Best Grass Seed for Heavy use Lawns

Best Grass Seed for Heavy use Lawns

Several grass types are well-suited for hard-wearing, high-traffic lawns in temperate regions such as the UK. They are ideal for where children and dogs play.

Perennial Ryegrass (Lolium perenne)

Perennial ryegrass is known for its quick establishment and lush appearance. It's often included in seed mixtures for high-traffic lawns. This grass type can tolerate frequent mowing and heavy use and is the top pick.

You'll find this in our Classic, Shadygreen, Easygreen and Staygreen lawn seed mixtures with the Easygreen and Staygreen mixtures being the best for a very hard wearing lawn.

Tall Fescue (Festuca arundinacea)

Tall fescue is a hardy grass variety that performs well in temperate regions. It can tolerate a range of soil types and is known for its ability to withstand heat and drought. It forms a dense, coarse-textured lawn that can handle heavy foot traffic.

You'll find this in our Staygreen mixture

Kentucky Bluegrass (Poa pratensis)

Kentucky Bluegrass aka smooth stalked meadow grass, is an excellent choice for temperate climates. It has a fine texture, dark green color, and is known for its ability to form a dense, attractive lawn. It handles moderate to heavy foot traffic well and recovers from wear quickly.

Available in our Classic and Shadygreen grass seed mixtures

Fine Fescue Blend

Fine fescue grasses, such as strong creeping red fescue, chewings fescue, and hard fescue, are known for their shade tolerance and low maintenance requirements. They can be used in blends with other grass types to create a durable, attractive lawn in shadier areas.

You'll find some of these in our Classic, Easygreen and Shadygreen mixtures

Choosing the Right One for You

  • For very hard wearing on clay type soil with good moisture and light - Easygreen
  • For very hard wearing on dry or sandy soils with moderate to good light - Staygreen
  • For medium hard wearing in a finer looking lawn - Classic
  • For medium hard wearing in damp shade - Shadygreen