Growing Guide

 

New Lawn Re-Seeding Patchy Lawn Over-Seeding

Preparation

  1. Remove debris and perennial weeds
  2. Rotavate soil to a depth of 10 - 15cm
  3. Rake over soil and firm seedbed by rolling or treading over by foot
  4. Ideally, leave this area for around 2 weeks, making sure to remove weeds that appear
  5. Rake in lawn seed fertiliser 3-5 days after sowing
  1. Mow the lawn, with blades as low as possible - ideally 2.5cm high
  2. Use a rake or scarifier to break up and remove existing matted grass
  3. Using a fork, spike the lawn to create pockets for the seeds at a depth of 1.5cm. 
Sowing
  1. Divide areas into manageable sections - ideally square metres
  2. For good establishment sow at 35g-50g per m2
  3. Shake pack to mix the seed
  4. Sow half the seed across the section from left to right. Then sow the other half from top to bottom. This will ensure even coverage.
  5. Immediately after sowing, gently rake over the seed, roll or tread in to get maximum seed to soil contact. Lightly water in dry conditions.

 

  1. Divide area into manageable sections – ideally into square metres
  2. For overseeding sow at 25-35g per m²
  3. Shake pack to mix the seed
  4. Sow half the seed across the section from left to right. Then sow the other half from top to bottom. This will ensure even coverage
  5. After sowing, roll or tread in to get maximum seed to soil contact. Lightly water the overseeded area immediately

Aftercare

  1. Young grass should begin to show between 7 and 14 days depending on the conditions
  2. Water area well (particularly if there is dry weather following sowing) and continue if conditions are dry
  3. Reduce the amount of traffic over the area and, if possible, use a net or garden fleece to protect from birds
  4. Try to remove weeds that appear within the area
  5. Lightly cut the lawn for the first time when the grass is 5-8cm high
  6. For following cuts, lower the blades to about 2.5cm high try not to remove more than 1/3 of growth in one cut
  1. Do not apply lawn fertiliser until the new seeds are established
  2. Try and keep the area moist but do not oversaturate
  3. Reduce the amount of traffic over the area and, if possible, use a net or garden fleece to protect from birds
  4. Try to remove weeds that appear within the area
  5. Lightly cut the overseeded area for the first time when the new grass is 5-8cm high
  6. For following cuts, lower the blades to about 2.5cm high try not to remove more than 1/3 of growth in one cut
Maintenance
  1. To maintain a lush looking lawn, apply a lawn fertiliser during spring, summer and autumn
  2. To thicken the lawn, ensure that you overseed patchy areas each year, or as necessary
  1. To maintain a lush looking lawn, apply a lawn fertiliser (once the new seeds are established) during spring, summer and autumn
  2. To thicken the lawn, ensure that you continue to over- seed patchy areas each year, or as necessary
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