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Turf Nullarbor Santa Ana Couch

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Turf Nullarbor Santa Ana Couch TBA

Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Turf TBA

This fine leafed couch grass is a warm season grass which thrives on sun and heat. A Nullarbor Santa Ana lawn is tough and durable and looks best when mowed short, 10-20mm. Excellent for high wear play areas as it will tolerate considerable traffic, but is typically intolerant of heavy shade, preferring 6-7 hours of sun per day. Perfect for north facing situations. Nullarbor-Santa Ana Couch has a short dormancy period of approximately eight weeks over winter in Southern Victoria (depending upon frost frequency). Hardwearing in nature, Santa Ana is less invasive than other creeping grasses. Santa Ana can be cut extremely short and can be used as a home golf green.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
<15cm <30cm

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun Loam, Sandy, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free, Lawn Grubs

Cultural Notes: Apply a high Nitrogen lawn food in September and again in December. Remove thatch each spring in mid to late November and follow this with an application of lawn food and a deep irrigation. Topdress with sand or loamy soil to achieve a level surface and to minimize scalping. Topdressing can take place during mid-late spring. In summer the use of wetting agents such as will keep the turf green and reduce the incidence of soil hydrophobicity. In March apply a Complete NPK Fertiliser to enhance root production prior to winter dormancy.

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Liquid feed

Family Name: Origin:
Poaceae Africa

Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: TBA
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: N/A
Fruit: No

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Fast
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Medium / Moderate
Drought: Medium / Moderate
Frost: Moderate
Wind: High