MM16 Low Maintenance Lawns and Landscape Areas

MM16 Low Maintenance Lawns and Landscape Areas


MM16 Low Maintenance Lawns and Landscape Areas Grass Seed is suitable for shaded areas and embankments in country parks, nature reserves, shaded lawns and landscape areas.


MM16 Low Maintenance Lawns and Landscape Areas Grass Seed

A versatile grass seed mixture designed to provide an adaptive solution in various awkward situations. This low maintenance, 0% Perennial Rye-grass, mixture is especially suitable for soil stabilisation of embankments and steep slopes whilst remaining low maintenance due to the blend of Fescue and Bent species.

It produces a fine sward which is drought and shade tolerant growing well underneath trees and other shaded areas*.

*It should be noted that the denser the shade the greater the height of cut will need to be set at when mowing.

%CultivarSpeciesSTRI Rating
25Caldris Chewings Fescue7.2
25AporinaSlender Creeping Red Fescue7.6
30HeidrunStrong Creeping Red Fescue5.2
15CrystalHard Fescue7.3
5HighlandBrowntop Bent4.4
All cultivars chosen in this mixture are independently tested and rated for performance by the Sports Turf Research Institute.

MM16 Grass Seed Features

  • Drought and shade tolerant
  • Low nutrient requirements
  • Reduced mowing
  • Good soil stabilisation
  • Produces an attractive, fine, dense sward

Directions for Use

Sowing Rate (g/m2) Overseeding Rate (g/m2) Mowing Height (mm)
25 - 35 25 Down to 10

Sowing Guidance

  • Prepare the surface before sowing ensuring that:
    • Stones & weeds are removed.
    • There is sufficient drainage.
    • The surface is level and firm.
    • The surface is moist.
  • Sow the seeds evenly, using the correct sowing rate to a depth of approximately 10 mm.
  • Ensure that the surface remanins moist for at least 2 - 3 weeks.
  • Make the first cut when the grass is 5 - 6 cm tall and tillering has started.

Overseeding Guidance

  • Prepare the existing turf by removing excess thatch and limiting irrigation and fertilisation.
  • Apply using the correct overseeding rate.
  • For best results use a disc seeder or a studded seed roller.

Seed Treatment

HEADSTART® GOLD is the improved seed technology that works to help improve amenity grass establishment in all situations. This, in addition to the quality of MM seed, provides turf with the best available start in all reseeding of sports and amenity circumstances. Used in all the Designer ranges, HEADSTART® GOLD covers areas in association with Winter Sports, Summer Sports, Golf, Landscapes with Ryegrass and Landscapes without Ryegrass.

More information on the HEADSTART® GOLD technology.

How HEADSTART® GOLD Seed Treatment Works

Disclaimer: Occasionally shortages of some varieties may occur, therefore we reserve the right to replace unavailable varieties with a suitable alternative. Any alteration to the mixture will be clearly shown on the bag label. Our standard terms and conditions of sale apply. For further information regarding this, please contact our technical sales team on +44 (0)1902 440250.

Delivery charge (if applicable) applied at checkout. Next working day delivery is available on this product, as an option on orders placed before 12 noon - excludes festive season & bank holidays. Please note deliveries to Highlands, Cornwall and more remote areas may take longer. Surcharges apply for non mainland locations, call for more information. More delivery info

For large orders, please be aware that if you require a smaller 7.5 tonne lorry, the maximum weight for pallets is 750 kg - otherwise the standard pallet size limit of 1000 kg applies.

If you have any access restrictions for lorries or large vehicles please speak to our sales team on +44 (0)1902 440250.

Collection from our Telford, Shropshire, Trade Counter is available for this product. More info on collections