When can I sow grass seed again?
Winter can be a testing time for our lovely lawns. Not only for them, but for lawn enthusiasts too. Watching your lawn suffer at the hands of mother nature can be hard to watch, especially after months of care to get it just right.
Bare patches, thinning and dead spots can all become a bit of an eye-sore in the middle of your lawn, so naturally, you will want to head out and start sowing new grass seed to repair the damages. But the question we often read people asking is, "When can I sow grass seed again?".
Timing is key
It’s easier said than done, but try to have some patience. Heading out to your lawn with all guns blazing at this time of the year really won’t do it any good. Sowing season usually falls between March – October in the UK, so try and hold off sowing until March time. While you wait, there are plenty of other jobs around the garden that you can do to keep yourself busy!
Before sowing grass seed, the temperatures need to be just right. For your lawn to grow, temperatures need to be at least 10 degrees consistently for about two weeks. Unless the temperatures are right, your seedlings won’t grow properly, and cooler weather could stunt their growth. Normally, in the UK, we start to see temperatures rising around March, so as a rule of thumb, we would recommend waiting until then. Some areas of the UK will see temperatures rise sooner than this, so always check your weather app before sowing!
The wait to sow grass seed again might test your patience, but there are plenty of things you can tick off your checklist to help you put the time in before sowing.
Order grass seed
- For a family-friendly lawn that can handle just about everything you throw at it, our Fast Grow Family Lawn or Tough Stuff Lush Lawn will do just that.
- For a lawn that will make your neighbours envious, try our Super Fine Luxury Lawn, which is designed to give you a perfectly green carpet.
- If you have just moved into a new build home, you might be suffering from clay soils, so we would recommend our New Build Dream Lawn.
- If your lawn suffers from shade from trees or high-rise fences, try our Shade Supreme Lawn, a mix that will reign supreme in even the shadiest of spots.
To help you with choosing your lawn seed, you can head over to our guide on how to choose the best grass seed.
Get planning for when to sow grass seed
Before you head out into your garden, make sure you know exactly what you’re doing. If you have recently moved into a new home, you might be planning on sowing a new lawn from scratch. Or, for an established lawn, you might be planning on overseeding your lawn to bring it back to life after winter. Either way, make sure you have planned out your lawn transformation, making sure you have the right seeds, lawn food and tools to get you started!
Tools at the ready!
While you’re waiting for sowing season to come back around, carry out a quick check of all your garden tools and make sure they are ready for the season ahead. The main one is your lawnmower. Check if your blades need sharpened or replaced and have this completed ahead of sowing, just to ensure it is sitting there ready to go when the time is right. If you’re planning to sow a new lawn, remove weeds and moss or over-seed your lawn, you will also need some other tools. So, make sure you have those at the ready so you can get right into that when sowing season comes around.
With spring on the horizon and lawncare due to change with the seasons, you can head over to our seasonal guides to find out everything you need to know about spring lawncare.