All about Kurapia - the genius Lawn Alternative for California
Kurapia ... or the Genius behind our Ultra Lux Alt Lawn
California's best-kept lawn secret is NOT A LAWN...
Kurapia is the most recommended lawn-like product on the market for Los Angeles and the great gold state. It can handle any outdoor carpeting purposes you can imagine.
While the initial price tag might make your brow furrow the perks are just downright desirable. Because Maintenance and water savings pay for themselves in as little as a year (when compared to conventional lawns) Kurapia is an ultra green alternative to conventional lawn care.
"Lawn" without the lawn care. Kurapia (the species behind our Ultra Lux Alt Lawn) stays just 1-2 inches high. In shadier spots it will stretch to 3 soft inches. The height of a freshly mowed lawn.
If bees are a concern you might want to mow your "lawn" once a month to take off flower heads when they bloom. But reducing watering can also stop the blooming (most people fall in love with the happy little bees pretty quick though - cuz Kurapia is the cousin of one of California's favorite native pollinator-supporting plants).
WOW. The water savings on this sod are almost unbelievable. After seeing it's performance in enough of my client's yards we can say that the "grass" really IS greener.
Like most new lawns, Kurapia/AKA Ultra Lux Alt Lawn needs to be watered every day for the first six weeks, then twice a week till it grows up and sets down roots of it's own (2-4 more months depending on the time of year).
When your Kurapia is a year old it will have its ultra drought-tolerant roots well on their way to 10 feet deep. By year 2 some people turn the water off and forget about it for more than a few months before they notice any browning.
Water it once a week to keep it ultra lush, once a month to keep it green and once a season if you forget! *once roots fully established!*
The lawn above gets soccer played on it twice a week. With cleats. It's the home of one small dog. It's hosted father-daughter tea parties for 30. Oh, and it was hit HARD by frost the first two weeks it was planted one weird Pasadena January.
These lawns can take a lot, and come back strong. Dogs, kids, sports, entertaining, they are made for being lived on.
It grows slower in shade and a little longer but it STILL grows and grows well. I've seen it out pace creeping thyme, baby's breath, lily turf and many other shade ground covers as a beautiful soft low-water fill.
Ideal for contemporary strip planting, vertical walls and growing in between pave stones or patios.
So why haven't I heard about this before?
So why haven't you seen it in the market before? Kurapia is a proprietary Japanese venture-capitalist backed wonder plant that is not widely known to contractors and landscape designers. It's only available through a few licensed California growers.
But good news WE SELL it... starting in packages of 200 sq.ft. We deliver custom Kurapia order curbside so you or your local landscaper can get it installed and on the grow.