GRASS SEED.

Choosing the right turf seed can be very confusing. Gilba Solutions are an independent Sydney based grass seed supplier and can help you make the right choice. We deal in the latest in plant seed genetics from USA, NZ and European breeders. So you can be sure that you are getting seed with great disease resistance, superior colour and has a high wear tolerance. We support these seed varieties with great technical advice whether it be for overseeding options or choosing the best variety for specific needs. If seed isn’t a viable option we are happy to discuss the use of turf pigments.

NTEP is the world’s premier independent seed testing program and it runs at up to 19 locations in the USA. Any seed variety that performs well in these trials has done so under a wide range of conditions which means where ever you are in Australia there is an equivalent site in the USA. These trials look at disease resistance, colour, wear tolerance and drought resistance. Two other series of trials worth looking at are:

  • The Turfgrass list site based in Europe which covers Perennial ryegrass, turf type tall fescue grass seed and creeping bentgrass amongst others;
  • The British Society of Plant Breeders who produce a seed book every year.

 

Custom blending grass seed

The purchase of a small seed blender allows our commercial and retail customers to buy custom seed mixes.

Sydney based seed blender
Gilba Solutions seed blender for small pack sizes
small 1kg and 3kg custom grass seed mixes under your brand

The turf seed used at Australia’s top venues.

Our seed has for example been used at the following venues:

  • Comm Bank Stadium;
  • ACT Parks and Places;
  • Stadium Australia;
  • Budgewoi Soccer Club;
  • Federal GC;
  • Bonnie Doon GC;
  • Royal Canberra GC;
  • Campbelltown Stadium
  • Liverpool Council and
  • Sydney University.

Ryegrass and tall fescue seed for stadium, sportsgrounds and lawns

Turf variety

Brand

Rate /Ha

Description

Trials

Ryegrass

Grand Slam GLD

MVS

300-400Kg

This was the top performing variety in the 2014 NTEP trials. It has a dark green colour, high wear tolerance and is very drought tolerant.

Reserve 2

SeedForce

300-400Kg

Reserve 2 is an improvement on the original Reserve with a darker green colour while still being a Zero endophyte variety with exceptional winter activity. 

Slugger 3GL

MVS

300-400Kg

A premium variety that is top of the 2020 NTEP trials. This has a great dark green colour, rapidly establishes from seed and has highly disease resistance

Breakout STT

MVS

300-400Kg

SST is smooth transition technology and is ideal for overseeding warm season turf. 

Torsion LS

MVS

200-400Kg

A spreading variety, able to "self repair" so its perect for heavy wear areas.

Turf type tall Fescue

Fesnova

Semillas Fito S.A

50-250Kg

Fesnova has high disease resistance and a very dark green colour.

Spyder 2LS

MVS

50-250Kg

Spyder 2LS is a lateral spreading tall fescue and an upgrade on the original Spyder LS with a much finer leaf. 

Titanium LS

MVS

50-250Kg

A new generation of lateral spreading tall fescue with a dark green colour. Gives a dense cover once established. Has a high degree of wear tolerance and excellent recovery.

NTEP 2017

Kentucky Bluegrass

365ss

MVS

150-300

365ss kentucky bluegrass seed is fast to germinate and so crowds out weeds and forming a dense sward for great sod strength. 365ss holds up to extreme wear and traffic, and recovers quickly between games. 

Couch and bentgrass seed

Variety

Brand

Rate /Ha

Description

Trials

Couch

Rio

MVS

100-150Kg

Rio is a new generation of couch seed with excellent cold tolerance having a fine leaf and showing rapid establishment.

Kikuyu grass seed

Coated Kikuyu seed

SeedForce

50-100kg

Fine leaved turf type variety

Bentgrass

Piranha

MVS

100-200Kg

Piranha is the first of a completely new generation of outstanding creeping bentgrass varieties. It has a very fine leaf texture and is No 1 in the 2014 NTEP trials.

Apple SGL perennial ryegrass turf seed

Comm Bank Stadium in Sydney using Apple SGL perennial ryegrass seed

SLUGGER 3GL

Slugger 3GL perennial ryegrass was ranked No 1 in the most recently completed NTEP trials.

Grand Slam GLD perennial ryegrass

Grand Slam GLD perennial ryegrass

Slugger 3GL Stadium Australia

Slugger 3GL perennial ryegrass at Stadium Australia

365SS KENTUCKY BLUEGRASS

365SS Kentucky Bluegrass slit seeded at Sydney University and germinating within 6 days.

RESERVE ZERO ENDOPHYTE CANBERRA

Reserve zero endophyte and winter active ryegrass in Canberra.

BREAKOUT SST QLD

Breakout STT is an ideal transitional ryegrass seed for overseeding couch.

Comparative transition of perennial ryegrass vs Breakout with STT vs annual ryegrass

Comparative transition of annual ryegrass vs perennial ryegrass on overseeded couch.

Spyder 2LS spreading tall fescue

Spyder LS Tall fescue (Lateral spreading) grass seed

Breakout 2 transitional ryegrass
Grand Slam GLD perennial ryegrass turf seed
Spyder LS Tall fescue turf seed
slugger 3gl perennial ryegrass turf seed