This spring/ summer is the perfect time to get your gardening gloves on and Hubbards Seeds has a range of amenity and wildflower seed mixtures to help!
After the wet winter and dry start to spring, your lawn may be looking a tad worse for wear.
If you need to tidy up patchy sections or reseed a whole lawned area, the following tips will help you get the best results!
PREPARATION IS KEY
As with most things preparation is essential and sowing lawn seed is no different.
Follow the simple steps below for the perfect preparation for your reseed:
- Choosing your seed mix:
The very first thing to consider is the lawn seed mixture you use. Although many think that all lawn seed is the same, there can be a big difference in quality and results can differ hugely.
Hubbards' lawn seed mixtures are sourced from top UK suppliers and are specially formulated to ensure you are getting the right grass mixture for you. The range includes seed for ornamental lawns, hardwearing back gardens, landscaping projects and sports pitches.
- When to sow:
The period for sowing in the UK is mid-March to late September but this all depends on soil temperature. The soil needs to be approx. 8-10°c for a consistent number of days before it’s safe to sow. Make sure you check the weather forecast to make sure there will be no sudden drop in temperature after sowing.
- Sorting your seedbed:
Once you have chosen you Hubbards lawn seed mixture and you’re confident that it’s warm enough to sow – it’s time to prepare your seedbed:
- Remove all weeds and any large bits of debris in the soil
- Dig/ rotavate the soil to a depth of 15-25cm
- If you’re soil is very poor quality, feel free to add top soil
- Rake over the soil
- Roll or tread on the seedbed to firm it up
- You can also rake in seed fertiliser 3-5 days before sowing
SOW FOR SUCCESS
Now that you’re seedbed is spot on, you can sow your Hubbards lawn seed onto the area in need:
- Divide area into manageable sections
- Sow at 50g/m² if reseeding (overseeding is 50g/m²)
- Shake seed to mix
- Sow half of pack from left to right and half from top to bottom of area
- Rake over seed, roll or tread to get maximum contact with soil
- Lightly water if it is dry
ADD IN SOME AFTERCARE
To really get the results you want, it’s important to show your newly seeded area some attention in the following weeks. This will encourage establishment, help thicken the coverage and keep away unwanted weeds.
- Water area well in dry conditions
- Reduce traffic over area
- Remove weeds which appear
- Cut lawn when grass is 5-8cm high
- For following cuts lower blades to 2.5cm high
- Don’t remove more than a third of growth in a cut
KEEPING IT IN TOP CONDITION
The final step is to keep on top of the condition of your lawn. When
- Apply lawn fertiliser during spring, summer, autumn
- Overseed patchy areas if/when necessary
Contact us today for more info on our lawn seed options!