Keeping a lawn looking like something to be proud of is a real challenge, especially in the hot, dry summer. All the mowing to maintain the perfect length, constant watering to stop it from drying out and going brown, and that's not even taking into account all the stress grass has to put up with. If you've got kids, they'll want to play outside, and that means your lawn is going to take a beating. Try as you might, it's often impossible to get them to be kind to the grass, which risks it failing to fulfil its other duties of looking good for family gatherings and lazy days laying in the sun.
Thankfully, if you choose the right type of grass, you might have an easier time keeping on top of it all. Kikuyu is a type of grass that's perfect for families with children, and here's why.
Kikuyu is a far more cost-effective option than other grasses. That means you can save money when planting it, but it also makes replacement a far nicer prospect. Its other benefits mean you probably won't have to do much in the way of replanting, but if you do, it's not going to break the bank.
This is a grass that can take a beating. It bounces back from being trampled, and it takes a lot to injure its blades. While some grasses are delicate and need a bit of care, a Kikuyu lawn can put up with running, games of football and rolling around with little trouble.
Kikuyu grows and spreads fast — and that means you probably won't need to reseed or turf damaged areas, as it will just take care of itself. Kikuyu blades can grow as much as an inch a day in the right conditions, so any that get damaged will be back to normal in no time.
It doesn't ask for much
Where some lawns need all that watering, not to mention fertilising from time to time, you won't need to do that with Kikuyu. It's fantastically resistant to drought, so your lawn will stay green and lush in the height of summer. And it will do just fine without the addition of any fertiliser.
For these reasons, Kikuyu is used widely in public parks, schools, sports fields and golf courses. The people looking after the grass in those places can reduce their workload, and so can you.