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BOWLING & CROQUET LAWN
Fine grass species for a consistent playing surface.
Price details per 1.00 kg (VAT: Zero rated)
Buy 5 kg for 20% discount
Buy 10 kg for 25% discount
Buy 15 kg for 30% discount
Buy 20 kg for 35% discount
Buy 25 kg for 40% discount
Buy 100 kg or over for 50% discount
Contents ( 1.00 kg )
- 43% JOANNA certified Chewings Fescue
- 42% CATHRINE certified Slender Fescue
- 10% HIGHLAND certified Bentgrass
- 5% KROMI certified Creeping Bent
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The fescues in our Bowling Croquet Lawn seed mixture are included to provide a temporary green cover whilst the very fine leaf, slower growing bentgrass becomes established.
In time, the bentgrass will become the dominant species within the turf and slowly knit together between the fescue plants to produce a very fine, dense and presentable bowling croquet lawn.
After initial establishment, cut in various directions to encourage maximum shoot density and to achieve equal and consistent ball travel across the playing surface.
Frequent close mowing is the key to creating and maintaining the highest quality green. The area must be cut at least every other day, ideally with a good quality cylinder mower and be kept at a regular height of between 5mm-10mm.
As with all lawn areas that are being regularly defoliated it is advisable to apply a good quality, slow release, compound fertiliser at least every 8 to 10 weeks during the growing season.
35-50 grams per square metre
BEST SOWING TIMES
March to October
Each kilogram 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 amenity grass 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.
- Amenity grass 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.