Tropical Carpet Grass is a warm season perennial species that spreads via low growing stolons. Selected by Lawn Solutions Australia as the very best performing carpet grass variety, it is best suited to the North Queensland and Northern Territory regions.
Tropical Carpet Grass has course textured leaves that will form dense turf of moderate quality. The colour is green to light green in growing season becoming red when dormant under cool conditions.
Tropical Carpet Grass is suited for home lawns, summer sport fields, parks and reserves. A unique trait of this grass is the red tinge created on the edge of the leaves during the cooler temperatures of winter.
The mowing and nutrition maintenance needs of Tropical Carpet Grass is generally low once the lawn is established. It spreads horizontally via low growing stolons rather than growing upwards, and can therefore be allowed to grow longer before mowing without the risk of scalping the grass.
It has good shade tolerance (can tolerate up to 75% shade), and has high water requirements. It is better suited to lower traffic areas.
Tropical Carpet Grass is most commonly found in the Northern tropical parts of Queensland and in Darwin and the Northern Territory. It is very well adapted to the climate and environment there and is widely used in residential and commercial landscaping. The leaves are approximately 6mm wide, wider than the common narrow leaf carpet grass, and have a unique curling along the edges, creating a unique texture of grass.
Tropical Carpet Grass may not suit waterlogged or very sandy soils. Be sure to talk to your local accredited Lawn Solutions Australia turf supplier in Northern Queensland or NT for more information on Tropical Carpet Grass, and to get a quote. They will be able to advise whether Tropical Carpet Grass is right for your particular situation and project, or whether there are alternative grass types you should consider.
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