Windsor Green sets the standard in Australia for lawn selection. It has proven superiority in both heat and drought tolerance. Its excellent winter colour retention (in comparison to other warm season lawns), and lower thatch production than USA hybrids, means that Windsor Green Couch is the ultimate low maintenance home lawn.
Less mowing and watering are some of its other advantages, along with its less aggressive nature, self-repairing qualities, and premium year-round appearance.
Excellent year-round colour retention
- Drought Tolerance
- Excellent once established. Windsor Green’s extensive root system allows it to survive on low amounts of water.
- Hot Weather Tolerance
- Excellent. Well suited to hot, semi arid climates
- Cold Tolerance
- Will tolerate the rigours of Adelaide winters well
- Salt Tolerance
- Excellent. Will tolerate up to 5000ppm
- Mowing Height
- 10-15mm in Spring, Summer and early Autumn, 20mm in late Autumn and Winter
- Recovery from Injury
- Windsor Green has rhizomes and stolons to aid quick recovery from damage
- Predominantly residential or wherever a low maintenance grass is required
- Fine to very fine blade. Low prostrate carpet-like appearance
Low Water Use
Windsor Green is by nature a lawn that can survive on low amounts of water. It is categorized as a warm season grass which means it thrives in our hot climate. Its slow growth means it requires less water making it a responsible choice to conserve water. Remember, once established Windsor Green is extremely drought tolerant.
Windsor Green can be described as a semi dwarf variety of lawn meaning less work for you. Windsor Green requires less scarifying, less edging and is less aggressive than other couch grasses available in South Australia. Because of this there is less chance of garden invasion making it easier to manage around garden areas. Windsor Green was specifically developed as a low maintenance lawn so it’s perfectly suited for the home.
Extremely drought-tolerant and self-repairing
Windsor Green is hardy in almost all full sun conditions and is extremely hard wearing. Its dense carpet like growth allows it to withstand high amounts of traffic. It is perfect for high traffic areas and anywhere where a low maintenance and low water use lawn is required.
Windsor Green is a self repairing lawn. In the event that Windsor Green is damaged, it repairs itself with its fine root system enabling it to recover from wear and damage quickly without having to replace sections of the lawn.
Superior Year Round Colour
Windsor Green retains its green colour all year round on the Adelaide Plains.
Unlike some lawns, Windsor Green is resistant to dog and cat urine. Its root system allows it to recover from damage from cats and dogs.
Requires minimum watering
Renown lawn specialists all agree that Couch requires less water than Kikuyu. Once Windsor Green is established, it will require a minimum amount of water to maintain it. It is able to do this for a number of reasons. Firstly, it is a warm season grass and therefore thrives in warm, dry conditions. Secondly, it is able to store water in its rhizomes (root system) meaning the soil can dry out without the grass dying.
Windsor Green should be maintained at 10-15mm high during spring, summer and autumn, then 20mm high during winter. You can use either a conventional rotary mower or a reel type roller mower. You will need an edge trimmer to keep the edges tidy.