Perennial Ryegrass Seed

One of the most popular choices for overseeding, ryegrasses possess a superior ability to withstand stress and wear, making it ideal for golf courses and athletic fields. This cool-season grass is known for quick establishment and a rapid germination rate. These traits allow ryegrasses to serve as perfect seed compliments to use with later germinating species.

Perennial ryegrass, Lolium perenne, spreads by tillers, or shoots from the crown. They can be mowed at heights from one quarter inch up to three inches and require moderate amounts of fertilization and water.

Approach Turf Type Annual Ryegrass

Approach is a new “turf-type” annual ryegrass released in 2013, with a much more attractive appearance and improved turf quality compared to Gulf annual ryegrass. Approach is quick to germinate and establish, is durable against wear, and is fast to check out in spring. Approach annual ryegrass is a new option for budget conscious turf managers and is adapted to both cool and warm season regions for temporary turf. 

Seeds/Pound (approximate): 235,000; Seeding Rate (pounds/acre): 300-650 (Overseeding, warm-season), 215-440 (Overseeding, cool-season), 300-440 (New Seeding)

Benchmark Perennial Ryegrass

Benchmark perennial ryegrass, Lolium perenne, is topping the charts with high turf quality and improved gray leaf spot performance. With its proven traffic tolerance, Benchmark is perfect for heavy use sports fields, golf course and lawn uses that demand premium turf quality combined with disease and traffic performance. Benchmark avoids extremes in color and texture enabling excellent blend-ability with other cool-season grasses. This variety is adapted to the cool-season zone and transition zone, as well as arid regions with irrigation and warm-season zones for winter over-seeding bermudagrass turf.

Seeds/Pound (approximate): 250,000; Seeding Rate (pounds/acre): 650+ (Overseeding, warm-season), 215-300 (Overseeding, cool-season), 350-440 (New Seeding, cool-season)

Expedite Perennial Ryegrass

Expedite perennial ryegrass is our new high performance GLS release that is topping the charts in turf quality and improved gray leaf spot performance. The improved genetics of Expedite make it perfect for heavy use sports fields, golf courses, and lawn uses that demand premium turf quality combined with disease and traffic performance. Bermudagrass is adapted to the cool season zone and transition
zone, as well as arid regions with irrigation, plus in warm season zones for winter overseeding of Bermudagrass turf.

Seeds/Pound (approximate): 250,000; Seeding Rate (pounds/acre): 650+ (Overseeding, warm-season), 215-300 (Overseeding, cool-season), 350-440 (New Seeding, cool-season)

Gallop Perennial Ryegrass

Gallop is a new and improved turf type perennial ryegrass for use on the heavy use sports fields, as well as on the golf course and for lawn uses that demand turf quality, disease, and traffic performance. Gallop’s color and texture blend well with other cool-season grasses, and its ability to tolerate a low height of cut make it an excellent companion in seed mixtures used for establishing professional turf as well as over-seeding both cool and warm season grasses.

Seeds/Pound (approximate): 250,000; Seeding Rate (pounds/acre): 650+ (Overseeding, warm-season), 215-300 (Overseeding, cool-season), 350-440 (New Seeding, cool-season)

Intense Perennial Ryegrass

Intense is a new and improved turf type perennial ryegrass selected for turf quality and gray leafspot tolerance and is best suited for use on the heavy-use sports fields, golf courses, and for lawns that demand turf quality as well as disease and traffic performance. Intense’s color and texture blend well with other cool-season grasses, and its ability to tolerate a low height of cut make it an excellent companion in seed mixtures used for establishing professional turf as well as over-seeding both cool and warm season grasses. Intense is adapted to the cool-season zone and transition zone as well as irrigated arid regions. 

Seeds/Pound (approximate): 250,000; Seeding Rate (pounds/acre): 650+ (Overseeding, warm-season), 215-300 (Overseeding, cool-season), 350-440 (New Seeding, cool-season)

Salinas II Perennial Ryegrass

Salinas II has a dark green color, a very fine blade width, and excellent turf performance. As a perennial ryegrass with good salt tolerance, Salinas II is suitable for fall overseeding programs in the desert Southwest and other areas with high levels of salinity. With quick establishment, it provides a beautiful, wear-tolerant playing surface with a smooth spring transition.

Seeding Rate (pounds/acre): 200-700 

Salinas Perennial Ryegrass

Salinas has a dark green color, a very fine blade width, and excellent turf performance with good salt tolerance. Its salt tolerance makes it widely used for fall overseeding programs in the desert Southwest and other areas affected by salinity. With quick establishment, it provides a beautiful, wear-tolerant playing surface with a smooth spring transition.

Seeds/Pound (approximate): 250,000; Seeding Rate (pounds/acre): 200-700

Sox Fan Perennial Ryegrass

Sox Fan is our latest release from Rutgers University combining high turf quality with improved gray leaf spot resistance. With better traffic tolerance, Sox Fan is at home on the heavy use sports field, as well as on the golf course and lawn uses that demand turf quality as well as disease and traffic performance. Its color and texture blend well with other cool-season grasses, and Sox Fan’s ability to tolerate a low height of cut make it an excellent companion to low mow elite bluegrasses. Additionally, Sox Fan has performed exceptionally in warm-zone Bermudagrass overseeding trials, resulting in very high ratings for uniform full-season turf quality from establishment through transition. Sox Fan is adapted to the cool-season zones and transition zones as well as arid regions with irrigation.

Seeds/Pound (approximate): 250,000; Seeding Rate (pounds/acre): 650+ (Overseeding, warm-season), 215-300 (Overseeding, cool-season), 350-440 (New Seeding, cool-season)

Spark Perennial Ryegrass

Spark perennial ryegrass is our new professional turf quality release, developed for fast establishment combined with seedling gray leaf spot resistance. Spark is the best option for seeding heavy use sports fields, golf courses, and lawns demanding premium turf quality, disease, and traffic performance. Spark's color and texture offer an excellent ability to blend with other cool-season grasses. Spark is adapted to the cool-season zone and transition zone as well as irrigated arid regions. 

Seeds/Pound (approximate): 250,000; Seeding Rate (pounds/acre): 650+ (Overseeding, warm-season), 215-300 (Overseeding, cool-season), 350-440 (New Seeding, cool-season)

VITALITY Ryegrass 100 Blend

RYE 100 Perennial Ryegrass Blend is formulated with premium perennial ryegrass varieties for excellent wear tolerance, perfect for heavy-use sports fields, golf courses, and lawn uses that demand superior turf quality combined with disease and traffic performance.

Xcellerator Perennial Ryegrass

Xcellerator perennial ryegrass is our new elite release with leading turf quality and improved gray leaf spot performance. Xcellerator is ideal for heavy-use sports fields, golf courses, and high demand lawns requiring fast establishment, premium turf quality, disease, and traffic performance. The perennial ryegrass variety is adapted to the cool-season zone and transition zone, as well as arid regions with irrigation. Plus, Xcellerator is excellent in warm-season zones for winter over-seeding of Bermudagrass turf.

Seeds/Pound (approximate): 250,000; Seeding Rate (pounds/acre): 650+ (Overseeding, warm-season), 215-300 (Overseeding, cool-season), 350-440 (New Seeding, cool-season)