Not enough water, buried too deep, pigeons, compaction, weedy turf, too cold, too dry are just a few of the problems facing you when planting grass seed or laying turf.

  • All about Grass Seed Germination
    Creating a New Lawn

    All about Grass Seed Germination

    Planting and growing a lawn from grass seed requires warmth, moisture and air to ensure success. Learn what's needed for a great lawn in quick order.

  • Seed & Turf Quantities
    Creating a New Lawn

    How to Plant Grass Seed for Guaranteed Success

    A step by step guide on how to prepare the ground, sow your grass seed, protect and nurture it to create a brilliant lawn in a matter of weeks.

  • Seed vs Turf
    Grass Seeding Techniques and Problems

    When Can I Sow Grass Seed?

    Temperature and moisture are the two main factors when it comes to planting and germinating grass seed whether that's for a new lawn or when over seeding.

  • How to Water Grass Seed
    Creating a New Lawn

    How to Water Grass Seed

    Watering grass seed is quite different from the way you would water a lawn. The golden rule is never let the seed dry out so frequent light watering is needed.

  • Why Grass Seed doesn’t Grow!
    Grass Seeding Techniques and Problems

    Why Grass Seed doesn’t Grow!

    Grass seed is easy to germinate and grow into a lawn if you get the planting, moisture and temperature right. Here are some very common grass seed sowing mistakes.

  • Stop Birds Eating my Grass Seed
    Grass Seeding Techniques and Problems

    Stop Birds Eating my Grass Seed

    Whether you're planting grass seed for a new lawn or just seeding a few patches birds can be a problem so here are some ways to stop birds eating your seed

  • The No 1 Best Way to Protect Grass Seed
    Grass Seeding Techniques and Problems

    The No 1 Way to Protect Grass Seed

    Covering your precious newly planted grass seed with polythene sheeting is not only an effective protection from birds but also drying winds and torrential downpours. Very cheap, easy to lay and speeds germination.

  • Is my Grass Seed Dead?
    Grass Seeding Techniques and Problems

    Is my Grass Seed Dead?

    A simple test for viability. This test can be performed on grass seed that has been sown or is yet to be sown. Ideal for checking if old seed will germinate.

  • I've got Weeds in my Lawn after Seeding
    Grass Seeding Techniques and Problems

    I've got Weeds in my Lawn after Seeding

    Weeds in newly seeded soil is normal. Digging, scarifying or new soil wakes dormant seeds. Most will disappear with the first cut but some require weed killer.

  • When can I Start Mowing my New Grass?
    Grass Seeding Techniques and Problems

    When can I Start Mowing my New Grass?

    Care must be taken when cutting a new lawn for the first time as the grass is tender and the roots are shallow. Sharp mower blades and dry grass are essential.

  • When can I Walk on my New Lawn?
    Grass Seeding Techniques and Problems

    When can I Walk on my New Lawn?

    The best way to decide is not by time but by the condition of the grass. Grass seed or turf laid in perfect conditions in April in Cornwall will establish twice as quickly as that sown in Aberdeen.