FAMILY: Kids and Pets Grass Seed

  • Hard-wearing
  • Fast-growing
  • Ideal for families with kids and pets
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Product Description carrat-down

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

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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


Aftercare carrat-down


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 carrat-down

Product Questions

Are the aftercare instructions the same for overseeding as for new lawns ie cutting for the first time after 6 weeks?
Question by: Chris on 16 May 2021, 06:12
Hi Chris.

Yes it will the same aftercare procedure, water regularly, wait until fully established until you mow and keep the mower on the highest setting for the the 1st mow.
Answer by: Roisin McCann on 17 May 2021, 09:49
Hi, I am looking to create a clover lawn mix, would this be suitable to mix with clover seed? Thanks
Question by: Natali on 6 Aug 2021, 10:32
Hi Natali, you can blend this mix if you wish. However, we do have a mix that contains white clover - Verges & Embankments.
Answer by: Roisin McCann on 9 Aug 2021, 10:58
I have 3 dogs who love to run around the garden. One in particular likes to spin around and has worn mud patches all over. I’m just wondering whether the family seed would be tough enough or whether I should mix it with a sports grass or just use a sports grass. I’d be really grateful for your advice.
Many thanks
Question by: Carolyn Hanlon on 15 Jan 2021, 18:41
Hi Carolyn

Thank you for your enquiry. Either will work on such gardens. Our Family: Kids & Pets is an extremely hardwearing mix designed for gardens that see a lot of activity and would be one of our most popular mixes. The perennial ryegrass is both hardy and fast growing and will help minimise any damage. The Perform:Sports is a 100% perennial ryegrass mix and has the ability to recover from damage which makes it advantageous. The Family: Kids & Pets is available in a range of bag sizes where as the Peform:Sports starts at 10kg.
Answer by: Roisin McCann on 18 Jan 2021, 09:36
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, 12:37
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, 10:10
I am about to reseed my lawn having killed it off due to an infestation of crabgrass. The poison has been down a good 3 weeks. I need to put some good quality soil as a top layer before I seed and have some slow release summer fertilizer. Is this something I can use before I seed my lawn and should I leave it for an amount of time
Question by: andy on 7 Jun 2021, 08:52
Hi Andy,

We do have a QUICK RELEASE: Pre Seed fertiliser. It provides the soil and seed with all the nutrients they need. It helps to create a great foundation for sowing new seed whilst strengthening existing grass. It will also help increase germination and establishing a strong root system. You should mow the lawn before applying it - the recommended spreading rate is 70g per m2. It is a granular fertiliser so will need to be watered in after it is applied. Once the granules are dissolved you are safe to seed.
Answer by: Roisin McCann on 7 Jun 2021, 10:31
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, 11:34
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, 10:07
Will this help with dog pee patches ?
Question by: Beryl Jarrett on 3 Jul 2021, 17:26
Hi Beryl, whilst this mix is great for overseeding any areas that have been damaged by dog urine, it's not completely immune to the effects of the urine, no grass seed is. We do have a blog post in our Help and Advice section on this very topic and may be worth a read.
Answer by: Roisin McCann on 5 Jul 2021, 09:35
Hi. I have two dogs & lots of patches on grass. Is it to late to put grass seed down now or should I be thinking about using a fertiliser. New to gardening So have no idea
Question by: Suzy on 3 Oct 2020, 06:58
Hi Suzy

It depends on how badly damaged the patches are, if it is severe and the grass is dead then I would suggest reseeding. If it is only slight then I would recommend a fertiliser to help the grass recover. You would need something that is rich in nitrogen, I would recommend our a QUICK RELEASE Pre Seed, this will work over a period of six weeks to nourish the soil.
Answer by: Roisin McCann on 5 Oct 2020, 09:34
Is it safe to put down with cat and dog
Question by: Linda feilding on 7 Jul 2021, 10:19
Hi Linda

Whilst the seed is safe to seed we always recommend that you try and keep pets of the lawn until it has established.

Answer by: Roisin McCann on 7 Jul 2021, 10:23
The temperatures forecast for the next 2 weeks a is ranging from 5 degrees to 12 degrees is this too cold to plant this grass seed?
Also I see towards the end of October the temperature is set to drop to 2 degrees and am concerned if the seed does germinate it will freeze and perish?
Question by: Hilary Sams on 9 Oct 2020, 14:04
Hi Hilary, ideally the temperatures need to be 8-10 degrees and above consistently for at least two weeks with no adverse weather conditions forecast for germination. Those cooler temperatures (5 degrees) you mentioned are probably in evenings so the chances are the daytime temperatures will be fine, however if you want to air on the side of caution then you could leave it.
Answer by: Roisin McCann on 9 Oct 2020, 15:19

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