This low profile perennial grass mixture is blended specifically for orchards to support weed suppression and enhance erosion control. It reaches a maximum height of 24" when it is not mowed and provides a very durable turf for equipment traffic. This mix can also be used for non-orchard applications as ground cover and provides the same benefits wherever it is planted.
Potomac Orchardgrass is a productive, persistent, rust-resistant variety that produces good, early yields. A popular pasture grass, known for its tremendous growth during cool conditions. It can handle heavy grazing pressure with quick recovery, perfect for growing young livestock. Very palatable for grazing but also cures well for use in hay.
Tekapo is a unique orchardgrass with a very low crown and a dense, prostrate growth habit. This provides ideal, ground level grazing conditions for livestock like sheep and horses. It's highly palatable with long, soft leaves, and also provides great digestibility and good feed value. This abundant producer can be grown on its own or combined with other grasses to make excellent hay or grazing pastures.
Perennial ryegrass is a cool season bunchgrass with increasing popularity as a forage crop. It is more persistent than related annual ryegrass varieties, growing lower and foregoing seedhead development in the establishment year. Perennial rye germinates rapidly, establishes quickly, and can be grown alone or with legumes in large quanities for use in pasture, hay, silage or turf.
An outstanding winter annual forage grass that is highly productive. It can be sown in a prepared seed bed, overseeded on warm season grass sods, utilized as a winter cover crop, or used for grazing. It establishes quickly, germinating in about one week, with deep, fibrous roots to aid in fast growth. Tetraploid varieties have increased digestibility due to more soluble sugars, and generally perform better during grazing.