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Ivisons Essentials Meadow Grass Seed Mix

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Our Meadow Mix is designed to create a wild meadow grassland area where perhaps you don’t want any wildflowers growing. Defra certified seed mix
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Ideal mix to create or reinstate environmental wildlife areas

Our Meadow Mix is designed to create a wild meadow grassland area where perhaps you don’t want any wildflowers growing. Our Meadow Mix contains 8 different grass species that complement one another giving a wide lowering season. Once you’ve sown the seeds they should be left to grow out during the summer and then cut back in early autumn.

Protecting and restoring meadows and grasslands is essential to help fight climate change. Grasslands improve biodiversity, carbon storage and brings beauty back to our environment.

Why Choose Ivisons Meadow Mix?

  • Planting grasslands helps fight climate change

  • Wildflower free mix

  • Contains 8 different grass species

  • A trusted mix by our customers

  • High-quality DEFRA certified seed mix

Mixture Contains:

25% Creeping Red Fescue

20% Meadow Fescue

15% Timothy

10% Crested Dogstail

10% Tall Fescue

10% Smooth Stalked Meadow Grass

5% Sheeps Fescue

5% Common Bent

More About the Mixture: 

Smaller Cat’s-tail is a palatable grass suitable for grazing and hay making. It is a cold tolerant grass which remains green and will grow more in winter and early spring compared to other grass species. Cat’s-tail is a leafy perennial grass that tends to grow 6cm in length.  

Bent Grass is a fine leaved perennial that is very low maintenance. It is a vigorous turfgrass that forms a close, dense turf. Bent Grass has a high tolerance of cool and warm temperatures. 

Strong creeping red fescue has creeping rhizomes. Rhizomes are a network of roots that live under the surface of the ground they typically grow horizontally, rather than vertically. Rhizomes often give the plant a higher chance of survival in tough environmental conditions. This species of grass has a more vigorous creeping habit than some similar species which helps to create a dense, hardwearing lawn. The shallow roots help it to remain green even in the driest of soils.  

Crested Dogstail is often used in grasslands and meadows. In a meadow mix, Crested Dogstail helps produce a more balanced sward by moderating other grass species such as red fescue. It tolerates many soil types and can be sown at anytime of the year, providing the soil conditions are suitable. The leaves are palatable making it good for grazing. 

Meadow Fescue is one of the larger fescues that can be made into hay and it a great grass for grazing. It can grow successfully on a wide range of soils that doesn’t need high temperatures for active growth and is very winter hardy. 

Timothy Grass is probably the most important and flexible grass species which is used both environmentally and agriculturally. It is a very common species found in grasslands all over the UK.  

Smooth Stalked Meadow Grass is common in meadows, pastures, and other grassy habitats. It flourishes on well-drained, well-structured soils and is one of the greenest grasses found growing in early spring. Smooth Stalked Meadow Grass is palatable and very nutritious for livestock. 

Sheeps Fescue is a drought resistant grass, mainly found on poor, well-drained mineral soil. It is added to many seed mixtures for its drought-tolerant properties. It can also withstand heavy grazing and close cutting. 

How Do I Sow A New Lawn? 

  • Prepare the soil by removing any weeds, moss, stones and other debris.
  • Add topsoil if think the current soil is of poor quality or if you need to level out your lawn.
  • Rake over the site to leave a level and fine finish seedbed.
  • Three to five days before you sow the grass seed, lightly rake in our Pre-Seed Fertiliser to encourage growth and root development.
  • Sow the seeds at the recommended rate of 35g per m2.
  • After sowing, lightly rake over the area.
  • Firm down the seedbed by foot or by using a roller to improve contact between seeds and soil.
  • Give your newly sown seeds a good watering.
     

How Do I Overseed an Existing Lawn?

  • Scarify your lawn to remove any dead grass, weeds and moss.
  • Ensure the soil isn’t too compact by raking the area sufficiently.
  • Three to five days before you sow the grass seed, lightly rake in our Pre-Seed Fertiliser to encourage growth and root development.
  • Sow the seeds at the recommended rate of 25g per m2.
  • Make Sure the seeds are amongst the soil by raking the area.
  • Firm down the seedbed by foot or by using a roller to improve contact between seeds and soil.
  • Give your newly sown seeds a good watering.

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