Anyone in Melbourne, or similar climes laid new turf lately ?
We are up to the stage where we are looking at grass for the part of the front yard that is not garden.
In my last house and the backyard here, we had/have a mix of Kikuyu and clover - both weeds, but geez, when everyone else's lawn is dust or yellow, mine looks like I water it ( I don't ! ).
The only thing is that kikuyu is an invasive, noxious, creeping pest, getting into garden beds, and is bloody annoying. If you get pre-occ for just a moment, it gets in and takes over ( it travels underground as well as on the surface ) .. so i'm kinda over all the bloody weeding, and in future i'd like to be doing a lot less of it. But it IS hardy, green, and I do get lots of "gee, your grass is so lush and green!" type comments.
So AB wants to go Sir Walter, but it's a little darker and broader in leaf than I would like. however, it seems to tick all the boxes, and I believe it's the most popular seller in Australia ATM.
I won't be buying couch. No.
And Tall Fescue .. which i'm pretty sure is the dead stuff I see in other people's lawns. No.
Any advice ?