Lawnsmith STAYGREEN Grass Seed

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

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Sowing Rates

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

When to Use

  • Hard wearing lawn ideal for families with children and dogs
  • Produces and easy to maintain and excellent looking deep green turf
  • Contains rhizomatous tall fescue (RTF) for improved drought tolerance
  • 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.

    Buying Guides



    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
    349 reviews for Lawnsmith STAYGREEN Grass Seed
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    Timothy Jones
    I was late ordering my grass seed, but it was sowed in the first few days of October and due to the mild wet October the seeds have now germinated and looking really healthy.
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Paul Burgess
    As advised by Lawnsmith videos and help guides products work by result and would advise anyone to follow the plan.
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Grace Mew
    Growing well and took 10 days to germinate under plastic very pleased
    Rated 5 out of 5
    J Smith
    Used to over seed existing lawn after scarification
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Daniel Hutchinson
    Great lawn seed, works really well in our sandy very free-draining lawn, a lot nicer than the ***product range at competitive prices.
    Rated 5 out of 5

    Ideal seeding and renovating tools