Carpet grass

Carpet grass is used extensively as a lawn in subtropical and tropical climates. It grows and looks very similar to Buffalo grass. Carpet grass will grow in a variety of soils from loams to sandy soils where moisture is available. It can be grown from seed, however most lawns are established from runners and in some cases roll-on. It grows very quickly and is best mowed using a Rotary mower. Any general purpose lawn fertiliser can be used on Carpet grass, however avoid nitrogen only fertilisers as they will produce excessive lush leaf growth. The use of fertiliser is not always needed, once the lawn is established. . However, if growth is required fertilise the lawn with approximately 40 grams (one good handful) per square metre four times per year (once every 3months). Due to the fast growth of carpet grass, weeds and pests are usually not a problem.