British Seed Houses says its new low-maintenance mix won't compromise design integrity

British Seed Houses has launched a bespoke seed mixture targeted at specifiers trying to meet ever more demanding briefs.

AberSustain is a low-maintenance and sustainable mix designed with landscape gardeners and architects in mind, said the company.

"It is ideal for use on a range of landscaping projects from hard wearing lawns in parks to ecological projects in cities," said amenity manager Richard Brown. "This is one of the most versatile mixtures available."

It contains 100 per cent Aber varieties bred at the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences in Aberystwyth, where British Seed Houses funds the grass and clover seed breeding programme.

AberSustain contains the smallest leaved white clover, AberAce, which blends into amenity settings, retaining quality look and feel. Its high stolon density fixes nitrogen to help the sward feed itself and make it low maintenance, said Brown.

"Landscape architects and specifiers are continually looking for a seed mixture that does not compromise on quality or on ecological impact for their high profile landscaping projects.

As budgets get tighter, often the quality and sustainable benefits of a product are pushed back as budgetary constraints become front of mind. We wanted a mixture environmentally and economically sustainable but that retained design integrity of the landscape."

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