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Elite Backyard Blend

Our Elite Backyard Blend is primarily a cool climate variety which is best suited to temperate regions around Australia. It contains both summer and winter active seed types, making it the perfect grass for both warm and cold conditions seen in these regions. It requires additional watering on days of higher than average temperatures.

The Elite Backyard Blend is ideal for shady conditions and holds up well in frosts. The Sports Turf Ryegrass and the Creeping Red Fescue make this grass hardy enough to withstand a reasonable level of traffic.

This seed mix contains the highest quality Ryegrasses and Fescues: Sports Turf Ryegrass, Turf Tall Fescue, Creeping Red Fescue, providing a soft, green lawn that looks amazing all year round.

Seeding rates:

  • New Lawns: 30 grams per square meter (3kg/100m2).
  • Overseeding: 20 grams per square meter (2kg/100m2).

WA customers: Click here to order from our WA website. No additional quarantine fees apply when ordering from the WA website.

For more information see below for Description and Features to see if this grass suits you!

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Description

The Elite Backyard Blend is a combination of 35% Sports Turf Ryegrass, 35% Turf Tall Fescue, 20% Creeping Red Fescue and 10% McKays Slow Release Fertiliser. Please click the links to each individual seed for specific details and further information.

Sowing Tips: Sow into soft top soil or sandy loam. Broadcast the seed at, or very near, the soil surface and incorporate lightly with raking. To ensure best coverage and avoid seed wastage we recommend using an appropriate seed spreader for the size of your area. 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 included in this blend. Additional application is recommended approximately 6 weeks after sowing during 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 active growth phase. This may mean mowing is required 1-2 times/week depending on desired height of grass.

Disadvantages of Elite Backyard 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

Seed & package details: 35% Sports Turf Ryegrass, 35% Turf Tall Fescue, 20% Creeping Red Fescue, 10% McKay’s Slow Release Fertilizer (by weight).

Independently Tested: 85% Min Germination, 98% purity. A seed testing Certificate is available upon request.

Ideal Usage: Residential lawns, commercial landscapes, parks & playgrounds.

Where can I sow this grass in Australia? Areas 4, 6, 7, 8, 9

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Shade tolerance: Excellent

Daily Sunlight Required: 3+ hours

Drought tolerance:  Good

Frost Resistance: Excellent

Traffic Tolerance: Good

 

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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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Australia Wide (except Western Australia), at cost from Australia Post. 
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Customer Reviews

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Jo
Elite Backyard Blend

Quick delivery and the seeds germinated in 7 days.
Very happy with the product so far. Picture shows grass after 10 days.

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Elle A.
Lovely for a Canberra garden

We planted this grass a year ago and it’s growing beautifully in our Canberra climate. I recommend it to everyone who wants to grow grass from seed. It copes well with the frost, part sun, shade and full sun. Needs a lot of water in the height of summer but still held up well with my neglectful watering. We do a bi annual spray for weeds and some grass conditioning and it looks fantastic!
Takes 7-10 days to shoot and then it’s a bit patchy to start with. Re seeding and building it up over a year and I’m super happy with the final results. Will continue to buy and recommend to anyone who is in our area.

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Paul W.
Elite backyard blend

I seeded around our shed area last September with elite backyard blend in a very shady area (sun about 3hrs a day).I overseeded the areas that I missed the first time .it has grown really well.i would thoroughly recommend this product.

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Dan K.
Perth Elite Backyard Blend

Very happy with the germination rate. I should have gone a little heavier on the seed spread. Let’s see how it lasts through summer. Photos are after 5 weeks / 2 mows

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Shane N.
Great seed

Super fast delivery and germinated even faster. Seeded backyard on Sunday and there were sprouts on Thursday. Five days is outstanding, although Adelaide Hills summer is perfect especially with constant monitoring and watering throughout the day. Definitely recommend this product.

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Alison R.
Luxurious green blanket of grass

Just love the Elite Backyard blend, easy to sow, quick to seed and a lovely rich grass to walk on and mow.

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graeme P.
grass seed

very pleased with the elite backyard blend and the creeping red fescue
Thank you for the advice i was given

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