Kikuyu Lawn Seed Whittet Pure Grass Seed from Back 2 Front Turf
We operate at turf farm in North-West NSW and provide "after sales" advice based on actual growing experiences, just call us on 0427 626 908.
We sell any quantity of seed you want and it is generally listed on Ebay in amounts of:
What you get for your money: You will receive kikuyu "Whittet” grass seed, with minimum purity of 98% pure lawn seed – in the weight as purchased.
How is it packaged? Seed lots (between 500gms to 4kgs) are packaged in plastic jars with re-sealable lids. Lots less than 450gms are packaged in re-sealable plastic bags. You will also receive a Question and Answer sheet with your purchase to help you prepare your lawn bed and provide information on how long it will take to germinate and establish a kikuyu lawn.
Purity Levels: Our kikuyu product is not a blended or mixed seed lot, and has not been treated or varied in any way. The purity level is the measurement of inorganic matter (such as dust, husk etc) contained within the batch. Our seed has a minimum purity of 98%.
Tested Germination Rate: Depending on individual batches, the germination rate is between 93%-97% - that is how many seeds of are likely to germinate (given the right conditions). It is expressed as a percentage such as 97% germination rate indicates that about 97 out of 100 seeds will probably germinate under proper conditions. Germination of kikuyu seed takes between 7-14 days depending on soil and ambient temperatures. Assuming there is adequate moisture at planting time and reasonable soil fertility, you should have a great looking lawn in 12 weeks.
Compare the Others: Compare the application rates of other seed products, and know you are getting value for money when you purchase our kikuyu seed.
Our kikuyu Seed 1 kilo will cover 1000 square metres
Coated kikuyu Seed 1 kilo will cover 130 square metres
Blended kikuyu Seed 1 kilo will cover 80 square metres
What about blending the kikuyu seed with other lawn seed or nursery grass? Sure, you can blend it with any other grass seed. But have you ever seen a kikuyu lawn (blended with other seed) in winter? There are long straggly blades where the winter grass has grown up through the kikuyu. It does not have even growth or colour.
Shipping, Handling and Combined Postage: Bulk purchases are welcome. Items will be shipped within three business days of payment. All shipments are made through Australia Post.
Insurances and Non-Delivery: Unfortunately, we can’t be held responsible for packages damaged or lost by Australia Post. Please ask at initial contact if you would like your package sent by registered post. Registered post is an additional charge.
Delivery takes 5-10 working days from Moree NSW depending on where you live in Australia.
Refunds: Seed is tested as a bulk lot (tonnes) for germination quality. Unless there is a quality issue with the bulk, we are unable to refund your individual purchase due to failure to follow the instructions for growing kikuyu.
Instructions: A question and answer sheet on how and when to plant your kikuyu seed is included with your purchase. We also advise to research your choice of lawn seed via Google to ensure it will thrive in your area of Australia
Positive Feedback: We all love to get positive feedback, but should there be a problem, please contact us as we are keen to work through any difficulties.
All about Kikuyu Whittet Grass Seed Species: Pennisetum Clandestinum
Kikuyu is an easy grass to grow, with its broad runner style growth. Assuming there is adequate moisture at planting time and reasonable soil fertility, you should have a great looking lawn in 12 weeks.
Kikuyu needs to be mowed often, especially through the summer months.
The seed variety “Whittet” is taller and more productive species, than the common kikuyu. It has broader and thicker stems and produces a more open sward*. It has a better survival rate than the common kikuyu in low or declining soil fertility. *Sward: A measure of the thickness or leafiness of a grass crop
Seed should be sown in spring to early summer, when temperature promotes rapid growth, but not too hot to fry emerging seedlings. Alternatively, in late summer to early autumn, when there is more reliable soil moisture.
Seedlings are very sensitive to moisture stress, so we encourage you to keep the soil moist but not flooded!
Application Rates for pure kikuyu seed
The sowing rate of “Whittet” seed is 4kg/acre or 10kg/ha (equivalent to1kg/1000m2) for irrigated pasture or the suburban back yard.
1kg seed – spreads over ¼ acre or 1000m2
2kg seed – spreads over½ acre or 2000m2
4kg seed – spreads over 1 acre
10kg seed – spreads over 1 hectare