FAMILY: Kids and Pets Grass Seed - All Questions

Can I seed large bare patches on my lawn now or is it too late in the year?
Question by: Jenny Garbutt on 26 Sept 2020, 13:34
Hi Jenny

Grass sowing season is generally from March - September. You can confidently sow grass seed when temperatures are 8-10 degrees and above consistently for at least two weeks with no adverse weather conditions forecast. Always consult a two week forecast prior to sowing.

Answer by: Roisin McCann on 28 Sept 2020, 10:54
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, 07:58
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, 10:34
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, 15:04
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, 16:19
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
How long will this product keep for in the bag, once opened
Thank you
Question by: Alan White on 20 Feb 2021, 14:44
Our seed is all fresh so will be good for about 12 months, likely 18 in reality but the less time that passes the better!

Store it a cool, dry place and away from pests and it will be fine.
Answer by: Roisin McCann on 22 Feb 2021, 08:23

Are these grasses safe for a dog to eat please? We have a serial muncher lol.
Question by: Sue on 18 Mar 2021, 15:17
Hi Sue

Whilst it's not a delicacy we would recommend, there is usually no issue if the dog accidently ingests a few seeds. If eaten in large quantities then it might be a different story and also cause patches.
Do try your best to keep the pets of the lawn at least for the first few weeks, for their the safety and also for the new lawn. We would always suggest minimum use until the garden has established, usually around the 6-8 week mark.
Answer by: Roisin McCann on 18 Mar 2021, 15:29
Hello. I am looking to lay down grass seeds on my whole garden that has been recently dug and completely cleared of weeds. To cover the freshly laid seeds, what fleece would you recommend to use to cover the area whilst the seeds grow to protect them from birds eating them? Thank you :)
Question by: Beth on 15 Apr 2021, 11:15
Hi, unfortunately we are unable to recommend any particular brands.
However, we would recommend that you refer to customer reviews when searching as we always find these are a good indication of how well the product will work.

I am sorry that I could not be of more help on this occasion.

Answer by: Roisin McCann on 15 Apr 2021, 11:31
I need to overseed my lawn, I have a few patches where I've removed moss and bear patches around one edge of lawn near bushes. My garden is South East facing and the bear edges get sun for 3/4 of the day. Would this seed be suitable or should I get the semi-shade seed or a mix? I've seen the amazing results of your seed on the Instagram page, Ian and Ross The 1930s fixer upper and I was impressed. I usuall
Question by: Julia Brundish on 15 Apr 2021, 11:51
Hi Julia

You can blend any of our mixes to achieve ultimate results. FAMILY: Kids & Pets I a great choice if you have normal soil. If parts of the lawn suffer from shade for the majority of the day then a shade mix is ideal. You can blend the two for an even, lush lawn.
Answer by: Roisin McCann on 15 Apr 2021, 13:19
What sort of coverage Msq would a 2kg and 10kg bag cover? Both new lawn and over seeding? Thanks
Question by: Martin on 20 Apr 2021, 22:39
Hi Martin

A 2kg bag would cover 40m2 if sowing a new lawn and if overseeding it would cover 57m2
A 10kg bag would cover 200m2 if sowing a new lawn and if overseeding it would cover approx 280m2
Answer by: Roisin McCann on 21 Apr 2021, 12:47
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, 07:12
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, 10:49

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