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Budget Blend

Key Features: Frost Tolerant

Our Budget Blend is the perfect economical lawn seed for contractor jobs, construction sites, landscaping, or other jobs where you need cheap seed.

Made from a mix of Sports Turf Perennial Ryegrass, Annual Ryegrass, Chewings Fescue, Turf Type Tall Fescue and Creeping Red Fescue, this blend is very fast germinating.

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.

Seeding rates:

  • 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!

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Description

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.

Seed & package details: Blend of Sports Turf Perennial Ryegrass, Annual Ryegrass, Chewings Fescue, Turf Tall Fescue, Creeping Red Fescue, and a variety of grass seeds from the Mckays product line.

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

 

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Season

  • Warm
  • Cool

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

Seed information

Shade tolerance (Weather)

  • Full Sun
  • Part Shade
  • Heavy Shade
  • Full Shade

Drought tolerance (Weather)

  • Moderate
  • Good
  • Excellent

Traffic tolerance (Weather)

  • Moderate
  • Good
  • Excellent

Frost tolerance

  • Poor
  • Moderate
  • Good
  • Excellent

Average days to germination

  • 2-3 Weeks
  • 2-4 Weeks
  • 3-4 Weeks

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Customer Reviews

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Anne
Great blend for large areas

Was looking for an affordable solution to grassing large areas in our property, this blend germinates quickly and looks good. Happy with it.

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Bill
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Awesome

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Ann L.
Budget blend

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

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Dylan M.
Perfect for fixes

It has already sprouted. Amazing . Will buy again

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Stuart C.

Budget Blend

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Sue C.

Planted and awaiting results

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Micah F.

I have not received my grass seed

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