Transitioning to warm season grass

Laying pre-grown grass

Warm season grasses such as Couch, Buffalo and Kikuyu require less water and are well suited to Melbourne’s harsh summer weather – surviving and often thriving, on sporadic summer rainfall.

In the long term, warm season grass uses an average of 70% less water than common ‘cool’ season grasses in a residential garden. But like many plants, it needs more water as it establishes its root system.

Melbourne’s water retailers are keen to lock in efficient and sustainable water use by helping households to transition to drought-tolerant, warm season grass.

This exemption is available to City West Water, South East Water, Western Water and Yarra Valley Water customers only.