Date: 01-12-2021


Sow WARM season Couch and Kikuyu lawns in Summer in Victoria.

The weather is changing over from quite cool to very warm and while it's possible to sow COOL season grasses up in summer, you need to be regularly watering to ensure they establish and survive. 

January and February are less suited to sowing cool season grasses due to periods of extreme heat. Any WARM season grass sowing done in summer will need careful watering to establish in high temps. 

Recommended Seed for Victoria in Summer:

Fertilising Tips | Fertilise your lawn mid summer. Remember to water the fertiliser in well after applying so it doesn't burn your lawn. 

Sowing WARM SEASON GRASSES? You have three months to establish them before winter dormancy begins.



Always allow enough time for germination and establishment before change of season. We recommend COOL season grasses and blends for Tassie as the window for warm season grasses to thrive is shorter than other states of Australia.

Recommended Seed for Tasmania in Summer:

Fertilising Tips | Fertilise your lawn mid summer. Remember to water the fertiliser in well after applying so it doesn't burn your lawn.

Raise mowing heights to reduce stress on the lawn and provide shade to the roots.



Definitely Couch and Kikuyu this Summer in South Australia.

Couches and Kikuyu will germinate well if watered and cared for in the early establishment stage.

Recommended Seed for South Australia in Summer:

Fertilising Tips | It's best to use KickStart Starter Fertiliser when sowing your new lawn.

Raise mowing heights to reduce stress on the lawn and provide more shade to the roots.



Temperatures have heated up in WESTERN AUSTRALIA. Sow to WARM season grasses like Turbocote Kikuyu and La Prima Couch grass.

Recommended Seed for Western Australia in Summer:

Fertilising Tips | Growing couch? Push growth along with a Starter Fertiliser then once its established it will respond well to a high Nitrogen fertiliser. Couch grasses love Nitrogen!

When the drier weather begins, use a Wetting Agent to get the water to your lawn.



Recommended Seed for Northern Territory in Summer:

Fertilising Tips | Use All Season Reno for established lawns. Use a Starter Fertiliser for all new lawn seed sowing.

When you've sown your seed, you then need to be careful to always water with fine spray. Anything stronger can move the seeds around. Always keep the surface moist.

If the weather is particularly warm and windy, you'll need to spray often with gentle watering. You may need to constantly water during periods of drought.



WARM SEASON GRASSES over the whole of Queensland for Summer. Stick to Couches and Kikuyu and water in the early morning or late evening for best results.

Recommended Seed for Queensland in Summer:

Fertilising Tips | Use our Gold Pro Controlled Release Fertiliser on your existing lawn. It's particularly good for Summer months when frequent watering can strip nutrients through the soil.

Let grasses grow a little longer during the warmer months. The extra shade will help keep the root zone cool and reduce water loss from the soil.


NSW and the ACT have been enjoying higher temperatures now that summer has arrived. WARM SEASON GRASSES like Couch and Kikuyu can be sown throughout summer for for best results and establishment but remember that watering requirements increase when sowing in Summer months.

Recommended Seed for NSW/ACT in Summer:

Fertilising Tips | Always water your fertiliser in well after applying. This prevents it from burning your lawn.

Couch grasses are blended for improved varieties. If you are after a drought resistant lawn capable of withstanding a dry hot Summer then a Couch grass blend is a great choice.