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Wintergreen Couch

A universally economical lawn

Wintergreen Couch is a fine hybrid couch that will tolerate full sun.

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  • Fine leaf
  • Medium green colour
  • Dense blade growth
  • Drought tolerant
  • Thrives in full sun
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Why Wintergreen Couch?

Wintergreen Couch is a fine hybrid couch that will tolerate full sun. It requires less water then Buffalo and will survive better than most other lawns under the current water restrictions.

Minimal fertilisers and frequent mowing makes this an easy-care and attractive lawn. It has been the popular domestic choice for the past 15 years.

Growth Rate

Through the warmer months Wintergreen Couch will require regular mowing usually once a week.


Uses

This lawn will thrive in full sun and will tolerate moderate to heavy traffic if cared for correctly. Many golf courses use this lawn on their greens because it will recover quickly from the wear and tear.


Drought Tolerance

One of the most drought tolerant lawns available in WA. Results provided by a study performed by the University of Western Australia and Queensland University in Wagin showed that Wintergreen needed the least amount of water to stay green in Australian conditions over other turf varieties sold.

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  Excellent Very Good Good Once Established
Water Consumption
    A deep rooting variety that survives on two deep applications of water.
Shade Tolerance    
Needs to be in sun for 6 hours or more a day.
Wear Tolerance  
  Tolerates pedestrian traffic including sports and small dogs.
Mowing    
Benefits from regular reel mowing. Can use rotary.
Fertilising
    Very small amounts every three months will keep it green all year.
Invasiveness    
Requires garden kerbing then is easily controlled using an edger or whipper snipper.

Establishment

  • Soil

    When establishing a new lawn, people often overlook the importance of a good quality soil. The right soil will give your lawn the best possible start and help to prevent nutrient deficiencies and water problems.

    A great soil additive product we recommend using is Bentonite Clay. Bentonite is a natural clay product with no added chemicals, it provides long term benefits for water and fertiliser efficiency which saves you money and time. To have the best outcome Bentonite needs to be incorporated into your soil with organic matter like Humus.

  • Time

    This lawn will not take long to establish if you follow Lovegrove Turf’s watering and fertilising schedule. It is important to limit and monitor any heavy traffic areas when your lawn is relatively new.

  • Traffic

    Once Wintergreen Couch lawn has established it can cope quite well with moderate to high traffic. This should not take long with this quick growing grass.

  • Care

    Once your lawn has produced adequate roots you are ready for the first mow. This should take between two and four weeks depending on the season and position of your lawn.

Maintenance

  • Mowing

    A reel mower is preferable to keep Wintergreen Couch lawn looking at it’s best, as the scissor action is perfect for the fine blade of the grass.

    Cut at regular intervals (weekly is best in the warmer months) so it doesn’t get too long and this will avoid scalping which can place the turf under stress. Never remove
    more than one third of the leaf per mowing session. Edging regularly is a must to avoid this grass from invading garden beds.

  • Thatch

    All lawns produce thatch as this is a natural byproduct of healthy growth. Thatch will prevent water and nutrients from getting to the roots where they are needed. This can be removed through Verti-mowing and should be done at least once a year.

  • Fertilising

    For establishing or repairing of turf, the application should be 10kg per 50m2 of Eco-Prime NPK Red

    For optimum health of your lawn it is recommended to fertilise at a maintenance rate of 10kg per 100m2 every 6-8 weeks for 6 months after installation and every 12 weeks there after.

    Remember, always water thoroughly to activate the fertiliser and prevent any possible leaf burn.


Watering Schedule

Summer schedule

Use 10mm of water per session, increasing to 25mm from week 4.

Week 1:

Three times a day at 9am, 12 Noon and 3pm

Week 2:

Twice a day at 10am and 2pm

Week 3:

Once a day at 12 Noon

Week 4 - 8:

Once every 2nd day in the morning.

Week 8 onwards and established lawns:

Twice a week in the morning.

Winter schedule

Need to use common sense but we recommend following the summer schedule from week 3.

Water exemptions

Water authority exemptions are available when establishing new lawns. Call 13 13 85 for details.

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