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Pasture Grass Mixture

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  • Ideal for paddocks and pastures
  • Contains elite forage grasses
  • Easily digested by horses and other grazing animals
  • 100% endophyte free
  • Germinates in 10 – 21 days
Product Overview
Jonathan Green Pasture Grass Mixture contains elite forage grasses that are palatable and easy for grazing animals to digest, making it the ideal grass seed mixture for paddocks and pastures. Pasture Mixture is the best choice for grazing horses and other livestock because these grasses are free of endophytes which have been known to cause illness if the majority of their diet contains endophytic turfgrasses. This seed germinates 10 - 21 days.
Coverage Guide

Coverage:

Size
Overseeding
New Lawns
25 lb.
Up to 21,780 sq. ft.
Up to 10,890 sq. ft.
50 lb.
Up to 43,560 sq. ft.
Up to 21,780 sq. ft.
How Do I Calculate My Lawn Size? First measure the length and width of your lawn. Then multiply the length by the width and deduct the square footage of any non-lawn areas (landscape bed, patio, deck, pool, etc.) from the total. Now you know how much product you need to purchase!
Shipping & Returns

Shipping

  • Free ground shipping now available on orders of $75 or more! For smaller orders, shipping costs are calculated at checkout.
  • We ship orders the same day if placed by 2PM EST (later orders will be shipped the next day).
  • Orders are not shipped or delivered on weekends or holidays.
  • We offer ground and expedited shipping.

Returns

  • We offer 30-day free returns for replacement or full refund for items that are damaged or defective (shipping included). If damaged by the carrier, please file a claim with them.
  • If your items have been used or aren’t in the original packaging, we will give you a refund (minus the cost of shipping) based on the condition of the product.

View our complete shipping and return policy. If you have questions about your order, please contact our customer service team at orders@jonathangreen.com.

  • Annual ryegrass, perennial ryegrass, orchardgrass, white clover and Kentucky bluegrass

  • For cool-season lawns, the best time to apply grass seed is in fall (between mid-August to mid-October), or in spring (between mid-March to mid-May). For grass seed to germinate, soil temperatures must be at least 55°F. Best root growth occurs between 55° and 70°. If soil temperatures are at or above 75°, seedling root establishment will not occur.

  • 6+ hours of sunlight per day

  • Pasture Grass Mixture can withstand moderate traffic

  • 10 – 21 days

  • We do not recommend applying other Jonathan Green grass seed, fertilizer or control products in pastures where animals graze.

  • For best germination, water daily to keep the seedbed moist. Continue watering for a few weeks until the pasture grasses reach a height of 3 inches tall.

    • Begin mowing when the new pasture grass is 3 inches tall. Make sure the mower has sharp blades.
    • The benefits of mowing pastures include: better weed management, enhanced forage quality and reduction of grazing patterns.
  • Our recommendations for storing your grass seed:

     

    Place it in a cool dry place, off of the ground, out of direct sunlight, and keep it away from moisture. Under these conditions, grass seed will last at least two years.

  • Always read and follow the product label before use.

     

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    Safety Data Sheets can be found at www.jonathangreen.com/safety-data-sheets-sds. If you have a specific question, do not hesitate to contact us.

  • Can I use your products around my livestock and horses?

    Many of our grass seed products are made up of tall fescue and perennial ryegrass which contain a beneficial fungus called endophytes.

     

    Endophytes are toxic to grazing animals who eat in pastures as their main food source. The toxin(s) affects cattle, sheep, and horses during the summer when they are grazing or being fed tall fescue forage or seed containing the endophytic fungus.*

     

    However our Pasture Grass Mixture is perfectly fine for your livestock and horses to eat!

     

    *Domestic animals(pets) that may eat some grass while outside in the yard do not eat enough of it to become ill.

     

    How Endophytes Work

    While living off its grass plant host, endophytes produce defensive chemicals – alkaloids – that are toxic to enemy insects. One effect of these toxic alkaloids is that the plants taste bad. This causes insects to spend more time moving and less time feeding, thus making the insects more vulnerable to predators and pathogens. Newly hatched larvae and nymph’s also are more prone to starve in endophytic lawns. Additionally, endophyte-infected plants produce lower amounts of aromatic compounds that are known to attract insect pests. In other words, in addition to tasting bad to the bad bugs, endophytes may actually “hide” their host from certain insect enemies.

     

    The Benefits of Endophytes

    1. Effective against above ground pests, as well as below ground insects and plant-parasitic nematodes.
    2. Increases summer performance and tolerance to drought and heat.
    3. Helps plants better compete against common weeds and dicots (including crabgrass, dandelions, plantain, and clover).
    4. Enhances disease resistance by maintaining plant health.
    5. Increases the range of environmental adaptation.
    6. Increases seed survival, germination and establishment.
    7. Improves performance in poor quality acidic soils and soils with low phosphorus content.
    8. All natural and does not diminish over time; reduces the need for frequent pesticide treatments.
    9. Helps deter annual bluegrass weevils, armyworms, bluegrass billbugs, chinch bugs, hairy chinch bugs (these must be the chinch bugs ugly cousins!), black and bronzed cutworms, greenbug aphids, bluegrass and larger sod webworms, Japanese beetles, and southern masked chafers.

Features You’ll Love

In need of a low-maintenance grass for a pasture or paddock? Our Pasture Grass Seed is that and more with elite forage grasses that are safe for grazing animals to eat and enjoy.

Ideal for Paddocks and Pastures

Professionally formulated and low maintenance grass seed mixture specially designed to grow best in paddocks and pastures.
Ideal for Paddocks and Pastures

Safe for Livestock

Free of endophytes —which cause illness in some animals — making it safe for grazing horses and livestock to digest.
Safe for Livestock

How to Seed

Prepare

Mow

Mow or bush hog the pasture at the lowest mower setting before seeding to allow the seed to reach the soil.

Amend

Test your soil pH to check that it is in a healthy range for grass plants to grow. Optimal pH for cool-season lawns is 6.2 to 7.0. For soils with a pH below 6.2, use Jonathan Green Mag-I-Cal® Plus for Lawns in Acidic & Hard Soil to rapidly raise soil pH. For a pH above 7.0, use Mag-I-Cal® Plus for Lawns in Alkaline & Hard Soil to lower soil pH.

Apply

Set

Use a large rotary tow-behind spreader, one designed for large acreage and uneven terrain.

Spread

Carefully read and follow all instructions on the product labels prior to application. Before spreading, calculate the amount of seed needed for the square footage of the pasture.

 

For new pastures:
Start by filling the spreader with half of the grass seed. Apply the seed around the perimeter of the pasture to establish a turning area. Make straight passes back and forth across the length of the pasture in one direction (north to south) and then the remaining seed in a perpendicular direction (east to west) within the outlined area. Overlap slightly between passes and close the hopper when turning. Walk at a steady pace for even distribution. This crisscross pattern ensures even coverage and helps prevent bare spots.

 

For overseeding:
Begin by spreading the seed along the perimeter of the pasture. Make straight passes back and forth across the length of the pasture in a mowing pattern until the entire area is covered. Overlap slightly between passes and close the hopper when turning. Walk at a steady pace for even distribution.

Rake

After seeding, rake the seed lightly into the ground with a metal rake or for large pastures, a Rock or York rake to incorporate the grass seed into the top quarter-inch of soil. This will improve seed-to-soil contact and promote germination.

Water

Immediately after seeding, thoroughly water the area but not to the point of run-off or puddles.

Maintain

Water

Keep the soil consistently moist by watering lightly several times a day, or as needed, to prevent drying out. Avoid excessive watering that may cause pooling or runoff. Continue watering daily for a few weeks until the grass plants reach a height of 3 inches. As the grass seed germinates, gradually reduce the frequency of watering while increasing the amount applied to encourage deeper root growth.

Mow

Begin mowing when the new pasture grass is 3 inches tall. Make sure the mower has sharp blades. The benefits of mowing pastures include: better weed management, enhanced forage quality and reduction of grazing patterns.

Pasture Grass Mixture 25 lb.
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