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Grass Seeds

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Our extensive range of organic and conventional grass seed covers agricultural and amenity markets. We pride ourselves on producing superior grass seed and work with world-leading plant breeders to deliver unrivalled innovation and quality.

Backed by our team’s wide-ranging expertise, our agricultural grass seed range includes varieties suitable for hay, silage and grazing. We produce bespoke environmental stewardship mixtures which are eligible for Entry Level Stewardship (ELS) and Higher Level Stewardship (HLS).

We also supply amenity and sports turf grass seed mixes for various applications including the equestrian sector and use on golf courses and sports stadia.

Mixtures

Organic Grass Mixtures Spring 2019

Organic Vetch Express (70% Organic)

6.0 kg ORGANIC TEANNA, Tetraploid Italian Ryegrass
3.0 kg SHAKIRA, Diploid Italian Ryegrass
2.0 kg HERMIONE, Broad Red Clover
1.0 kg CONTEA, Crimson Clover
8.0 kg ORGANIC MARIANNA Vetch
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20.0 kilos per acre

A 1 year mixture designed to produce large amounts of forage in a relatively short space of time. Although formulated to provide one big cut, there will be some regrowth from this mixture for a second smaller cut or aftermath grazing and with the high legume content (vetch, crimson and red clover) this mixture will also act as an excellent soil improver, releasing large amounts of nitrogen into the soil when ploughed in.

Organic 1-2 Year Ley (70% Organic)

3.1 kg ORGANIC STAR, Diploid Italian Ryegrass
0.9 kg SHAKIRA, Diploid Italian Ryegrass
6.0 kg ORGANIC TEANNA, Tetraploid Italian Ryegrass
1.5 kg HARMIONE, Broad Red Clover
1.5 kg SUEZ, Red Clover
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13.0 kilos per acre

A grass mixture formulated to provide large cuts of protein rich hay or silage. It can also be grazed if required and is ideal for lamb fattening. When ploughed up, the Red Clover will leave good quantities of residual nitrogen in the soil for the following crop.

Organic Soil Improver/Fertility Builder (70% Organic)

3.5 kg ORGANIC DIWAN, Tetraploid Intermediate Perennial Ryegrass
0.5 kg ASTON BONUS, Tetraploid Intermediate Perennial Ryegrass
3.5 kg ORGANIC POLIM, Tetraploid Late Perennial Ryegrass
2.0 kg HERMIONE, Broad Red Clover
0.5 kg BARBLANCA, Large Leafed White Clover
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10.0 kilos per acre

A 1-2 year mixture formulated to add fertility and structure to the soil. Quick to grow, this mixture should also act as a natural weed suppressant. Ideally, this mixture should be topped regularly during the growing period of the ley and when ploughed in will release large amounts of nitrogen into the soil to be utilized by the following crop.

Organic 3-4 Year White Clover Ley (70% Organic)

3.5 kg ORGANIC ASTON CRUSADER, Tetraploid Hybrid Ryegrass
2.5 kg GLENSTAL, Tetraploid Intermediate Perennial Ryegrass
3.5 kg ORGANIC SOLOMON, Diploid Int. Perennial Ryegrass
2.5 kg ORGANIC TODDINGTON, Diploid Late Perennial Ryegrass
0.5 kg BARBLANCA, Large Leafed White Clover
0.5 kg IONA, Medium Leafed White Clover
0.5 kg RIVENDEL, Medium Small Leafed White Clover
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13.5 kilos per acre

Ideal both for cutting and grazing, this mixture will produce a clover rich sward, full of protein and trace elements. The white clover will fix good quantities of atmospheric nitrogen which it will release into the soil for the grass to utilise. This ley will be more persistent than the shorter term mixtures.

Organic 3-4 Year Ley – Red Clover Ley (70% Organic)

2.5 kg ORGANIC TEANNA, Tetraploid Italian Ryegrass
4.0 kg ORGANIC ASTON CRUSADER, Tetraploid Hybrid Ryegrass
2.6 kg ORGANIC SOLOMON, Diploid Int. Perennial Ryegrass
0.9 kg NIFTY, Diploid Intermediate Perennial Ryegrass
1.5 kg HERMIONE, Broad Red Clover
1.5 kg SUEZ, Broad Red Clover
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13.0 kilos per acre

A 3-4 year mixture formulated mainly for cutting although it can be aftermath grazed if required. This will provide high yields of protein rich hay or silage. Red Clover is relatively easy to establish and is higher yielding than white clover. Care should be taken when grazing high Red Clover swards as the high oestrogen levels in Red Clover can affect the fertility of ewes if grazed by them.

Organic 5-7 Year Ley (70% Organic)

2.0 kg ORGANIC SOLOMON, Diploid Intermediate Perennial Ryegrass
1.5 kg ORGANIC PREMIUM, Diploid Intermediate Perennial Ryegrass
2.5 kg GLENSTAL, Tetraploid Intermediate Perennial Ryegrass
4.0 kg ORGANIC ROMARK, Diploid Late Perennial Ryegrass
2.0 kg ORGANIC POLIM, Tetraploid Late Perennial Ryegrass
0.4 kg BARBLANCA, Large Leafed White Clover
0.6 kg IONA, Medium Leafed White Clover
0.5 kg RIVENDEL, Medium Small Leafed White Clover
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13.5 kilos per acre

A flexible 5-7 year ley that can, not only be cut for hay or silage, but equally will provide high quality grazing for cattle or sheep. The good proportion of White Clover will both fix atmospheric nitrogen to supply the companion grass but will also add protein and trace elements to the animal’s diet.

Organic Permanent Pasture (70% Organic)

0.5 kg NIFTY, Diploid Intermediate Perennial Ryegrass
3.0 kg ORGANIC SOLOMON, Diploid Intermediate Perennial Ryegrass
2.0 kg ORGANIC PREMIUM, Diploid Intermediate Perennial Ryegrass
3.0 kg ORGANIC PASTOUR, Diploid Late Perennial Ryegrass
2.5 kg ORGANIC POLIM, Tetraploid Late Perennial Ryegrass
1.5 kg PROMESSE, Timothy
1.0 kg SENU PAJBJERG, Meadow Fescue
0.3 kg BARBLANCA, Large Leafed White Clover
0.6 kg BUDDY, Medium Leafed White Clover
0.6 kg RIVENDEL, Medium Small Leafed White Clover
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15.0 kilos per acre

A permanent pasture mixture, using a selection of grass varieties with a good spread of heading dates. This should provide excellent, season long grazing. The mixture can also be cut for hay or silage if required. The Timothy is included to add to the palatability of the sward whilst Meadow Fescue is not only winter hardy but is more productive than Perennial Ryegrass in mid summer. A balanced selection of clover varieties are included to add extra protein to the sward whilst also providing a good source of nitrogen.

Organic Cockle Park (70% Organic)

2.50 kg ORGANIC PREMIUM, Diploid Intermediate Perennial Ryegrass
2.75 kg ORGANIC SOLOMON, Diploid Intermediate Perennial Ryegrass
3.00 kg ORGANIC TODDINGTON, Diploid Late Perennial Ryegrass
2.25 kg ORGANIC POLIM, Diploid Late Perennial Ryegrass
0.75 kg PROMESSE, Timothy
1.00 kg SENU PAJBJERG, Meadow Fescue
1.25 kg SPARTA, Cocksfoot
0.35 kg BARBLANCA, Large Leafed White Clover
0.55 kg BUDDY, Medium Leafed White Clover
0.60 kg RIVENDEL, Small Leafed White Clover
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15.0 kilos per acre

Formulated for upland use or in areas of lower fertility, the Cockle Park mixture not only contains a good selection of Perennial Ryegrass varieties but also quantities of Timothy, Meadow Fescue and Cocksfoot which have shown to be better suited to less than ideal conditions or soil types and tend to have a lower nutrient requirement. With the high rate of white clover, once established, a ready source of nitrogen is provided for the companion grasses.

Herbal Ley (70% Organic)

1.25 kg ORGANIC ASTON, Crusader, Tetraploid Hybrid Ryegrass
4.00 kg ORGANIC PREMIUM, Diploid Intermediate Perennial Ryegrass
1.15 kg SPARTA, Cocksfoot
1.00 kg ORGANIC LAURA, Meadow Fescue
1.75 kg ORGANIC DOLINA, Timothy
0.70 kg ORGANIC Rozetta, Red Clover
0.35 kg BARBLANCA, Large Leafed White Clover
0.40 kg ORGANIC RIVENDEL, Small Leafed White Clover
0.45 kg AURORA, Alsike Clover
0.25 kg Birdsfoot Trefoil
0.65 kg Yellow Sweet Clover
0.30 kg SWORD, Chicory
0.15 kg TONIC, Ribwort Plantain
0.30 kg Burnet
0.20 kg Sheeps Parsley
0.10 kg Yarrow
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13.00 kilos per acre

A diverse mixture of grasses, clovers and herbs, formulated to produce a sward ideal for grazing or cutting. This will not only provide quality forage but also with the deep rooting herbs help to improve soil structure and draw up essential vitamins and minerals for ruminant animals

Organic Overseeder (70% Organic)

2.5 kg ORGANIC TEANNA, Tetraploid Italian Ryegrass
2.3 kg ORGANIC ASTON CRUSADER, Tetraploid Hybrid Ryegrass
2.9 kg ORGANIC SOLOMON, Diploid Intermediate Perennial Ryegrass
2.3 kg ASTON BONUS, Tetraploid Intermediate Perennial Ryegrass
1.0 kg BARBLANCA, Large Leafed White Clover
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11.0 kilos per acre

Ideal for overseeding either damaged pastures or ones that are showing signs of wear, this mixture can be direct drilled into the existing sward or can be broadcast. If broadcast, ideally the sward should have just been cut or grazed. A passing of a chain harrow will open up the sward and then after broadcasting the seed, a roller (preferably a ring roller) should be used which not only presses the seed into the soil but also re-firms up the surface creating a better environment for the seed to germinate into.

Special Mixtures

We are only too happy to quote for any mixture of your own formulation, please telephone Simon on 01529 421081 or email simon@copeseeds.co.uk for price and availability. Non-organic mixtures are also available from Cope Seeds.

Substitutions

Although Cope Seeds stock an extensive range of grass seed varieties, there may from time to time be a situation where the variety listed in this brochure is not available. Cope Seeds reserve the right to substitute any unavailable variety with a suitable alternative.

Buffer Strip Mixture (70% Organic)

25% ORGANIC Meadow Fescue
20% ORGANIC Cocksfoot
25% ORGANIC Timothy
30% Red Fescue
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100%

Suggested sowing rate 20 kilos per hectare – packed in 20 kilo packs

Buffer Strip Mixture – No Cocksfoot (70% Organic)

35% ORGANIC Meadow Fescue
35% ORGANIC Timothy
15% Red Fescue
15% Hard Fescue
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100%

Suggested sowing rate 20 kilos per hectare – Packed in 20 kilo packs

Organic Nectar Flower Mixture (70% Organic)

32.5% ORGANIC Vetch
27.5% ORGANIC Lucerne (Pre-inoculated)
18.0% Sainfoin
6.0% ORGANIC Red Clover
6.0% Birdsfoot Trefoil
6.0% Alsike Clover
4.0% ORGANIC Crimson Clover
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100%

Suggested sowing rate 10-15 kilos per hectare – packed in 10 kilo packs.

A mixture designed to attract and boost the population of nectar feeding insects including butterflies and bees.

Organic 1 Year Wild Bird Cover (70% Organic)

70.0% ORGANIC Spring Wheat/Barley
20.0% Spring Triticale
5.0% White Millet
2.0% Red Millet
2.0% White Mustard
1.0% Fodder Radish
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100%

Suggested sowing rate 40 kilos per hectare – packed in 20 kilo packs

Organic 1-2 Year Wild Bird Cover (70% Organic)

70.0% Organic Spring Wheat/Barley
10.0% Spring Triticale
7.0% Kale
4.0% Fodder Radish
4.0% White Millet
3.0% Quinoa
2.0% Red Millet
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100%

Suggested sowing rate 40 kilos per hectare – packed in 20 kilo packs.

Sow Wild Bird Cover mixtures from late Spring to early Summer to give seed shedding in the Autumn right through to the winter for birds to feed on.

Organic multi-species legume & grass ley (70% organic)

20% ORGANIC Late Diploid Perennial Ryegrass
23% ORGANIC Intermediate Tetraploid Perennial Ryegrass
12% ORGANIC Red Clover
7% ORGANIC Meadow Fescue
8% ORGANIC Timothy
4% Tall Fescue
3% Birdsfoot Trefoil
3% Alsike Clover
4% Sainfoin
3% Chicory
1% Yarrow
1% Ribwort Plantain
7% Burnet
1% Sheeps Parsley
3% Cocksfoot
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100%

Suggested sowing rate 14 kilos per acre – packed in 14 kilo packs.

This mixture is formulated to encourage pollinators and other insects through the inclusion of a multitude of species with a long flowering period of between April and August to provide an excellent food source.

If you have any specific requirements for the Stewardship scheme that you are in, please contact Simon Travers on 01529 421081 or simon@copeseeds.co.uk to discuss your needs.

Conventional Grass Seed Mixtures Spring 2019

Vetch Express

3.0 kg SHAKIRA, Diploid Italian Ryegrass
6.0 kg CAZZANO, Tetraploid Italian Ryegrass
2.0 kg HARMONIE, Red Clover
1.0 kg CONTEA, Crimson Clover
8.0 kg Vetch
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20.0 kilos per acre

A 1 year mixture designed to produce large amounts of forage in a relatively short space of time. Although formulated to provide one big cut, there will be some regrowth from this mixture for a second smaller cut or aftermath grazing and with the high legume content (vetch, crimson and red clover) this mixture will also act as an excellent soil improver, releasing large amounts of nitrogen into the soil when ploughed in

Short Term Express (1 Year)

7.0 kg POLLANUM, Westerwolds Ryegrass
7.0 kg DANERGO, Tetraploid Italian Ryegrass
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14.0 kilos per acre

This mixture is formulated to produce a large crop of hay or silage in a relatively short space of time (around 12 weeks from sowing). It will respond well to nitrogen and can be aftermath grazed if required.

Short Term (1-2 Years)

4.0 kg SHAKIRA, Diploid Italian Ryegrass
4.0 kg CAZZANO, Tetraploid Italian Ryegrass
4.0 kg DANERGO, Tetraploid Italian Ryegrass
2.0 kg ASTON CRUSADER, Tetraploid Hybrid Ryegrass
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14.0 kilos per acre

Like the 1 year ley, this mixture is designed to produce large cuts of good quality hay or silage. It’s speed of growth will be slightly slower than the “Short Term Express” but is formulated to last 2 years rather than just 1 year. Again, it will respond well to nitrogen so is ideal for high input regimes.

Red Clover Short Term (1-2 Years)

4.0 kg SHAKIRA, Diploid Italian Ryegrass
3.0 kg CAZZANO, Tetraploid Italian Ryegrass
2.5 kg DANERGO, Tetraploid Italian Ryegrass
1.5 kg SUEZ, Red Clover
1.5 KG HARMONIE, Red Clover
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12.5 kilos per acre

A short term ley low input ley mixture that will be excellent for high quality silage or hay production as well as lamb fattening. This ley will leave good quantities of nitrogen for any following crop.

Medium Term (3-4 Years)

5.0 kg ASTON CRUSADER, Tetraploid Hybrid Ryegrass
4.0 kg SOLID, Tetraploid Hybrid Ryegrass
2.0 kg BOYNE, Diploid intermediate Perennial Ryegrass
2.0 kg TODDINGTON, Diploid Late Perennial Ryegrass
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14.0 kilos per acre

With a good balance of Hybrid and Perennial Ryegrass, this mixture will provide produce high quality forage whether cut or grazed. If grazed, the sward will be fully productive for around 3 years but if cut, it should last well into a 4th year. Will respond well to bagged nitrogen applications.

White Clover Medium Term (3-4 Years)

4.5 kg ASTON CRUSADER, Tetraploid Hybrid Ryegrass
3.5 kg NIFTY, Diploid Intermediate Perennial Ryegrass
2.5 kg GLENSTAL, Tetraploid Intermediate Perennial Ryegrass
2.0 kg TODDINGTON, Diploid Intermediate Perennial Ryegrass
0.6 kg BARBLANCA, Large Leafed White Clover
0.6 kg CRUSADER, Medium Leafed White Clover
0.3 kg IONA, Medium Leafed White Clover
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14.0 kilos per acre

Formulated for lower input situations, this mixture includes white clover which will not only fix quantities of atmospheric Nitrogen for the grass but will also add protein and trace elements to the animal’s diet. It is suitable for both cutting and grazing.

Red Clover Medium Term (3-4 Years)

4.0 kg SOLID, Tetraploid Hybrid Ryegrass
3.5 kg ASTON CRUSADER, Tetraploid Hybrid Ryegrass
2.5 kg NIFTY, Diploid Intermediate Perennial Ryegrass
1.5 kg SUEZ, Red Clover
1.5 kg HARMONIE, Red Clover
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13.0 kilos per acre

Red Clover is becoming a popular option in medium term leys, giving annual yields significantly higher than white clover. The clover rich sward that this mixture will produce is suited not only to producing high quality hay or silage, but also excellent, highly palatable grazing, ideal for cattle grazing and lamb fattening (although not breeding ewes due to the high oestrogen levels in the Red Clover). The Red Clover may need “topping up” especially if the ley is going to be used into a 4th year.

Long Term (5-7 Years)

2.0 kg SOLID, Tetraploid Hybrid Ryegrass
3.0 kg NIFTY, Diploid Intermediate Perennial Ryegrass
3.5 kg GLENSTAL, Tetraploid Intermediate Perennial Ryegrass
3.0 kg TODDINGTON, Diploid Late Perennial Ryegrass
2.5 kg TWYMAX. Tetraploid Late Perennial Ryegrass
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14.0 kilos per acre

A well balanced long term ley mixture that is equally suited to cutting or grazing. Suitable for farms where large quantities of bagged nitrogen are applied, this mixture will respond well to applied fertiliser.

White Clover Long Term (5-7 Years)

2.0 kg SOLID, Tetraploid Hybrid Ryegrass
2.5 kg NIFTY, Diploid Intermediate Perennial Ryegrass
2.5 kg GLENSTAL, Tetraploid Intermediate Perennial Ryegrass
3.0 kg TODDINGTON, Diploid Late Perennial Ryegrass
2.5 kg TWYMAX, Tetraploid Late Perennial Ryegrass
0.4 kg BARBLANCA, Large Leafed White Clover
0.6 kg CRUSADER, Medium Leafed White Clover
0.5 kg RIVENDEL, Medium Small Leafed White Clover
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14.0 kilos per acre

The same well balanced mixture as the “Long Term” but with white clover included. This will make the mixture suitable for lower input situations where little or no bagged fertilizer is used. The combination of various leaf sizes of white clover makes the mixture flexible in that it can be cut, grazed by cattle or grazed by sheep.

Intensive Grazer

3.5 kg CAVENDISH, Diploid Late Perennial Ryegrass
3.0 kg ROMARK, Diploid Late Perennial Ryegrass
2.5 kg CANCAN, Diploid Late Perennial Ryegrass
2.5 kg TODDINGTON, Diploid Late Perennial Ryegrass
2.5 kg TWYMAX, Tetraploid Late Perennial Ryegrass
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14.0 kilos per acre

Using only prostrate, late heading varieties of Perennial Ryegrass, this mixture will produce a dense palatable and digestible sward especially suited to Intensive grazing. The excellent winter hardiness and persistence of the ley will mean that the ley will be productive for a good few years.

White Clover Intensive Grazer

3.0 kg CAVENDISH, Diploid Late Perennial Ryegrass
2.0 kg ROMARK, Diploid Late Perennial Ryegrass
2.5 kg CANCAN, Diploid Late Perennial Ryegrass
2.5 kg TODDINGTON, Diploid Late Perennial Ryegrass
2.5 kg TWYMAX, Tetraploid Late Perennial Ryegrass
0.3 kg CRUSADER, Large Leafed White Clover
0.6 kg IONA, Medium Leafed White Clover
0.6 kg RIVENDEL, Medium Small Leafed White Clover
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14.0 kilos per acre

The “Intensive Grazer” mixture including a balanced formulation of persistent white clover varieties highly suited to grazing.

Short Term Overseeder

6.0 kg TEANNA, Tetraploid Italian Ryegrass
4.0 kg ASTON CRUSADER, Tetraploid Hybrid Ryegrass
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10.0 kilos per acre

Ideal for overseeding either damaged pastures or ones that are showing signs of wear, this mixture can be direct drilled into the existing sward or can be broadcast and will help to extend the ley for a further 2-3 years. If broadcast, for best results, the sward should have just been cut or grazed. A passing of a chain harrow will open up the sward and then after broadcasting the seed, a roller (preferably a ring roller) should be used which not only presses the seed into the soil but also re-firms up the surface creating a better environment for the seed to germinate into.

Long Term Overseeder

4.5 kg SOLID, Tetraploid Hybrid Ryegrass
3.0 kg GLENSTAL, Tetraploid Intermediate Perennial Ryegrass
2.5 kg TWYMAX, Tetraploid lATE Perennial Ryegrass
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10.0 kilos per acre

This overseeding mixture is designed to improve a ley which is due to be down for a further 4-5 years.

Horse & Pony Paddock

4.75 kg Diploid Early Perennial Ryegrass
1.50 kg Diploid Intermediate Perennial Ryegrass
4.00 kg Diploid Late Perennial Ryegrass
1.00 kg Timothy
2.25 kg Strong Creeping Red Fescue
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13.5 kilos per acre

This mixture will produce a hard wearing, resilient sward which will be highly suited to grazing horses. This mixture can also be cut for hay if required. The Creeping Red Fescue and Smooth Stalked Meadow Grass will fill out the bottom of the sward helping to give good ground cover whilst Timothy is included for it’s palatability and hay making qualities.

Lawn Grass Mixtures

Finelawn

A Non-Ryegrass mixture that can be cut down to 10mm and will produce a fine, good looking turf, ideal for front lawns. This is mixture is relatively low maintenance but whilst it will stand a certain amount of foot traffic over it, will not be as wear tolerant as a mixture containing ryegrass.

Suggested sowing rate – 50 grams per m2

Low Maintenance

A mixture which as the name suggests is deal for areas that are in areas that are either difficult to access with a mower or Parkland areas where it is not economical to cut regularly. This mixture has no ryegrass in the formulation but instead uses slower growing fescues, bents and Smooth stalked meadow grass.

Suggested sowing rate – 30 grams per m2

Hardwear

Hardwear is designed for back lawns and areas that need to withstand a lot of foot traffic. Quick to establish and hard wearing this mixture includes fine leafed ryegrass varieties specially bred for amenity use and therefore will still produce an attractive turf that is child and pet friendly.

Suggested sowing rate – 35 grams per m2

Shady

Containing species of grass that will grow at lower light levels, this mixture is ideal for sowing under trees or around building in areas that are in shade for most of the day. The grasses used also tend to be relatively drought tolerant too so is suitable for light or dry soils. This mixture can be cut down to around 15mm but will not tolerate as frequent mowing as other lawn grass mixtures

Suggested seeding rate – 35 grams per m2

Other

Cope Seeds able to supply a full range of amenity grass mixtures for professional use in areas such as:

  • Bowling Greens
  • Golf Courses
  • Winter Sports Pitches
  • Cricket Grounds
  • Public Spaces
  • Wild Flower or environmentally sensitive areas