Turf Varieties

Selected species: Blue couch

Blue couch is also a popular choice with Queensland homeowners. It is well adapted to acid sandy soils, and will tolerate low fertility but at the same time respond to added fertiliser. Like green couch, it is a medium textured turf best suited to being mown short, but is more forgiving of the irregular mowing habits followed by many homeowners. Blue couch does not produce underground rhizomes, and so is less invasive of garden beds than green couch. It has good drought tolerance and reasonable wear tolerance, but is not shade tolerant.

Mowing height is 6 mm to 30 mm.