Dwarf Perennial Rye Grass Seed | Lolium Perenne

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

Coarse Rye Grass

Rye grass comes in varieties from the wild ones to those used for grass leys to feed cattle. This has created a bad name for rye grass due to its perceived coarse nature but if you purchase seed from a reputable source you will get a dwarf rye grass which is similar to those used on tennis courts. In other words, fine leaved and glossy green. And because the bottom of the leaf shines it makes a great addition to any lawn mixture because when cut with a mower with a roller it stripes wonderfully.

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 if they lie flat so rake they upright and mow with a rotary mower.