Replace kikuyu or live with it?
We bought this house close to two years ago. The front lawn, slightly over 1,000 sq. ft., is entirely kikuyu. We've since had the rear sodded with a fescue mix. The front is severely thatched, and while it greens up decently in the summer, goes completely dormant in our mild winter and is downright ugly.
I've invested a ton of time, if not a ton of money, in keeping up the front lawn, but with spring coming up, I think it may be time to make a change. The summer upkeep and winter appearance, not to mention contamination issues with the back lawn, are reasons enough.
Any suggestions on how to proceed and if it's even worth it? I know this stuff is a severe pain to get rid of. Should I just admit defeat and do a better job of dethatching and then overseed in the winter?
I appreciate any suggestions. Thanks!