Grotrax Patch N Repair is a patented grass-growing technology that lets you grow green and healthy grass. Each Grotrax bio-fabric roll contains time-released fertilizer, Oregon seed, and mulch to provide everything your grass needs to help it grow thicker and lusher in as little as 5 weeks. The highly absorbent bio-fabric easily sticks to the ground once it is watered, holding up to 6x its water weight to prevent seeds from being washed away. It is run-off resistant so it is perfect for hillsides and slopes. It is formulated with micro pellet fertilizer enriched with readily available NPK formula, along with polymer-coated time-released nitrogen to promote uniform growth of grass and immediate germination. It is recommended for use in residential and commercial lawns, parks, golf courses, and other athletic fields. It is very lightweight, allowing you to roll it out easier or cut into patches so you can apply it with ease. Simply roll it on selected areas, water thoroughly, and watch it grow beautifully. Product comes in a 20 sq. ft. roll that is great for a quick lawn and grass repair.
Grotrax Patch N Repair – Bermuda
Grotrax Patch N Repair – Year-Round Green Mixture
*NOTE: Grotrax uses a propriety seed blends custom-designed to grow in all climates.
Excellent for slopes and hillsides - runoff resistant.
Nonperishable, lightweight, easy to transport.
Offers excellent winter kill resistance, is drought tolerant, and produces exceptional spring “green-up” compared to other Bermuda grasses.
It is best suited for lower and middle South regions and is ideal for sports turf, golf courses, residential and commercial lawns and parks.
HOW TO INSTALL GROTRAX:
When to Plant:
Spring and fall are the best times to grow new grass, spring planting or repair is best when the weather is consistently above 50 degrees Fahrenheit, fall planting or repairs should be completed six to eight weeks prior to temperatures dropping below 40 degrees Fahrenheit. DO NOT LAY DURING PERIODS OF STRONG WINDS.
As with planting any type of seed, good preparation of the area is essential, do not lay Grotrax over any existing grass or vegetation, Grotrax must touch the soil it is to grow on, so clear all old grass vegetation, loosen the top 2 inches of soil with a rake and create a smooth surface free of any debris.
Patch n Repair comes as a roll but is perforated every 6 inches, you can lay a single 6 inch sheet on a spot or roll out a longer length depending on your application, Grotrax can be further cut to size by tearing or cutting with scissors, for example, if you have a semi-round pet spot tear or cut the corners of your patch to match the damaged area to be repaired.
Correct watering is key to growing your Grotrax grass, once you are happy your Grotrax patch fills the area to be fixed, water thoroughly with a spray nozzle on a "Shower" typesetting. Do Not apply a forceful jet of water to Grotrax
Water 2 to 3 times a day to keep Grotrax wet until the new seeds start to grow and grass blades have reached 3 inches tall, at this stage, it's OK to mow along with the rest of the lawn...when in doubt water more than less.
Frequent watering is crucial to growing success, keep Grotrax constantly wet for the first three weeks and until well established. Failure to keep Grotrax moistened will reduce germination percentage.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Q: What kind of seed is in Grotrax? A: Not all grass seed is created equal, the quality of the actual seed is reflective in the quality of the grass to be grown; Grotrax only uses premium certified weed free Oregon seed.
Year Round Green – Shade & Sun Blend. Includes tall, fine and chewing fescue grasses, together with a unique combination of perennial rye and Kentucky blue. This combination ensures success in a wide variety of situations. Whether shaded or sunny, warm or cold, our high quality, concentrated year-round green mixture quickly germinates to create an attractive turf with excellent color, density and wear tolerance. It fights weed invasion and is disease resistant. It is an excellent all-round choice and includes immediate and slow release fertilizers!
Tall FescueHas excellent wear characteristics due to its deep rooting, persistent nature. It tolerates moderate drought, is resistant to insect attack and disease and stays green year-round. It is a popular choice for ball fields, parks and residential lawns. Best suited for warm, transition zone climates.
Kentucky Blue & Perennial Rye BlendDense, attractive, lower-growing turf that is a versatile, rugged performer. With perennial rye in the mix, it produces immediate year-round results and stays green year-round. It offers an exceptional ability to recuperate and fill in after periods of stress and use. Best suited for cold winter regions.
Bermuda & Rye BlendThrives during the summer heat. With annual rye in the mix, it produces year-round results. Bermuda grasses go dormant in the winter, but Grotrax Bermuda offers excellent winter kill resistance, is drought tolerant, and produces exceptional spring "green-up" compared to other Bermuda grasses. Best suited for lower and middle south regions.
Q: How do I know Grotrax will work in my climate? A: Grotrax uses a propriety seed blends custom designed to grow in all climates. Our Grotrax Blue Rye is great for cold climates. The Grotrax Tall Fescue is good for "Cool/Moderate" climates. And, the Grotrax Bermuda is great for hot or extremely hot temperatures.
Q: What size rolls does Grotrax come in? A: There are three widths:
• 200 sq ft ‘Jumbo’ roll: (24” wide x 100' long) 9 lbs
• 12” wide ‘Quick Fix’ rolls are 50 ft long. (50 sq ft) 2.25 lbs
• 6” wide ‘Patch n Repair’ rolls are 40 ft long (20 sq ft) 0.9 lbs
Q: Is Grotrax OK to use on slopes or hillsides.
A: Grotrax was initially invented for erosion control and strong growth on slopes and hillsides, the seed and fertilizer stays exactly in place and won’t get washed away, the Bio Paper holds onto water (6x) right next to the seed…normally growing seed on slopes doesn’t work because irrigation or rain wash the seed and fertilizer down the slope.
Q: Is Grotrax easy to install?
A: Yes! Grotrax is much easier to install effectively than grass seed or sod.
Q: Do I need to peg or staple Grotrax to the ground?
A: Grotrax naturally ‘tacks’ to the ground after watering so typically doesn’t need pegs to hold it down, however if you live in a windy area make sure you water the prepared ground the night before installing Grotrax this will increase the ‘tacking’ properties, as a further precaution against windy days put a small amount of soil along the edge of Grotrax that faces the wind, this is to stop wind getting under the sheet.
Q: Is Grotrax affected by wind?
A: YES: Laying seed or Grotrax in windy conditions isn’t recommended, rather wait for a day when its calm, if you live in an area that’s prone to wind, give your prepared ground a good watering the night before you install Grotrax this will increase the ‘tacking’ properties, as a further precaution against windy days put a small amount of soil along the edge of Grotrax that faces the wind, this is to stop wind getting under the sheet, the new grass will grow up through this soil.
Q: Does Grotrax have an expiry date?
A: Each roll of Grotrax has a unique seed label adhered to the roll, this gives detail of the exact seed varietal and fertilizer, there is also an expiry date, this is a US agricultural requirement, in independent tests most seed is still viable two to three years after this ‘expiry date’, in addition Grotrax has more seed per foot than the industry prescribed seeding rate so even if some of the seeds failed to germinate there are many more than normally applied per sq ft.
Q: Do I need to add nutrients to the soil before planting Grotrax?
A: Grotrax contains seed, fertilizer and mulch so extra nutrients aren’t necessary, do not lay Grotrax over any existing grass or vegetation, Grotrax must touch the soil it is to grow on, so clear all old grass vegetation, loosen the top 2 inches of soil with a rake and create a smooth surface free of any debris, if you want to add mulch or topsoil (not necessary) make sure you till into the existing soil, Grotrax works best when touching actual soil rather than mulch.
I too am having issue getting it to not blow away. Put soil around the edges to hold it down and keep it wet to keep it from tearing. The wind blows constantly here so I'm hoping it works otherwise I've wasted alot of money. The ground underneath was really wet too.
Only the year round version of the Grotrax Patch N Repair Roll would remain green in the winter. Grotrax Blue Rye is great for cold climates. The Grotrax Tall Fescue is good for "Cool/Moderate" climates. And, the Grotrax Bermuda is great for hot or extremely hot temperatures.