The weather is warmer (optimum grass growing temperature is between 6 and 20 Celsius) and the soil is still moist providing suitable conditions to promote good grass growth. Growing your own grass is cheaper than laying new turf, and once the seed has been laid requires very little work.
Required garden tools for growing your own lawn
Before you sow your grass seed you need to prepare the soil, and ensure you have all the garden tools you need. To grow your own grass you will need;
- Watering can, or hose with a thin spray attachment
- Garden rake
- Garden fork
- Tape measure & string
- Lawn seed
How to choose the right lawn seed
Not all lawn seed is the same - before sowing your grass seed you should consider the type of grass you want to grow and the type of grass that is capable of growing in your garden.
Most gardens in the UK will require a hardwearing multi-purpose lawn seed. These are good for gardens that are used by children or pets, for example.
For areas or gardens that are shaded, a shade resistant lawn seed should be used. These grasses will grow much better in shadier areas of the garden, behind sheds for example.
Lastly, cheaper isn’t always better. Cheaper garden lawn seeds are more likely to contain more weed seeds, therefore more premium lawn seed is recommended for a carpet like finish.