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  • Australian Owned
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  • 30 Day Return Policy
  • Fast dispatch
  • 30 Day Return Policy

Ryegrass Grass Seed Blend

McKay’s Ryegrass Blend is the perfect grass to kick-start the backyard on a budget.

Combining the benefits of Perennial and Annual Ryegrass and a Creeping Fescue to ensure a strong base, this blend is fast germinating, stays green all year round in cool climates, and suits temperate areas of Australia. McKays Slow Release Fertiliser is included in this blend to kick start the germination process.

McKay’s Ryegrass Blend is not recommended for areas in the far north.


Seeding rates:

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




Please see individual seed links for specific details of each seed contained in this blend.

Creeping Red Fescue is a lovely, soft, dark green cool season lawn type with a hint of red at the base which is part of the family of Fescue grasses known as Fine Fescues. It has a refined fine leaf blade making it a perfect grass type for an easy, low maintenance ground cover.

McKays Sports Turf Perennial Ryegrass establishes rapidly from sowing, enabling this seed to be brought into play sooner without comprising turf grass performance. Its attractive glossy mid-green colour coupled with active year round growth makes it visually appealing. It also provides naturally vigorous growth year round and delayed onset of browning in summer.

McKay’s Annual Ryegrass as the name suggests is a 1 year proposition that provides excellent quality Autumn, Winter and early Spring growth.

Sowing Tips: For best results, sow in a soft, loamy soil that has good water retention. 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.

Optimal Planting Time:  If there is sufficient soil moisture McKays Ryegrass Grass Seed Blend will grow at most times of the year in the temperate regions in southern Australia and areas with cooler temperatures and milder summers.

Germination: Under ideal conditions, germination may begin within 10-14 days (climate and season dependent).

Water: Keep soil moist throughout the entire germination period and until the roots are well established. The key to drought tolerance is a well established root system prior to the onset of summer heat. McKays Ryegrass Grass Seed Blend has a higher water requirement in weather in excess of 28 degrees or when planted in full sun.

Fertilising:  McKays Ryegrass Grass Seed Blend requires regular fertilisation, and ideally a bi-monthly spread of a high quality fertiliser, such as McKays Slow Release Fertiliser, should be applied for optimum performance during the growing season.

First Mowing: It is a fast grower, and will need to be regularly mowed over the fast growing period of spring/early summer. Generally aim for the blade length to be within the 6 to 12cm range, however you may adjust to your specific requirements.

Mowing Frequency: 1-2 times/week during active growth.

Seed & package details: 40% Annual Ryegrass, 40% Sports Turf Perennial Ryegrass, 10% Creeping Red Fescue, 10% McKays Slow Release Fertiliser (by weight)

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

Ideal Usage: Lawns, nature strips, commercial landscapes, parks & playgrounds.

Where can I sow this grass in Australia? 

Areas: 4, 6, 7, 8, 9

Shade tolerance: Excellent

Daily Sunlight required: 4+ hours

Drought tolerance:  Weak

Frost Resistance: Very Good

Traffic Tolerance: Excellent



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  • 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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Standard Delivery

Australia Wide (except Western Australia)

Flat rate of $9 (for orders under $50).
Orders are dispatched within 24 hours via regular Australia post (3-5 Business days).

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If you are shopping for delivery to WA, please view our WA site here

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Unfortunately we are not able to ship internationally.

Customer Reviews

Based on 35 reviews
Tom E.

I am not into gardening but I had a patch of lawn that was always bare. Too much shade. One day after rain I disturbed the soil with a garden hoe and then raked it. Spread some Ryegrass seed over the area (.5meter x 35 meters) and went inside for a cup of tea. That's all. Now the bare patch is covered with bright green grass. Terrific.

David W.

Have not used it yet

Warren B.
Takes a little longer than I thought

Germination took about 2 weeks. I thought it would have been less. Other than that, no problems. One question. Will the grass spread?


Jane N.
Great Product!

We planted 620sq meters of lawn in Rye Grass Grass Seed Blend 5 days ago and are already seeing a great strike rate. Very satisfying success rate. I would thoroughly recommend this product.

Gerald F.
Rye Grass Seed Blend

The seed arrived well packed and safe. Im still preparing the yard to plant. I'll let you know how the seeds went probably mid November.

Meg M.
life-saving speedy delivery

As new tenants we inherited a weed infested small grassed area (kikuyu & mainly dandelion) wch we over rounded up, despite selective spraying of weed (Kikuyu dies right off being on runners - oops!) so we needed an urgent patchup. Experimented with rye from local hardware then figured a mixed blend would be best to get us a nice lawn spring and summer. Hoping for the best but we think your product and reliable service has got us out of a hole. Thank you.

Jack G.
ryegrass blend

Absolutely fantastic, exceeded my expectations

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