SOS® Lawn Repair

Fastest solution to recover your lawn!
  • Super over Seeding
  • Fast repair
  • Also suitable for colder conditions

SOS® Grass Technology
The fastest germinating grass seeds that germinates even at low temperatures from 4°C. SOS® can be used throughout the year. After overseeding with SOS®, the lawn will be as new again.

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Fastest establishment

SOS generation

The fastest establishment is possible with the latest generation of annual ryegrass: SOS®! This characteristic has made SOS® a very well-known and popular grass mixture in the past few years. The ability to renovate sports pitches and lawns is very important in winter, to make the pitches suitable for playing again as soon as possible. Overseeding with SOS® guarantees a grass cover of at least 60% within one month. That’s no less than 18 days faster than can be achieved with standard perennial ryegrass mixtures.

Overseeding at low temperatures

Overseeding at low temperatures is impossible with most grass mixtures. SOS®, on the contrary, can be used for overseeding at soil temperatures as low as 4 °C. Clubs usually have to improvise so as to be able to keep on playing on suitable pitches. SOS® puts an end to all that. When used at the right time, at the end of the winter, SOS® will ensure a sward of a high quality

The following graph shows just how quickly SOS® establishes and restores the sward when it is overseeded in January at a soil temperature of 4 °C. One month later the grass cover is already more than 60%. SOS® is the perfect solution for overseeding at low temperatures.


Extending the playing season

Extending the playing season is not a matter of course; the usual grass mixtures don’t germinate at low soil temperatures. SOS®, however, can extend the playing season with a few months. A pitch that is overseeded during early spring will retain a good grass cover. Pitches can then be used more intensively than in the past. SOS® may extend the playing season by up to a hundred hours a year. 


SOS® vs Annual meadow grass


When light green patches appear on a sports field, the groundsman knows the score: annual meadow grass! If annual meadow grass is left to grow, it will become dominant in the field within three years. Newly laid out sports fields in particular are a target for annual meadow grass. SOS® is an excellent product, especially in the winter months as it germinates at a temperature as low as 4 °C. This is sooner than annual meadow grass, which germinates at around 8 °C. SOS® is therefore another serious challenger of annual meadow grass.
More about annual meadow grass go to www.barenbrug.biz/annual-meadow-grass 


Quantity Species
50% SOS®
50% Lolium perenne
Speed of establishment Very fast
Nitrogen requirement High
Speed of Growth Very fast
Sowing rate per 100m² 2-5kg
Sowing rate per m2 20-50g
Mowing height 20-40mm
Packaging 15kg
Sowing depth 5-10mm
Higher wear tolerance 5
Higher drought tolerance 1
Quicker establishment 5
Suitable for shade 1
Finer leafed 2
Less maintenance possible 1
Less fertilizer required 2
Higher disease tolerance 3
Self repairing 2
Germination at low temperature 5
Quicker germination 5
Higher winter hardiness 2
Early spring growth 5