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LOW MAINTENANCE LAWN
A non ryegrass mixture for lawns and areas of low wear.
Price details per 1.00 kg (VAT: Zero rated)
Buy 5.00 kg at 20% discount
Buy 10.00 kg at 25% discount
Buy 15.00 kg at 30% discount
Buy 20.00 kg at 35% discount
Buy 25.00 kg at 40% discount
Buy 100.00 kg + at 50% discount
Contents ( 1.00 kg )
- 70% LIVISTA certified Chewings Fescue
- 20% PINAFORE certified Slender Fescue
- 10% HIGHLAND certified Bentgrass
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Lawn seed mixtures without ryegrass can still produce a good quality, closely knitted turf on light loam to heavy clay soils. Our Low Maintenance Lawn Seed blend makes the best use of the slower growing grass species so even when the resulting turf has fully matured, general leaf production is greatly reduced.
It is worth noting that a low maintenance lawn seed mixture can take a little longer to form the required ground cover but once fully established demands a far less frequent mowing regime than a ryegrass based mixture, particularly during the spring and autumn peaks of the growing season.
A low nitrogen fertiliser application in early spring or late autumn will help keep the grass in good health and colour.
Maintain a leaf length of 20 to 50mm to keep the grass looking at its best. Avoid cutting very short during mid summer or during extended spells of dry weather.
35 to 50 grams per square metre
BEST SOWING TIMES
March to October
Each kg covers a minimum of 20 square metres
- Produce a firm, weed free seedbed clear of large stones and any other debris.
- Rake or harrow over the surface to create a thin layer of fine soil (tilth) approximately 10-20mm deep.
- Split the total quantity of amenity grass seed to be applied into two equal amounts.
- Apply the first half over the entire area either by hand or by using a broadcast spreader.
- Gently work most of the applied seeds into the tilth with a firm rake or harrow.
- Apply the remaining seed in the same way and again, rake or harrow most of them into the tilth.
- Finally, lightly roll or tread over the surface to squeeze the seeds and tilth down into the seedbed. This method ensures the lawn seeds are evenly spread, set at different depths and in good contact with the soil. All of which helps to anchor the seeds in position so as not to float away during heavy or persistant rainfall and to retain the correct moisture level for quicker germination.
- Lawn seed may also be surface sown however, germination may be uneven and significantly slower particularly during periods of prolonged sunny, dry or windy weather even with regular irrigation.