The more inviting a park looks, the more likely it is to be used, loved, and cared for by the local community. You need a turf that's dense and disease-resistant.
The days of signs saying 'Keep off the grass' are long gone. Green spaces are there to be used and enjoyed, which means they need a degree of wear-tolerance.
From municipalities, the cost of maintenance of public spaces is crucial. The less often you have to mow your turf, the better. And you certainly don't want to have to water it. These are all arguments in favour of mixtures that are slow-growing and drought-tolerant.
Pesticides and public spaces do not go well together. For a park that never needs spraying, choose grass mixtures that are dense, persistent, and disease-resistant.
The key grass species for amenity use are:
For special situations, other species may be more appropriate, for example, Poa trivialis in shade.
We offer several mixtures tailor-made for public spaces. They give you resistance to the most common stress factors or a range of all-round characteristics. Our Johnsons Sports Seed mixture is a popular choice for parks and green spaces. For shady areas we recommend our Shademaster mixture.