When is the best time to sow lawn seed?
Ideally Spring and Autumn are better times because temperatures are more moderate, but you can sow at any time of year. Bear in mind that watering rquirements increase in hotter locations and seasons and that in Australian states with cold winters, germination will be slower. Look at our seasonal lawn guides for more information.
What Seed should I buy?
- Looking for Couch? This is our best, fine leaf 100% Improved Couch blend
- Looking for Kikuyu? This is our top selling 100% Kikuyu Seed.
- Shade an issue? Choose this Shade Blend
- Dichondra Lawn? See our Dichondra Lawn cover
- Overseeding a Buffalo Lawn - choose this blend - it's perfect.
- Here is a full list of recommendations for your location
Do I need Starter Fertiliser?
We recommend Starter Fertiliser with all lawn seed sowing, including overseeding. We have KickStart Starter Fertiliser which has the right analysis for root estblishment and germination. Buy it with your seed for better results.
How do I sow the Seed I bought?
How Long will the Seed take to Germinate?
Our Seed ranges have an indication of the germination time in optimum temperatures. Ryegrass will be quickest at around 7-10 days and Couch and Kikuyu will be around 10-15 days. Remember warmth is essential for germination and this will vary when night time temperatures are lower in Spring and Autumn. As a rough guide, look for temperatures around 15-25 degrees for cool season grasses and 22 - 32 degrees for warm season grasses to begin sowing.
What Fertiliser Should I Buy?
All our fertilisers are good quality and should be used at least twice in Autumn and twice in Spring. All Season Reno is a good, all round fertiliser that will boost your lawn. Our Gold Pro is a controlled release fertiliser that slowly feeds your lawn over 10-12 weeks. Best Nitrex has added iron and is a professional grade fertiliser. Use 3kgs of fertiliser per 100sqm and water in well. See how to Fertilise your lawn here.
How do I Overseed my Lawn?
- Mow the lawn closely.
- Sow using quality seed. See our suggested seed blends.
- Use a Starter Fertiliser. Landscape Range KickStart Fertiliser is ideal for ensuring successful germination.
- See the full overseeding tips and instructions.
How to Mow Your Lawn:
- When mowing a NEW LAWN for the first time it's important to allow good establishment of the grass. Allow a little more length on a new lawn.
- Mow more frequently to begin with. 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 25 - 30mm.
- ESTABLISHED LAWNS: Mow regularly, trying not to remove more than a third of growth at any time.
- As warmer months arrive, gradually raise the height of the blades to ensure that enough moisture is left in the leaf to survive tougher conditions.
How Often Should I Water my Lawn?
- All lawns need water in dry periods.
- At the height of summer Cool Season lawns will need deep watering at least 2-3 times a week
- Warm Season grasses can require one deep watering a week, or more depending on conditions.
- Encourage deep roots by watering your lawn thoroughly rather than a light sprinkling more frequently.
- When sowing new lawn seed the soil needs to stay damp continually for best germination and establishment. This can mean watering multiple times a day for the intial few weeks.
How do I treat Weeds and Pests in my lawn?
- Match your lawn type the the appropriate Herbicide using our Chemicals Selection page.
- Read all instructions thoroughly to ensure you apply correctly.
- How do I treat for lawn grubs and pests? Use Acelepryn.