LM grass, also known as Durban grass, coat grass and sweet smother grass, is indigenous to South Africa, found predominantly on the KZN coast and Mozambique. It forms a dense, dark green lawn under ideal growing conditions. LM grass performs well in full sun, as well as in shady and semi-shade conditions. This grass has a creeping growth habit but it’s not as invasive as Kikuyu.
LM grass will tolerate heat and can recover from drought and heat stress through its creeping growth habit.
TRANSPLANTING LM INSTANT LAWN
LM grass works well for home lawns, office parks, rough areas on golf courses, and shaded areas. When transplanting your grass, start by killing off and removing existing grass, making sure you get to the underground runners as well.
Once the grass is 4 cm long, mow it at about 4 cm, generally once a week. Do not mow the lawn in frosty areas during winter to avoid exposing the upper leave growth to frost, causing cold damage.
LM grass does well with an irrigation system. If water is scarce the grass will go dormant and brown and die after an extended period of drought. So, despite it being relatively drought tolerant when it matures, it needs regular watering until the root system is established.
As a creeping grass LM can be used to cover bare patches.
PURCHASE NOW - LM IS A TROPICAL GRASS AND IF NOT WELL ESTABLISHED BEFORE WINTER IT CAN DIE BACK COMPLETELY.
AVAILABILITY: END OF SEPTEMBER
- Bright green in colour
- Coarse leaf texture
- Poor tolerance of drought and cold (high water usage)
- Good tolerance of shade
- Suits a wide range of soil types
- Fast establishment rate
- Fair wearability
- Frost Sensitive
LM GRASS FROM EVERGREEN TURF
Get in touch with us today to chat about getting LM grass for your garden or field. It’s available from the end of September and can be collected from Pretoria.