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Kikuyu Available


Palm Desert, CA………To meet increased requests for the product, West Coast Turf is now growing kikuyugrass sod for Southern California.

"We were asked to custom grow a few acres for a customer. Word got out that we had some, and the phones started ringing off the hook," said West Coast Turf spokesperson, John Marman. "There is definitely a demand for kikuyu in the golf market here. We are happy to be able to meet the demand."

Kikuyugrass is a low growing, warm season perennial grass native to tropical Africa. It spreads vigorously by both rhizomes and stolons. Kikuyu displays exceptional drought, disease, insect, and wear tolerance with rapid recovery rate. It exhibits good reception to winter temperatures, especially along the coast. In many cases, particularly on golf courses, common kikuyu has been a dominant turfgrass species. "Rather than implement an eradication program, turf managers have developed maintenance programs to encourage kikuyu development," Marman said .

West Coast Turf is a full service sod grower and installer, and has been the supplier of choice to some of the nation's top golf courses and sports venues. The company offers more than 20 different varieties of turfgrass sod, along with services such as hydroseeding and stolonizing, custom growing, specialized seed, installation, and world-wide shipping. For more information visit or call 888-893-8873.