Grass Types

 

Tall Fescue is a course textured, bunch-type grass that adapts to a wide range of soil types. Forming a deep root system, it is one of the most drought tolerant and wear resistant cool season grasses available. Tall Fescue does not blend well with other grasses and is recommended to have no less than 70% content in a seed blend.

Best time to Sow:  Spring or Autumn

Grows Best In: Temperate areas with a temperature of 15 - 25 degrees celcius

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Perennial Ryegrass is the most widely used grass for turf applications. It establishes quickly from seed and forms a hard wearing lawn. Perennial Ryegrass is non-creeping and best suited to cool, moist regions.

Best time to Sow:  Spring or Autumn

Grows Best In: Temperate areas with a temperature of 15 - 25 degrees celcius

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Bentgrass has a deep carpet-like, green appearance that forms a thick velvety lawn.  It produces a fine cottage lawn suitable for a home putting or golf green.  Most bentgrasses are creeping which spread by stolons. They will provide a fine textured, dense and low growing turf. Bentgrass is a cool season grass and requires cool, humid conditions for best results.

Best time to Sow:  Spring or Autumn

Grows Best In: Temperate areas with a temperature of 15 - 25 degrees celcius

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Bluegrass is a dark green, medium textured cool season grass that forms an attractive, soft lawn. It spreads by rhizomes and is identified by its shiny smooth leaves with a boat shaped tip. Kentucky Bluegrass is slow to establish from seed, and blends well with fine ryegrass.

Best time to Sow:  Spring or Autumn

Grows Best In: Temperate areas with a temperature of 15 - 25 degrees celcius

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Creeping Red Fescue forms a very fine textured turf of high shoot density, uniformity and quality. It has a creeping habit from rhizomes and can tolerate close mowing, as low as 3mm on fine turf situations. Red Fescue has excellent shade tolerance and mixes well with creeping bentgrass.

Best time to Sow:  Spring or Autumn

Grows Best In: Temperate areas with a temperature of 15 - 25 degrees celcius

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Chewings Fescue is similar in appearance to Red Fescue with one exception – it has a non-creeping, bunch type growth habit.  Chewings Fescue is often used as  a component of seed mixtures to fill gaps. It can tolerate close mowing, as low as 3mm on fine turf surfaces.

Best time to Sow:  Spring or Autumn

Grows Best In: Temperate areas with a temperature of 15 - 25 degrees celcius

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Fine Ryegrass is a clean cutting, fine textured grass that establishes quickly from seed. It is ideal for a premium lawn that will tolerate low mowing and when blended with fine fescue or bluegrass forms a high quality turf.

Best time to Sow:  Spring or Autumn

Grows Best In: Temperate areas with a temperature of 15 - 25 degrees celcius

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Kikuyu is an aggressive warm season grass that is low maintenance with high wear tolerance. It spreads by stolons and rhizomes and can form a dense spongy turf. Kikuyu grass is also ideal for erosion control on hillsides and banks.

Best time to Sow:  Whenever there are consistently warm temperatures between 25 and 32 degrees celcius.

Grows Best In: Areas with very warm soil temperatures, with enough time to establish before the cooler seasons

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Couch is a warm season, low growing creeping grass that spreads rapidly by rhizomes. It has flat leaves and upright flowers and once established has good wear resistance and drought tolerance. The improved varieties will have greater density, finer leaves with better winter dormancy colour.

Best time to Sow:  Whenever there are consistently warm temperatures between 25 and 32 degrees celcius.

Grows Best In: Areas with very warm soil temperatures, with enough time to establish before the cooler seasons

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