Gulf Green Grass

Scientific name: Cynodon transvaalensis

Gulf green is considered an Indigenous lawn and is part of the Cynodon family. Gulf green does not produce seed and is often used for homes where people are sensitive to pollen allergies. Gulf Green is sometimes referred to as Golf Green as it looks like a putting green finish. The lawn is very soft underfoot and can handle high traffic.  Gulf Green grows very fast in the summer months and needs to be mowed once a week. During the winter however, the growth is slow and the colour does dull a bit.

Gulf green has a very dense root structure and a very short internode length. This makes it a very densely knit product with a fine leaf texture. When you live in an estate that insists on indigenous lawn this lawn takes a large portion of that market, finding itself installed in estates such as Atlantic Beach golf estate, Silverhurst estate and many more. Gulf Green needs an intensive irrigation program and when it is hot and dry needs water twice daily. Gulf Green can be planted all year round as it transplants well. Gulf Green enjoys compost and or fertilizer programs as it responds well and greens up quickly. Due to its reliance on regular irrigation well points, boreholes, Greywater systems and rain tanks offer relief in times of water restrictions due to the drought or limited municipal water.

Sun Full Sun Lawn
Shade Do Not Plant!
Water requirements Intensive irrigation.  Well points, boreholes, greywater systems or rain tanks offer relief in times of water restrictions
Maintenance High
Traffic Tolerance Aggressive and handles traffic well
Drought Tolerance Lawn browns quickly however with irrigation recovers. Tolerance is good
Rollonlawn High-grade lawn, soft leafy finish
Special precautions Low frost tolerance, mow regularly