What

What's in the grass seed bag?

What
Grass species can be mixed like ingredients to create specific mixtures for different needs.

Perennial Ryegrass

• Hardwearing
• Can cope with temperature changes
• Germinates at low temperatures
• Grows rapidly once established
• Seeds per gram: 1000
• Minimum recommended mowing height 15mm

Smooth Stalked Meadowgrass

• Hardwearing
• Tolerant of shade and drought
• Ability to recover well after traffic
• Seeds per gram: 4000
• Minimum recommended mowing height: 10mm
• Leaves have a blue tint and is sometimes referred to as Kentucky blue grass

Meadowgrass

• Tolerant of cold weather
• Exceptionally shade tolerant
• Drought tolerant
• Seeds per gram: 4000
• Minimum recommended mowing height: 10mm
• Commonly found in the lower reaches of the German and Austrian Alps

Strong Creeping Red Fescue

• Fine leafed
• Drought tolerant
• Good for a range of applications
• Seeds per gram: 1000
• Minimum recommended mowing height: 6mm
• Found in many habitats thoughout the UK and Europe - grassland, moorland, hedgerows, semi dunes and waste ground

Slender Creeping Red Fescue

• Very fine leaves
• Salt tolerant
• Reasonably drought tolerant
• Tolerates close mowing
• Seeds per gram: 1000
• Minimum recommended mowing height: 5mm
• Found around the coastal areas of Britain and is used on links golf courses

Chewings Fescue

• Fine leaved and densely tufted
• Drought tolerant
• Tolerates close mowing
• Seeds per gram: 1000
• Minimum recommended mowing height: 5mm
• Named after Mr Chewing who first sold the seed in New Zealand

Sheeps Fescue

• Very fine leaved
• Tolerates most soil types
• Drought tolerant
• Low nutrient requirements
• Shade tolerant especially tree shade
• Seeds per gram: 1000
• Minimum recommended mowing height: 5mm
• A hardy plant with a tufted habitat that only grows to 60 cm

Hard Fescue

• Very fine leaved
• Drought tolerant
• Low nutrient requirements
• Shade tolerant especially tree shade
• Seeds per gram: 1000
• Minimum recommended mowing height: 5mm
• Imported from Germany and introduced into Britain during 19th century
• Found on stony and sandy soils

Highland Browntop Bent

• Drought tolerant
• Tolerates a wide range of soils
• Good winter green colour
• Seeds per gram: 10,000
• Minimum recommended mowing height: 5mm
• Originating in the Mediterranean region but now found across Europe, North America and New Zealand
• Used in lawn and amenity mixtures

Browntop Bent

• Fine leaved
• High shoot density
• High maintenance requirements
• Tolerates very close mowing
• Seeds per gram: 15,000
• Minimum recommended mowing height: 4mm
• Used on golf greens to help produce correct ball roll

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