I wonder whether the reviews that recommend this product are genuine or whether they bought the same product as I did. My experience with Munns Emerald Kikuyu Lawn Seed Mix is similar to the most adverse reviews here and their help contact emails were also completely useless.
100% crap 0% Kikuyu seed mix
After following the watering direction exactly watering two times a day to the correct CM depth of wetness and having 8 tonnes of good soil put in I ended up with not one Kikuyu sprout and a 100% barley lawn.
At first I thought it might just be young Kikuyu but 1 year on all I have is a skimpy barley lawn. Never ever saw a proper Kikuyu sprout.
I'd previously used the 100% Kikuyu mix on another section of lawn and managed to get about %30 coverage from germinated seeds which is now almost 50% despite the soil being garbage sand and watering f...ar far less. Not sure it being "less invasive" is good as it doesn't even invade the areas you want it to grow. The buffalo turf I had put it on the front lawn however has worked superbly in comparison.
Purchased in April 2018.
1 kg outrageously expensive
What a ripoff! $49.95 one kg, WHY?? We didn't buy it. Have bought another brand - $11.45 1kg - which we have used a few times before, is shade, frost and heat tolerant and as far as we can see, does exactly the same job. We can't the point eh
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Have purchased kikuyu seed in the past but was unable to buy from my local supplier so I tried Bunnings and found this product. Kikuyu seed is very expensive, (at $67/ kg) at local rural supplier so when I saw this at $20/400g I thought, ok cheaper and “100% Pure Kikuyu seed” which would tend to mean there is only Kikuyu seed in the box.... smaller print then says “Mixed with natural wetting agent”.... hmmmm ok ... not sure why you need this when you water it constantly till it germinates. So I open the box and was so annoyed that it was a box wetting agent with a little seed thrown it. I’d estimate that the seed would be 15 -25% of the box. I will be returning this to the store. What a con!! Would rather pay $67 and get 100% seed!
Mums Seeds complaints
The worst seed that I have ever planted.
I thought that paying top dollar for this product that it would work even though I have watered it my whole lawn is dead.
Would not recommend this product to anyone.
Paying 70.00 per bag plus fertiliser was hoping for a great lawn I am so disappointed because now that it is summer I have a brown and dead lawn which has costed me in seed fertiliser and lots of water.
Really impressed with how fast we had beautiful grass!! After the first week we had grass already sprouting week two we were shocked to see the grass beautifully growing and minimal patches week three now and i have had to carefully trim the tips down as it was surprisingly long i have watered early morning and late at night and all I can say is WOW! Very impressed with this amazing product. It was well worth the cost and in 2-3 weeks we can mow it and use their recommended fertiliser. If you follow the steps and water it well you won't be dissapointed.
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Latest con with gardening seeds...
I purchased this Munn product because it said 100% Kikuyu seeds clearly on the back. I wanted to avoid a mixed seed product... Mixed seeds are blended with cheaper Rye Grass and other types, so you get less quality Kikuyu grass growing per square metre.
When I opened the packet, I immediately noticed it was almost 10% seed and 90% wetting agent! In fact, I had to sieve through with my fingers to find any seed.
Bunnings used to sell a Brunnings 100% Kikuyu seed product. I've used the Brunnings product on many occasions. It's literally 100% Kikuy...
Munns Kikuyu is Excellent!
Great new lawn product. Sown in late August (Sydney) and result was lush within 6-weeks. We now have 250 m2 of thick green healthy lawn! Followed the packet direction (i.e. applied the seed in combination with Munns "Starter Mix" and watered everyday). Thanks Munns, great product! Highly recommended as an alternative to rolls of turf and MUCH cheaper.
Great for Schools
We have several different types of grasses growing at the school. The problem is, that each grass tries to out compete each other during different times of the year. So we end up with a lot of worn out areas from the kids.
Also certain areas do not get a lot direct sunlight during winter, this leads to fungal infections, which leaves massive bare patches leading into spring/summer.
I planted Emerald kikuyu, and have not look back. Absolutely tough, Hard wearing, not affected by black spot fungus. Survives on a lot less water when established,...
Very small amount for the price
I found for $20 you only got a few hand fulls of seed ,only enough to do about 3 meters then you got to keep it wet that means watering it 3 or 4 times a day in hot weather and you have do that even after it comes up for weeks all it dies. Better off buying real rolls of grass.
I Love this grass
All I wanted was a fescue lawn, then my kids got a dog. I cannot believe how versatile and tough this emerald kikuyu is, colour is outstanding. Kikuyu haters all say it will invade. This is about on par with couch and has not been a problem for me. Munns have also been very helpful over the phone, great company.
Claims all big as they know that people will not complain as this is so subjective.
Never buy anything from them..
I tried few of their products and just got disappointed after waiting for long.
Cannot believe this ripper company is from SA, when I tried to call them they were trying to make it hard by asking me to email them.
Is there a way to take them legally?
It's already sprouting!
I had two bare dusty patches in my front yard, not knowing what to do I threw down some of this seed only 1 week ago & it's already sprouted. Nothing special done with the soil first, just a rake and watering everyday. I have very boisterous kelpies so have temp fenced off with garden stakes and chicken wire. It's looking promising so far so fingers crossed in the months to come there is perfect lawn that is dog friendly. Recommend this to anyone!
Just LOVE this Lawn!
We are dog owners and breeders and have a lot more than the usual one or two. And because we really love our pooches they are inside dogs. We purchased a new (to us) home and it already had an established lawn, but it was the Rye or Fescue type of grass which grows well but is not known for its durability.
Sure enough in the cool of winter when the lawn slowed - and with the multiple foot traffic of our hounds; we soon found they were bringing mud into the house! Yuck!
So - we decided that we needed a more durable lawn, one that could sta...nd up to any punishment and didn't need lots of care. Having had good experience in the past with Kikuyu I started to look in that area, along with Couch. I found an advertisement for Munns Emerald Kikuyu, specially bred to be better than ordinary Kikuyu. The packs come pre-mixed with a Mother blend which I think are the Rye/Fescue types too - so that they come up faster and give you a quick lawn, until the slower Kikuyu catches up and dominates. The only requirement is that the soil temperature needs to be 25C and above; so for us in Victoria that meant late Spring. I won't bore you with all the details of our soil preparation - (we had heavy clay which required the trucking in of sand and hiring some machinery) - but we soon seeded - watered and waited. Sure enough within days we saw the shoots of new grass coming up and gradually it began to look like a lawn. Trouble was - I could tell that it was still the Rye/Fescue type - and not Kikuyu. I must confess that there was a period where I wondered if it was going to work! However - once we got continual days of warm weather, you could see small sprigs of Kikuyu in amongst the other grass and this soon took over. It's now our second year - the Emerald Kikuyu rules the roost and has given us a really tough beautiful dark green lawn that needs almost no maintenance. It certainly up to the task of handling all of the traffic from those canine feet too. I do use Scotts Lawn Builder fertiliser in accordance with the instructions - so the lawn always has what it needs for nutrition. Wonderful dark green colour, super-tough!
Questions & Answers
I would lijke to know if Munns will give me compensation for all the hard work and expense I have incurred for nil result. I prepared the ground by rotary hoeing and top dressing then followed Munns instructions for sowing and maintaining soil moisture over the past two weeks. Not a blade of mother crop let alone Kikuyu in sight
I'm having the exact result...$86 for "premium" grass seed and I have had better results with cheap home brand grass seed! Mine has been in for 2 weeks and still not a germinated seed in sight despite religiously watering!
Can you tell me the correct product for weed control in Emerald Kikuyu? We have bindi, burrs and an assortment of other weed. Have tried weed and feed, not really successful, we would like to kill the weeds and then feed the lawn, any help would be appreciated. Thank you!
We use weed 'n' feed it works well on our grass, we make sure we use it when there is no rain in the weather forecast or it washes it away. If you have a lot of weeds doesn't hurt to apply then re apply again after a full week should assist with ensuring none were missed in the first application.
Hope this helps
How much seed do I need to oversow approx 460 sq metres?
Buy the Brunnings 100% seed instead. 4 small tubs would cover that area. I don't think they sell larger tubs, but you can ask. Here is the URL link:
As the tub is transparent, you can clearly see the Brunnings product has 100% seed content. This is what infuriated me about the misleading Munns product.
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