From heavy foot traffic to extreme weather conditions, maintaining a lush and resilient garden lawn all year round can seem like a challenge. But fear not! The solution is to use hard wearing grass seed — this approach to lawn care promises to transform your outdoor space into a durable and visually appealing sanctuary. Keep reading as we explore the benefits, grass seed mix options, and lawn aftercare tips associated with hard wearing grass seed.
Understanding Hard Wearing Grass Seed
Our hard wearing grass seed is specifically bred and designed to withstand high levels of wear and tear. Unlike traditional grass varieties, these resilient seeds have enhanced durability, making them ideal for areas with heavy foot traffic. Sowing durable grass seed is beneficial if you often hold family gatherings or if your kids and pets use your garden a lot - its added durability means it will withstand the footfall so that you can enjoy a beautiful and vibrant lawn.
Choosing Hard Wearing Grass Seed
The first step in getting a durable garden lawn that keeps growing and looking fantastic — even after all the wear and tear it goes through — is knowing what hard wearing grass seed mix is ideal for your lawn:
SUPERSTAR: Back Lawn
SUPERSTAR: Back Lawn provides the best hard wearing lawn, which is perfect for gardens that get used a lot! It features a seed mix of 80% perennial ryegrass that creates a hard wearing, fast-growing lawn that can handle any wear and tear, while the strong creeping red fescue helps it recover quickly.
FAMILY: Kids and Pets Grass Seed
It can be hard to imagine being able to maintain the perfect lawn when there are kids and pets running around on it and wearing it down. But you will be pleased to read that our FAMILY: Kids and Pets seed mix was created for that exact purpose! It will help you get that family and pet-friendly lawn you’ve been dreaming of!
IMPRESS: Clay Master
Growing a durable and hard wearing lawn in clay soil is often a difficult task, but our IMPRESS: Clay Master has been a reliable option for growing in clay soil since we introduced it back in 2019. We went out of our way to include the best grass seed species to overcome the challenging growing conditions that clay soils often present. Do you have a wet and boggy garden in the winter and dry and cracked ground in the summer? Then it sounds like you need to sow our IMPRESS: Clay Master seed to achieve the lawn you thought wasn’t possible until now!
THRIVE: Sandy Soils
Sandy soils are usually dry and not great at holding nutrients, which makes it difficult for traditional grass seeds to grow. To solve this problem, we created our THRIVE: Sand Soils seed mix – this grass seed grows exceptionally well in sandy soil and extracts nutrients easily where most other grass seed species struggle!
RESTORE: Self-Repair Lawn
RESTORE: Self-Repair is the ultimate solution for a lawn that frequently shows signs of wear and often needs overseeding (it also helps when you don’t have enough spare time for detailed lawn maintenance!). This seed mix contains the self-repairing Zurich ryegrass species, which repopulates worn-out, patchy areas of your lawn, meaning you can work on other garden tasks or use your free time on other things.
The Benefits of Hard Wearing Grass Seed
- Exceptional Durability: One of the primary advantages of hard wearing grass seed is its ability to endure high traffic and recover quickly from damage. So, whether your lawn has children playing, pets running around, or social gatherings, our hard wearing grass seed mixes can handle it all!
- Low Maintenance: Hard wearing grass seed requires minimal maintenance compared to other grass types. It exhibits excellent resilience, reducing the need for frequent reseeding or extensive repairs. This saves you both time and effort, allowing you to focus on enjoying your outdoor space.
- Visual Appeal: Despite its toughness, hard wearing grass seed doesn’t compromise on aesthetics. These seeds are carefully selected to offer a lush, green appearance, enhancing the overall beauty of your lawn. This means you can have a picturesque landscape without sacrificing durability.
- Versatility: We have seed mixes suitable for various soil types, making it a versatile choice for homeowners with busy garden lawns. Whether you have clay soil, sandy soils or areas of your lawn open to the elements or covered in heavy shade all day long, we have a range of hard wearing grass seeds that can thrive in your garden!
Help for Choosing the Right Hard Wearing Grass Seed
- Identify Your Needs: Consider the specific requirements of your lawn, including the amount of foot traffic it receives, how heavy the shade is, and soil type. These three things will help you determine your lawn’s ideal grass seed variety.
- Seed Mixture: Our hard wearing grass seed mixes are expertly blended to combine different grass species for a durable and long-lasting lawn. Mixtures that include durable grasses like perennial ryegrass and fescue species will provide the best growth for busy garden lawns.
- Quality and Certification: Our grass seeds are of the highest quality and meet the UK Government Higher Voluntary Standard (HVS). This guarantees you’re investing in a reliable product that meets the industry standards and ensures you’re using the best grass seed available.
Sowing and Growing your Grass Seed
- Creating the Perfect Seedbed: Prepare the soil by removing debris or weeds and ensuring it is well-drained. Follow our step-by-step video guide below to prepare the perfect seedbed for your grass.
- Watering and Fertilisation: Regular watering is essential for establishing a strong root system. Provide adequate moisture but avoid overwatering. Additionally, apply a slow-release fertiliser during the growing season to promote healthy growth throughout the year.
- Regular Maintenance: While hard wearing grass seed is low maintenance, it still benefits from routine lawn care. Mow the lawn at the appropriate height for your chosen grass variety, and be sure to aerate your soil periodically to enhance root development and reduce soil compaction.
Reinforce Your Lawn with Hard Wearing Grass Seed
Gone are the days of sacrificing aesthetics for durability when it comes to your lawn. Hard wearing grass seed offers a groundbreaking solution, allowing you to enjoy a beautiful green space that can withstand the rigours of daily life. With its exceptional durability, low maintenance requirements, and visual appeal, hard wearing grass seed is a game-changer for anyone seeking a resilient and vibrant lawn.
We also have specialist grass seed designed to grow in dappled shade and grass seed that grows in heavily shaded areas of your garden.
If your garden features clay soil, our guide on getting the most out of clay soil will ensure you have the beautiful garden lawn you want. And our mowing and grass cutting tips help you give your lawn the best care so it grows as thick and lush as you have hoped!