Elite Backyard Blend
Our Elite Backyard Blend is primarily a cool climate variety that is best suited to temperate regions around Australia. It contains both summer and winter active seed types, making it a perfect grass for both warm and cold conditions seen in these regions. It requires additional watering on days of higher than average temperatures.
The Elite Backyard Blend is ideal for shady conditions and holds up well in frosts. The Sports Turf Ryegrass and the Creeping Red Fescue make this grass hardy enough to withstand a reasonable level of traffic.
This seed mix contains the highest quality Ryegrasses and Fescues: Sports Turf Ryegrass, Turf Tall Fescue, Creeping Red Fescue, providing a soft, green lawn that looks amazing all year round.
- New Lawns: 30 grams per square meter (3kg/100m2).
- Overseeding: 20 grams per square meter (2kg/100m2).
For more information see below for Description and Features to see if this grass suits you!
The Elite Backyard Blend is a combination of 35% Sports Turf Ryegrass, 35% Turf Tall Fescue, 20% Creeping Red Fescue, and 10% McKays Slow Release Fertiliser. Please click the links to each individual seed for specific details and further information.
Sowing Tips: Sow into soft topsoil or sandy loam. Broadcast the seed at, or very near, the soil surface and incorporate lightly with raking. To ensure the best coverage and avoid seed wastage we recommend using an appropriate seed spreader for the size of your area. The soil must remain damp throughout the germination period of both seeds and must be maintained for at least 1-2 weeks after sowing, through irrigation or natural rainfall. Adequate water supplies need to be maintained until the grass is fully established.
Optimal Planting Time: Autumn and Early Spring are the best times to sow this seed.
Germination: 14-21 days, climate and condition dependent.
Water: Keep moist throughout the entire germination period until the roots are well established. Requires additional watering during Summer and unseasonally high temperatures to ensure the roots do not die off.
Fertilizing: McKays Slow Release Fertiliser is included in this blend. An additional application is recommended approximately 6 weeks after sowing during the active growth phase.
First Mowing: When grass is between 5-7cm tall. This should indicate that the roots are strong enough to withstand the mowing process.
Mowing Frequency: Mowing requirements will increase during the active growth phase. This may mean mowing is required 1-2 times/week depending on the desired height of the grass.
Disadvantages of Elite Backyard Blend:
- Requires more water than warm climate grasses in summer and unseasonally hot days
- May need occasional oversowing to maintain a thick and luscious lawn
Seed & package details: 35% Sports Turf Ryegrass, 35% Turf Tall Fescue, 20% Creeping Red Fescue, 10% McKay’s Slow Release Fertilizer (by weight).
Independently Tested: 85% Min Germination, 98% purity. A seed testing Certificate is available upon request.
Ideal Usage: Residential lawns, commercial landscapes, parks & playgrounds.
Where can I sow this grass in Australia? Areas 4, 6, 7, 8, 9
Shade tolerance: Excellent
Daily Sunlight Required: 3+ hours
Drought tolerance: Good
Frost Resistance: Excellent
Traffic Tolerance: Good
Warm season grasses thrive during the warmer months in Spring and Summer and may go dormant in cooler climates through winter.
Cool season grasses thrive during the cooler months in Winter
Shade tolerance (Weather)
- Full Sun
- Part Shade
- Heavy Shade
- Full Shade
Drought tolerance (Weather)
Traffic tolerance (Weather)
Average days to germination
- 2-3 Weeks
- 2-4 Weeks
- 3-4 Weeks
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The info on the website was really helpful when making my selection and providing the amounts that I would need. The package arrived quickly and was in good shape. I am looking forward to my new lawn - things take a little longer to grow here in chilly Canberra!
Service was very efficient. Seed arrived within a few days
Order came very fast and quantity was spot on for the area i needed. Has not grown as yet- despite a perfect weather forecast, we got excessive rain, frost, hail and heat in the week after seeding. Will see how it goes! Overall a great transaction and quick and easy purchase
10 months on from first seeding our backyard blend is looking fantastic. We've just received our next order to seed another section of new lawn. Will probably over sow to thicken up the older patch but we highly recommend this seed
Grows the best looking and hard wearing lawn. Makes our home and garden look so good.