|Features||Common Kikuyu||Village Green||The Village Green Advantage|
|Total Root Length||450 mm||930 mm||More than double the root volume for more efficient uptake of nutrient & water|
|Stolons Thickness||3.4 mm||4.4 mm||30% thicker stolons for greater sod strength and better survival|
|Internode length||77 mm||43 mm||45% shorter internode length for higher density|
|Winter Color||2.8 rating||5.0 rating||Improved winter color for year round quality|
Village Green is suited to growing in areas across Southern Australia but is not suited to the tropics. It is best suited to sites that receive more than an average of 4 hours sunlight per day.
An experiment to assess how water use changes in four warm-season grasses under a range of mowing heights at the University of Western Australia was completed in 2013. Plots were planted at the end of September 2009 and plots have been mown at either 10mm, 25mm and 50mm.
The research found the lower the mowing the less water turf uses. This can be up to 10% less water when mown at 10mm.
Photos taken at the site in Perth during winter has shown that Village Green is the stand out when it comes to winter color.
A code of practice has been established for Village Green to assist licensed growers of Village Green consistently produce high quality turf grass demanded by the customer.
This code covers the major issues associated with the production of Village Green across Australia. Codes of practice (in general) are outcome based and not prescriptive. This allows growers to continue their own individual methods of growing turf as long as the quality of the Village Green being produced meets the standard.
To make sure your Village Green Premium Kikuyu looks great when it is laid, you need to source quality turf from licensed Village Green suppliers. All our growers are guided by a code of practice which ensures your turf when it is delivered is healthy and free of weeds, pests and diseases. All deliveries are supplied with a certificate of authenticity.