The complex has been trying to get grass to grow on the motocross area for several years but with the harsh conditions and often heavy rain all combining to work against us we needed to look for another option to get this area vegetated.
Not giving up on this worthwhile project we decided to try Kikuyu instant turf. October 2019 we planted several pellets of instant turf after spreading a little top soil to ensure it had a good chance of surviving
The purpose of this trial is to get grass growing on this area and this will slow water run-off and reduce the flow of silt down stream
Well we are now able to look at the results of the trial and it is looking very promising and we will continue to plant additional pellets of turf later this year and as funds allow.
We use sheep on the complex to keep the grass under control and keep the property looking tidy. The sheep have grazed the Kikuyu grass but we are controlling the grazing so as to allow it to spread.
The pics below show the area that we are trying to get into grass to help control water run-off. These areas last year were completely bare.