Looking for a grass to cover your land, but want to avoid the hassle which most modern species come with? Why not try kikuyu? Kikuyu has been very popular in Australia for many years, for a variety of reasons. The originally African species can be seen growing in many gardens and fields all around Australia. So, why is it so popular? And why should you seriously consider growing it on your property? It’s Cheap Kikuyu seeds are very inexpensive, especially when compared to that of other grass species. Most DIY stores sell large bags, which you can use to grow the grass over large areas for a very low price. Instead, if you’d prefer to save a bit more money, a few well-placed kikuyu runners can fill an empty space very quickly. If you’d rather get the growing over and done with, kikuyu is also relatively cheap to buy by the square foot. It’s Fast-Spreading If you want kikuyu grass to replace another species, such as santa anna grass, or just to fill an empty area, it can do so quickly and without assistance, in most cases. This is mainly due to kikuyu’s ability to spread up to 4 square feet per month without competition, and its variety of spreading techniques. Because of this, some see kikuyu as very invasive, so be sure to border you garden beds heavily. It’s Low-Maintenance and Hardy Requiring very little water and often no fertilizer, kikuyu is certainly one of the hardier grasses. Though, when conditions are great, it may need more mowing than other species of grass. Kikuyu is also highly drought resistant, hence its popularity in Australia. Not only will it do well in direct sunlight, but it is also partially frost resistant. In addition, kikuyu will often remain disease-free and healthy. It’s Good-Looking Kikuyu usually remains relatively green, not only during summer, but also during winter, unlike the vast majority of warm-season grasses. The species may not be soft on the skin, but it will appear thick and lush, once established. On top of this, kikuyu will help prevent erosion more effectively than the vast majority of other grasses. Lastly, kikuyu produces significantly less pollen and other allergens than other grass species, making it great for families who experience hay-fever and other pollen allergies. You can learn more about the process of planting the grass, the cost, and other maintenance tips through landscaping companies such as Brook...