Ideal for under trees or in a reduced sunlight areas, Rapid Green Sun and Shade Blend is specifically designed to produce a lawn capable of withstanding limited sunlight. A cool season lawn, the fine textured varieties are dark green in colour and extremely drought tolerant. Containing a clever combination of varieties, the Fescues are the most shade tolerant grass on the market combined with the quick establishing Ryegrass and the dark green colour of the Bluegrass.
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:
- 36% Creeping Red Fescue
- 23% Hard Fescue
- 21% Turf Type Ryegrass
- 20% Kentucky Bluegrass
- New Sowing: 30-40 g/m2
- Oversowing: use approx half new sowing rate
Grass Type Characteristics:
- Establishment Rate: Good
- Drought Tolerance: Good
- Shade Tolerance: Excellent
- Heat Tolerance: Good
- Wear Tolerance: Good
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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.