Lawnsmith Staygreen Grass Seed from Lawnsmith

From £19.90
Key Features
Low maintenance lawn for games, kids and dogs
Often sold as 'water saver' grass seed
Ideal for sandy soils and dry shade

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Sowing Rates

  • New lawn: 35 grams per m2
  • Over seeding: 25 to 35 grams per m2

When to Use

  • Produces and easy to maintain and excellent looking deep green turf
  • Contains rhizomatous tall fescue (RTF) for excellent drought tolerance
  • Can root up to half a metre deep into moist sub-soils if maintained correctly
  • 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 temporary water logging

Promoting drought tolerance in existing lawns

If you are over seeding to create a more drought tolerant lawn you will need to over seed at the full new lawn rate on at least 2 or 3 consecutive years to enable the Staygreen grasses to dominate over your existing grasses. In addition if your lawn is over 20 years old it is likely to suffer compaction which will seriously compromise the drought tolerance of the Staygreen grasses.

Mowing Height

  • Normal use: 1" to 11/2"  (2.5 to 4cm)
  • Heavy use, winter or drought: 2.5" or above (6cm plus)

Grass Seed Mixture

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

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.



Ideal Use
Family, fun and games
Seed Mixture
Dwarf perennial ryegrass
Rhizomatous tall fescue
Soil Type
Clay, Loam, Sandy, Chalk,


Lawn Fineness
Medium (not coarse)
How Green
Deepest green of all
Leaf Type
Narrow flat - not broad

Growth, Feeding & Maintenance

At least one per year
Scarifying requirement
Light scarify every 2-3 years
Establishment from seed
6 to 8 weeks
Growth Rate


Shade tolerance
Reasonable to good
Drought tolerance
Excellent but won't live in a desert
Recovery from damage
Extreme Conditions
Stoney or poor soils, Dry shade - under trees, Coastal - salty, Periodic flooding,

Customer reviews

4.7 / 5
333 reviews for Lawnsmith Staygreen Grass Seed from Lawnsmith
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John Stroud
Not knowing much about varieties of grass I appreciated the website with its information. The grass is growing well despite the vagaries of the weather and I look forward to enjoying the final result.
Rated 5 out of 5
Martin Bentley
very expensive compared to warehouse stores
Rated 3 out of 5
John M woods
Staygreen lawnseed is a grass seed for troublesome shady areas, like under trees.It appears a good quality, well researched and tolerated product, based on my successful germination of grass seed. If you have a troublesome area where you'd like grass to flourish, try this product but follow accompanying instructions.
Rated 5 out of 5
Peter Scott
I've not had much luck with this seed todate. The seed I grew last year died off, possibly lack of rain or in part of the garden, the light. But it was well watered. I've put a new batch down this year to overseed part of the lawn and after three and a bit weeks and all the rain we've had, still not showing any growth. The parts that grew last year had a light top dressing of earth on them, so perhaps the Pigeons are busier than I thought!
Rated 2 out of 5
Paul Turner
A grass seed and recommended process that works!
Scarify, overseed then fertiliser. Seed growing. Excellent
Rated 5 out of 5

Ideal seeding and renovating tools