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Elite Backyard Blend

out of 5
(7 customer reviews)
  1. Lawn
  2. Sporting Field

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 an 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).

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

FROM $ 42.90

Delivery Info


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.

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


Shade tolerance: Excellent

Daily Sunlight Required: 3+ hours

Drought tolerance:  Good

Frost Resistance: Excellent

Traffic Tolerance: Good


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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

Free Shipping On All Orders Over $50

We provide free shipping to Australia for all orders where the total cart value exceeds $50.00 AUD

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 quarantine 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

Pick-up Not Available

Unfortunately, we do not offer local pick-up

  • McKays Review
    1 out of 5

    Stay away Save your $$$ Poor quality seeds, horrible customer service. Not worth your time and money. Highly recommend trying everyone else first and here is why. I purchased seeds a year ago and over that year have sowed them in different areas. I followed all the instructions given and all I have to show for it is dirt and weeds. I have tried to speak with "Nathan" (mysterious ghost manager) for a period of 6 months but alas he is always busy or away. For your own benefit please save yourself time and money.


  • McKays Review
    5 out of 5

    Love it Customer service was fantastic. I was recommeded to get the Elite backyard blend. Even though i sowed in the middle of a hot melbourne summer due to short time frame to landscape the front due to estate rules. My grass is growing really well. Even though i have had to reseed some areas and that is because of the heat and a few places being sloped my front is looking fantastic and so happy with my grass. Even my neighbours are commenting and they paid a fortune for instant grass. No regrets at all. Now to tackle the backyard.


  • McKays Review
    5 out of 5

    GREAT MIX! Very happy with the way this seed took to our backyard. Had previously bought couch before i realised how much shade we got in the winter. Based on McKays recommendations reseeded with the elite blend and it has really taken off! great grass, the dogs love it and very durable.


  • McKays Review
    5 out of 5

    LOVELY GRASS...VICTORIA Great color and lovely soft grass, took really well, very happy with the service also, I would highly recommend. Thank you.


  • McKays Review
    5 out of 5

    SOD - WHY! Live in Perth, couldn't find any sod with grass we liked Combined with Kentucky bluegrass ( 20%) and love the colour texture Seeding our own was easy and gave us what we wanted . The staff were very helpful with advice and information. Great! Will be ordering more for the front yard ( and our friends will be too! )


  • McKays Review
    5 out of 5

    GREAT GRASS I live in Victoria and planted this seed just before the cold of winter set in and I was most surprised by the excellent grass that has grown considering the time of year I planted it. Very happy and an excellent product.


  • McKays Review
    5 out of 5

    VERY GOOD PRODUCT very good product grew very well shipping was fast