Perhaps you have decided that your existing lawn is not as lush as you would like, and you feel something needs attention in this direction. Mr-Skill loves his garden, and he firmly believes that growing a new lawn from the seed of choice makes excellent sense, particularly in the autumn season. This time of the year is good because extremes of temperature are no real threat.
Grass Roots Approach
One of our regular London gardeners, Cindy, says that, “it’s a roots up approach when it comes to replacing a lawn or a section thereof.” She calls it sowing season, because what you do now will reap rewards when you most want to enjoy a lush new lawn – namely the spring and summer months. Cindy suggests that you get a garden quote from your local nursery or garden centre, as they will be able to advise on the seed type to use, depending on your region.
Where to Start
A good start point would be to remove the old lawn. This may seem a little drastic, but you don’t want your new lush mat strangled by the old weed-ridden excuse-for-a-lawn, surely? If your soil is very dry, you can try saturating it with the garden hose for a few hours. This will help to soften up the top soil and the root structure too.
The Big Dig
Once the earth is sufficiently moist, use a combination of spade and fork to remove the old unwanted turf, but you must excavate down to the root system too. You then need to level the surface into which you plan to sow the new grass seed. Use a rake, and don’t forget to apply a liberal volume of compost to encourage rapid and healthy growth. If you are tired-out already, you could find a gardener-and-landscaper right here on Mr-Skill.
Read the manufacturer’s instructions on the packet of lawn seed carefully. Not just for planting purposes though – there will be follow up in the weeks and months ahead as you admire your new lush green carpet in your garden. One last word from Mr-Skill, try to avoid mowing too soon, in fact, follow the guideline instructions to the letter and you will not be disappointed!