Grass Types

LM Berea

LM Berea, this lawn is very popular in KZN. LM Berea has a reputation for the highest shade tolerance out of all the species. LM Berea and buffalo have the same root system. LM Berea has a very soft blade and is a lighter shade of green than most lawns.

LM Berea

LM Berea, this lawn is very popular in KZN. LM Berea has a reputation for the highest shade tolerance out of all the species. LM Berea and buffalo have the same root system. LM Berea has a very soft blade and is a lighter shade of green than most lawns.

Dactyloctenium Australe

LM Berea, this lawn is very popular in Kwazulu Natal. LM Berea has a reputation for the highest shade tolerance out of all the species. LM Berea and buffalo have the same root system. LM Berea has a very soft blade and is a lighter shade of green than most lawns. This cultivar is well suited to pool areas and shaded gardens, Lm has a medium traffic tolerance and like buffalo should never be mowed to short. LM grows a bit faster than buffalo. LM Berea however is not suited for lawns that receive large amounts of traffic.


LM Berea likes the leaf to have some length, this lawn is great for semi shaded areas and around pools as it has a very soft spongy appeal.


Kikuyu

Kikuyu, this is the most common lawn. Most domestic houses have this lawn laid by the developers prior to you purchase as it is the most affordable. Kikuyu lawn Requires full sun. In shaded or semi shaded areas kikuyu lawn thins out and in winter will die out completely. Kikuyu grows very fast and should be mowed at least once a week.

Kikuyu

Kikuyu, this is the most common lawn. Most domestic houses have this lawn laid by the developers prior to you purchase as it is the most affordable. Kikuyu lawn Requires full sun. In shaded or semi shaded areas kikuyu lawn thins out and in winter will die out completely. Kikuyu grows very fast and should be mowed at least once a week.

Pennisetum Clandestinum

Kikuyu, this is the most common lawn. Most domestic houses have this lawn laid by the developers prior to you purchase as it is the most affordable. Kikuyu lawn Requires full sun. In shaded or semi shaded areas kikuyu lawn thins out and in winter will die out completely. Kikuyu grows very fast and should be mowed at least once a week. Although the maintenance factor is high due to its aggressive growth, for the same reason it repairs itself quickly and as a result has a high traffic tolerance. Most sports fields use a combination of Kikuyu and Bermuda. This combination is the most rugged and repairs itself very quickly. Kikuyu lawn also has a very soft texture and a relatively broad leaf, if cared for correctly it makes an outstanding lawn and has a deep to light green color. Kikuyu also loves water and, in summer should be watered twice a day for about 15 minutes in the morning and evening. Kikuyu is a great choice if you have a dog, children and the area receives full sun provided you don’t mind mowing once a week.


Buffalo

Buffalo, this is a well established brand of lawn in South Africa. Buffalo has a broad dark green leaf. If you are in a development that insists on indigenous plants, Buffalo is normally an accepted grass type. Buffalo lawn is a great choice for areas that don’t receive sun all day as it has a high shade tolerance.

Buffalo

Buffalo, this is a well established brand of lawn in South Africa. Buffalo has a broad dark green leaf. If you are in a development that insists on indigenous plants, Buffalo is normally an accepted grass type. Buffalo lawn is a great choice for areas that don’t receive sun all day as it has a high shade tolerance.

Stenotaphrum Secundatum

Buffalo, this is a well established brand of lawn in South Africa. Buffalo has a broad dark green leaf. If you are in a development that insists on indigenous plants, Buffalo is normally an accepted grass type. Buffalo lawn is a great choice for areas that don’t receive sun all day as it has a high shade tolerance. Buffalo lawns are also slow growing and therefore have a reputation of being a low maintenance product. In the middle of summer when all lawns grow vigorously buffalo only requires mowing every two weeks. Buffalo lawns should never be mowed to short as it damages them and can even destroy your lawn. Buffalo is not recommended for young children or people who are looking for a soft texture. The blade is fairly course and quite hard on your feet. Buffalo also hosts a few weeds and has a medium traffic tolerance. Being a slow grower, the weeds grow faster and other lawn types often invade and take over in full sun areas. Should your buffalo lawn get damaged it would also take some time to repair itself. Buffalo has a beautiful deep green color and with its broad long leaf makes a great lawn. Buffalo only offers one harvest a year so as a consequence is more expensive than other cultivars. Buffalo is normally selected for its shade tolerance and offers consistency to a garden with partial shade areas.


Buffalo in the shade the leaf gets finer and softer and also turns a lighter shade of green.


Black Jack

Black Jack, This is a genetically modified Bermuda lawn. Black Jack offers the properties of the common Bermuda with the fine soft texture of Gulf green without the need for as much water.

Black Jack

Black Jack, This is a genetically modified Bermuda lawn. Black Jack offers the properties of the common Bermuda with the fine soft texture of Gulf green without the need for as much water.

Black Jack, This is a genetically modified Bermuda lawn. Black Jack offers the properties of the common Bermuda with the fine soft texture of Gulf green without the need for as much water.


Bermuda

Bermuda,this lawn requires full sun. An aggressive species and tolerates large amounts of traffic with ease. Being an indigenous grass is often an accepted species for development in indigenous developments. Bermuda is often used on golf courses, public parks, sports fields and domestic applications.

Bermuda

Bermuda,this lawn requires full sun. An aggressive species and tolerates large amounts of traffic with ease. Being an indigenous grass is often an accepted species for development in indigenous developments. Bermuda is often used on golf courses, public parks, sports fields and domestic applications.

Cynodon Dactylon

This lawn is probably the only species that will offer a full cover lawn during water restrictions. Bermuda has a very deep root structure and is used throughout Africa for its ability to combat soil erosion. Maintenance is also low and it is one of the few species that can be mowed short. Bermuda lawns are a deep green and have a very fine texture.


If Bermuda is well looked after it is probably one of the best choices of lawn for any South African home. Being an aggressive lawn it does tend to invade your flower beds and this needs to be watched and maintained. Plant Rollonlawn in Spring, Summer and early Autumn, this lawn is dormant in winter and loses its bright green colour. A great long term solution for many applications.


Used extensively in commercial and government developments. Be very careful when ordering stock of this lawn. Agriculturally hard to farm, and requires a lot of compost to cultivate good quality Rollonlawn sods.


Gulf Green

Gulf Green, this lawn is as soft as a baby’s bottom and has a deep green color. This lawn is ideal for the small manicured areas. Gulf Green is sometimes referred to as “Golf Green” for obvious reasons. Gulf green is indigenous species and also an accepted species for developments insisting on indigenous plants.

Gulf Green

Gulf Green, this lawn is as soft as a baby’s bottom and has a deep green color. This lawn is ideal for the small manicured areas. Gulf Green is sometimes referred to as “Golf Green” for obvious reasons. Gulf green is indigenous species and also an accepted species for developments insisting on indigenous plants.

Cynodon Transvaalensis

This lawn is particularly impressive in the Western Cape during the long wet winter months. Gulf green keeps it soft texture and deep green color during winter. Gulf green lawn however does not respond well to frost. Gulf Green is also an aggressive lawn and has a high traffic tolerance. Maintenance is high in summer and when mowed burns easily however recover quickly.


Gulf Green loves water, to keep this lawn in pristine condition in summer requires a lot of water. Gulf green is susceptible to poison sprays for weeds and the dosage needs to be precise. Agreat choice for the up-market type home, an impressive lawn.


Plant all year round, unless heavy frost is experienced.

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