COUCH (BERMUDA) GRASS
Couch also called Bermuda Grass is a medium to fine textured grass that has a high tolerance for heat, drought and salt. It does not do well in shade and goes dormant in the winter. Couch Grass stands up to wear and recovers quickly during the growing period. It forms a very nice lawn when regularly mown at a height of approximately 20mm otherwise it can be very invasive and hard to manage. Like Kikuyu, Couch spreads by runners, both the runners and leaves are finer than Kikuyu. Kikuyu will stay green longer in the autumn, and green up earlier in the spring. It is more likely to stay green year-round in warmer or protected areas. It is reported that people can suffer an allergic reaction to Couch yet this doesn’t seem the case with Kikuyu.
Sow Rate: 5g per square metre
Note: Sowing some winter active Sporty Lawn with Couch can keep a lawn green during winter. 5g Kikuyu 10g Sporty Lawn per square metre
Soil Temperature: 16 degrees or on the increase.
Depth: Maximum depth 6mm
Mowing Height: 20mm