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Creating A New Lawn From Grass Seed

Creating A New Lawn From Grass Seed
15/04/2018

Grass seed is the cheapest way to create a new lawn. The team at Turfonline offer advice on choosing and sowing grass seed.

Choose grass seed wisely There are dozens and dozens of different brands and types of grass seed on the market. Your challenge is to find the right one for your soil type and your lifestyle.

For a family lawn Look for hardwearing grass species such as dwarf perennial ryegrass and smooth stalked meadowgrass. Don’t be frightened by the species names – modern varieties are not in the least bit “agricultural looking”. For a velvety texture, add in some fescues. Chewings fescue is good and so is slender creeping red fescue.

Be very wary of mass marketed brands of grass seed that claim to grow really fast and crowd out weeds…they’re not all suited UK weather or expectations. Some of our customers have been sorely disappointed with the long term results.

Order grass seed for family lawns

For a shady lawn There are shade tolerant grass seeds available. They do cost more but they’re worth it.

Shadesman grass seed for shaded lawns

Prepare the soil well It’s more difficult to control emerging weeds in a newly seeded lawn than it is in a turfed lawn. So be sure to remove ALL vegetation before you start. Even the roots. Especially the roots of perennial pests like dandelions, bindweed and creeping buttercup.

If the area to be seeded has a lot of weeds growing in it, apply a systemic weedkiller 3 weeks before you start disturbing the soil. I’m not a fan of herbicides but sometimes a stitch in time saves nine.

For more information follow this link: Creating A New Lawn From Grass Seed

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