Establishing a lawn

Guidance notes for Establishing a Lawn

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For  establishing a lawn good preparation is normally the key to success and before you sow the seeds it is important to prepare the soil adequately.

Step 1:

Clear the area to be cultivated of growing weeds, grass, nettles, stones etc.  If necessary treat with a non-residual herbicide to kill off all growth.  Dig or fork over the soil to a depth of about 15cm (approx.6"). Level out the soil with a rake after digging and allow this to settle for a week. Rake the area again removes any new weeds and form a fine seedbed. Firm the soil down by treading the site evenly and then rake until level.

Step 2:

Choose the appropriate mixture for your circumstances from our range.

Step 3:

Lawn seeding is best done in either spring or early autumn. Suggested seed rates are by each mixture. A seed quantity calculation table is on the previous page. We suggest trying part of the area first so that you do not run out half way!  Scatter evenly moving left to right, top to bottom. Then rake the seeded area to partially cover the seed (to a depth of 0.5cm - approx. 1/4" - is fine). Seed left on top should still germinate.

Step 4:

New grass seedlings will appear over the next 7- 21 days depending on the weather. Water the seeds if it is dry to keep them moist.  When the grass has reached a height of about an inch, give the area a gentle roll. Use the back roller of your mower (with the cutter head held high).

Step 5:

Hold off mowing your new lawn until it has reached about 8cm (approx 3") high and then only take off about 1.5cm (approx. 1/2"). On subsequent cuts you can gradually lower the blades, but don't go lower than an inch.

Seed quantity calculator
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