MCKAYS BERMUDA/GREEN COUCH BLEND
Seed & package details: 70% Annual Ryegrass, 20% Sahara Couch, 10% Fertiliser. (By Weight)
85% Min Germination, 98% purity. A seed testing Certificate is available upon request.
Ideal Usage: Lawns, Commercial Landscapes, Parks, Playgrounds.
New Lawns: 30 grams per square meter. For example: if you have 100 square meters you will need 3 kg.
Overseeding: 20 grams per square meter.
Where can I sow this grass in Australia?
Areas: 6, 7, 8, 9
McKays Green/ Bermuda Couch blend is a combination of annual ryegrass, Sahara couch and fertiliser. In this blend, the Annual ryegrass provides a safety bed which protects and nurtures the growth of Sahara couch. The annual ryegrass will eventually die off after 12 months (usually due to warmer weather) allowing the Sahara’s aggressive runners to take over and fill out the old areas.
For best results, plant in a climate that ranges between 18-25 degrees Celsius, and fertilize at least a couple times a year with McKay’s Slow Release Fertiliser. If your are living in parts of Australia where the temperate regularly exceeds 25 degrees, We recommend going with the Pure Sahara Couch as the Annual Rye will not survive long in temperatures over 30 Degrees.
Germination Expectations: You will see germination in 10-14 days.
Shade Tolerance: Good
Daily Sunlight Required: 6+ hours
Drought Tolerance: Excellent
Frost Resistance: Good
Traffic Tolerance: Excellent
Posted by Unknown on 22nd May 2017
In March I scarified the old lawn, sowed the seed and scattered a pathetically thin layer of lawn compost over. I kept it watered during days when we received no Autumnal rain - which were many. After a two or three weeks, to my great surprise and pleasure, I saw a little "Greenness" shimmering in the distance and from a low angle. It quickly grew into a thick sward of beautiful green grass. It is still growing slowly in May and I am mowing fortnightly and leaving longish. I assume this is the Annual Rye component and I await next summer to see the Bermuda Couch.
Posted by Claire on 2nd Jan 2017
Good seed and easy to do by 2 people. one raking and one spreading. We are on acreage so will do it in manageable patches at a time. Next section in March then April n May.
Posted by Gary prendergast on 24th Sep 2015
Green couch blend plant in May has come through winter very well.achieved a uniform coverage at planting rate 10grams/m2and was mowing after 3weeks
I am wondering how this blend will go in the summer months before I order some more.could you please advise
Posted by Tony on 18th May 2015
I chose this because of its claim to grow fast and be good for high traffic areas as cars will inevitably roll of the edge of our new concrete drive way and onto this grass. I am pleased to say that my expectations have been met both by my teenage drivers and their friends driving on my grass and the grass standing up to the punishment. It's fast growth prevented erosion in the areas I planted which also exceeded my expectation with the recent storms. I will be ordering some more shortly to finish the job since it has proved successful. Very pleased with this seed Thanks
Posted by Unknown on 17th May 2015
Started growing within days of sowing, already had to mow it 3 times in 2 months, would recommend it.
Posted by Unknown on 6th Apr 2015
I am very happy with the product with germination occurring just 5 days after planting. It has a good coverage and a nice green colour. I could not have asked for a better result