Perennial ryegrass is a grass that has many uses but probably does not get the credit it should. It is very quick to germinate and is capable of going from scattered seed to mow-able lawn in about 21 days. Perennial ryegrass is considered a nurse grass because it is often included in grass seed blends mainly for its ability to germinate quickly and provide shade and protection.
Perennial ryegrass is also a formidable lawn grass on its own. It is a hardy, low-maintenance grass that has elements of insect and disease resistance built-in. It has a pleasant, pale green colour and happens to be the main species of turf at Wimbledon Tennis Club. It is great for reclaiming construction areas and can prevent erosion quickly when used on steep banks like on roadways and ditches.
Kg/ha - 25
Plant February - April