It can be quite daunting hunting through the many different types of lawn care and seed in the garden centre, but if you’re just looking to improve that neglected green patch in your garden, here are some easy tips to get going. Either get stuck in with a whole new lawn or try some of our products that will fill bare patches and make your grass more durable.
When applying lawn seed for a new lawn the soil needs to be cleaned from any debris and weeds. Dig over the soil to make sure any lumps are broken up and firmed before levelling it with a rake. Mix up the seeds in the box and sprinkle at the rate of 30g per square meter. Finally, lightly rake into the surface.
After sowing. firm it by walking on it – for best results use a roller. Use a fine hosed watering can or sprinkler for watering and make sure to provide adequate moisture, daily. If it’s a really hot day (we can only hope in the coming months!) water after the sun has gone down to prevent your grass being singed and turning brown.
Mow for the first time when it reaches 5-8cm. After 8 weeks use 3 Day Green to perfect your lawn.
Before using Aftercut ‘3 Day Green’ to your lawn, ensure your soil is moist and your grass is dry. For best application use 35g per square meter (if you’re having any trouble with deciding how much product you need to buy, many of the boxes also give measurements in car parking spaces). This simple application will leave your lawn greener, healthier and harder wearing as it will suppress weeds and moss.
– Ilmars, Assistant Manager, Dunbar Garden Centre