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Ryegrass Grass Seed Blend

out of 5
(5 customer reviews)
  1. Lawn

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).


FROM $ 20.90

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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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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
    5 out of 5

    NEW LAWN LOOKS AWESOME This ryegrass seed blend was fantastic without any huge prep basically a thin layer of topsoil then seed this stuff just took off and i think germination rate would have been in the high 90% fantastic product


  • McKays Review
    5 out of 5

    FINE LOOING BLADES - STUNNING GREEN The texture is fine and delicate and soft. Stunning green colour all through summer and quick to grow. Only took 5 weeks from seed to full bed of grass.


  • McKays Review
    5 out of 5

    MCKAYS RYES GRASS BLEND We have had three separate lots of 20 kilos all have been planted and are up, we are so pleased with the beautiful green swards of grass it has produced, we have 3 and half acres that we want to green up so will definitely be buying more, very happy with the results


  • McKays Review
    5 out of 5

    GRASS SEED REVIEW Really good quality, lovely green grass, about to order some more


  • McKays Review
    5 out of 5

    AN AMAZING TRANSFORMATION! We seeded our vast pond perimeter and more - the Ducks and ducklings had a field day - we were delighted - lucky too with the weather lots of drizzle and gentle rain. We are so extremely happy with the results of McKay's Ryegrass Blend- so velvety so beautiful, so green.