Best Grass in Your Backyard for an Active Home

Best Grass in Your Backyard for an Active Home from North Carolina Lifestyle Blogger Adventures of Frugal Mom

For households with overactive kids and/or pets that love to roughhouse in the backyard, the choice of grass is one of the — if not the most — critical factors to consider. Throw in the quirks of Sydney climate and you have a challenging task of finding the perfect grass type that will cope with scorching summers as well as the occasional frost.  

Not to worry. We have done the heavy lifting for you and compiled a list of five grass varieties that can stand up to high traffic and temperature extremes, and still look beautiful.  

1. Zoysia Grass

If you’re looking for grass that combines the soft delicate feel, gorgeous deep green foliage, and high resistance to foot traffic and tough weather conditions, Zoysia grass is for you.  

Its adaptability, self-repairing nature, and high weed and insect resistance make it an ideal choice for home yards experiencing high wear conditions.

Zoysia grows slow so you can spend more time enjoying your lawn and less time maintaining it. 

2. Bermuda Grass

Low water demands, excellent heat and drought tolerance, and luscious dark green color that stays over winter and spring make this variety one of the most-loved grass varieties for Aussie lawn owners. 

The beautiful, soft, fine leaf blades of Bermuda grass grow densely, making it an absolute delight to tumble, roll and play on. What’s more? It is self-repairing and resistant to weed and insects.

However, because it grows aggressively, you’ll need to spend some time mowing, cutting, and maintaining it. So, this is something to consider if you’re leaning towards a low-maintenance backyard.  

3. Couch Grass

Couch grass is a crowd favorite thanks to its fine, super soft blades and thick, dense coverage. But it also scores high on wear tolerance, making it a good choice for active homes. Though keep in mind that being a fast grower and having mid-level weed and pest resistance, it does require some care and attention. 

Also, because it loves lots and lots of sun, it thrives best in areas that receive 5-6 hours of direct sunlight daily. So if your space meets these requirements and you’re ready to put in some efforts to keep pests and insects out of your lawn, this is a great variety to pick for your home.   

4. Kikuyu Grass 

If you want a lovely bright green lawn on budget, this should be your choice of grass. Besides being easy on your pocket, this variety has exceptional resistance to heat, pest, and weeds. Plus, its strong roots and self-repairing capabilities make it a tough turf for your high traffic backyard.  

Since Kikuyu grass grows rapidly and densely, it needs regular cutting and mowing. However, the combination of robustness, beauty, and low cost far outweigh the efforts required for maintenance. 

5. Buffalo Grass

If there’s an all-rounder among lawn grass varieties, this is the one! Right from rich green color and soft, lush blades to high-level tolerance for a wide range of temperatures, weather conditions, and light conditions, Buffalo grass has everything that a landscape enthusiast may wish for. 

This hardy grass can self-repair and can handle a great deal of wear and tear. It’s low maintenance too. What’s not to love? Bring on the kids and pets!        No matter what your preferences or requirements are, Musturf has all of these turf varieties that are perfect for your active home. We supply farm-fresh turf and install them professionally anywhere in the Greater Sydney area.  

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