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Durban Grass

Characteristics of Durban Grass

A old favourite lawn in Queensland where it's often referred to as Sweet Smother Grass, Durban Grass is a lawn that can be worth considering for the home. Some of the great assets of this lawn variety include its softness, durability in full sun, and is well renowned as being one of the best shade tolerant lawn varieties available, needing as little as 3 hours direct sunlight per day for survival, and maintaining itself well with no special lawn care practices required.

Durban or Sweet Smother Grass is a light green colour when grown in full sun, however this colour darkens the more it is exposed to the shade. It requires a well drained soil, and won't tolerate a clay foundation very well, and won't tolerate frost at all.

The only downside to this lawn is its inability to withstand or quickly repair from wear and tear. But if these factors are of no consideration, such as no dogs in the yard, or no children needing the lawn as a heavy duty play area, then Durban Grass may well be a perfect choice for the homeowner or as a lawn for a business with only a mild traffic load required.



Leaf Type

Type

Aggressiveness

Traffic Tolerance

Sun Requirements

Shade Tolerance

Salt Tolerance

Ideal pH



Botanical Name

Also Known As
Fine | Medium | Coarse

Warm Season | Cool Season

Low | Medium | High

Low | Medium | High

Low | Medium | High

Poor | Good | Excellent

Poor | Good | Excellent

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Dactyloctenium australe

Sweet Smother Grass, Smother Grass

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