Vineyard Alleyway Low Maintenance Grass Mix
This long lasting surface mixture is designed to provide a uniform surface between the alleyways. It contains traditional grass species and no dwarf ryegrass, this means that it will regrow slowly after mowing to reduce the amount of times it requires cutting per season. For sites with high machinery traffic, a more durable option which includes dwarf perennial ryegrass may be more suitable. It can be sown from April until September.
|Contents per Kg||%||kg|
|certified DUMAS 1 hard fescue||20.0||0.200|
|certified ARCHIBAL slender creeping red fescue||25.0||0.250|
|certified CALLIOPE chewings fescue||35.0||0.350|
|certified EVORA smooth stalked meadow grass||20.0||0.200|
Red Fescue / Chewings Fescue
Also known as chewings fescue, this is a fine leaved, tufted grass. It is distinguished from creeping red fescue by its absence of creeping rhizomes. It remains dark green throughout most of the season.
The finest leaved and least aggressive fescue, it is found throughout the UK. It is hardy and drought resistant and will with-stand heavy grazing or close cutting, however it has a low forage yield. It is a useful species for providing a low growing, low maintenance green cover on difficult soils. It is one of the earlier fine fescues to flower in the spring.
Slender Creeping Red Fescue
This densely tufted or mat forming species has a creeping growth habit, sending out rhizomes. It can form a close turf with bristle like, dark green, glossy leaves. It has uses in agricultural and amenity situations.
Smooth Stalked Meadow Grass
Found throughout the UK in meadows and traditional pastures. It is said to be one of the greenest grasses found growing in the early spring, and is an indicator of land that is well drained and in good heart. The species itself is palatable, and nutritional to livestock, often called one of the traditional 'sweet grasses'.