Sowing a new lawn

Pete McCreesh asked 12 years ago

Thinking of sowing my new lawn next week, do you think the grass will grow before frost season. The lawn is at a 30 degree angle do you think this is too steep for using a lawn mower

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
You can sow lawn seed more or less all year round but best in September and April. A 30 degree angle is quite steep and usually a hover mower would be used on such slopes. It can be especially dangerous to use ride-on mowers on steep slopes as they can roll over.

You could consider some terracing to take the steepness off the slope, even if the terraces are still sloping and not completely level. If possible, the best solution for a sope is to plant with tree and shrubs.