Wintergreen Couch

 

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

Wintergreen requires less water then Buffalo and will survive better then most other lawns under the current water restrictions.

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

 


Why Wintergreen?

Appearance

  • Soft to the touch
  • Fine leaf
  • Medium green colour
  • Dense blade growth
  • Low irritant lawn
  • Quick to green up.

 

Growth Rate

Through the warmer months Wintergreen 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 fairways 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 recent 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.




Maintenance

Mowing

A reel mower is preferable to keep Wintergreen 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 by-product 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 optimum health of your lawn it is recommended to fertilise at a maintenance rate of 10kg per 100m2 every 6-8 weeks.
For establishing or repairing, the application should be 10kg per 50m2 of Eco-Prime NPK Red.

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


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 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.



Watering and Establishing your New Lawn

Water Stress

During establishment, silver-graying of the lawn is an obvious sign of water stress; therefore extra or heavier watering is required at this time only.

 

Summer Watering Schedule

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


Week 1 :

Three times a day
9am - 12 noon - 3 pm

Week 2 :

Twice a day
10 am - 2 pm

Week 3 :

Once a day at 12 Noon

Week 4 - 8 :

Once every 2nd day in the morning.

Week 8 onwards :

Twice a week in the morning

Winter

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

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