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Lawnsmith STAYGREEN Grass Seed

Staygreen Lawn Grass Seed
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  • Drought tolerant grass seed for dry or poor soils
  • Often sold as 'water saver' grasses
  • Ideal as a low maintenance family or utility lawn seed

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Lawnsmith STAYGREEN Grass Seed
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  • Produces and easy to maintain and excellent looking deep green turf
  • Best results obtained with moderate feeding during wet conditions
  • Contains rhizomatous tall fescue (RTF) for excellent drought tolerance
  • RTF grasses root up to 1.5 metres deep into moist sub-soils
  • Also perfect for dry areas, repairs under trees or to reduce watering demand
  • When mature withstands dog and bitch urine better than most owing to deep roots
  • Strangely, it will also survive better in areas with water logging


  • Normal use: 1" to 11/2"  (2.5 to 4cm)
  • Heavy use, winter or drought: 2" or above (5cm plus)


  • Dwarf perennial rye grass
  • Rhizomatous tall fescue
  • Tall fescue 


  • New lawn: 35 grams per m2
  • Over seeding: 25 to 35 grams per m2
Lawn Quality Medium
Growth Rate Medium slow
Recovery from Damage Very good
Drought Tolerance Excellent but won't live in a desert
Shade Tolerance Reasonable to good
Feeding At least one feed per year
Establishment from Seed 8 to 10 weeks
Maintenance Low
Soil type As happy as Larry in anything!

The Seeding Secret:

There are many 'miracle' patch, repair and seed packs that claim to germinate and grow quicker than the next! The secret - a bit of fertiliser! So, for new lawns or patching sow your seed between April and September, have the sprinkler ready if it doesn't rain and feed your new seedlings with a STARTER feed to speed establishment and bring your new lawn into use sooner. For established lawns when overseeding use a seasonal fertiliser; the 'sandy soil' version is the best for this situation as it contains a broader range of nutrients compared to the 'clay soil' version thus looking after both your existing grass and the new seedlings better.

Delivery & Returns


Delivery is to United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland only.

We normally dispatch within 1 to 2 working days of your placing an order e.g. if you place an order on Monday it will normally go out on Tuesday and at the latest on Wednesday. Once dispatched delivery is next day but may vary due to destination and delivery method.

Other destinations and our full deliveries policy is here.


At Lawnsmith we strive to select the best and most appropriate products for you to use on your lawn. However, in the rare event you are unhappy with a product and simply want to return it to us, you have 14 days starting from the day after delivery in which to notify us and a further 14 days in which to return it. Any products damaged must be reported within 24 hours of signing for delivery. 

You can read our full returns policy here.


116 reviews for Lawnsmith STAYGREEN Grass Seed

elton sheffield

by on 2018-07-09

Quality product, will purchase again, happy to recommend.

Rated 5 out of 5

cathal mccarthy

by on 2018-06-28

Worked perfectly

Rated 5 out of 5

Robin Johnson

by on 2018-06-20

Staygreen grass seed used on lawn very badly damaged by dog's urine. I would gladly recommend it for this purpose, the resulting grass growth has been very good, even though the Labrador is still around!

Rated 5 out of 5


by on 2018-06-06

Very pleased with the results

Rated 5 out of 5

Jonathan Williams

by on 2018-06-01

Used to reseed existing lawn, seems to be sprouting well on bare patches.

Rated 5 out of 5

Tim Hirst

by on 2018-05-30

Have used this product for several years, only short coming is that is can take a long time to germinate, 3 - 4 weeks.
Have successfully used seed that is 3 years old.

Rated 4 out of 5

Ian Pike

by on 2018-05-28

Waiting for them to show themselves but appears to be a good mix

Rated 4 out of 5

Alan Nette-Thomas

by on 2018-05-15

Excellent germination rate, seeded several large areas last autumn and now you would think that the grass has always been there, grows thickly and strongly and lush.

Rated 5 out of 5

Daniel Singleton

by on 2018-05-12

Used to seed on clay soil it will hopefully penatrate deeper into soil helping reduce surface water in winter and resist dog per in summer.

Rated 5 out of 5

Paul Taylor

by on 2018-05-08

Good, hardy seed for dry soil. Best grass seed we have used over the years.

Rated 5 out of 5

gloria gately

by on 2018-05-04

It hasn't germinated yey - over two weeks waiting . Perhaps it's my fault ? I have watered etc .
But I'm no expert .

Rated 3 out of 5

Peter Roper

by on 2018-05-01

I bought a small amount of this seed to overseed the lawn using a drop spreader. Easy to do once I had checked the seed feed rate was enough.
It has only been done a few days ago so I cannot comment on the result.

Rated 4 out of 5

Nigel Orpin

by on 2018-05-01

Think grasseed is ok, not outstanding as it has been grown patchy in my dry back lawn.

Rated 3 out of 5

Greg Lloyd

by on 2018-04-28

A quality product

Rated 5 out of 5

Terry Smith

by on 2018-04-26

I used this seed for over seeding, really good results

Rated 5 out of 5

Adrian Corcoran

by on 2018-04-24

This feels like it is a more customised product to suit my lawn rather than generic garden centre products. It's too early yet to say how well the seed germinates - but I am hopeful!

Rated 4 out of 5

Geoffrey Wilkinson

by on 2018-04-12


Rated 5 out of 5

Andrew Donadio

by on 2018-04-03

Not used it yet..but I purchased a bag 5 years ago and I finished using it last year so it keeps well and the grass is very strong also resilient as we have two dogs who like to charge around the garden..

Rated 5 out of 5

ian robertson

by on 2018-03-14

Does a great job of infilling. Just need to keep the birds away.

Rated 5 out of 5

Karen Pursani

by on 2018-02-20


Rated 5 out of 5

Fiona Andrews

by on 2017-11-22

staygreen was easy to sow and grew into lovely grass on an area of clay soil with a lot of oak trees, so not the easiest of environments

Rated 5 out of 5

Martin Ashdown

by on 2017-10-16

Seems to have germinated quite quickly ... where not eaten by flocks of pigeon

Rated 4 out of 5

Kevin Beale

by on 2017-10-10

Good except delivery cost

Rated 4 out of 5

Martin Wells

by on 2017-10-05

Excellent. The pigeons love it too!!

Rated 5 out of 5

Terry Smith

by on 2017-09-20

perfect for out of the way areas

Rated 5 out of 5

Karen Burn

by on 2017-09-12

We have been exceedingly impressed with Lawnsmith’s Staygreen Grass Seed which has germinated very quickly and evenly, producing a good fine green covering within two weeks. As farmers we have sown many acres of grass land and also domestic lawns. This time we needed a grass seed suitable for a dry, rough track beneath trees in our garden. Growing conditions have been good but the grass seed has performed exceptionally well.

Rated 5 out of 5

Peter Cobb

by on 2017-09-12

Excellent seeds, and service. Recommended.

Rated 5 out of 5

Frank Rockley

by on 2017-08-24

Excellent . Recommend to others

Rated 5 out of 5

Kevin Senior

by on 2017-07-25

2 weeks and hurrah there she goes

Rated 5 out of 5

Mark Slater

by on 2017-07-20

Used to infill and patch a large area of chalky waste earth with a 20cm layer of topsoil. Appears to have worked well despite our amateur sowing.

Rated 5 out of 5

David Estall

by on 2017-07-11

The seed arrived very soon after ordering but is too soon to comment on how good (or otherwise) the seed is.

Rated 4 out of 5

David Hudson

by on 2017-07-03

Followed instructions but, as application was by hand, mixed seed with equal volume of sharp sand to prevent over usage. Grass has grown well and, with a few exceptions, formed a dense mat. As described this seed is for a family lawn and consequently the grass is quite coarse.

Rated 5 out of 5

Philip Langstaff

by on 2017-06-28

Too early to say on its success as used for over seeding and waiting to see how it takes.

Rated 4 out of 5

Jeremy Leake

by on 2017-06-22

Had taken in most places. A few where it has not yet despite watering. It may be poor soil.

Rated 4 out of 5

Peter Marshall

by on 2017-06-13

Not yet germinated

Rated 3 out of 5

Colin D Flint

by on 2017-06-08

Excellent product

Rated 5 out of 5

Andrew Jones

by on 2017-06-06

Very good grass seed.

Rated 5 out of 5

Patrick  Pedersen

by on 2017-06-01

Good grass seed.
Fully germinated within 2 weeks of planting.

Rated 5 out of 5

Gareth Richards

by on 2017-05-25

spread by hand, and loosely rake into soil. Then soak the area with water, but not using an unattended lawn sprinkler, as you could have ponding which washes the seeds into clumps in puddles

Rated 5 out of 5

Philip Langstaff

by on 2017-05-17

Works very well in the darken which has a very sandy base

Rated 5 out of 5

Amy Gabriella Muller

by on 2017-05-11

Excellent STAYGREEN grass seed which was used with the fertiliser for sandy soil. Lovely, lush green grass in just two weeks. Would highly recommend.

Rated 5 out of 5

Martin Fisher

by on 2017-05-11

As expected

Rated 4 out of 5

John Lacy

by on 2017-05-04

Good germination percentage. I hope that the mature grass will be as durable as claimed and so far it's looking good.

Rated 5 out of 5

Brian Mott

by on 2017-04-26

My lawn was a mess, brown patches over most of it. After sowing your grass seed two weeks ago, along with proper watering, my lawn has been transformed. Excellent product, and it does as it said it would.

Thank you

Rated 5 out of 5

Alex Barker

by on 2017-03-30

I'd recommend to people, product is growing quicker than stated so all good news.

Rated 5 out of 5

Alan Pattison

by on 2017-03-29

Trying to restore a badly moss infested lawn. Followed a program of ferrous sulphate, clarification and aeration last year with over seeding. Some improvement but grass growth spaces, particularly under trees so have bought more seed to continue the process.

Rated 4 out of 5


by on 2017-03-28

Each winter my lawn, which is surrounded by tall trees, virtually dies, so I am trying this seed for the first time.
I am reseeding the whole area, and over seeding existing grass.

Rated 5 out of 5

ian robertson

by on 2017-03-28

Good product easy to use

Rated 5 out of 5

Andrew Senior

by on 2017-02-28

Seed arrived quickly and was appropriately packaged. Starting to use now. Hopefully will be appropriate for my needs.

Rated 5 out of 5

A.L Hardy

by on 2016-11-07

Did whatnot said that n the tin!

Rated 5 out of 5

John Dixon

by on 2016-11-02

Have a small lawn that is shaded and surrounded by trees. Seeded the area late october in the northeast and pleased to say it germinated after 10 days. Very pleased with product and advice received when emailed for. Only bad side is that i would have liked to have been able to order just a small amount! Otherwise top notch service.

Rated 5 out of 5

Len Hodges

by on 2016-11-01

Just started to grow and looks promising

Rated 5 out of 5

Michael Morley

by on 2016-10-25

Seed germinating within 10-14 days. Helped by frequent rainfall in Lincolnshire this October (2016).

Rated 5 out of 5

nigel goodwin

by on 2016-10-25

Early days but appears to have germinated well.

Rated 5 out of 5

Lee Coolman

by on 2016-10-22

Not sure yet hope it all takes

Rated 4 out of 5

Helen  Triddon

by on 2016-10-19

Very effective in tricky areas under pine trees.

Rated 5 out of 5

Martyn Hebert

by on 2016-09-28

renew lawn as required autumn and spring

Rated 5 out of 5

tony rastall

by on 2016-09-28

does what it says on the tim

Rated 5 out of 5

Ben Mallinson

by on 2016-09-27

Purchased to create new 400sqm lawn, distributes well with drop spreader. Looked good quality and fresh seed. Awaiting germination of seed hence not able to comment on final results. Confident ut will be good though... Also used new lawn fertiliser when seeding to help the young grass once germinated.

Rated 5 out of 5

kevin moore

by on 2016-09-22

great quality product does what it says.

Rated 5 out of 5

Andrew Sowerby

by on 2016-09-09

Seed used for lawn repair. Too early to see results.

Rated 5 out of 5

Alexis Macron

by on 2016-08-30

A sturdy lawn which looks nice and sets quickly. It is a pleasant feel when walking on it.

I would recommend it for anybody who wants to establish a new grass quickly without too much fuss.

The description was accurate and the instruction easy to follow.

Rated 5 out of 5

michael O'driscoll

by on 2016-08-27

Product used for over seeding

Rated 4 out of 5


by on 2016-08-02

Good quality seed that is quick to germinate.

Rated 5 out of 5

Julie Barrow

by on 2016-07-28

Took about 10 days to germinate but once it did a lush green lawn soon developed.

Rated 5 out of 5

Andy Baker

by on 2016-07-23

Arrived quickly and the seed grows very quickly. Better if you water it twice a day.

Rated 5 out of 5


by on 2016-07-19

used it for repasiring where my dog had burned the grass,works well soon starts the regrowth .

Rated 5 out of 5


by on 2016-07-05

Can't review yet as waiting for the correct time to use my grass seed,gave 5 stars as I'm sure it will be spot on

Rated 5 out of 5

John Bowering

by on 2016-06-20

Excellent germination and fast initial growth.

Rated 5 out of 5

will shrier

by on 2016-06-12

Very good

Rated 5 out of 5

Karen Wilson

by on 2016-06-08

Used the seeds for over-seeding. Good instructions. Easy to use. 2 weeks later lawn is thick and healthy.

Rated 5 out of 5

Alan Trinder

by on 2016-06-07


Rated 5 out of 5

Robert Simpson

by on 2016-06-07

Excellent, so far!

Rated 4 out of 5

Ben Rodwell

by on 2016-06-01

Sprouted - what more can I expect at this stage??

Rated 4 out of 5

vincent mason

by on 2016-05-31

To be honest the seed has not yet germinated it's only been a week

Rated 5 out of 5

Angharad Major

by on 2016-05-31

Started to grow quickly and a lovely green colour - very happy!

Rated 5 out of 5

Dario Cranchi

by on 2016-05-26

Still waiting for seed to germinate

Rated 5 out of 5

Alan Parsley

by on 2016-05-18

First pass seeding was low germination probably die to dessication despite watering twice a day. Second pass reseeding in progress now.

Rated 4 out of 5

Jaimie Mills

by on 2016-05-14

Best grass seed I've used and perfect for our terrible soil, clay, stones and waterlogged, grass is still doing well!

Rated 5 out of 5

Narendra Arjan

by on 2016-05-12

recommend for anyone wanting to grow grass in the shade of a tree

Rated 5 out of 5

Christopher Duffield

by on 2016-05-06

Pigeons ate it unfortunately

Rated 4 out of 5

Kevin Ford

by on 2016-04-29

Ideal seed for shady areas

Rated 4 out of 5

marilyn mahoney

by on 2016-04-27

Over seeding in spring after lawn raking and airating

Rated 5 out of 5

Richard Vigus

by on 2016-04-11

Very good quality and ideal on dry sandy soils.

Rated 5 out of 5

Alistair Cowan

by on 2016-04-07

Eash to spread, though too soon to tell effectiveness

Rated 4 out of 5

Andy Buckroyd

by on 2016-04-05

Used to improve the quality of a north-facing lawn on clay soil. Has made a signifcant improvement to the quality and ease of maintenance of the lawn.

Rated 5 out of 5

Michael Beaumont

by on 2016-02-26

plan to use this for shady areas one the weather warms up to hopefully cover some bare areas

Rated 4 out of 5

Brian Little

by on 2015-12-22

Not used this product yet but can't see the standard being any different.

Rated 5 out of 5


by on 2015-10-24

I seeded twice over 3 months with no growth in drought ridden areas. This seed does not work.

Rated 1 out of 5

John Preston

by on 2015-10-15

Early days, applied late September and its sort of looking ok. Not as strong as the Shady Green, this was however used as a Top Dressing so a less well prepaid bed.

Rated 4 out of 5

Robin Wilson

by on 2015-09-27

As it says on the tin

Rated 5 out of 5

Clive Jones

by on 2015-09-25

Only recently spread so I cannot comment yet on this product

Rated 3 out of 5

John Morgan

by on 2015-09-24

This is the first time that I have attempted to over seed an existing lawn. It is early days yet so cannot comment on results, hence the 4 stars.

Rated 4 out of 5

Terence Hudson

by on 2015-09-16

seems to allow grass to grow anywhere

Rated 5 out of 5

Neil Philip Bassett

by on 2015-09-09

Excellent seed. Grew well. Nice touch having the website to refer back too

Rated 5 out of 5

Dmytro Riznyk

by on 2015-09-08

Gods quality seeds
First shoots come up on a 2nd day. Very dense.

Rated 5 out of 5

Terence Hudson

by on 2015-08-25

Grass growing in arrears that have been bare for three years

Rated 5 out of 5

Heather Cox

by on 2015-08-21

On the grass. Friends and Family. Very good.

Rated 4 out of 5

susan johnson

by on 2015-08-19

best seed I have used

Rated 5 out of 5

Terence Hudson

by on 2015-08-18

Great product which is easy to use

Rated 5 out of 5

Claire Gurman

by on 2015-07-24

The seed was of very high quality, germinated quickly and the grass looks good.

Rated 5 out of 5

Jane Saffer

by on 2015-07-21

It works!

Rated 5 out of 5


by on 2015-07-07

lets hope this has solved my problem dry weather will tell

Rated 5 out of 5

Sheila Rickards

by on 2015-06-12

Grass is growing well

Rated 5 out of 5

Ian Collins

by on 2015-06-10

Grass feed purchased is working a lot faster and stronger than the last seed I bought, so options must have helped me pick the right seed for my conditions. Delivery was speedy and updates regular.

Rated 5 out of 5

Alessandro Maggioni

by on 2015-05-28

I use as directed and I find it very effective and would recommend it to other like minded gardeners

Rated 5 out of 5

Martin Byrne

by on 2015-05-22

Only just sown, so the next couple of weeks will decide. Would hope that it would be 5 Stars!

Rated 3 out of 5

Jacqueline Murray

by on 2015-05-20

Bought from Lawnsmith previously and very happy with product.

Rated 5 out of 5

Gareth Cridland

by on 2015-05-07

Brilliant product, good results!

Rated 5 out of 5

Mike Peirce

by on 2015-05-03

Results not yet known

Rated 4 out of 5

gordon mcgregor

by on 2015-04-29

great results

Rated 5 out of 5

Mark Freeman

by on 2015-04-23


Rated 5 out of 5

Gareth Charles

by on 2015-04-22

Simple and effective to use. Clear instructions and guidance. Well packaged.

Rated 5 out of 5

nick harris

by on 2015-04-16

Looks good.... waiting for it to grow now ;)

Rated 5 out of 5

Ian Davies

by on 2015-04-02

Have used the product to start a new lawn for my son - great. Will be using recent purchase to overseed my lawn this season

Rated 5 out of 5

David Canning

by on 2015-03-31

Good germination rate, very pleased so far.

Rated 5 out of 5

Rated 4.67 out of 5 based on 116 customer reviews

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