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Hi, we supply and deliver Kikuyu Turf in the Hunter and Newcastle area.

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Kikuyu is a warm-season turf variety that prefers temperatures in the 15 to 25 degrees Celsius range making it ideal for most parts of the Country. During winter months, Kikuyu will become dormant, and will stop growing when exposed to frost.

The best growing conditions for Kikuyu are fertile, light to medium textured soils with moderate drainage and salinity levels. 

These grasses also tolerate a wide range of soil conditions and are very drought tolerant thanks to Kikuyu turf’s prostrate runners and excellent growth rate.

Over all Kikuyu grass is one of the hardiest, good looking, cost-effective and lighter green colour grasses on the market.

Getting your new premium Turf Lawn is as easy as 123!

  1. Get your lawn measurements

  2. Select and buy your Turf

  3. Arrange for Turf delivery/installation

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Water Requirement


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Wear Tolerance


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1.Great! Now you have chosen your Turf let's get

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Let's now purchase your new Kikuyu Turf lawn.

3. Congratulations!
Now, let's get your new turf delivered /installed.

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Our friendly Affordable Mr. Buffalo Team will be in touch to organise your delivery and if you require the installation service.

If you need to get in touch with the Team please call on

1300 283 325

For information on Turf installations click here!

This type of grass also tolerates a wide range of soil conditions and is very drought tolerant thanks to Kikuyu turf’s prostrate runners and excellent growth rate.

In general homeowners prefer Kikuyu because of its dense, bright green leaf which stays green longer in winter.

Most Kikuyu grasses do spread easily onto paths and invade garden areas so must be regularly maintained.

Characteristics of Kikuyu Grass

Wear Tolerance

Kikuyu grass has excellent wear tolerance and a quick recovery rate due to its large prostrate runners and vigorous rhizomes which give it a strong deep rooted base. For kids and pets which slip and slide all over your lawn, Kikuyu grass is one of the toughest varieties to cope with high activity in your backyard and is quick to repair from wear and tear.

Drought Tolerance

Kikuyu grass has a high drought tolerance thanks to its large prostrate runners and excellent growth rate.

These large prostrate runners also allow Kikuyu grass to actively seek soil moisture and establish a lot quicker than other lawn types – two to three weeks.

Medium Leaf and Winter Colour

Many homeowners prefer Kikuyu grass due to its dense, bright green soft leaf which gives the lawn an elegant, uniform appearance.

One of the many traits that homeowners love about Kikuyu grass is its ability to stay green for longer during the winter.

With a little extra love through applying fertiliser during winter, the green colour of your Kikuyu grass will be the envy of your neighbours.

Poor Shade Tolerance

Kikuyu grasses are a sun-loving variety, and as such, are not recommended for gardens that are heavily shaded. Your Kikuyu lawn will require at least 5-6 hours of sunlight each day to thrive.

Turf Preparation & Installation in the Hunter & Newcastle.

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​Preparations costs depend on:
  • the amount of work required at the site (such as weed and debris removal)

  • ability to access the site

  • levelling and draining requirements

  • irrigation requirements

  • additional soil needs

01  DIY Turf Preparation   

There are a few tools you need to make the process fun and easy.

There are a few tools you need to make the process fun and easy.

The importance of preparing the site for your new lawn can never be overemphasised.

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If you are preparing your yard yourself, first make sure you eliminate all existing weeds, grasses, and rock debris.

To avoid drainage issues, ensure the soil gradient slopes away from paths and buildings.

When preparing, be sure your soil type is suitable for your new lawn and ensure you have enough soil – at least 50mm to 100mm deep – before laying.

02 What Equipment Will You need?

General equipment needed.

  • Hoe or sprayer– Before installing you will need a hoe or sprayer to eliminate all existing weeds and grasses.


  • Wheelbarrow and shovel– A wheelbarrow and shovel will help remove old lawn and debris.

  • Rake and roller– To ensure a smooth even soil site use a rake and roller to prepare the site.

  • Spirit level– Also, use a spirit level to ensure the gradient of the soil is sloping away from paths and buildings.

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03 Measuring Your Lawn

Take time to measure correctly.

When buying your new lawn use our simple guide to calculate the amount of  turf rolls  you need to cover a specified area – but here are some easy methods to follow.

04 How to Lay Turf

Simple tips to make laying easier.

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It is essential to lay your new lawn as soon as it arrives.

First lightly moisten the soil and then begin installing following the longest straight line such as a fence or paver.

Lay turf in a brick pattern (stagger joins) ensuring that each join is tightly bound together with no overlapping. To trim corners use a shovel or large sharp knife. Once your new lawn is completely laid, use a roller to ensure soil to turf contact.

05 Caring for Your New Turf

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Tips to get the best out of your lawn

It is essential you undertake measures to keep your new lawn healthy.

The highest requirement for watering a new lawn is in the first week.

Watering your new lawn can then be reduced as the following week’s progress and the root system has established.

New lawns which are laid during the heat of summer require the most water – up to 4 times a day in the first week.

In warmer weather (high 20°s to early 30°s Celsius) new lawn needs to be watered less frequently – 3 times a day.

If laid in cooler weather the new lawn requires less water again – as low as 1 – 2 watering’s a day

During cool rainy weather, no extra watering of the new lawn is required in addition to what it is already being naturally received from the rain. 

If you lay your new lawn in cooler conditions – just remember it will take a bit longer to establish – so be patient!

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