Turf Varieties

Selected species: Broadleaf carpet grass

Broadleaf carpet grass is a very coarse textured (broad leaved) species that can take over moist, shaded parts of the yard, forming a dense dark-green sward. For this reason, it is often regarded as a weed in southern Queensland, but most north Queenslanders regard it as a valuable turfgrass. Even after a couple of weeks of rain and excessive growth, broadleaf carpet grass can be mown easily and without scalping damage. It is also well adapted to acid soils.