There is growing interest in herbal leys for the environmental benefits they bring.


Intensive arable farms are now using herbal leys to control blackgrass, improve soil structure and boost soil organic matter.


Herbal leys are also being used to create more diverse grassland from existing intensive grassland and converting fields from arable to permanent grass.


Our herbal leys are specialist herbage mixtures containing strong rooting grasses & herbs and are available as either Organic or Conventional seed.


These mixtures provide highly palatable, harvestable herbage over the summer months as well as enhancing the structure and texture of the soil. With good sward management they will retain a thick sward that will reduce weed-build up in the sward.


Chicory and other herbs are included in the mixtures. These herbs, if grown in sufficient quantity, have anthelmintic properties so reducing the need for artificial wormers.


Four specialist herbal ley mixtures are available: three for utilisation in the low-rainfall (dry midsummer) areas of the U.K. and one specifically for the wetter parts of the U.K. and Ireland.


Our herbal leys will give you:


  • A thick, weed-supressing sward with good persistency
  • Improved soil structure and texture
  • Highly palatable, harvestable herbage over the summer months

All of our HARMONY herbal leys meet the criteria for environmental schemes OP4, GS4 and AECS.


HARMONY GRAZING HERBAL LEY

Designed specifically to provide quality grazing for livestock, this long-term grazing ley will last 5+ years.


HARMONY Grazing Herbal Ley contains herb species which will survive and flourish in a grazing management situation where the herbage is grazed at regular intervals or is continuously grazed (as in set stocking).


Available in 1 Acre bags as either Organic or Conventional seed.



HARMONY CUTTING HERBAL LEY

Designed specifically to provide quality conservation forage for livestock, this long-term grazing ley will last 3+ years.


HARMONY Cutting Herbal Ley contains herbs selected to withstand the competition from the ley’s companion grasses and contribute to the overall yield.


Available in 1 Acre bags as either Organic or Conventional seed.


HARMONY DUAL-PURPOSE HERBAL LEY

This superior mixture of 9 grasses, 3 legumes and 5 herbs has been designed to offer flexibility as it can be either grazed, cut – or both. You can expect it to last 5+ years.


Careful selection of grass and herb species for our HARMONY Dual-Purpose Herbal Ley enables the herbs to fully release their potential benefits.


Available in 1 Acre bags as either Organic or Conventional seed.



HARMONY for WETTER AREAS

This specialist mixture is designed for the wetter parts of the U.K and Ireland, where other herbal leys would struggle to persist.


Available in 1 Acre bags as either Organic or Conventional seed.



For more information, please download our Brochure