Village Green was developed specifically for sports fields and high-profile public spaces. Its dense cover, good winter activity and deep root system means it withstands and recovers quickly from the year-round impact of sports. Village Green dense coverage – it’s more than 26% denser than common kikuyu – is its strength.
Village Green can also be cut short to create a smooth surface for summer sports and grow longer in winter to handle tougher playing conditions. The dense cover and extensive root system means players’ boots only damage the turf surface without damaging the turf plant, meaning ovals recover quickly.
Village Green – made for high performance
Village Green was specifically selected to meet the needs of the commercial turf market.
- Visually aesthetic public open space and playing fields
- Year-round high-performance playing fields and other sports turf areas
- Reduced environmental impact – less water, fertiliser and chemicals
- A highly adaptable turfgrass that can perform in varying soil types and climatic conditions
- A pure and genetically stable strain of kikuyu
Scientifically proven performer
A series of selection trials were conducted in Australia comparing over 70 turf strains. The standout performer across all climates and conditions was Village Green. The testing involved taking measurements of growth rate, height, greenness, stolon thickness and root volume.
Trials were conducted from 2003 to 2008 in harsh conditions with temperatures ranging from 40 degrees Celsius to minus 3. There is no other Kikuyu that has gone through such a market-driven and rigorous testing and selection program. Village Green has been developed according to scientific principles – principles you can trust.
Village Green is a superior kikuyu that is certified free from disease, weeds and pests and is genetically pure. It is ideal for public spaces, villas and sports grounds.
The table below compares key characteristics between Village Green and common kikuyu.
Village Green success stories
Borgio Verezzi soccer club (Italy), work done by La Franca Sport
Kos soccer pitch (Greece), work done by GeoFarma
Firenze rugby pitch (Italy), work done by LaMa Sport
Grosseto soccer pitch (Italy), work done by LaMa Sport
Bari mini soccer (Italy), turf supplied by Plantec