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Johnsons Tuffgrass lawn seed

lawn grass seed

500gm+35% FOC - 27sq £5.99
500gm+35% FOC - 27sq £5.99
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Tuffgrass with Dog Patch Resistance is a unique new product that has been formulated to banish the problem of yellow patches and dead areas of grass caused by dogs urinating on lawns.

By incorporating naturally tolerant grass species, scorched patches in lawns will be consigned to history, without having to change a dog's diet or behaviour. Even if slight discolouration occasionally occurs, grass will recover.

The development of dog patch resistance grass seed is based on rock solid data from trials, with the product rigorously tested by scientists in Denmark. Scientists conducted 672 tests to simulate the effect of dog urine on 168 varieties of grass across seven species - trialling each variety with dog urine mixtures in four concentrations.

Results showed that certain grasses offered better resistance to dog urine than others, while some did not suffer any detrimental effects.

Germination times:
Young grass will appear within 7-14 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 an 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), scattering 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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