How to Sow Lawn Seed - INSTRUCTIONS
Follow these steps to ensure success when growing your new lawn.
PREPARE YOUR SOIL
A well prepared soil bed will result in a better lawn. Remove weeds, rocks, stones, grass or other debris. Use a rake to clear out and flatten the surface as much as possible.
FERTILISE BEFORE SOWING
Apply a Starter Fertiliser to the seedbed either a few days before sowing or on the same day and rake it into the soil. Our Landscape Range KickStart Fertiliser should be applied at a rate of 3kg of fertiliser per 100m2. Ensure you measure your area and use the correct amount of fertiliser.
SPREAD SEED EVENLY
Follow the suggested sowing rate recommended on the pack. An easy way of sowing the seed is to divide the area into easily manageable sections and then divide the seed into as many lots as there are sections. This will help ensure an even spread of seed over the area. Rake gently to lightly cover the seed.
Don’t let your seed dry out! During the germination period (anywhere between 7 and 21 days) keep your seed bed constantly moist. Be careful to water with a fine spray. Anything stronger will remove the seeds. You may need to do extra watering during periods of drought or high winds.
THE FIRST MOW
Cut the grass for the first time when it's around 4-5 cm high. Trim lightly and gradually lower the blades to an ideal cutting height of 25mm. Mow regularly, trying not to remove more than a third of growth at any time.
FERTILISE AGAIN AT 8 WEEKS
Your new lawn will need another fertilise at around 6-8 weeks to boost growth. Again, be careful to use the correct amount of fertiliser and water it in well to avoid burning.