Drought Master Lawn Seed Blend is ideal for home lawns, or landscaped areas where drought tolerance is required. Combines drought tolerant cool season grasses as well as summer hardy couchgrass. Suitable for cool to temperate areas. Can be used in warmer areas for Autumn and Winter sowing. This blend includes Starter Fertiliser and will provide the required nutrients to enhance strong seedling vigour. All Landscape Blends contain granular wetting agent to assist in moisture retention and greatly improve water penetration during establishment and assist difficult to wet soils. This blend contains granular wetting agent to assist with moisture retention. Wetting agent will assist in the plant’s ability to take up moisture from the soil.
Seed Mixture By Count:
- 40% Perennial Ryegrass
- 40% Annual Ryegrass
- 20% Bermuda Couch (unhulled)
- 10% (by weight) Starter Fertiliser
- 20% (by weight) Granular Wetting Agent
- New Lawns: 4 – 5kg/100m²
- Oversowing: Use approximately half new sowing rate.
Grass Type Characteristics:
- Establishment Rate: Fast
- Drought Tolerance: Good to excellent
- Shade Tolerance: Moderate
- Heat Tolerance: Good to Excellent
- Wear Tolerance: Excellent
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Why have a Great Lawn?
Lawns help us to relax, are aesthetically pleasing and reduce glare and traffic noise. Lawns help beautify the landscape and provide a sense of community pride.
Can I oversow my lawn?
Oversowing will rejuvenate the lawn and improve it’s appearance. It should be done in Spring or early Autumn when temperatures are suitable.
How do I prepare for a new lawn?
Firstly you must prepare the ground to a depth of 10cm remove stones and debris to make a suitable seedbed. Roll or rake the surface until a firm surface is achieved. A Starter Fertiliser can be raked into the surface before seeding.
How often should I water a newly sown lawn?
If the weather is warm and windy it may be necessary to water the seedbed 3 to 4 times a day to prevent drying
What are the benefits of a lawn?
Lawns provide a relatively safe area for children to play and are a low cost ‘injury prevention’ surface for games and sports. They allow rainfall to replenish groundwater for trees and shrubs. They are effective in soil erosion control.
What is the best time to sow a lawn?
For cool season grasses temperatures need to between 16 deg.C and 24 deg.C. (Southern States) For warm season grasses temperatures should be between 27 deg.C and 30 deg.C (Northern States)
When should I first cut my lawn?
Let the grass grow to a height of 5 to 6cm before the first cut and then only reduce the height by a third.