Grass Seed Spring Sowing Guide

Grass Seed Spring Sowing Guide

Grass Seed Spring Sowing Guide

Grass Seed Spring Sowing Guide
Spring is back! And after a cold, wet and windy winter, it’s time to dust off your gardening tools and head back out to our much-loved lawns.

Spring is a great time of year to sow a lawn, whether that’s sowing a new lawn from scratch or overseeding an existing lawn.

The weather that we get in the UK during spring creates a perfect environment for little seedlings to grow. Temperatures will increase, the suns rays will appear more often, and not forgetting the ever-reliable rain showers that we normally experience in spring too. These three combined will work well at helping new seedlings develop and grow.

So, let’s get going…or should we say sowing?

Starting from scratch

If you are planning on sowing a brand-new lawn this spring, you have come to the right place. Starting with a blank canvas in your garden means you can get your lawn right, from the very start.

So, whether you have recently moved into a new home, or carried out work in your garden, or maybe you just want to start over, follow our steps to help you achieve the lawn of your dreams!

Making the right selection

Before you begin any work on your lawn, take time to figure out what lawn seed it is you need. Having a seed that is fit for purpose is half the battle, and if you choose correctly, the results will be everything you had hoped for and more! At, we have a range of 5 different lawn seed mixes, all with different purposes.

For a resilient lawn that will bounce back even after all the ‘ruff’ and tumble from your pets, try our Tough Stuff Lush Lawn. For a family friendly lawn that will withstand many a football match and fantasy tea party then try our Fast Grow Family Lawn. If you have recently moved into a new build home, you might find that you have a clay soil, so we recommend our New Build Dream Lawn mix. For a lawn that lives under shade, you should opt for our Shade Supreme Lawn. And if you’re looking for a lawn that will stop your guests in their tracks, our Super Fine Luxury Lawn will do just that!

Still not sure what lawn seed to go for? Head over to our guide on how to choose a lawn seed, or email our helpful team on [email protected].

Putting in the groundwork

No pun intended…But preparing your seedbed really is an important stage of sowing a new lawn. Before you start sowing, take time to really get your seedbed ready for those now seedlings.

You should make sure that your seedbed is free of weeds and that it is well fed. You can use our 3 IN 1 Lawn Rescue or our Pre-Seed First Feed to do this. Then you will need to create a level seedbed to make sure that no lumps, bumps or clumps appear across your soil. This might sound like a long process, but it will be worth it when you see your lovely lawn flourishing!

For a more in-depth process on how to do this, follow our guide on how to sow a new lawn, where we go through each step of seedbed preparation.

Now it’s time for the all-important sowing!

Sow, sow, sow your seed!

For new lawns, we recommend a spreading rate of 50g per metre squared. If you’re unsure about how much seed you need to cover your lawn, use out product calculator to find out.

Depending on the size of your lawn, you can do this by hand or using a spreader. Take time to measure out your area correctly and use the right amount of seeds for the best results. After, we recommend that you rake it all in, firm it down and give it a good watering to make sure it grows. Follow our video tutorial on how to sow a new lawn, where we go through these steps in more detail.

Getting your old lawn back

Overseeding is one of the best tricks in the books to bring your lawn back to life. It can help get your lawn back to its best and can be carried out in spring. New seed will fill out bare patches and bulk up thinning spots to produce a luscious lawn once again!

Still not convinced? Read our guide on why you should overseed your lawn and we can guarantee that you will be reaching for your lawn seed…

Now let’s get started on how to overseed your lawn.

Say goodbye to the weeds!

This process is the same as when you are sowing a new lawn. The aim is to remove all weeds, debris and moss from your lawn surface. This makes sure that any new seed going down will be able to grow freely without being taken over or obstructed by weeds. Again, you can use our 3IN1 Lawn Rescue or our Pre-Seed First Feed to do this.

Mow before you sow

Make sure to give you lawn a quick mow over before going any further, because you won’t be able to mow it for a while after sowing new seed. At this stage you can also rake your lawn and remove any dead grass that has built up. You might be left with an uneven lawn surface after this step, so you can add some topsoil to even this out.

Sow away the patches!

For overseeding, we recommend using a rate of 35g per m2. Just like sowing a new lawn, you should measure out your space and take care when scattering the seed. Raking and watering the seed is also an important step here and should be done to make sure your grass develops.

Follow our how to guide on how to overseed your lawn, for a full breakdown of each step involved.

We hope our spring sowing guide has helped you as your prepare to sow this spring, but if you still have questions you can email us on [email protected] or visit our seasonal blog guides.