Winter frost colour in turf

Author: Stefan Palm   Date Posted: 5 July 2019 

When it comes to varieties like couch, kikuyu and buffalo, they can have the tendancy to lose colour when exposed to frost. We recognise that colour is a big factor when rolling out turf so in order to let you know what its looking like this week, we decided to create this page so that there was no surprises upon receiving your turf delivery during Winter. There are a few things you should know when buying turf during Winter:

  • Winter colour loss due to frost and dormancy in the growing regions is unavoidable. It effects all turf growers
  • Colour loss as a result of frost and winter dormancy is cosmetic. The turf is still alive and well and will recover it's colour as soon as the weather warms up.
  • When laying turf in the Adeliade metro area, there is no risk of your turf dying as a result of frost or cold weather

For more information on frost and how it effects turf, please read this blog: https://www.paulmunnsinstantlawn.com.au/blog/frost/

Current colour report: Week commencing Monday 29/6/20

(Scroll down to see a condition report on the variety you are interested in)

 

Variety: Kenda Kikuyu

  • Colour retention: 70%
  • Date taken:16/6/20
  • Condition: The rolls have good strength and are easy to lay.The colour would be considered as Fair. 

Variety: Kings Pride Buffalo

  • Colour retention: 30%
  • Date taken: 30/6/20
  • Condition: The rolls have good strength and are easy to lay. The colour would be considered as poor.

 

Variety: Kikuyu - fine leaf

  • Colour retention: 80%
  • Date taken: 30/06/20
  • Condition: The rolls have good strength and are easy to lay.The colour would be considered as good.

 

Variety: Santa Ana

  • Colour retention: 30%
  • Date taken: 01/07/20
  • Condition: The rolls have good strength and are easy to lay.The colour would be considered as poor. 

 

Variety: Windsor Green

  • Colour retention: 20%
  • Date taken: 01/07/20
  • Condition: The rolls have good strength and are easy to lay.The colour would be considered as poor.