Aussiblue Turf

Aussiblue Turf is one of the softest turf varieties on the market, growing well in the sub-tropical climate of South East Queensland.

What is Aussiblue Couch?

Aussiblue Couch is popular across South East Queensland for its rich, dark colour, creating beautiful lawns for both homes and businesses.

Aussiblue has a soft, lush feel with a bluey-green tinge to its leaf and is regularly compared to Queensland Blue Couch turf. Aussiblue Couch has a fine to medium leaf blade and unlike regular Queensland Blue Couch has a tighter leaf and root structure and is more shade tolerant. Think Queensland Blue Couch but on steroids. Thicker, lusher and more vibrant.

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Is Aussiblue turf suitable for you?

As a soft-leaf couch, Aussiblue is one of our top selling varieties for active family backyards and exhibition front lawns. It grows extremely well in the subtropical climate we have here in South-East Queensland. It is often compared to its family member, Qld Blue Couch, but outcompetes on softness, stunning looks and shade tolerance. 


Aussiblue turf thrives in almost all soil conditions and can even tolerate small amounts of shade. As a real bonus, Aussiblue offers better ground surface coverage than other couch varieties because it maintains a closer and tighter structure to its leaves. This means it holds out weeds very well!

Aussiblue couch retains its colour throughout winter, much better than other turf varieties, including the standard Qld Blue Couch. A popular choice in Queensland for its drought resistance and ability to withstand dry spells, Aussiblue Turf goes dormant in high temperatures to avoid moisture loss. A shower of rain or watering will see it shoot new life quickly. 


Aussiblue is generally a hardy lawn that is easy to maintain. It has moderate to high wear tolerance, but if it does get damaged is able to repair itself due to its fast growth. Give it some water and fertiliser for encouragement!

Features & Benefits

Aussiblue Turf Installation Process

Got your Aussiblue turf ready to go? Follow our 6-step guide for a quick and easy installation.

Complete all other landscaping and perfect your drainage.

Choose where your turf will go. Measure once, measure twice.

Timing is important: start ordering! Be mindful of delivery lead times. At least three days’ notice is great!

Prepare the site. Clear all weeds, sticks, debris, etc. The best prepared site will produce the best turfed result.

Add some lawn starter fertiliser with water crystals – not essential but will give your new turf a boost.

Rain may delay a harvest. If this happens to your delivery, we will contact you asap to organise another delivery day that suits you.

Delivery day! Lay your turf as soon as possible when it is delivered.

  • Prepare to lay the turf working off a straight edge in the direction you will mow it.
  • Lay an edge strip around your area. This will allow for easy cutting in the final stages.
  • Continue laying turf offset in a brickwork pattern from your header course.
  • Use a spade or sharp knife to cut any pieces as necessary.
  • Keep the slabs tight up against each other. Do not let the slabs overlap.
  • Immediately water the lawn, even as you are laying it.
  • For best results, roll in your new lawn immediately after laying it.
  • Continue to water it to give it a very good soak.

Golden rule: water, water, water! You will need to water your new lawn every morning and afternoon for the first two weeks. For the next two weeks you will need to water every morning, then every other day as needed.

Mow your turf when it has “taken” and started to grow. Use a high setting on your mower and make sure the blades are sharp.

Note: To ensure your Aussiblue grass is installed at its healthiest state, we recommend installing your lawn immediately after delivery.

For our complete guide, check out our Aussiblue lawn installation

How do I take care of my Aussiblue turf?

Temperature & Climate

Aussiblue turf flourishes in warmer climates and extreme heat, making it the perfect turf for the South East Queensland region. Aussiblue will be dormant in winter, so it is essential to keep it short in the lead-up to this season.

Sunlight & Shade Tolerance

Aussiblue needs 5-6 hours of sunlight per day. So, like other warm-season grasses, it’s vital to ensure it can regularly bathe in the full sun for optimal health and growth. Aussiblue will tolerate moderate shade.

Watering & Drought Tolerance

Aussiblue is very drought resistant and requires far less watering than other grass types, such as buffalo varieties. Nonetheless, established Aussiblue will benefit from weekly deep watering to encourage drought tolerance.

Soil Suitability

Aussiblue couch is well-suited to sandy soil areas and can even adjust to clay. It is recommended to use some Gypsum on any clay soil before laying Aussiblue. A soil pH between 6-6.5 is ideal for general health. Nutrients may be added to the soil to provide this optimal growth environment.


Mow your Aussiblue regularly (every 7-10 days) during growth season – October to March – ideally at 25-30mm. During the winter months, you can stretch your mowing routine to roughly every two weeks which gives you a well-earned break from yard work for a few months. Aussiblue is a very lush turf so mower clippings can be clumpy. Make sure to remove the clippings.

Pets, diseases and weeds

Aussiblue generally outcompetes weeds when established, helping control new and existing weeds in residential yards. Its resistance to disease and weed invasion is one of this variety’s biggest advantages, making it a perfect turf for domestic and commercial lawns. Compared to other grass types, Aussiblue turf is less susceptible to lawn pests, including lawn grubs, mites and armyworms, too. In the warmer months though, it is crucial to watch out for lawn grubs.


Aussiblue needs less fertiliser than other varieties to maintain its colour. Fertilise with a complete slow-release fertiliser in March and September and always follow the application rates.

Ready to give Aussiblue Turf a go?

We always put your needs first. You can deliver your new turf to your home or business or pick it up from our turf farm. Whichever you choose, you can rely on our friendly team for prompt service.

Pick up

You can collect your turf from our farm at 33 Kennedy Road, Wivenhoe Pocket. If you decide to pick up your turf from our farm, we will contact you to arrange a suitable collection time once your order has been placed.


We aim for our delivery purchases to be fulfilled within two to three business days. However, this does depend on factors such as weather, turf availability, and other external circumstances.

Aussiblue Pricing

Price per sqm $8.80
Shade Tolerance 3/5
Drought Resistance 4/5
Weed Resistance 5/5
Durability 4/5
Maintenance Level Medium

Your new turf delivered to your doorstep

Looking to purchase Aussiblue grass? Submit a quote today, and our team will get in touch to see how we can help you bring your dream lawn to life!