Turf types included in the Blue Couch Lawn Care Program - Blue Couch, Qld Blue, Aussie Blue, Tropica.
Blue Couch is warm season variety of turf that is not to be compared with Green Couch varieties. Blue Couch tends to grow more laterally, produces a broader leaf and is slightly more shade tolerant than Green Couch varieties.
Blue couch will thrive in full sun and when maintained presents a beautiful bluish-green colour. Blue Couch is typically seen in the warmer climates.
Blue Couch varieties may require irrigation 2-3 times a week incorporating one deep water cycle during periods of hot weather and or drought to maintain profile moisture levels. Watering requirements and frequencies will decrease during the cooler months.
- Fertilising & nutrients
Blue Couch responds well to instantly available nutrients yet is not seen as sustainable year round. CRN Controlled Release Fertilisers or slow release fertilisers are typically seen as more beneficial to overall plant health.
- Mowing and trimming
Blue Couch varieties require to be mown on a regular basis yet not as demanding as Green Couch varieties. Blue Couch is versatile and can be grown into a thick lush lawn or mown at low heights similar to those of a bowling green.
Blue Couch varieties have a very low tolerance to many herbicides available on the market be sure to read the label prior to purchase to see if the herbicide is suitable for Blue Couch varieties. When healthy Blue Couch’s density allows this variety to out compete some varieties of weeds. Weed control is performed on a need to basis.
- Things to look out for over the year
Blue Couch responds well to renovation procedures conducted in growing season when the plant is actively growing, aeration and removal of thatch that will reduce the risk of issues including poor infiltration, decrease in nutrient uptake and disease. Renovating Blue Couch will reinvigorate the plant and will benefit from this process.
Our free 12-month program specifically designed by one of Australia’s best turf agronomists outlines an ideal care program for Green Couch varieties. An easy-to-follow program that outlines specific products and there timing of applications to ensure you maintain a healthy and protected lawn year-round.