Santa Ana

Santa Ana is recommended for golf courses, athletic fields, commercial and home lawns.

Application

Santa Ana is recommended for golf courses, athletic fields, commercial and home lawns.

COLOR & TEXTURE

The initial selection was made in 1956 for its deep blue-green color, medium-fine texture and good fall color retention.

SOIL TYPE

Grows well in all types, from heavy clay to sandy soils. Displays an above average tolerance to acidic, alkaline, saline and poorly drained soils.

MOWING®

Mow to a height of .5 to 1.25 inches. Frequency is once to twice a week with a Rotary or reel mower.

WATERING

To avoid dry out, all newly planted turf should be watered daily and soaked thoroughly to a depth of 3 inches for the first 10 to 14 days. After that initial period, water deeply and infrequently whenever grass is showing signs of dehydration.

FERTILIZATION

0.5 to 1 pound of actual nitrogen per 1,000 sq. ft. per growing month when combined with recommended phosphorous and potassium. A good rule of thumb is to apply slow release fertilizers around the holidays (i.e. Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Apply iron in the summer to keep a deep green color. Good balanced fertilizer is 15-15-15- 3F, 21-14-5-3F or 20-20-10-3F. Use a good winterizer for the Labor Day application. Avoid N applications during hot months this will only increase plant demands for water.