Lawn care is a labour of love, but it doesn’t have to be difficult or time-consuming. To keep your lawn looking healthy and green all year round, follow these essential tips on grass seed and lawn feed:
Buy grass seed appropriate to the local climate
You should buy grass seed suitable for the area where you live. It makes all the difference to how well your lawn will grow. In dry climates, grass seed should be drought-resistant, and in wetter areas, grass seed for damp conditions is best. In the UK, there are three types of grass seed available:
- Drought resistant varieties for dry areas
- Medium type grass seed which is suitable in mixed or damp conditions
- Taller varieties for wetter regions
For a luxurious lawn in the UK, the best time to sew new grass seed is during the early part of the year. It is also advisable to use grass seed from a reputable supplier or specialist retailer. Inferior quality grass seed won’t grow well or will need twice the water for it to thrive. Grass seeds are small, and you can buy them in bulk online if they are not available locally at garden centres or other retailers.
How do I buy lawn feed?
Lawn care isn’t just about buying the right kind of grass seed; you also need to invest in quality lawn feed fertilisers that will provide your lawn with essential nutrients, strength and optimal health. NPK fertiliser produces quick results, but it’s important not to overfeed as this can damage the soil structure and cause nutrient deficiencies down the line. Always read labels when buying any type of lawn care product, including feeds and seeds, to make sure they are appropriate for use on your lawn.
Top tips for a beautiful lawn
Apart from buying top quality grass seed and lawn feed, the best advice for optimal lawn care is to choose the correct fertiliser. It makes all the difference between having a luxurious healthy-looking lawn or one that looks like it needs help! Consider using NPK fertilisers at least every two weeks as this provides nutrients and optimal health for all types of grass. Apply the fertiliser according to the directions, and be sure to water the lawn adequately. You should also make sure to do regular lawn car maintenance tasks such as aerating, mowing and watering, and applying lawn feed.