Sowing a Lawn from Seed
Want a Beautiful Lush Lawn?

Most people like to see or have a nice green lush lawn. Sowing a lawn from seed can be an alternative from laying turf. When done the right way can prove just as good as re-turfing.

So Why Seed and Not Turf

Sowing a lawn from seed enables you to choose what kind of seed you would like in your garden. There are various types to suit your requirements you can get seed for shady gardens, heavy wear lawn, wild flower lawns, etc. It is cheaper to seed your lawn as you are not paying someone to grow and cut your turf. There is less effort as you will not be carrying turf around and laying it.

How Long before I Can Use the Lawn

You have to have patience when sowing your own lawn. It takes time about 4 - 6 months before it can stand normal wear + tear. This also depends on the time of year you sowed it.

When is the Best Time for Sowing a Lawn

Lawns are sown in mid spring or mid autumn. The most popular time that lawns are sown is mid autumn for a number of reasons. As the lawn is not normally used in the winter time if you have sown your lawn in autumn then it has good time to develop an establish itself. If you sow in the autumn the area will be unusable over the summer months when you really want to be outside enjoying it.

When sowing in the autumn you should have sufficient rain fall to feed your lawn and keep the soil moist thus causing germination and sufficient growth. Sowing your lawn in the spring will mean you will probably be setting up lawn sprinklers in the dry spells over the summer. This keeps the soil moist whilst the lawn establishes. Weeds will find their way into a lawn no matter what.

They will find it easier to colonize when the lawn is being established. Weed seedlings tend to be more rampant in the spring and summer so they will have a big impact of a spring sown lawn compared to a autumn sown one where the weeds will find it hard to establish themselves. It is inevitable you will get weeds bur after the first few cuts with a mower they will disappear.


We hope you have found this information on sewing a lawn from seed useful. If you need further assistance please contact us for more advice. Don't forget you can also get garden turf, compost and much more delivered straight to your home. Call us on 020 8421 5977 to find out more about our delivery price and delivery areas or see here for more detail

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