When you are confronted with a large area that's to become a lawn, the scale of the project and the potential cost can both be rather daunting. Raising your new lawn from seed is a simple and budget-friendly way to create your dream lawn.
This project is not difficult but you need to think about a few important details:
The real secret to a quality lawn is making sure you know exactly what you want before you start.
Make sure you pick the right grass variety for your needs and location. There are also a few other things to consider as you plan and prepare for your new lawn.
Remove all existing grass and weeds. For smaller areas you can achieve this with a spade, a mattock or heavy hoe and a landscape rake. For larger areas you may want to hire a petrol driven cultivator/rotary hoe. Break the soil up as you go.
For a smaller area blend through Lawn Builder Organic Topdress Mix to improve soil and fill dips. For a larger area talk to your local landscape supplier about suitable bulk soil mixes. Once spread and blended use landscape rake or soil spreader to bring to level.
Gently rake the levelled soil to create small furrows. This will help prevent seed blowing or washing away. On a sloping site run these furrows across the slope. Use the seed spreader to spread the seed evenly over the area.
Gently and evenly water the entire area just to the point of run-off. Seeds lawns will need daily gentle watering or twice daily watering in warm or windy weather.
The simplest way to feed ALL established lawns including buffalo and grass alternatives, giving superior results compared to traditional lawn foods
Perfect for all types of buffalo grass as well as kikuyu and couch lawns, with boosted iron to promotes deep green growth all year
The quick, easy way to eradicate broadleaf weeds from most lawns (except all types of buffalo grass, Santa Ana, carpet grass)
Buffalo is a hardy grass but it can lose its vitality over the colder months. This easy to use liquid lawn food is specially formulated to bring out the best in your buffalo lawn year round.
An organic lawn treatment with added slow release fertiliser designed to rejuvenate, feed and improve lawns to encourage better looking, healthier grass and soil.
A double action treatment that kills weeds while feeding and greening the lawn. Now available as a liquid that puts the product on the lawn, not the rest of the garden. DO NOT USE ON BUFFALO OR SANTA ANA!
Like our Facebook page for the latest seasonal tips & tricks, alerts and gardening news
Get our FREE newsletter for loads of great tips for growing your own veggies
Check out our ‘How to’ videos, subscribe to get our latest tips