Turfgrass Climate Zones (see zone picture)
|Seeding Rate per 1,000 sq ft.
With a uniform fine texture and outstanding dark green color, Turf-Type Perennial Ryegrasses exhibit excellent turf quality with little thatch buildup. They establish quickly and with favorable conditions can germinate in as little as 5 days.
There are well over 200 varieties of Turf-Type Perennial Ryegrasses with various traits and characteristics. The varieties chosen for this blend have been tested, highly rated, and exhibit exceptional overall turf quality with disease and drought resistance. It meets our platinum standards of superiority for variety quality and seed purity.
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GRAND SLAM™ Turf-Type Perennial Ryegrass Blend, Platinum Quality™
- Better heat and drought tolerance for improved summer performance
- Rapid tillering and spreading growth habit improve wear tolerance and recovery
- Excellent seedling vigor for rapid establishment
- Less susceptible to warm weather disease
- Improved mowability means less shredding of leaf blade
- Seed quality: High germination, 0% crop and weed seed
Uses: Residential Lawns, Playgrounds, Parks, Institutional Grounds, Golf Courses
Seeding Rates: 10 pounds per 1,000 square feet for new lawns. For overseeding existing turf seed 6-10 pounds per 1,000 square feet.
Establishment: 5-10 days under optimum temperature range between 68-86 degrees, longer under cooler temperatures.
First limited use approximately 28 days after emergence.
For instructions on seeding and care: Establishment and Care of Turfgrasses
GRAND SLAMTM Turf-Type Perennial Ryegrass Blend / Platinum Quality™
- 34% Pangea GLR Perennial Ryegrass
- 33% Paragon 2 Perennial Ryegrass
- 33% Apple 3GL Perennial Ryegrass
98% Minimum Purity
0.0% Crop and Weed Seed
90% Minimum Germination
250,000 seeds per pound
Note: Depending upon availability, alternate varieties of equal quality and standards may be substituted.
Varieties listed are protected under the US Plant Variety Protection Act. GRAND SLAM™ is a registered trademark of Stover Seed Company.
Pangea GLR Perennial Ryegrass: Outstanding variety with excellent color and grey leaf spot disease resistance. Fast establishment (seedling vigor). Was rated the highest in NTEP trial for overall turf quality.
Paragon 2 Perennial Ryegrass: Exhibits very good wear tolerance, salt tolerance and disease resistance. Top performer in NTEP trials for turf quality.
Apple 3GL Perennial Ryegrass: Exhibits extreme salt and cold tolerance, making it a great choice in northern climates where salt and snowmelt are used. Apple 3GL also has excellent drought tolerance, ranking in the top statistical category in the recent NTEP trial. In addition, it is gray leaf spot resistant allowing it to excel in any situation.