Our Budget Blend is the perfect economical lawn seed for contractor jobs, construction sites, landscaping, or other jobs where you need cheap seed.
It stays green all year round in cool climates and suits areas Australia-wide, with the exception of the Far North Tropics.
We offer generous discounts on large volume orders. Please contact us for a competitive quote and quick delivery.
Please note: This blend does not contain Fertiliser.
- New Lawns: 30 grams per square meter (3kg/100m2).
- Overseeding: 20 grams per square meter (2kg/100m2).
Please note: There are currently quarantine restrictions for seeds being sent to TAS and WA.
Tasmanian customers: When placing an online order, please document ‘ATT: TAS Biosecurity’ in the ‘Company’ section above the address line to enable faster processing of your seed through quarantine.
WA customers: Quarantine fees apply for seed inspection. Please contact McKays Seeds through the Contact Us link or via phone to discuss your options.
For more information see below tabs ‘Description’ and ‘Features’ to see if this grass suits you!
The Budget Blend is a combination of a variety of grass seeds from the Mckays product line, varying in mixture and composition in every batch release.
Sowing Tips: Sow into soft topsoil or sandy loam. Broadcast the seed at, or very near, the soil surface and incorporate lightly with raking. To ensure the best coverage and avoid seed wastage we recommend using an appropriate seed spreader for the size of your area. The soil must remain damp throughout the germination period of both seeds and must be maintained for at least 1-2 weeks after sowing, through irrigation, or natural rainfall. Adequate water supplies need to be maintained until the grass is fully established.
Optimal Planting Time: Autumn and Early Spring are the best times to sow this seed.
Optimal pH: 5.5-7
Germination: 14-21, climate and condition dependent.
Water: Keep moist throughout the entire germination period until the roots are well established. Requires additional watering during Summer and unseasonally high temperatures to ensure the roots do not die off.
Fertilizing: McKays Slow Release Fertiliser is not included in this blend. An additional application is recommended approximately 6 weeks after sowing during the active growth phase.
First Mowing: When grass is between 5-7cm tall. This should indicate that the roots are strong enough to withstand the mowing process.
Mowing Frequency: Mowing requirements will increase during the active growth phase. This may mean mowing is required 1-2 times/week depending on the desired height of the grass.
Disadvantages of Budget Blend:
- Requires more water than warm climate grasses in summer and unseasonally hot days
- May need occasional oversowing to maintain a thick and luscious lawn
See links above to individual seeds for further details regarding sowing and maintenance.
Ideal Usage: Contractor jobs, building sites, residential developments, commercial landscapes, nature strips, parks & playgrounds.
Where can I sow this grass in Australia? Areas 4, 6, 7, 8, 9
Germination expectations: 10-14 days
Shade tolerance: Excellent
Daily Sunlight required: 4+ hours
Drought tolerance: Good
Frost Resistance: Very Good
Traffic Tolerance: Excellent
Warm season grasses thrive during the warmer months in Spring and Summer and may go dormant in cooler climates through winter.
Cool season grasses thrive during the cooler months in Winter
Shade tolerance (Weather)
- Full Sun
- Part Shade
- Heavy Shade
- Full Shade
Drought tolerance (Weather)
Traffic tolerance (Weather)
Average days to germination
- 2-3 Weeks
- 2-4 Weeks
- 3-4 Weeks
Free Metro Shipping On All Orders Over $75
We provide free standard delivery shipping for all orders to "metro" zones, where the total cart value exceeds $75.00.
Otherwise, to metro zones it's a flat rate of $9 (for orders under $75).
Australia Wide (except Western Australia), at cost from Australia Post.
Orders are dispatched within 24 hours via regular Australia Post (3-5 business days).
In a hurry? Express shipping is available at checkout for both Metro and Non-Metro Zones. Priced according to shipment weight.
Due to quarantine restrictions, we have a different product range available for Western Australia.
If you are shopping for delivery to WA, please view our WA site here
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Was looking for an affordable solution to grassing large areas in our property, this blend germinates quickly and looks good. Happy with it.
This seed is sprouting very quickly.
It was seeded only one week ago, (Brisbane suburb) considering the cooler weather and poor soil quality, I’m very impressed.
Very fast delivery. Great site to purchase from, highly recommend both the product and company
It has already sprouted. Amazing . Will buy again
Planted and awaiting results
I have not received my grass seed