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BASIC MEADOW GRASS SEED

£8.95

A simple mixture of non competitive meadow (grass only) species.

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Contents ( 1.00 kg )
  • 20% SHEEPS FESCUE festuca ovina
  • 20% DOGSTAIL cynosurus cristatus
  • 20% FINE FESCUE festuca rubra litoralis
  • 20% CHEWINGS FESCUE festuca commutata
  • 15% CATSTAIL phleum pratense bertolonii
  • 5% BENTGRASS agrostis capillaris
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        SKU: GSS-MG1

        An economy meadowgrass seed mixture suitable as non competitive companion grasses to any additional wildflower seeds mixture or simply as a single stand of perennial and ornate meadow grasses in their own right. Produced to emulate the appearance of most traditional hay meadows, this blend contains non aggressive grass species and specifically no ryegrass is included.

        Basic Economy Meadowgrass Seed is a simplified version of our Diverse Meadow Grass Seeds mixture for both economy and ease of establishment but should still produce a good display of pretty seed heads through the summer, similar to well managed traditional hay and/or water meadows.
        Each species included is 20% or less of the blend (by weight) making this product suitable for most new environmental schemes and/or meadow grass reinstatement.

        Sow at the higher rate for small areas to produce a denser population of grass.

        Sow at the med to low rate if using as non competitive (companion) grasses for wildflower seeds or plugs or economy is the leading factor. Low seed rates sown purely as a grass meadow may take significantly longer to establish good ground cover

        SOWING RATE
        5 to 25 grams per square metre

        BEST SOWING TIMES
        March to late September

        COVERAGE
        1.00 kg covers a minimum of 40 square metres

        SOWING INSTRUCTIONS

        • 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 meadow 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.
        • Grass meadow seeds may also be simply scattered onto open ground however, this means the seeds are exposed to birds and other hungry pests, particularly during periods of prolonged sunny, dry or windy weather so seed germination may be significantly lower and establishment may be very slow and/or uneven – even with regular irrigation.