When to sow new lawn

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J Murphy asked 8 years ago

How soon can I sow a new lawn? My rural garden is in County Laois. It is fairly well drained, and the area for sowing is sheltered on the south-east side only.

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 4 years ago
Grass seed can be sown in any month, avoiding very wet or very dry spells, but April and September are best, when the soil is warm and moist.

Wait until the soil is dry enough to till and then rake it level and sow. Work in some general fertilizer first and then sow.

Well-drained soil will dry out more quickly for sowing. Make sure that the soil has settled and is level before sowing, or it will settle in humps and hollows.