Selected species: Green couch
Green couch is the most popular choice for homeowners. It forms an attractive, medium to fine textured, dense turf that can be mown short, but requires regular mowing and some fertiliser application to keep it looking good. Green couch has good drought and wear tolerance, but except for a couple of varieties does not tolerate shade. Its below ground rhizomes help to stabilise the soil, but will invade adjacent garden beds if not controlled.