Lawn

Sowing Grass Seed this October

Posted at October 7, 2014 in News by JHPS Gardens

If you haven’t done so already, now is your last opportunity¬†for sowing grass seed.¬†This is a lot cheaper than having the lawn completely re-turfed. Although the effect is not instant and it takes a few weeks to establish, it can be quite fun for the kids to watch the grass seed develop into a thriving lawn.

Waiting until October to sow grass seeds is a good idea as the summer has been and gone and the temperature is perfect for seed germination. So, here are some tips for seeding this month:

  • Prepare the ground by raking and loosening the soil. It’s important that you remove any weeds, stones and other waste, digging over the area.
  • Firm down the soil by walking over and then rake the area. Repeat this process until you are happy with the level of the land.
  • Make sure that the texture of your soil is perfect for seeding. It must be broken up well with a fine, crumbly texture.
  • It’s a good idea to add organic matter and fertiliser to the soil to give your seedbed all the nutrition it needs to help your lawn to thrive.
  • Sow the seed and then water well, ensuring that you keep off the area. You will see the results almost immediately however you must keep off the grass for 4-5 weeks until the lawn is well established.

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