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Sideways perennial ryegrass turf develops aggressive, strong spreading stolons at an early stage, which contributes improved wear tolerance and recovery, along with increased density when used for permanent turf. Sideways perennial ryegrass was developed to increase persistence and summer stress tolerance. This perennial ryegrass is a dwarf variety with dense, fine-textured leaves and excellent color for increased turf quality and appearance.
This ryegrass variety also exhibits good resistance to Red Thread and Brown Patch and very high levels of Gray Leaf Spot (GLS) resistance. Sideways delivers high turf performance when used for both permanent turf, or for overseeding of winter-dormant bermudagrass. Sideways perennial ryegrass turf can be managed under a wide range of maintenance levels, ranging from residential turf to high end sports or golf courses. The high endophyte content in Sideways makes it resistant to many insects.
General Perennial Ryegrass Characteristics
Uses: lawns, athletic fields, golf course, all general use. Excellent when used in mixes. Ideal in sun and tolerates partial shade.
Growth Habit: Bunch type, tillers
Blade: 2-4 mm., glossy underside, red base at crown
Adaptations and Use
Sideways blends well with other perennial ryegrasses for golf course fairways, sports fields, sod production and home lawns in the permanent cool
season turf zones. It also mixes well with Kentucky bluegrass and fine fescues. The cool weather active growth of Sideways makes this a superior variety to compete with Poa annua during cool weather, under both permanent turf or winter overseeding situations.
7-9 lbs./1,000 sq. ft.
Germination: 3-7 days under ideal conditions
First limited use: 3 weeks depending on condition
Scale 1-9, where 9 = best or most pronounced