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Drought Resistant Dry Soils Grass Seed



Grass seed mixture for drought prone soils. In very light or sandy soils it can be a struggle to keep grass looking green without constant watering. Our Dry Soils Grass Seed uses tall fescue which is commonly used in areas of southern Europe and can tolerate extremes of heat and drought.

Tall fescue is incredibly deep rooted and will stay green significantly longer in drought conditions. Perennial ryegrass will germinate rapidly and can also tolerate and recover well from extended periods of dry weather.

  • Formulated for drought prone, sandy soils
  • Saves on watering during dry spells
  • Contains the deep rooting, drought tolerant tall fescue
  • Tall fescue widely used in hot, southern European countries
  • Sowing rate = 35-50g per m² (20kg will cover 400-570m²)
  • Available in 20kg bags. Contains perennial ryegrass and tall fescue
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  • 50% Perennial ryegrass
  • 50% Tall fescue

Seed this summer! With frequent watering – 2-3 times daily for 5-10 minutes each – and the right conditions,especially in areas with high humidity and regular rainfall, summer seeding can lead to a lush lawn quickly.

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This mixture uses the most drought tolerant grass suitable for UK conditions – tall fescue. Tall fescue has a considerable root structure, which grows deep into the soil to access water that other species wouldn’t be able to reach.

  • Sowing rate = 25-35g per m²
  • At the above sowing rate 20kg will cover 570-800m², or approximately the area of a tennis court
  • For more information on sowing, please see our guide on How to Sow Grass Seed
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  • Standard 2-3 day delivery is included on all orders to addresses in mainland England, Wales and most areas of Scotland.
  • Products that are available for next day delivery are indicated on the product page. Next day orders must be placed before 12pm.
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Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Peter Sopp
Mixed results

Part of the new seed has germinated and looking good but another part (2metres away) shows no signs of life. Perhaps the temperature is borderline for germination.

Hi Peter,
Its fair to say that with the 'extended winter' we are having (you can't call this spring!!!) things are taking a little longer than usual to get going. If any areas are lagging behind these will normally catch up. It might be that the area that is slow to get going is a little bit damper/cooler.

Best regards,

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