Kikuyu is a hard wearing lawn that grows into a dense carpet and quickly spreads. Kikuyu is the most common form of lawn which is also more affordable. It is a light green creeping lawn with a thin blade and it spreads long runners across the ground aiding it in repairing damaged areas quickly. It requires full sun and is not suitable for shady areas. It thrives in most soils but grows best in sandy lime clay soil. It is faster growing and can take more traffic than any other lawn. Kikuyu is a low disease lawn and is susceptible to cold temperatures but can recover quickly from moderate wear or severe injury. It is suitable for children and pets because of its soft texture and fast-growing nature.