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Johnsons Shady lawn seed

lawn grass seed for shade

20kg covers 800 sqm £129.99
£129.99
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Shady Place is specially formulated to produce an excellent lawn under shady conditions with good drought tolerance. To do this we have used different types of fescue and browntop bent as these are more tolerant of shade than mixtures with perennial ryegrass. Shady Place is fine and dense and where it's very shady will, like all grasses, benefit from a higher cut to help it grow in low light.

Germination times
Young grass will appear within 14-21 days but can take longer when the ground is colder.

Sowing a new lawn step by step guide
1. Remove weeds, stones and rubbish before sowing. Dig to a depth of 15-22cm (6-9in). Level and firm seed bed by raking then treading or light rolling.
2. If possible, leave seed bed for a few weeks and then destroy any weeds.
3. Moisten the ground, mix the seed and then scatter evenly. Sow the seed at a rate of 35g per sq. metre (1 ¼ ozs per sq yard) half from left to right, then half from top to bottom for each section. Rake lightly and firm in seed by treading or light rolling.
4 .In case of dry weather use a fine spray to keep seed bed constantly moist.

Overseeding a existing lawn step by step guide
1. Mow the lawn short then using a spring tine rake or scarifier remove the layers of dead grass or thatch. If possible spike lawn with a hollow tine fork and brush in some topsoil to relieve any compacted areas.
2. Moisten the ground, mix the seed and then sow the seed at a rate of 25g per sq. metre (¾ ozs per sq yard) scatter evenly, alternatively the seed can be mixed with some topsoil and sown by hand to aid distribution and moisture retention.
3. Firm in the seed by treading or light rolling. In case of dry weather use a fine spray to keep seed bed constantly moist.
4. Ideally do not mow existing grass until new grass is growing. If a mow is necessary raise the cutting height.

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