Our grassed-over areas are used for different things. Neat golf courses or football pitches demand completely different things to manicured lawns outside houses, or grass verges. On the golf course, the grass has to be able to withstand being cut very short, and it has to be able to survive people walking on it a lot. Grass for football pitches needs to be very resilient. Grass for verges and in other extensively tended areas has to be able to survive with limited access to nutrients. Depending on where the grass is to be used, we create grass seed blends using the various types and varieties best suited to the demands made of the grass.
Turf grass needs to be able to withstand being walked on, it needs to grow to a low height and to be fine-bladed, very sustainable, robust, resistant to disease and capable of high levels of seed production. We balance the qualities of the grass depending on what itâ€™ll be used for. All vegetative qualities also have to be combined with a sufficiently great seed yield so as to keep seed costs within reasonable levels. Grass varieties and types for our Nordic climate have to be very resistant to winter fungi such as snow mould and snow rot. Turf grass is cultivated extensively in Denmark and the Netherlands.
More about turf grass
- Red fescue, together with smooth meadow grass, is our most important lawn grass. This variety is very resilient to being walked on, and is narrow-bladed. Red fescue is also dry tolerant and able to withstand low nutrient levels.
- Smooth meadow grass is able to withstand extensive wear and is very hardy. This variety establishes itself slowly and wonâ€™t normally withstand being cut very low, to below 25 mm.
- English ryegrass is a grass variety thatâ€™s very quick to establish itself, and is very robust. More recent varieties are narrow-bladed and able to withstand being walked on, with moderate growth and great robustness.
- Common bent is a very low-growing variety thatâ€™s very robust, both in intensively tended areas and more extensive areas, where this varietyâ€™s tolerance to dryness and low nutrient status give it an advantage.
- Creeping bent is particularly well suited to golf courses and display lawns, being able to withstand being walked on and cut low.
- Turf timothy is a variety which establishes itself quickly and has therefore been used as a hardy alternative to English ryegrass. However, itâ€™s less robust than the latter. Turf timothy is used in blends for verges.