DIY Instructions - How to sow lawn seed
Step 1: Measuring the site
Step 3: Preparing The Soil
Step 4 - Sowing the seed
Sow the lawn seed onto a prepared soil that has been raked lightly in one direction. This can be done by hand or with a spreader. The raking will leave behind furrows in the soil that the seed will settle into.
Mix the lawn seed with some Paul Munns Organic Lawn Food. This will help provide the new lawn with all the nutrients it will need to thrive. Broadcast the seed and Organic Lawn Food over the area and lightly cross rake. Cross raking is where you rake across the rake furrows you created before sowing the seed. In this way you create a grid pattern type effect. Some seed will be left on the surface and some seed will get buried. This is OK. We wouldn't recommend spreading any soil on top of the seed.
Step 6 - Watering
Irrigate lightly four to six times daily during germination depending on the temperature. The hotter the temperature, the more you should water. The idea is not to let the seed dry out during the germination period.
Make sure you water your lawn as per the instructions during germination and in accordance with the SA Water "Water Wise Measures". If the lawn seed dries out, it can die very quickly. As the lawn matures, you can reduce the frequency of watering.
Quick Tip: When you water, use a light spray and try not to wash the seed into piles
Your lawn should germinate sometime between 2 and 3 weeks (sometimes earlier) depending on the variety and the weather conditions.
In most cases, you can mow your lawn for the first time at around 4 weeks after sowing. Run a small test area first to make sure the mower doesn’t pull out the new lawn. Don’t mow heavily at first. Just trim the tops of the lawn.
We recommend that you apply a second application of Paul Munns Organic Starter Fertiliser at the 4 week mark. New lawns are hungry! You'll probably notice at this point that it's starting to go a lighter green or even a bit yellow. Frequent fertilising in the early days will ensure that your new lawn continues to establish quickly.