It’s the perfect time to lay new lawns right now as the soil starts to warm up and new grass bursts into growth. Whether you choose seed mix or turf, select a mix which is suitable for the site. Think about the amount of light reaching the area, and how much wear it is likely to get, as well as the look you want to achieve. You’ll find specialist turf and seed grass mixes to suit your requirements in our garden centre here in Poynings, including lawn mixes for shady areas, hard-wearing mixes for family lawns, and fine grass mixes if you’re aiming for the bowling green look.
Take your time over preparing the soil: the more thoroughly you do it, the more successful your lawn will be. Preparation is the same for turf and seed. Dig the whole area to a depth of 20-25cm, removing weeds, and add well-rotted manure or compost to improve the soil structure. Leave to settle for a few days while you pop into the garden centre and buy in your turf or seed.
Finally, tread the area down to firm the soil’s surface, then rake level several times in different directions. You’re now ready to lay your new lawn!