State a mix of grass species for an ornamental lawn Examples could include: Agrostis capillaris+ Festuca rubra subsp. commutata and a utility lawn which must include Lolium perenne, plus others such as Festuca rubra rubra, Poa pratensis, Agrostis capillaris
Easily maintained ground cover; Links areas of a garden; Retain colour throughout the year; Cover slopes; Recreation area; Create a vista leading to a focal point; Fills in space between features.
Sowing seed (Autumn and Spring): Benefits: Cheaper; Big choice of mixture; Seeds can be stored; Sowing can be delayed; May need irrigation. Limitations: Long to establish; Needs good soil preparation; Need to control weeds; Dependent on good weather; Needs protection from birds / wind / frost; Risks of disturbance of seedbed by birds / cats.
GRASS SEED MIX
Fine Amenity Turfgrass Mixture, Composition: This mixture is composed of top quality, fine leaved varieties of bent and fescue grasses; The choice of varieties means that this mixture is ideal for producing a first class lawn but also has the qualities required for a low maintenance grass sward.
MISSING EXAMPLES GIVE_EXAMPLES  : ornamental-lawn
[State a mix of grass species for] a utility lawn which must include Lolium perenne, plus others such as Festuca rubra rubra, Poa pratensis, Agrostis capillaris
This mixture is composed of bent grass and fescue with the addition of some dwarf perennial ryegrass and smooth-stalked meadow-grass; This combination gives both fine structure and resilience to wear for pathways and parking areas; Once established, this mix has the ability to adapt to changing circumstances; On heavily used areas the tougher ryegrass will predominate whilst in other areas a finer sward will develop.
[Festuca rubra Lolium perenne]
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