Royal Bengal is a premium quality couch grass that has excellent seedling vigor and early establishment. It has high turf density which reduces weed invasion. It is ideal for sports fields, golf fairways and general lawn areas. It has excellent winter colour retention and high frost tolerance, making it the perfect choice for areas with mild winters to keep a green surface without over-sowing.
A WARM SEASON GRASS. Allow 2 months for establishment before the onset of Autumn in Southern States or before any significantly cooler weather.
Seed Mixture by Count:
100% Couch grass
- Very dark green colour
- High turf density
- Excellent seedling vigour
- Good disease resistance
- High heat, drought and salt tolerance
- Ideal for use on home lawns, sports fields and parks
- Excellent quality in warm areas of Australia
- Tolerates poor quality, recycled and grey water
- Extra winter colour retention
- Very drought tolerant
- Excellent for repairs of any couch grass
Grass Type Characteristics:
Establishment Rate: Good to Excellent (at optimum sowing time)
Drought Tolerance: Excellent
Shade Tolerance: Moderate
Heat Tolerance: Excellent
Wear Tolerance: Excellent
Establishment Timeframes (at optimum sowing time):
Germination 5–7 days
First Mowing 18–21 days
Full Coverage 4–6 weeks
New Lawns: 1kg per 100m2
Overseeding: 0.5–0.75kg per 100m2
Optimum sowing conditions 25–30 degrees celcius
To ensure successful germination it is essential to apply a Starter Fertiliser when sowing your grass seed.
Apply 2-3kg of fertiliser per 100sqm (20–30 g/m2)
Once established the lawn (usually two to three months) will require a High Analysis Fertiliser to continue to thrive like the Renovator Plus.
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Why have a Great Lawn?
Lawns help us to relax, are aesthetically pleasing and reduce glare and traffic noise. Lawns help beautify the landscape and provide a sense of community pride.
Can I oversow my lawn?
Oversowing will rejuvenate the lawn and improve it’s appearance. It should be done in Spring or early Autumn when temperatures are suitable.
How do I prepare for a new lawn?
Firstly you must prepare the ground to a depth of 10cm remove stones and debris to make a suitable seedbed. Roll or rake the surface until a firm surface is achieved. A Starter Fertiliser can be raked into the surface before seeding.
How often should I water a newly sown lawn?
If the weather is warm and windy it may be necessary to water the seedbed 3 to 4 times a day to prevent drying
What are the benefits of a lawn?
Lawns provide a relatively safe area for children to play and are a low cost ‘injury prevention’ surface for games and sports. They allow rainfall to replenish groundwater for trees and shrubs. They are effective in soil erosion control.
What is the best time to sow a lawn?
For cool season grasses temperatures need to between 16 deg.C and 24 deg.C. (Southern States) For warm season grasses temperatures should be between 27 deg.C and 30 deg.C (Northern States)
When should I first cut my lawn?
Let the grass grow to a height of 5 to 6cm before the first cut and then only reduce the height by a third.