THE ROOT TO AN ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY LAWN

Managing lawns has become increasingly challenging due to the evolving environment and climate. To address this, we've conducted thorough screenings of various grass varieties, aiming to identify and select those that demonstrate higher resilience to the specific challenges posed by spring and early summer drought. In addition to drought tolerance, we have also evaluated the grass varieties' capacity to effectively utilize nutrients. Effective nutrient management is crucial for a healthy and vibrant lawn.

The secret is in the roots of the plants. Based on our extensive research/knowledge on root architecture, we offer lawn and grass varieties aimed at mitigating the effects of drought.

Our expertise in root architecture of our grass seed varieties is derived from our extensive R&D network and the exceptional RadiMax root screening facility. Our findings reveal that grass varieties possessing deep-reaching roots and substantial root mass cope better with fluctuating environmental and climatic conditions, such as drought.

Varieties with an extensive root system, provide a robust foundation that leads to a quicker establishment of lush green lawns, enhanced visual appeal, and significant cost savings due to reduced irrigation requirements. 

A deep roots mass means:

  • Greener, healthier and more attractive surface
  • Quick and better rooting gives higher wearability and the lawn is usable sooner 
  • Reduced maintenance
  • Decreased resource input like water and fertilizer, making it environmentally friendly

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Root architecture is crucial during drought periods, as water is stored in deeper soil layers. Another important factor is rapid root growth, aiding in faster plant establishment.

Partnering with the University of Copenhagen, DLF is pushing the boundaries of root architecture research by utilizing the world’s most advanced root screening facility, Radimax. This state-of-the-art facility provides us with the ability to visualize roots at depths down to 3.0 meters and simulate increasing drought conditions through a controlled soil moisture gradient. By leveraging this cutting-edge technology, we can thoroughly analyze the root structure of our grasses and determine which varieties stay green longer under drought conditions.

Varieties verified by RadiMax

Quick Action® (Tetraploid Perennial ryegrass) varieties: 

Tall Fescue varieties:

Seeds coated with SeedBooster® have what it takes to prepare for a spring drought

Turf managers can mitigate the risk of losing newly sown turf to spring drought by utilizing our innovative ProNitro® seed coating. This unique coating provides targeted nutrition to the delicate new plants, enabling them to thrive with enhanced growth and develop deeper root systems. As a result, ProNitro®-coated seeds yield seedlings that establish more quickly and boast roots that are 30% longer. This increased root length significantly enhances their ability to withstand and survive spring drought conditions, ensuring a higher rate of turf survival. 

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Find the perfect mixture

The Turfline® range covers every possible need for the consumer. Whether the need is for a drought and heat tolerant mixture, a mixture that thrives in shady areas or maybe a wear tolerant mixture for the family lawn – the Turfline® range has the solution.

Johnsons Lawn Seed grass seed mixtures represents excellence in lawngrass. Based on extensive consumer research, Johnsons Lawn Seed produces high-quality options tailored to the consumer’s individual requirements as well as to the changing weather patterns.

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