This is one of the fastest growing grasses of all, growing from seed to mow-able lawn in just 21 days. It’s a very tough, hardy grass that forms clumps, rather than spreading by rhizomes, and it regenerates easily from wear. Continue reading below for instructions on how to grow perennial ryegrass from seed.

Lolium perenne
Family: Poaceae

Exposure: Full sun to partial shade

Sow Perennial Ryegrass nearly any time between frost dates. It is ready for grazing within 60 days of planting. It is tolerant to heat, drought, and cold, and has natural resistance to diseases that can hamper other species.

Sow seeds 2-4cm (1-1½") deep.

After its burst of spring growth, turn ryegrass under or cut it back before it reaches 30cm (12") tall. Allow three weeks after tilling before planting the next crop.