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Gulf Green®

Gulf Green® is a grass variant that doesn’t produce seed, making it perfect to plant around homes where the inhabitants are sensitive to pollen allergies. It’s sometimes called Golf Green because it looks like a putting green. Gulf Green® lawns are very soft and handle high traffic well. It grows very fast in the summer and you’ll need to mow it once a week. In winter growth is slower and the colour only dulls a bit.

Transplanting Gulf Green® instant lawn

Gulf Green® has a dense root structure and is very short internode length. It needs an intensive watering regiment, especially when it’s hot and dry, benefitting from water twice daily in these conditions.

Gulf Green® transplants well and can be planted all year round. It likes a bit of fertilizer and will green up quickly.

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Because it’s so reliant on regular irrigation, well points, boreholes, greywater systems and rain tanks can offer relief during droughts or municipal water restrictions.

Grass characteristics

  • Cynodon variety
  • Indigenous
  • Fine leaf texture
  • Bright green in colour
  • Good tolerance of drought
  • Slightly shade tolerant
  • Suits a wide range of soil types
  • Fast establishment rate
  • Excellent wearability
  • Cut regularly in summer
  • Goes dormant on the Highveld in winter
  • Requires a minimum of 6 hours of sunlight per day to thrive
Availability: All year
Collection: JHB & PTA

Gulf Green® grass from Evergreen Turf

Get in touch with us today to chat about getting Gulf Green® for your garden or field. It’s available all year round and can be collected from Johannesburg and Pretoria.

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Lawn Care

Soil Preparation

Warm Season: Soil Preparation

Before planting, soil should be moistened to a depth of 15cm. Dig the area over thoroughly, to a depth of at least 15cm. The area must be leveled carefully as it is very difficult to correct levels after the grass has been laid.

Handling of Instant Lawn

Although the sods are well knitted together, careful handling is desirable. Do not leave sod in sun for long periods. For best results, Warm Season Grasses should be laid within 12 hours of delivery.

Watering Maintenance for Establishment Phase

Warm Season: Watering Maintenance for Establishment Phase

Water immediately after planting, sufficiently to moisten the soil to a depth of 11 – 20mm. In hot months every day, in the morning and afternoon for 2 weeks or until the grass is established.

In cool months, every day, mornings only for 2 weeks or until the grass are established.NB: Do not water later than 2pm so that the grass can dry off before night falls. Although adequate watering is very important, over watering and “puddling” must be avoided. Different types of soil must be taken into consideration

Fertilizer Maintenance

Since Warm Season grass grows most actively in Spring & Summer, this is when it needs to be fertilized most. It is beneficial to scarify warm season lawns first in spring when an application of 5:1:5 can be introduced onto the roots at 50g / m². Lawns do best when fertilized "little and often”. Grass growing in sandy soil needs to be fertilize more often than that growing in a clay soil, since the nutrients leach out far more readily in the first instance.

Conventional or controlled (slow) release fertilizer can be used. General fertilization recommendation as follows:

  • Spring: 5:1:5 applied @ 50g/m² (beginning of Aug & end Sept)
  • Summer: 5:1:5 or LAN controlled release 50g/m² (Mid Nov, end Dec & end Jan)
  • Autumn: 5:1:5 controlled release 50g/m² (beginning of March & end of April)
  • Winter: No fertilizer is necessary while the grass is dormant.

When to Establish

  • Instant Lawn: All year round
  • Spriggs: Preferably do not sprigg in winter months on the Highveld
  • Instant Lawn: All year round

When to Mow

As soon as the sod is firmly secured to the ground, mowing can begin by removing no more than ⅓ of the leaf length. For further information on mowing heights, please refer to the maintenance section.


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