Easy Spread Redgrass lawn mix 1kg

$171.00 (GST Inc.)

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Description

Our Easy Spread Redgrass lawn mix is our most drought tolerant native grasses.

Redgrass has been considered to have only moderate to low forage value in pasture, although it has now been shown to provide valuable fodder over the warmer months. When well managed, it can be a useful perennial pasture.It persists well during droughts and is useful for soil conservation in heavily grazed summer pasture. It’s also good for soil conservation on degraded sites and river banks.

Redgrass has been used successfully as the perennial component of pasture cropping systems. These systems involve sowing a cereal crop into a stand of Redgrass. The cereal crop grows while the Redgrass is dormant and once the crop is removed the Redgrass resumes its dominance. The low vegetative height of the Redgrass suits this application under appropriate environmental conditions.

It is also useful as a grass cover on light roughs of golf courses. Redgrass produces short rhizomes, so the grass slowly spreads beyond the individual plant and will ultimately cover the soil completely.

Redgrass is suitable for turf or lawn use, particularly in areas of low rainfall and infertile soils or on difficult clay soils.  It has also been found to be tolerant of heavy metal laden mine wastes and seems to be tolerant of the poor conditions of tailings dams.

Unfortunately due to quarantine restrictions this product is not available for Western Australia.

TOLERANCES

  • High drought
  • High heat
  • Low to moderate frost

SOW RATE

1-3kg per 100m2

Grows on a variety of soil types but is best on heavy clays and loams. It is at its best on heavy soils of low to moderate fertility and will establish readily on cracking soils. It prefers slightly acid to neutral pH soils, but can tolerate moderate alkalinity

BEST TIME TO SOW

With Irrigation – All year round

Without irrigation –  Sow from autumn to spring coinciding with rain

For our straightforward guide on how to sow native grass seeds check out our

Recommended Sow Guidelines

Our seed mixes all include vermiculite, a commonly used product in the horticultural sector in its exfoliated form. There are a few reasons we mix our seeds with vermiculite:

  • Native grasses come in all shapes and sizes which generally makes them harder to mix and distribute evenly. Vermiculite is a proven method for creating consistent mix that is substantially easier to sow.  It is also ideal for the germination of seeds because its water holding capacity makes it a excellent medium for direct contact with the seeds, creating a humid micro climate around the emerging seedlings preventing scorching or drying out.
  • It is also a great soil improver due to its aeration properties. This increases your soil structure and gives your seedlings a helping hand to have good root growth and its  exchange properties can absorb excess nutrients and release them slowly to the plants via the finest root hair
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