golf Course Green Lawn fertiliser as directed.
  • The best time to sow is Spring, Summer or early Autumn with a minimum ground temperature of 23°C.

Contains Munns Weta Lawn and Garden with trace elements to assist your lawn during establishment.

Munns Emerald Kikuyu Lawn Seed Mix 500g, 1kg and 2.5kg
Contains By Count Minimum Germination
Emerald Kikuyu CT5000 10% 85%
Annual Ryegrass 90% 85%

 


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