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.


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.

Selection of Grass Seed