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How to Seed a Lawn

Creating a new lawn from seed relies on good preparation of the ground but will give you lasting results.

You will need:

Rake, Canes, String, Grass Seed, Hose

Best time to do it:

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Difficulty: 2 / 5

Mark out the area to be sown, rake thoroughly to remove stones then 'tread' the area on your heels to eliminate air pockets.

Step 1 of How to Seed a Lawn

Rake again to give a fine, level surface on which to sow the seeds. Mark out, using garden canes, a 1m square. Weigh enough seed for 1m as per the packet instructions, spread evenly over the marked out square.

Step 2 of How to Seed a Lawn

Once you have established the density at which the seed must be sown, spread seed over the rest of the area.

Step 3 of How to Seed a Lawn

Using a spring-tined rake gently incorporate the seed into the surface of the soil. Water and protect against birds, using netting, if necessary.

Step 4 of How to Seed a Lawn

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