Types Of Grass Suitable For Australia

The grass is present in all parts of the globe. The growth of grass dependent upon mainly on two factors, the weather conditions and water availability. This is the reason that area with heavy rainfall and mild weather conditions have an abundance of grass. The rain forest or monsoon plains. The area where the temperature is high most of the year, the growth of grass is less. Also, the type and colour of grass will different from heavy rain areas. This is the reason, from the last century, people have experimented by moving grass from one area to another. In this way, the patch of grass or seed is taken from one area and planted into another area. Many types of grass now become popular in the region where they were not present a century back.

Especially in the region like Australia, where usually the weather is hot and dry, most of the year. The growth of grass was challenging. By nature, this region was not green but mostly barren. So different types of grass from hot weather regions were collected from the globe and experiments were done to plant them in Australia. There are multiple types of grass, that were successfully grown and adapted in Australia weather condition. This is the reason that now, those types of grass are very popular and it helps to laid foundation for the growth of natural grass in Australia. The popular grass for Melbourne is;

Buffalo Grass:

The buffalo grass originates from great plain of Montana to New Mexico, America. They are suitable for hot weather with minimal water requirements. Its bluish-green grass that can grow up to 12 inches. Due to its low maintenance cost and water intake, it is perfect for the weather in Australia.

Bahia Grass

This is the heat resistant grass that is perfect for foot traffic. The best quality of this grass is that it can grow in poor soil conditions. This is also heat and drought tolerant grass due to its high prolific root system, that can take water from deep in the ground.

Bermuda Grass:

It is also one of the North American Grass. It can easily withstand stand and can survive drought. They are perfect for high traffic and less rainy areas. Because in rain, they quickly react to water and start growing again.

Zoysia Grass

Its lush green turf but its slow-growing grass. But it doesn’t need much mowing and water. Due to its slow growth, they can last for longer and perfect for high traffic areas. This grass is heat, shade and drought tolerant. Its dark green colour with short and thin prickly leaves, that make it unique in look.