Kangaroo grass (Themeda triandra) is a common species on all soil types, from sand to heavy clays. In Particular, Kangaroo grass grows in soils of low to moderately high pH. You will find Kangaroo grass in almost all parts of Australia this is because it is one of the most widely distributed grassland and woodland species. It is a warm season grass that has its main growth in summer and is generally dormant in winter. A great adaption of this grass is its fire tolerant and responds well to regular burning and spelling. It responds quickly to the first rain of the season growing an upright green leaf from the crown of the plant.
Kangaroo grass is known for its deep root systems and its striking seed head that forms during summer. It is widely associated with revegetation due to its high persistence over many years. It is ideally suited to growth on poor and exposed soils, low fertility and rainfall sites and for situations where low maintenance is required. This grass makes a wonderful landscaping plant if allowed to grow to its full size. It also produces a large bulk of dry matter and makes excellent fodder for grazing.
- High drought tolerance
- High heat tolerance
- Low to moderate frost tolerance
- High tolerance to fire
Kangaroo grass is fire tolerant and responds well to regular burning and spelling. It responds quickly to the first rain of the season growing an upright green leaf from the crown of the plant. Being very palatable it is preferentially grazed by cattle and horses when it is green.
This product is APPROVED for distribution in Western Australia and Nationally.
15-20kg per ha
- For best results try to ensure that the seed bed is weed free. Native grasses are slow growers and effective weed control is highly desirable.
- It is also incredibly helpful to know the pH levels of your soil so take soil sample to test your soil pH level, following test kit instructions.
- While the soil is under preparation, it is a good idea to sow a few seeds into a sterile seed raising mix to be kept moist until germination. This will allow for easier identification of lawn seedlings once the lawn is sown.
- Before sowing, the soil surface should be loosened with either a rake or harrows to ensure adequate seed to soil contact.
- No fertiliser is necessary. in particular, avoid any phosphate-based fertilisers. the addition of organic matter however will add to a successful result.
- Spread the seed evenly over the prepared surface and rake it in, so it is lightly covered. Seed sown deeper than 15 mm may not germinate.
- Where possible, try rolling the area as it lightly presses soil particles together and ensures grass seeds are in contact with the soil. This will eliminate air pockets that could interfere with seed germination and growth and a rolled seedbed also holds moisture longer.
- If there is access to irrigation, for the first three weeks, water approximately 2-3 times a week, taking into account the weather. It is important after sowing grass seed to ensure seeds do not dry out.
- Use the sown seed sample to help identify grass seedlings from weeds.
Unfortunately due to Quarantine restrictions this product is not available to Western Australia