Dwarf Perennial Rye Grass | Lolium Perenne
Why do we use this in our Lawn Seed Mixtures?
- Type of growth: tufted
- Creeping habit for density: none
- Turf binding for stability: medium
- Self-repair and wear tolerance: excellent
- Disease tolerance: excellent
- Drought tolerance: low
- Shade tolerance: medium
- Growth rate: strong
- Where used: most lawns, tennis courts and sports turf
- Leaf type: narrow flat
- Ideal mowing height: 25 to 45mm
- Ideal pH: 5.5 to 7.5
- Germination: fast 7-10 days @ 8 degrees or more
Course Rye Grass
Unfortunately rye grass comes in many varieites from those used for grass leys and of course the wild varieties. This has caused a bad name for rye grass due to its perceived course nature but if you purchase from a reputable source you will get a dwarf rye grass which are similar to those used on tennis courts. In other words, fine leaved and glossy green.
Rye Grass Stalks
These occur between May and June and are stiff stalks containing a seed head. They are temporary but can be a bit of a problem if they occur in great numbers. Cylinder mowers don't cut them very well and if they lie flat rake they upright and mow with a rotary mower.