jonherries: Turned out really nice with lots of regular watering (every evening for about four weeks)!
Go with fescue for Wellly. Your ryegrass looks really long. For ryegrass to look best I needs to be 15-30mm long. I find ryegrass is best when its just on its own.
Hydroseeding is great. We usually supply ours with seed so you might be able to pick your own seed.
Try this seed mix
50% Jasper 2 Creeping Red Fescue
50% SR 3150 Hard fescue
Can take a long long time for fescue to establish but once it has its very low maintenance and growns slowly.
timmmay:jonherries: Turned out really nice with lots of regular watering (every evening for about four weeks)!
I'm in Wellington, not so much machinery down here apparently.
Last time I grew a lawn it was watered every 2-4 hours by timer! I varied it by lawn, each got different amounts of sun and wind. I've read you have to keep the seeds moist otherwise they die.
jonherries:I got my machinery from Hirepool Adelaide Road in Newtown, Wellington, per my post... They had a roller as well...
I even think they do a weekend deal.
keriboi: Ryegrass and Fescue are complete opposites. Pure swards of one type look far better.
That hard fescue is a fine fescue and not a tall fescue.
Regs: got back from a couple of weeks in sydney, grass has been growing a bunch more. Its only been mowed once since planting some 7 weeks ago (these are the front lawn this time) />
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