Equine Pasture Over-Seeding Mix - No Ryegrass
This mixture is adapted from our Equine Pasture mix, it uses traditional, non ryegrass species, ideal for fields that need patching up when a non ryegrass mixture is preferred. These traditional species are long lasting but will take longer to establish initially, care should be taken to prepare the ground thoroughly, by grazing or cutting the existing sward, then harrowing well before sowing and roll after sowing.
|Contents per Acre||%||kg|
|certified SENU meadow fescue||34.4||2.750|
|certified WINNETOU Timothy||17.5||1.400|
|certified EVORA smooth stalked meadow grass||18.8||1.500|
|certified MAXIMA creeping red fescue||12.5||1.000|
|certified Pizza cocksfoot||9.4||0.750|
|certifed CARACTER red/chewings fescue||7.5||0.600|
A densely tufted, bluish green species, it can grow up to 1 metre in height and can create tussocks. The dense one sided panicle is said to resemble the shape of a cocks foot.
Creeping Red Fescue
Often known as Strong Red Fescue, this common grass, as its name implies, has creeping rhizomes . It has a more vigorous creeping habit than some similar species which can help to create a dense, hardwearing turf or sward. These shallow creeping roots help it to remain green even in drier soils.
Creeping Red Fescue Species Guide Buy Creeping Red Fescue Straight
One of the larger fescues this is a valuable grazing grass which can also be made into hay. Recent thinking has altered the Latin so that the flat leaved fescues (meadow fescue and tall fescue) have been given their own genus, separate from the finer leaved fescues.
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.
Red Fescue / Chewings Fescue Species Guide Buy Red Fescue / Chewings Fescue Straight
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'.
Smooth Stalked Meadow Grass Species Guide Buy Smooth Stalked Meadow Grass Straight
Possibly the most important and flexible grass species which is used both environmentally and agriculturally. It is a very common species found in pasture throughout the UK. It retains its verdure longer than most grasses and although similar to smaller cats tail, it is larger in size with wider leaves and a longer spike like panicle.