What is it?

The reproductive structure of the grass plant containing young plant (embryo), food and protective coat. Developed from the ovule after fertilisation.

How it’s used:

Used to establish new grass plant on the playing surface.

Timing:

April and September are the best months for sowing, but can be sown throughout the growing season.

Effects of incorrect procedure:

No germination, seed rotting and no plant roots to hold the surfaces together.

Equipment selection:

Hand rakes, pedestrians and tractor mounted seeders.

Practical tips:

Perennial Ryegrass is the most common grass used on winter games pitches.