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  Reply # 1939731 16-Jan-2018 14:11
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Gordy7:

I like a green lawn but don't like the insects/grass grub  killing off the fine grasses.

 

I have been planting and encouraging Mercury Bay Weed.

 

Grass grub doesn't seem to attack this.

 

 

How does that deal with lack of rain, and summer heat? I've got my lawn done in kikuyu because of that, anything else just goes brown after a few weeks mid-summer.

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  Reply # 1939791 16-Jan-2018 15:04
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neb:
Gordy7:

 

I like a green lawn but don't like the insects/grass grub  killing off the fine grasses.

 

I have been planting and encouraging Mercury Bay Weed.

 

Grass grub doesn't seem to attack this.

 

How does that deal with lack of rain, and summer heat? I've got my lawn done in kikuyu because of that, anything else just goes brown after a few weeks mid-summer.

 

I couldn't get it to persist near Blenheim (hot, dry, windy in summer and frosty in winter).





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  Reply # 1939819 16-Jan-2018 15:37
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neb:
Gordy7:

 

I like a green lawn but don't like the insects/grass grub  killing off the fine grasses.

 

I have been planting and encouraging Mercury Bay Weed.

 

Grass grub doesn't seem to attack this.

 

How does that deal with lack of rain, and summer heat? I've got my lawn done in kikuyu because of that, anything else just goes brown after a few weeks mid-summer.

 

 

 

Gotta love that hard as nails crap that spreads like the plague. 
Pretty much every property I've been on in Northland and Auckland has Kikuyu growing in the grass if not already taken over by it. 





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  Reply # 1940051 16-Jan-2018 18:02
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Mercury Bay Weed seems to be surviving here in Hawkes Bay. Only been planting it for the last couple of years. Does dry up a bit during the dry months, but comes back again.




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  Reply # 1941716 17-Jan-2018 22:34
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Mercury Bay Weed – Dichondra repens

 

 Sun or part shade
 Drought tolerant
 All soil types
 Moderate to heavy traffic
 Leaves become smaller and tighter with traffic and forms a dense thatch of stems and leaves impenetrable by weeds once established. It reseeds itself annually, self-perpetuating and improving with age. Grows in sun or part shade and thrives on little moisture. Dichondra is resistant to some herbicides making establishment easy. Grows 10 – 30 mm high. Excellent between paving stones and is shallow rooted. Does not perform well under shrubs and trees.




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  Reply # 1941719 17-Jan-2018 22:36
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Steer clear from Facebook pages such as Lawn Envy, And LawnPorn. 

 

It only makes your own patch feel inadequate. (and some of them are in australia!)


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  Reply # 1941732 17-Jan-2018 22:40
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Coil:

Gotta love that hard as nails crap that spreads like the plague. 
Pretty much every property I've been on in Northland and Auckland has Kikuyu growing in the grass if not already taken over by it. 

 

 

The advantage is that it ends up forming a relatively dense mat that protects the soil from being burned by direct sun, so even in hot dry periods you don't end up with baked-hard concrete-like soil.

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