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Sowing a Lawn

Begin by digging the site thoroughly to break up the soil - level the ground as required.
Firm the ground by using a roller or by treading the area with your feet.
(The more family and friends you can get to help the merrier!)
Rake the soil surface gently, using a soil rake, to achieve a fine seed bed.
Mark out seed bed with string or bamboo canes
Sow seed by hand or with a drop spreader at a rate of 30g/m2
Lightly rake over, at right angles to previous direction.
Roll lightly - it's important not to compact the soil after all your digging to break it up!
Water well using a fine spray to avoid washing away any soil.
Keep well watered until grass becomes established - if soil dries out the young grass can die quickly from lack of water.
Once the grass is established feed regularly - this is important if you want a good lawn.
Feeding is easy with an Evergreen Complete hand spreader.


How to renovate a 'tired' lawn

Feed the lawn with a good lawn ferilizer such as Evergreen Complete.
(Evergreen Complete will also kill any weeds and/or mosses that are spoiling the lawn)
Rake out any dead moss with a lawn rake.
Mow the lawn as closely as possible.
Aerate the lawn using a hollow-tine fork - a garden fork will do but a hollow-tine is better.
Using a lawn rake scratch any "bald" areas or areas where the grass looks thin. This breaks up the the soil surface to facilitate germination of the grass seed.
If you have any hollows in your lawn fill in with turf dressing.
Apply seed by hand at a rate of 20g/m2 to any "bald" areas or areas where the grass is thin.
Water well using a fine spray to avoid washing away any grass seed.

Kids on lawn

SPLASH OUT ON SOME LAWN REPAIR KIT

Lawn Repair: Scratch the surface to be repaired with a lawn rake to beak up the soil and remove any dead grass or moss. If the patch surace isn't level fill in with some soil or turf dressing. Gently tread on the patch but don't compact it too much. If this lowers the level of the patch add more soil or turf dressing.
Scatter the required amount of grass seed on the area to be patched.


Garden Roller

Hollow-tine Fork Aerator.
Similar to a garden fork but with
hollow prongs

Hollow-tine Aerator.
Push type

How to lay Turf

The preparation is similar to to that for sowing grass seed.

Begin by digging the site thoroughly to break up the soil - level the ground as required.
Firm the ground by using a roller or by treading the area with your feet.
(The more family and friends you can get to help the merrier!)
Rake the soil surface gently, using a soil rake, to achieve a fine bed for the turf to be placed on.
Roll out the turf, in strips, in the position you want.
Water well using a fine spray to avoid washing away any soil.
Keep well watered until grass becomes established - if soil dries out the young grass can die quickly from lack of water.
Once the grass is established feed regularly - this is important if you want a good lawn.
Feeding is easy with an Evergreen Complete hand spreader.

Turf comes in rolls about 2 inches deep and dries out easily so keep wet.
Turf is best used within 48 hours of delivery to prevent lack of light yellowing the grass.

EverGreen Grass Seed mixtures are blended from purpose bred sports turf grass varieties tested by the Sports Turf Research Institute. The mixtures have a unique formula that contains Headstart® to improve germination. EverGreen Grass Seed is treated with bird repellent to make it less palatable to birds.

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EverGreen Multi Purpose Grass Seed

For hard-wearing lawns this mixture contains a blend of dwarf and fine-leaved ryegrass. This mixture provides a dense cover with good resistance to wear and tear caused by children, pets or heavy foot traffic. Click here for further details.

EverGreen Shady Lawn Grass Seed

For lawns that are shaded by trees or buildings. This is blended without ryegrass and uses specially selected hard Fescues and Browntop Bent ideal for shady conditions. Click here for further details.

EverGreen Fine Lawn Grass Seed

For fine ornamental lawns. This mixture contains a blend of fine-leaved grasses such as Fescues and Browntop Bent without ryegrass.


Soil Rake
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I hope you find these information sheets helpful as a basic guide.



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