FAMILY: Kids and Pets Grass Seed

  • Hard-wearing
  • Fast-growing
  • Ideal for families with kids and pets
How much does each bag cover?
Size / Weight
New Lawn
(50g per m²)
(35g per m²)













How much do I need?
From £19.95

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Product Description

Those lawns are getting a real battering with all the fun that’s being had. Of course, that’s what our gardens are for, so we’ve mixed the perfect blend of hard-wearing, quality grass seed with the finest fescue for a lawn that will withstand heavy traffic, and still look lusciously green.

The perennial ryegrass in this mix is fast to grow and establish, producing a strong and durable sward that will put up with just as much as a football pitch! The finer-leafed strong creeping red fescue blends seamlessly with the ryegrass to create a lawn that is as green and lush as it is wear-and-tear tolerant.

If you have a family lawn that suffers from dappled or blocked shade that is preventing the full growth of grass, consider mixing FAMILY: Kids and Pets Grass Seed with our shade-tolerant grass seeds, STEADFAST: Shade or STEADFAST: Ultra Shade.

Our high-quality grass seed is tested to the highest levels of purity and provides excellent germination rates. All our seeds are also covered by our Grass Seed Growth Guarantee.

What area does each FAMILY: Kids and Pets Grass Seed bag cover?

New lawn Overseeding an existing lawn
2kg - 40m2
5kg - 100m2
10kg - 200m2
20kg - 400m2
2kg - 57m2
5kg - 143m2
10kg - 286m2
20kg - 571.5m2


Mixture Breakdown

80% Perennial Ryegrass
20% Strong Creeping Red Fescue

Drag the slider below to see the difference FAMILY: Kids and Pets could make to your garden.

Usage Guide

Sowing a new lawn using FAMILY: Kids & Pets

Dig the soil over to a depth of 20-25cm
Remove weeds by hand or use a weed killer
Add top soil if you believe the soil to be poor quality or unlevel
Rake the area to get a level seedbed
Allow the seedbed to cultivate for 10-14 days to encourage any weeds to come to the surface, then remove any weeds that appear by hand
Sow the FAMILY: Kids & Pets seed at our recommended rate of 50g per m2, by using a seed spreader or your hand
Rake the seed in after sowing so that the seed is in amongst the soil
Firm down by foot or by using a roller to improve seed to soil contact
Water the just-sown seed well

Read our full guide How to sow a new lawn.

Overseeding an existing lawn with FAMILY: Kids & Pets

Remove any dead grass, weeds or moss by scarifying / raking the area
Rake the area enough so that the soil is loose and not compact
Allow the seedbed to cultivate for 10-14 days to encourage any weeds to come to the surface, then remove any weeds that appear by hand
Sow the FAMILY: Kids & Pets seed at our recommended rate of 35g per m2, by using a seed spreader or your hand
Rake the seed in after sowing so that the seed is in amongst the soil
Firm down by foot or by using a roller to improve seed to soil contact
Water the just-sown seed well 

Learn more with our guide How to overseed a lawn.

FAMILY: Kids & Pets Sowing Guide & Pack Sizes

Recommended Mowing Height 20 - 40mm

Sowing Rate (New Lawn)

50 grams per m2

Bag Coverage

2kg covers 40m2
5kg covers 100m2
10kg covers 200m2
20kg covers 400m2

Sowing Rate (Overseeding an Existing Lawn)

35 grams per m2

Bag Coverage

2kg covers 57m2
5kg covers 143m2
10kg covers 286m2
20kg covers 571.5m2




Continue to water your lawn deeply and daily for the next six weeks, avoiding if there is prolonged rainfall
Your lawn will take up to 6 weeks to fully establish
Once there is an even coverage throughout the lawn and grass blades are hitting heights of 5-7cm, your lawn is ready for its first mow on the highest setting
To keep your lawn healthy, green and disease / weed free, remember to regularly fertilise

Product Questions

Product Questions

Dear Sir/Madam,
I seeded my new lawn 19 days ago and parts of it look really great. the grass is green and quite tall. I seeded it with Family kids and pets, and also with steadfast shade. My concern is that the grass is very patchy. It seems that most of the "lawn" has shoots growing but they are spread out alot so it looks patchy. Will this fill out over the next few weeks or do I need to throw some more seed down? It seems difficult to throw more seed down as I cannot mix it in with the soil as there is grass growing there already. Any and all advice is very much appreciated. I have a picture but see no way to add it.
Thanks, and all the very best,
Question by: Charlie on 26 May 2023, 15:17
Hi Charlie,

Thanks for the question. What is likely happening is that the Ryegrass in the Family Kids & Pets mix is starting to appear while the Fescues in the Steadfast Shade mix are still taking longer to germinate. This will be down to Fescues liking to grow at warmer temperatures than the Ryegrass! I'd hold off on sowing any more seed and wait a couple of weeks for the Fescues to catch up, and then you should have a lovely full looking lawn. Also, feel free to send any pictures of your lawn to if you'd like us to have a look.
Have a lovely weekend :)
Answer by: Ben Agnew (Admin) on 26 May 2023, 15:54
Hi, my lawn has sadly been hit with leatherjackets. I have brought treatment to treat them with. How long after treating the garden with the leatherjacket treatment should I wait before applying new grass seed to the lawn? Thanks.
Question by: Robin Fisher on 21 Apr 2023, 16:53
Hi, thanks for the question! You should only sow your seeds after the leatherjackets are fully gone to avoid undoing all your hard work. Continue to water your lawn daily, and the leatherjackets should be gone within 2-4 weeks!
Answer by: Ben Agnew (Admin) on 24 Apr 2023, 08:58
Hi, I've just bought the Family: Kids and Pets Grass Seed for overseeding as we have lots of mud patches following a wet winter with our new puppy. Can I rake the soil and sow the seed whilst the ground is still wet or does it need to be completely dried out? As it's rained a lot recently and there are only sporadic dry days forecast over the next couple of weeks I'm concerned the ground isn't going to fully dry out for quite a while and I don't want to miss the chance to sow this so the lawn if fixed for the the summer. Thanks.
Question by: Matt on 27 Mar 2023, 10:01
Hi, thank you for your question.

You do not have to wait until it is completely dried out but just make sure that it is not too muddy and difficult to work with.
Answer by: Roisin McCann (Admin) on 27 Mar 2023, 11:57
When is best to patch a lawn
Question by: Dawn on 5 Mar 2023, 15:39
Hi Dawn,

To get the best results from overseeding a patchy lawn, you will want mild temperatures (around 8-10°C) mixed with plenty of rainy days, such as during months of spring or autumn.

We have a guide on this topic if you would like some further reading, which includes information on the perfect overseeding process:


Answer by: Andrew Clarke (Admin) on 6 Mar 2023, 09:10
Hi We have 2 dogs and although they don't usually wee on the garden we are hoping to find a seed that is resistant to patches caused by dog wee. Would this be a good option? Thanks
Question by: Laura on 2 Sept 2022, 12:34
Hi, thank you for your question. Unfortunately, no grass seed is resistant to the effects of dog "wee". However, this particular mix is extremely hard-wearing and can tolerate wear and tear. If they do urinate on the grass then try to water the area, as this dilutes it and will help minimise damage.
Answer by: Roisin McCann on 5 Sept 2022, 11:07
Will it be ok to use kids and pets grass seed after scarification and puttin you pre seed fertiliser down TIA
Question by: Tony on 29 May 2022, 13:37
Hi Tony, thanks for your question!

We would recommend applying our QUICK RELEASE: Pre-Seed prior to seeding, after you have mowed and scarified your lawn.

After applying it, you should leave it for a few days to allow the product to treat your lawn, and make sure that the granules are well watered and fully dissolved before sowing any grass seed!

You can check out our full overseeding guide here:
Answer by: Helen McGale on 30 May 2022, 11:10
Hi I’ve got clay soil and 1 dog, would this hard wearing grass be ok or would I have to use your clay seed mixture?
Question by: Adam thomas on 18 May 2022, 19:25
Hi Adam,

Thank you for your question!

We recommend our IMPRESS: Clay Master Lawn Seed for your clay soils. IMPRESS is a specially blended grass seed mixture designed for clay and heavy clay soil conditions.

The tall fescue component has a strong deep rooting system that allows it to penetrate your clay soils effectively and ensures a drought-tolerant lawn, especially in soils prone to dryness. The perennial ryegrass in this mix makes way for a fast-growing and hard-wearing lawn to thrive.

Some of our customers who have dogs and clay soils have informed us they use this mix as it creates a hard-wearing lawn.
Answer by: Helen McGale on 19 May 2022, 08:46
Could you tell me what the mix is in your kids and pets grass seed please
Question by: Yvonne on 1 May 2022, 11:34
Hi, our Family: Kids and Pets mixture contains 80% of Perennial Ryegrass and 20% Strong Creeping Red Fescue.
Answer by: Helen McGale on 3 May 2022, 11:12
Can this be used now or is it better to wait until later in spring? We live in Yorkshire and it is still dropping cold on a night.
Question by: Charlotte Hallas on 18 Mar 2022, 13:48
Hi, thanks for your question. I would suggest holding off until the temperatures at night are warmer and around 8 to 10 degrees. To help you decide when to sow, you may like to consult a two-week forecast before sowing grass seed.
Answer by: Helen McGale on 18 Mar 2022, 14:01
How well does this keep with dog urine? We are suffering from burn from our dog peeing on the grass.
Question by: Dale on 28 Feb 2022, 18:04
Thanks for your question. Our FAMILY: Kids and Pets. It produces a hardwearing, lush and versatile lawn. Whilst it's not pee resistant is one of our most hardwearing mixes. Dog urine will affect all grass types, but there are a few things you can do to help it, we have a blog post on our website which might be of interest to you. Just search How to repair dog urine patches on our website, and it will take you directly to our article.
Answer by: Helen McGale on 1 Mar 2022, 09:09

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