A18 (Road Verge and Embankments)

Provides the perfect mixture for motor and road verges, suits the D.O.T specification.

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A18 excels over and above other D.O.T. road verge mixtures due to the inclusion of several exclusive and unique varieties. Pillar Perennial Ryegrass is selected specifically for its high salt tolerance making it perfect for use on the side of heavily gritted trunk roads. Zurich Creeping Perennial ryegrass adds extra binding capacity on undulating areas to prevent soils erosion. All this and the inclusion of AberAce White Clover, which has the ability to fix 150kg/N per ha per annum, makes the mixture self-sustaining. 

A18 is a proven specification for applications such as highway verges, embankments and roundabouts. The mixture establishes quickly on a range of soils types and provides rapid ground cover to prevent gully erosion and loss of soil onto road surfaces. The high preventage of creeping grasses means the sward will stabilises gradients in the long term, however it is recommended that gradients of more than 3 in 5 utilise some form of geotextile to stabilise the bank whilst the sward establishes. 

  • Rapid establishment
  • Suitable for use on gradients
  • Performs on variable soil types
  • Low maintenance
  • Suitable for all D.O.T specifications
  • Added Zurich Creeping perennial ryegrass ensures ability to regenerate from wear in unmanaged situations
  • Pillar - salt tolerant perennial ryegrass


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Product Name A18 (Road Verge and Embankments)
Mixture Breakdown 40.0% DIPPER STRONG CREEPING RED FESCUE (Festuca rubra rubra)
12.5% PILLAR PERENNIAL RYEGRASS (Lolium perenne)
10.0% JOANNA CHEWINGS FESCUE (Festuca Rubra Commutata)
10.0% ZURICH PERENNIAL RYEGRASS (Lolium perenne)
5.0% HIGHLAND BROWNTOP BENTGRASS (Agrostis castellana)
2.5% ABERACE (SMALL) W CLOVER (Trifolium repens)

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Usage Guide

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Sowing Rate 35g/m2 (350kg/ha)
Sowing Time March - October
Sowing Depth 10mm
Sowing Instructions Create a fine friable seedbed down to 150mm in depth. Carry out two equal sowings at right angles to each other and diagonally to main axis. Broadcast manually or use seed drill, rake level and roll. Ensure good seed to soil contact.
Cutting Height Between 25 - 50mm
Minimum cuts per year 4
Overseeding Rate 25g/m2 (250kg/ha)
Fertiliser Recommendation

In the seedbed - Agrosil LR

Once established - No requirement

Supplier: Germinal Amenity
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Tel: 01522 868714
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