This fine leafed couch grass is a warm season grass which thrives on sun and heat. A Nullarbor Santa Ana lawn is tough and durable and looks best when mown short, 10-20mm.
Santa Ana turf needs occasional verticutting or scalping under low-wear conditions. Excellent for high wear play areas as it will tolerate considerable traffic, but is typically intolerant of heavy shade, preferring 6-7 hours of sun per day. Perfect for north facing situations.
Nullarbor Santa Ana Couch has a short dormancy period of approximately eight weeks over winter in Southern Victoria (depending upon frost frequency).
Hardwearing in nature, Santa Ana is less invasive than other creeping grasses. Santa Ana can be cut extremely short and can be used as a home golf green.
To read about Nullarbor Santa Ana in more detail view our specification sheet here.
Developed by the University of California, Santa Ana’s entry into Australia can be traced back to importation by Anco in the early 1980’s and the then Department of Agriculture Frankston Turf Research facility.
Santa Ana is a hybrid couch and produces sterile seed. It can therefore only be propagated from sprigs or turf. It produces a dense, soft lawn and makes an excellent turf when managed correctly.
To read the sheet for Nullarbor Santa Ana just click here.
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