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Kikuyu Turf - Recipe for fertilising Kikuyu Turf

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Without winter fertiliser Kikuyu generally has the best winter colour. The difference in colour between one brand, namely Kenda with and without winter fertiliser was less pronounced, but it is known for its excellent winter colour. It still grew more with a winter fertiliser, and in high wear areas this extra growth would be of great benefit. Other Kikuyu types benefited a lot from the heavy fertiliser application rate in winter.

Recipe for fertilising Kikuyu Turf.

This really depends on what it is used for.

High use sporting facilities that receive regular wear Eg; Council oval, or backyards with dogs should be treated in a similar fashion. Fertilise so that the turf never runs out of nutrient. If you use slow release, that will mean every 2 to 3 months. If you use regular fertiliser, it will be more often. In winter it is best to use a blend of quick and slow release like the autumn winter blend used in the research. It is very important to fertilise in Mid-April and mid to the end of June using high rates.

Home Lawns, and amenity areas that receive moderate wear or less. Fertilise using the same recipe for Buffalo. Also similar to Buffalo, mowing lightly in Winter can remove frost burn. Dethatching or short mowing every 2 to 3 years in spring will result in a greener lawn in Winter.


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