Elite Backyard Blend

  1. Lawn

Our Elite Backyard Blend is primarily a cool climate variety which is best suited to temperate regions around Australia. It contains both summer and winter active seed types, making it an the 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.


Seeding rates:

  • New Lawns: 30 grams per square meter (3kg/100m2).
  • Overseeding: 20 grams per square meter (2kg/100m2).

Please Note: This seed is compliant with WA Biosecurity Requirements and has already undergone quarantine inspection. There is no additional charge or requirements for this seed when ordering from the McKays Grass Seed WA site.

For more information see below for Description and Features to see if this grass suits you!

FROM $ 42.90

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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 top soil or sandy loam. Broadcast the seed at, or very near, the soil surface and incorporate lightly with raking. To ensure best coverage and avoid seed wastage we recommend using an appropriate seed spreader for the size of your area. 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 , 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. Additional application is recommended approximately 6 weeks after sowing during 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 active growth phase. This may mean mowing is required 1-2 times/week depending on desired height of 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


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  • Warm
  • Cool

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

Seed information

Shade tolerance (Weather)

  • Full Sun
  • Part Shade
  • Heavy Shade
  • Full Shade

Drought tolerance (Weather)

  • Moderate
  • Good
  • Excellent

Traffic tolerance (Weather)

  • Moderate
  • Good
  • Excellent

Frost tolerance

  • Poor
  • Moderate
  • Good
  • Excellent

Average days to germination

  • 2-3 Weeks
  • 2-4 Weeks
  • 3-4 Weeks

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Standard Delivery

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Orders are dispatched within 24 hours via regular Australia post (3-5 Business days).

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Customer Reviews

Based on 74 reviews

So far so good


Could not ask for more. There is no room for improvement.

Fantastic thank you

Fantastic customer service, postage speed and quality product

Fast and Productive

McKays Seeds responded quickly to my request for the backyard blend and delivery was fast. The seed is very productive and the fast germinating autumn lawn is looking thick and green.

Backyard blend

Extremely happy with the backyard blend. Germinated quickly highly recommend


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