Grass Seed Mixtures

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SHORT TERM EXPRESS (1 YEAR)
SHORT TERM (1-2 YEARS)
RED CLOVER SHORT TERM (1-2 YEARS)
MEDIUM TERM (3-4 YEARS)
WHITE CLOVER MEDIUM TERM (3-4 YEARS)
RED CLOVER MEDIUM TERM (3-4 YEARS)
LONG TERM (5-7 YEARS)
WHITE CLOVER LONG TERM (5-7 YEARS)
INTENSIVE GRAZER
WHITE CLOVER INTENSIVE GRAZER
SHORT TERM OVERSEEDER
LONG TERM OVERSEEDER
HORSE & PONY PADDOCK

ELS/HLS MIXTURES

2 & 6 METRE MARGIN MIXTURE
BEETLEBANK MIXTURE
POLLEN & NECTAR FLOWER MIXTURE
WILD BIRD COVER MIXTURE
ARABLE REVERSION/GRASSLAND RE-CREATION MIXTURE
HLES FIELD CORNER/BUFFER MIXTURE (FLORISTICALLY ENHANCED)
HLES GRASSLAND RECREATION MIXTURE FOR CULTIVATED LAND (FLORISTICALLY ENHANCED)

 


SHORT TERM EXPRESS (1 YEAR)

7.0 kg POLLANUM, Westerwolds Ryegrass
7.0 kg DANERGO, Tetraploid Italian Ryegrass
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 GEMINI, Tetraploid Italian Ryegrass
4.0 kg TEANNA, Tetraploid Italian Ryegrass
2.0 kg SOLID, Tetraploid Hybrid Ryegrass
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 GEMINI, Tetraploid Italian Ryegrass
2.5 kg TEANNA, Tetraploid Italian Ryegrass
1.5 kg MILVUS, Red Clover
1.5 KG HARMONIE, Red Clover
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 CITELIAC, Tetraploid Hybrid Ryegrass
4.0 kg SOLID, Tetraploid Hybrid Ryegrass
2.0 kg ASTON LORD, Diploid intermediate Perennial Ryegrass
2.0 kg TODDINGTON, Diploid Late Perennial Ryegrass
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 SOLID, Tetraploid Hybrid Ryegrass
3.5 kg ASTON LORD, Diploid Intermediate Perennial Ryegrass
2.5 kg ASTON BONUS, Tetraploid Intermediate Perennial Ryegrass
2.0 kg TODDINGTON, Diploid Intermediate Perennial Ryegrass
0.6 kg BARBLANCA, Large Leafed White Clover
0.6 kg REISLING, Medium Leafed White Clover
0.3 kg RIVENDEL, Medium Small Leafed White Clover
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 CITELIAC, Tetraploid Hybrid Ryegrass
2.5 kg ASTON LORD, Diploid Intermediate Perennial Ryegrass
1.5 kg MILVUS, Red Clover
1.5 kg HARMONIE, Red Clover
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 ASTON LORD, Diploid Intermediate Perennial Ryegrass
3.5 kg ASTON BONUS, Tetraploid Intermediate Perennial Ryegrass
3.0 kg CANCAN, Diploid Late Perennial Ryegrass
2.5 kg TWYMAX, Tetraploid Late Perennial Ryegrass
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 ASTON LORD, Diploid Intermediate Perennial Ryegrass
2.5 kg ASTON BONUS, Tetraploid Intermediate Perennial Ryegrass
3.0 kg CANCAN, Diploid Late Perennial Ryegrass
2.5 kg TWYMAX, Tetraploid Late Perennial Ryegrass
0.4 kg BARBLANCA, Large Leafed White Clover
0.6 kg BUDDY, Medium Leafed White Clover
0.5 kg RIVENDEL, Medium Small Leafed White Clover
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 FOXTROT, Diploid Late Perennial Ryegrass
3.0 kg PASTOUR, 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
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 FOXTROT, Diploid Late Perennial Ryegrass
2.0 kg PASTOUR, 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 BARBLANCA, Large Leafed White Clover
0.6 kg AVOCA, Medium Leafed White Clover
0.6 kg CRUSADE, Medium Small Leafed White Clover
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 SOLID, Tetraploid Hybrid Ryegrass
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 ASTON BONUS, Tetraploid Intermediate Perennial Ryegrass
2.5 kg CALIBRA, Tetraploid Intermediate Perennial Ryegrass
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
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.

 


ROOT SEEDS AND FORAGE CROPS

We are able to offer a comprehensive range of:-

◼ Swede
◼ Maincrop Turnip
◼ Stubble Turnip
◼ Kale
◼ Rape x Kale Hybrid
◼ Fodder Beet
◼ Mustard
◼ Fodder Radish
◼ Catch Crop Mixtures
◼ Gamecover Crops
◼ Gamecover Mixtures

Please contact us to discuss any requirements that you have


 


ELS/HLS MIXTURES

2 & 6 METRE MARGIN MIXTURE

20% Sheeps Fescue
20% Timothy
20% Red Fescue
  5% Bentgrass
20% Meadow Fescue
15% Smooth Stalked Meadow Grass
100%

Suggested sowing rate @ 8-10 kilos per acre – packed in 10 kilo bags

A six species mixture containing no more than 20% of one species and is therefore in compliant with the existing FERA guidelines. This is a low maintenance mixture not containing any Cocksfoot and is an ideal companion mixture for wild flowers, legumes or herbs if a greater diversity of species is required. This mixture can be supplied with Cocksfoot instead of the Bentgrass and Smooth Stalked Meadow Grass, if desired.


 


BEETLEBANK MIXTURE

35% Red Fescue
30% Timothy
35% Cocksfoot
100%

Suggested sowing rate @ at 8-10 kilos per acre – packed in 10 kilo bags

A mixture that will produce a tussocky sward, ideal for bird, mammal or insects. Will establish on a wide range of soil types.


 


POLLEN & NECTAR FLOWER MIXTURE

20% Meadow Fescue
20% Chewings Fescue
15% Sheeps Fescue
10% Red Fescue
  5% Timothy
  5% Smooth Stalked Meadow Grass
10% Red Clover
  5% Alsike Clover
  5% Birdsfoot Trefoil
  5% Common Vetch or Sainfoin
100%

Suggested sowing rate @ 7.5 – 10 kilos per acre – packed in 5 kilo packs

A grass and legume blend designed to produce a sward rich in pollen bearing plants, ideal for enhancing bird, insect and mammal activity.


 


WILD BIRD COVER MIXTURE

50% Spring Triticale
25% White Millet
  7% Kale
  8% Quinoa
10% Fodder Radish
100%

Suggested sowing rate @ 16-20 kilos per acre – packed in 20 kilo packs

An enhanced version of the basic Wild Bird Cover mixture which will provide a source of food for birds throughout the late Autumn and Early Winter. This mixture can be established either in strips as field margins or in designated blocks.


 


ARABLE REVERSION/GRASSLAND RE-CREATION MIXTURE

12% Timothy
20% Red Fescue
10% Smooth Stalked Meadow Grass
  3% Crested Dogstail
15% Sheeps Fescue
20% Cocksfoot
15% Meadow Fescue
  5% Bentgrass
100% 

Sow at 10-12 kilos per acre – packed in 10 kilo packs

A mixture complying with the ELS rules regarding the maximum single species allowances, it is suitable for sowing into a wide range of soil types. It is a long term mixture and can be easily cut for hay or silage if required as well as grazed


 


HLES FIELD CORNER/BUFFER MIXTURE (FLORISTICALLY ENHANCED)

20% Red Fescue
15% Smooth Leaved Timothy
20% Smooth Stalked Meadow Grass
20% Sheeps Fescue
10% Bentgrass
10% Crested Dogstail
  1% Oxeye Daisy
  1% Field Scabious
  1% Self Heal
  1% Black Knapweed
  1% Birdsfoot Trefoil
100%

Sow at 7 – 8 kilos per acre – packed in 10 kilo packs


 


HLES GRASSLAND RECREATION MIXTURE FOR CULTIVATED LAND (FLORISTICALLY ENHANCED)

30.00% Crested Dogstail
30.00% Meadow Fescue
20.00% Smooth Stalked Meadow Grass
  7.00% Meadow Foxtail
  3.00% Meadow Buttercup
  3.00% Common Vetch
  2.00% Black Knapweed
  1.50% Self Heal
  1.25% Yarrow
  1.00% Wild Carrot
  1.00% Oxeye Daisy
  0.25% Cowslip
  100%

Sow at 6 – 7.5 kilos per acre – packed in 15 kilo bags

If you have a specific requirement for your stewardship scheme which is not covered by any of the above mixtures, please contact us and we will do our best to meet your special criteria.

 


AMENITY GRASS SEED

We are able to offer a range of a comprehensive range of amenity grass seed mixtures designed specifically for

◼ Front Lawns
◼ Back Lawns
◼ Shaded Areas
◼ Areas requiring low maintenance grass
◼ Summer Sports Pitches
◼ Winter Sports Pitches
◼ Racecourses
◼ Polo Pitches
◼ Public Spaces
◼ Reclamation Areas

Please contact us for more details and prices

SUBSTITUTIONS

Whilst Cope Seeds keep an extensive stock of the grass seed varieties quoted in this leaflet, there may be times when a variety is either out of stock or no longer available. If this happens, we reserve the right to replace this variety with a variety of similar performance and quality. Any substitution can be seen on the green official label attached to each bag.

Non-Organic Grass Seed