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Grass Seed mixes / suppliers

Discussion in 'Lawns' started by Quentin Jackson, Feb 9, 2017.

  1. Quentin Jackson

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    Hi, I have about 100m2 of ground which I want to seed (I was considering turf but seems more expensive). I purchased a bag of seed for overseeding from homebase last year but was not impressed at the quality or germination rate.

    Any recommendation on a good mix / supplier of quality seed.

    Any recommendations on seeding method, I use a broadcast spreader and rake.
     
  2. Kris Lord

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    I'd thoroughly recommend Hurrells:

    Hurrells Specialist Seeds - Lawn Seed Mixtures (Lawn Grass Seed)

    They source and mix their own seeds, and if you have a specific requirement they can blend a mix for you. Their stock mixes are excellent too.

    As for seeding, spreading and raking is a great way. To improve germination, a layer of topsoil over the top will help prevent too much being taken by the birds. You can bury grass seed a couple of inches down and it will still come through.
     
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      Thanks Kris. I now just need to wait for spring and warmer weather.
       
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      Grass seed germination is a bugbear for a few of us on here ! If you are sowing 100 metres , Kris's seed supplier suggestion is a good idea. Also wait until the temperatures is up to 10° , possibly late March or April.
       
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        Just been having another look at Hurrells grass seed site . Prices are very competitive and include carriage . They even go down to 2kg bag sizes .I think I will get some for reseeding my lawn this April :blue thumb:
        I am looking at the shade lawn mix , which I presume will be fine for my shade and sunny areas.
         
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        Was wondering if premium front lawn or hard wearing the best option to choose for domestic purposes.
         
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        It depends on how much wear and tear the grass is likely to be subjected to. If you've got kids regularly playing football on the lawn, the hard wearing stuff will obviously take a lot more punishment as it consists of quite a high percentage of rye grass, which is very tough but doesn't look as pleasing (or green) to the eye as many finer-grade seed mixes do.

        Premium lawn seed looks like a nice variety of species and should withstand some football sessions and quite a lot of trampling/BBQs/garden parties etc.

        It's basically a decision that needs to be weighed up on how much punishment the lawn will be subjected to.
         
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          Mowerman gives good advice.....it really depends on what type of lawn you require.

          I have had good results with Johnsons seed and also this cheaper firm:
          Welcome to A1LAWN
           
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            Thanks Mowerman I will probably try the premium seed as it is in a lower wear part of the garden not the football open lawn area swing area.
             
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