At Grass Seed Online, we cater to all your equestrian grass needs, whether you own a personal paddock or operate a professional manège. Our range includes versatile grass seeds, each rigorously germination tested, ensuring they meet the specific needs of horses.
Take, for instance, our general-purpose paddock grass seed. It’s quick to establish and resilient under the constant movement of horses. Selected for their reduced fructan content, the ryegrasses in this mix are aimed at decreasing the risk of laminitis.Show more...
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General Purpose Paddock SeedFrom
Our General Purpose Paddock Seed mixture is a perennial ryegrass based grass seed mixture that is durable and will provide palatable grazing. The ryegrasses used in the mixture have a reduced fructan concentration to reduce the risk of laminitis.
- Ryegrass based mixture
- Uses ryegrasses selected for lower fructans to reduce risk of laminitis
- Suitable for taking a hay cut
- 70% Perennial ryegrass
- 16% Strong creeping red fescue
- 8% Meadow fescue
- 6% Timothy
- General Purpose Paddock Seed - 10KG Bag - £55.00
Ryegrass Free Paddock Seed
Our Ryegrass Free Paddock Seed mixture is formulated to be a palatable mixture that minimises the likelihood of laminitis in horses. Laminitis is often associated with perennial ryegrass, so this mixture is formulated as a ryegrass-free option.
- Ryegrass-free grass seed mixture
- Lowers the risk of laminitis
- Delivers a healthy pasture for your horse
- 25% Strong creeping red fescue
- 25% Tall fescue
- 20% Meadow fescue
- 15% Timothy
- 15% Smooth stalked meadow grass
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We are confident you’ll find the ideal horse paddock grass seed in our selection, perfectly suited for creating a robust, low-maintenance grazing area.
Our horse paddock grass seed varieties are specifically formulated for those seeking a durable pasture that supports the health and activity of horses. These seeds grow into a hardy turf, requiring minimal maintenance, ideal for busy horse owners or equestrian businesses. The blends are carefully designed to grow at a moderate pace while ensuring a strong, resilient sward capable of withstanding equine activities.
These seeds are an excellent option for establishing a paddock that combines practicality with visual appeal, demanding less effort in terms of upkeep. With our range, you can achieve a healthy and attractive grazing area that integrates effortlessly with your equestrian lifestyle. Additionally, our prompt delivery service means you can start developing your perfect paddock without delay.
Should you have any queries or need further guidance, our expert team is on hand to assist. Thank you for choosing our Horse Paddock Grass Seed, your solution for a durable and flourishing paddock all year round.
Q. How do I maintain a healthy growth rate in my paddock?
A. Effective paddock maintenance starts with selecting the appropriate grass seed. Regular mowing at the right height is crucial for maintaining the turf without stressing the grass. Limiting the use of high-nitrogen fertilisers can also help regulate growth. Proper hydration is key, so ensure adequate watering without causing waterlogging to keep your paddock in good health.
Q. Why is horse paddock grass seed ideal for equestrian use?
A. This seed is specifically tailored for equestrian environments. It develops into a robust turf capable of withstanding horse movement and grazing, while providing a safe and nutritious grass diet. Its durability, coupled with an appealing texture and appearance, makes it suitable for both equine health and paddock aesthetics.
Q. Can I mix this seed with other types?
A. Yes, mixing horse paddock grass seed with other grass varieties can enhance your paddock’s overall grass quality, offering varied benefits. This approach can improve the pasture’s nutritional value and its resilience to different conditions. It’s important to choose seeds that are compatible for equine grazing.
Q. What preparation is needed for planting this grass seed?
A. Ground preparation includes removing debris, loosening the soil for root growth, and enriching it with nutrients. Such preparation ensures a conducive environment for the grass, leading to a strong and healthy paddock.
Q. What are the watering requirements for a horse paddock?
A. Consistent watering is essential for germination. Once the grass is established, adjust the watering frequency based on weather and soil conditions, providing enough moisture for growth while avoiding overwatering.
Q. How adaptable is this grass seed to different conditions?
A. Horse paddock grass seed typically adapts well to various climates and soil types. Choosing a variety that matches your local conditions is crucial for the best growth and health of your paddock.
Q. When is the best time to sow this grass seed?
The ideal sowing times are:
- Spring (Late March to May): Ideal for sowing, thanks to warming soil and regular rainfall, which aids in germination and growth. Sow after the frost risk has passed and when the soil temperature is consistently above 8-10°C (46-50°F).
- Autumn (Late August to September): Beneficial for sowing due to the warm soil and frequent rainfall. This period typically sees fewer weeds, but it’s important to sow early enough for the grass to establish before winter.