Windsor Green Couch - Product Review

Author: Stefan Palm   Date Posted: 1 May 2013 

Windsor Green Couch instant turf has been specifically designed for the Australian home lawn market where traditionally couches have been developed with sports applications in mind. Sports couches are generally faster growing, faster spreading and have shorter dormancy periods to cope with the relentless wear they receive. This of course means more maintenance. Windsor Green however is a slower growing variety with a longer dormancy period meaning less maintenance which is ideal for the home lawn which will rarely receive the punishment of a sports field.

Beautiful and soft, it has superior colour retention all year round, especially compared to other warm season lawns in winter.

According to Peter McMaugh, the man responsible for the development and release of this couch grass, it is a semi-dwarf couch grass which means less mowing and less watering. It has low thatch production and is less aggressive so it is less likely to invade and take over your garden. Yet it also boasts excellent self-repairing qualities, excellent drought tolerance and is extremely pet tolerant.

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By: on 1 November 2018
OUR LAWN HAS BEEN LAID FROM ROLLS having been watered daily generously with handheld hose, sometimes twice or three times daily it exhibits yellow patches suggesting it is dying in those patches. Is that correct or could those patches be the result of overwatering ? COULD THOSE PATCHES BE THE RESULT OF FUNGUS INFECTION ? EG BROWN PATCH FUSARIUM I NOTE THAT THE REQUIRED PH SHOULD BE IN RANGE 6-7 THE UNDERLYING SOIL PH IS 7.5 DO YOU RECOMMEND A SULPHATE OF AMMONIA APPLICATION ? IF SO AT WHAT RATE? THANKING YOU IN ADVANCE Maarten

Paul Munns Instant Lawn Response
Hey Maarten, Most problems in lawns result in yellow, dying or dead patches. The cause can be many things including the things you have suggested. The only way I can diagnose the problem with your Windsor Green is for you to bring in a core sample to our store for diagnosis. Depending on where you live in Australia, this may or may not be possible. Generally speaking, your issues will probably fall into 1 of 4 categories, those being insect or mite damage, disease damage (such as fungal issues) or situational issues such as poor soil conditions or maintenance issues.

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