Sowing Times and Soil Temperatures

Learn more about grass sowing times and soil temperatures

Sowing Times and Soil Temperatures

With soil temperatures still at a good level, there is still plenty of time to sow as we enter autumn.


  • There is still plenty of time left to renovate and repair damaged areas following the summer drought
  • Utilise 100% perennial ryegrass mixtures to extend the sowing window
  • EXTREME, ULTRAFINE and RPR GOLF present the opportunity to seed into November
  • Ground conditions now are ideal, warm soil temperatures and mild air temperature

As always, the earlier seed is sown in the autumn the better. Germination is just one obstacle the seed needs to overcome. To get fully estbalished before the full force of winter sets in, young seedlings need adequate time to establish. 

Again, in the autumn, perennial ryegrass mixtures offer the benefits of faster establishment.


Check out the graph below to see the differences! This shows average data from the north of the UK.


Perennial Ryegrass mixtures can extend the sowing time, approximately 20 weeks extra sowing time compared to Bentgrass and seven weeks more than Red Fescue. 










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