essential by Barenbrug

The Essential Range of amenity grass seed mixtures has been developed to cover a wide range of applications, for grass on golf greens, football pitches and sports fields through to specialist areas like airfields and motorway embankments. The mixtures have been formulated to offer our assured performance at a competitive price. As a breeder of grass varieties, we have been able to utilise unique Barenbrug technologies and innovation in our Essential mixtures. 


For the highest quality, premier sports turf surfaces, we also have our professional Sport Range. The Barenbrug Sport Range utilises the best and latest grass varieties to create mixtures that are used at some of the most famous sporting venues, from the greens at St Andrews or pitches at Leeds United to tennis courts at The Queens Club. 


We think everyone should have access to good quality, affordable grass seed that delivers on its promises. That is why we have an ongoing commitment to quality and why we never compromise our standards. We apply the same principles to our essential range as we do to all our other ranges, just with slightly different ingredients in the bag. This gives you a simple, down-to-earth range for landscaping and sport.

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E1 - Value Lawn & Landscape

Value for money with no compromise on quality

Suitable for professional landscaping and domestic lawns, forming a dense and durable turf

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E2 - Tough Turf

Hardwearing mixture for areas of intense usage

Hardwearing mixture for playing fields, campsites, public open spaces and lawns.

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E3 - Universal Turf

All round excellent aesthetics and wear tolerance

For areas that demand excellent aesthetics combined with ability to withstand high wear.

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E4 - Fine Turf

Classic 100% fescue mix

A 100% red fescue mix for high quality formal lawns and low-maintenance landscapes.


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E5 - Extra Fine Turf & Bowling Green

Traditional blend of fescues and bent for greens and lawns

Perfect as an affordable option for overseeding golf and bowling greens

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E6 - 100% Bent Greens

100% common bent. Overseed and renovate golf & bowling greens

Browntop bentgrass blend, ideal for renovating golf and bowling greens.

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E7 - Sports Ryegrass

Great for sport, your cost-effective option

Designed for establishing and renovating winter sports surfaces.

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E8 - Shaded Areas

Keep your grass green, even when it is in the dark

Contains a blend of species that will tolerate shaded conditions.

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E9 - Mow Saver

Less time mowing, more time enjoying

Unique low-maintenance mixture utilising a perennial ryegrass that has demonstrated up to 40% slower growth than other amenity cultivars.

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E10 - Clay / Waterlogged Soils

Flood prone areas and waterlogged soils

Formulated for areas that are prone to periods of short-term flooding or seasonal waterlogging.

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E11 - Water Saver / Dry Soils

Dry soils, prone to drought, can rejoice

Designed for areas of extremely dry, thin and sandy soil that are prone to drought. Also ideal areas of normal soil conditions that are subject to restricted water usage.

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E12 - Rapid Repair & Winter Establishment

Fastest germination time, lowest temperature germination

Rapid germination for emergency repairs and low temperature germination for winter use. In trials the annual ryegrass has germinated at temperatures as low as 3.5°C.

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E13 - Coastal Areas

Coastal lawns and landscapes - salt and drought tolerance

Developed for coastal areas which are frequently composed of free-draining sandy soils, prone to drought and exposed raised levels of salinity.

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E14 - Airfield

Protecting aircraft with an unfavourable habitat for birds

Designed to reduce the danger of birds striking aeroplanes in and around airports by creating an unfavourable bird habitat.

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E15 - Road Verge

Official Department for Transport mixture

Fast to establish and tolerant of the harsh conditions typical of road verges.

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E16 - Embankment & Ground Cover

Steep embankment grass cover

Designed to give rapid, yet long lasting ground cover on steep embankments and areas of unstable or loose soil.

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E16-C - Embankment & Ground Cover + Clover

Added clover to steep embankments

The mixture includes a combination of deep-rooted, creeping, drought tolerant and hardwearing species to create an incredibly hardy mixture. With white clover to provide a supply of nutrients for the neighbouring grass plants.

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E17 - Slow Motion

Minimal growth for maximum time saving

Composed of slow growing, low-input species for low-maintenance lawns and landscapes.

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