Annual Ryegrass Seed

McKay’s Annual Ryegrass as the name suggests is a 1 year proposition that provides excellent quality autumn, winter and early spring growth. The forage quality drops in late spring with the onset of seed head emergence, and plants are usually dead by summer.

It is often used to overseed warm season lawn grasses (Buffalo, Couch, Zoysia, Kikuyu QLD Blue) to provide a green, economical grass cover from Autumn to Spring. Other use include weed suppression and temporary erosion control,.

Annual rye grass is an easy to establish grass and with sufficient moisture seeds will even germinate when broadcast on top of established lawns or pastures.

FROM $ 19.90

Delivery Info


Seed & package details: 100% Annual Ryegrass  85% Min Germination, 98% purity. A seed testing Certificate is available upon request.

Ideal Usage: Winter oversowing, Rapid cover, Temporary erosion control, weed suppression

(Note seed will only grow for 1 year)

Seeding rates:

  • New Lawns: 30 grams per square meter. For example: if you have 100 square meters you will need 3 kg.
  • Overseeding: 20 grams per square meter.

Where can I sow this grass in Australia?

 Areas: 4, 6, 7, 8, 9

Germination expectations: 1-2 weeks

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

$9 - Orders are dispatched within 24 hours via regular Australia post(3-5 Business days)

Express Post Transport Within Australia

Have your order sent via AusPost EXPRESS POST for a flat rate of $15

WA Customers

Due to quaranteen restrictions, a $75 fee may apply on any seed products shipped to WA that would need to be cleared by customs. For any WA orders, contact us directly to enquire and place an oder

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Unfortunately, we do not offer local pick-up