Santa Anna Couch

 

Santa Anna Couch is a very fine leafed couch and is deep green in colour. Which can be mowed short 10- 20mm. in winter Santa Anna couch will become dormant but recovers quickly in spring?

It has good wear resistance and is moderately shade tolerant. Rated one of the better drought tolerant grasses available. Best time to installing is September-May but can be installed all year round. Minimal watering required once established Santa couch can look superior to other couches if maintained well. Santa Anna looks best when mow low with a cylinder mower.

Performance

 

Is a very fine leafed couch and is deep green in colour. Which can be mowed short 10- 20mm. in winter Santa Anna couch will become dormant but recovers quickly in spring? It has good wear resistance and is moderately shade tolerant.

Rated one of the better drought tolerant grasses available. Best time to installing is September-May but can be installed all year round. Minimal watering required once established Santa couch can look superior to other couches if maintained well. Santa Anna looks best when mow low with a cylinder mower.

 

Finer Leaf

 

Santa Anna Couch is a soft, very fine leafed couch and is emerald green in colour. Santa Anna Couch is aesthetically appealing when maintained well. It can only tolerate a small amount of shade but grows best in full sun.

Santa Anna Couch has a medium wear tolerance, making it ideal for Golf tees, Parks, landscape gardens and makes a beautiful home lawn.

Characteristics

Shade Tolerance: Up to 30%
Durability: High
Winter Colour: Good
Mowing Frequency: Medium
Leaf Size: Very fine
Suitable for: Golf Courses, Sporting Fields, Manicured Lawns

Installation Tips

Initial Installation

  1. Remove all building waste & weeds
  2. Spread a free draining soil to a depth of 7-15cm (roots can penetrate much deeper) or loosen ground and mix in appropriate soil conditioners. Phone your supplier for more advice on this option. For sandy soils, simply mix in organic material and rotary hoe.
  3. Level the surface using a screening board, lawn leveler or similar device.
  4. Apply a low analysis fertilizer with an N: P: K of approximately 5:6:5 or lawn starter fertilizer to the surface and incorporate with a rake.
  5. In hot months, moisten the soil but do not make the soil too wet. Do not lay turf on hot, dry soil.
  6. Lay turf as soon as possible after delivery.
  7. On hot days, lay a section of turf and lightly water. Repeat until all turf is laid. On cool days, turf can be laid all at once. Roll and water thoroughly within one hour of laying turf.
  8. For best results it is recommended that once you have laid your Santa Anna couch that you top dress it with white washed sand at approximately one quarter of a cubic metre per 100 square metres. Concentrating on the joins to help the edges from drying out. You may also want to roll your turf after top dressing to achieve maximum soil contact.
  9. Water thoroughly for 7-10 days or until turf is established. Take care that the water is saturating the soil beneath the turf. In colder months, the turf will take longer to establish. The turf should not dry out until roots are established.
  10. When the soil has firmed and the Santa Anna has rooted down, usually 2-3 weeks after laying (longer during winter), mow lightly to tidy up the lawn

FAQ’s

 

Watering

For best results, it is important to start watering your lawn immediately after it has been laid. Make sure the lawn gets a good soaking, and must stay moist until the root system has struck; Best way to check this is to slightly lift a corner of one of the turf rolls to ensure the water has penetrated through the turf and down to the soil. Once the roots have struck then you can reduce and space out the watering.

Fertilizing

Santa Anna couch will require a high Nitrogen lawn food when fertilizing in September, December and again in March, April. A feed during summer will also help keep the grass strong and healthy.

 



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