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BANK & ROADSIDE VERGE
Based on the standard DFT (Department for Transport) specification for road and railway construction.
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 )
- 25% GALLEON certified Creeping Ryegrass
- 30% MAXIMA 1 certified Strong Fescue
- 20% MENTOR certified Sheeps Fescue
- 15% CASANOVA certified Chewings Fescue
- 10% EVORA certified Meadowgrass
Contents per acre ( 0.00 kg )
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There are several considerations to make when choosing suitable species for sites such as a Railway Embankment, Bank or Roadside Verge . The establishing turf must have the ability to quickly knit together and stabilise the soil surface. There is a need to be drought resistant due to the natural free draining habit of raised areas, particularly on lighter soil types. The grasses must also be tolerant of roadside winter salt spray and require very little management once established.
Spring or autumn sowing is highly recommended as this allows the maximum time for roots of the new seedlings to develop and some good leaf growth to take place before the onset of drier or colder weather. Topping the area during the establishment year reduces the burden of unwanted weeds and encourages some spreading or tillering of the grasses. Cutting may be reduced to 1- 2 times a year from then on if so required.
20 to 50 grams per square metre
BEST SOWING TIMES
March to October
25.00 kg covers 1’250 square metres at 20g per sq m
- 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, use a light to medium weight flat roller 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.