Santa Ana Couch
Santa Ana Couch
Santa Ana Couch is a hybrid green couch with a soft dense fine leaf that needs a full sun position. Commonly used on sports grounds and golf courses, this drought-tolerant lawn is fantastic for children and dogs. Santa Ana Couch grass has a creeping/runner growth and a deep root system, making it exceptionally fast with self-repairing. In Summer it recovers rapidly from any wear and damage. The runners with their deep root system will, however, find their way under any garden edges.
A hard-wearing turf that self-repairs easily, Santa Ana Couch is very drought tolerant, requiring very little water once established. With a dense fine leaf that is soft to touch, this is a hybrid couch that is extremely resistant to wear, weeds and insects.
Suitable for both residential and commercial use, Santa Ana Couch is commonly used in schools, sports fields, recreational areas, golf courses and tennis courts. This variety of turf is a warm season couch that will thrive in full sun.
Installation & Maintenance
For best results, we recommend laying Santa Ana Couch from September to April.
With regular mowing to keep the turf short, Santa Ana Couch will maintain a premium appearance, therefore this lawn should be mowed on a low setting.
When weeding your couch, hand-picking any weeds by their roots is ideal. Weed and Feed products are fantastic to use on this variety of turf. Before using any chemicals on your lawn, always read the product label for full directions, application, safety directions and guidelines.
With a gorgeous mid to light green colour, the more you fertilise your Santa Ana Couch, the darker it will become. This turf thrives with deep watering (more water at one time, less regularly) as it promotes the root system to go lower into the soil profile. Couch is a very invasive grass, the turf runners grow under the ground as well as on the top of the ground therefore it’s great for large areas – but may find its way into garden beds.
Like any turf variety, Santa Ana Couch will become dormant over the cooler months. In Victoria over Winter, this turf will lose its lush green colour, becoming a green/yellow colour. In very cold Winters, it may turn yellow/brown, resulting from the frost burning the turf’s leaves. If you do get a heavy frost, you can help to stop it from burning the lawn by giving your turf a quick water in the morning to wash the ice off the leaves. Once the weather warms up in Spring, you can mow the dead leaves off, leaving behind a green lawn!
Santa Ana Couch should be fertilised in April, September & November. Water the fertiliser in well for maximum effect.