Thursday 19th July 2018

Grass Seed

grass_seed.jpgOur seed supplier Hurrells are well known for their dedication to quality. With all of their amenity and turf seed mixtures blended on their site in Yorkshire and with fast delivery you can be assured of a high quality product delivered quickly to your requirements.  They offer a wide spectrum of cultivars from many breeders worldwide, all recommended by the STRI or the British Society of Plant Breeders.

Grass seed Technical Data Sheet details a range of standard grades for the golf industry, however bespoke and other mixes can also be quickly supplied. 

The Coldstart product is an innovation that can be used year round growing in temperatures down to 5°C with excellent wear recovery and disease resistance making it suitable for golf tees and fairways.  

Wild Flower mixes are also available which provide important habitats for pollinating species. 

GBR can supply bespoke seed mixtures to offer you the best possible seed solutions. Listed below are some 'off the shelf' standard products.

Coldstart Mix

Coldstart can be used all year round on tees, fairways or any area that receives heavy wear, through summer and winter. The mix contains Colosseum and Carnac dwarf perennial ryegrass. Gives rapid germination, winter active down to 5 deg C and disease resistant.

Golf Greens

HG.1 Greens 100% - Bent Grass

50% Manor Bent Grass, 50% Troy Bent Grass.

  • This mix has been specially designed to withstand very low cutting regimes
  • Excellent throughout the year
  • Perfect for either a new construction or renovation work. 
  • It will offer superior shoot density and disease tolerance.
  • Gives superb summer and winter colour to the greens

HG.2 Greens – Creeping Bent

100% CATO Creeping Bent Grass.

  • Tolerant of extremely close mowing – down to 2.5mm
  • New construction or renovation work
  • Superior spring green up
  • Excellent drought tolerance for the species

HG.3 Fescue/Bent

40% Eurocrown Chewing Fescue, 40% Barpearl Slender Creeping Red Fescue, 20% Troy Bent Grass.

  • Suitable for either new or renovation works
  • Excellent all year round greens turf quality                           
  • Good disease tolerance
  • Perfect for combining performance for limited budgets

HMG Greens – Chewing/Bent Grass

80% Eurocrown Chewing Fescue, 20% Highland Bent Grass.

  • Suitable for either new or renovation works
  • Excellent all year round greens turf quality                           
  • Good disease tolerance
  • Perfect for combining performance for limited budgets

Golf Fairways

HF.1 Fairways – No Ryegrass

30% Bornito Sheeps fescue, 25% Barperal Slender Creeping Red Fescue, 25% Herald Strong Creeping Red Fescue, 15% Miracle Smooth Stalked meadow Grass, 5% Highland Bent Grass.

  • Provides a fine leafed appearance
  • The exclusion of perennial ryegrass enables less cutting and maintenance – slower to grow
  • Great for all types of soils
  • Improves tolerance to and recovery from drought
  • Perfect for divots and over seeding  

HF.2 Fairways – With Ryegrass

20% Top Gun Perennial Ryegrass, 25% Bornito Sheeps Fescue, 20% Barpearl Slender Creeping Red Fescue, 20% Herald Strong Creeping Red Fescue, 10% Miracle Smooth stalked Meadow Grass, 5% Highland Bent Grass.

  • A very fast establishing mixture
  • Ideal for rapid renovation where a high level of traffic is expected
  • Can be used for fairways, tees and driving ranges
  • Great wear tolerance
  • Good density at base of sward
  • Excellent re-growth

Golf Tee’s

HT.1 Tees – 100% Ryegrass

50% Top Gun Perennial Ryegrass, 50% Verdi Perennial Ryegrass.

  • The ryegrass in this mixture will enable a rapidly fast establishment
  • Excellent wear recovery
  • Very good shoot density
  • Helps golf clubs extend the playing season
  • Early spring growth
  • Perfect for areas of high traffic

HT.2 Tees – No Ryegrass

40% Greenfield.com Chewing Fescue, 20% Eurocrown Chewing Fescue, 20% Javelin Slender Creeping Red Fescue, 10% Brooklawn Smooth Stalked Meadow Grass, 10% Highland Bent grass.      

  • Provides  excellent winter colour
  • Drought tolerant
  • Improves tolerance to recovery from drought
  • Slower growing grasses compared to mix above
  • Good for divots and damaged tees

HT.3 Tees – Premier

40% Top Gun Perennial Ryegrass, 30% Bellevue Perennial Ryegrass, 30% Sirtaky Perennial Ryegrass.

  • The ryegrass in this mixture will enable a rapidly fast establishment
  • Excellent wear recovery
  • Very good shoot density
  • Helps golf clubs extend the playing season
  • Early spring growth
  • Perfect for areas of high traffic
  • Very similar to HT.1 but has better variety of grass

Miscellaneous Grass Mixtures

HR.1 – Roughs

35% Bornito Sheeps fescue, 25% Spartan, 30% Herald Strong creeping Red Fescue, 5% Greenfield.com Chewing Fescue, 5% Highland bent Grass.

  • This mix has been specially designed to make rough areas easy to manage
  • Provides a natural rough area for visual merit
  • Grows slowly so less management is required

HM Fescue

25% Barpearl Slender Creeping Red Fescue, 25% Javelin Slender Creeping Red Fescue, 25% Eurocrown Chewing Fescue, 25% Greenfield.com Chewing Fescue.

  • This mix provides a good resistance to disease
  • Offers excellent shoot density
  • Can tolerate close mowing
  • Fescues are slow growing and can grow in most areas

HM Tri Fescue

40% Eurocrown Chewing Fescue, 30% Herald Strong Creeping Red Fescue.

  • This mix is suitable for most areas of the golf course (tees, fairways and greens)
  • Adapted for areas that may be sandy or suffer drought conditions
  • Can tolerant close mowing

HM Establishment & Recovery

30% Javelin Slender Creeping Red fescue, 30% Herald Strong Creeping Red Fescue, 20% Carnac Perennial Ryegrass, 15% Bellevue perennial Ryegrass, 5% Highland.

  • High quality multipurpose mix
  • Superb for what its title suggests
  • Offers first class appearance

HM Superior Sward

35% Reverent Strong Creeping red Fescue, 25% Eurocrown Chewing Fescue, 20% Bornito Sheeps fescue, 20% Barpearl Slender Creeping Red Fescue.

  • This mixture not only produces its title characteristics, but combines excellent density
  • Has excellent recovery rate
  • Hard fescue is a very low maintenance fescue

HM Shade

40% Reverent Strong Creeping Red Fescue, 35% Tufted Hairgrass, 25% Bornito Sheeps fescue.

  • This mix has been specially designed to enable growing in shady areas
  • Will still produce a great winter colour
  • This mix can be mixed with perennial ryegrasses to enable fast growing

HM Versatile

40% Javelin Slender Creeping Red Fescue, 35% Bellevue Perennial Ryegrass, 25% Greenfield.com Chewing Fescue.

  • This mix will be fast growing due to the perennial ryegrass
  • Appropriate for winter greens
  • Will produce a fine finish