IMPRESS: Clay Master Lawn Seed - All Questions

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I’m looking to over-seed a mixed/clay soil with few areas that are prone to moss and want grass that has fine grass blades - is this the right product?
Question by: LeNic on 23 Sept 2020, 10:37
Hi Nicolas


Thank you for your recent enquiry.

IMPRESS: Clay Master Lawn Seed is a mix of fine fescue and perennial ryegrass along with a small amount of stalked meadow grass. Whilst it does consist of fescues which is a finer grass variety the ryegrass is slightly thicker, which is known for its durability and hardwearing properties. There are finer mixes available but this does grow extremely well in clay based soils. The tall fescue component has a strong deep rooting system which not only allows it to penetrate your clay soils effectively but ensures a drought tolerant lawn, especially in clay soils that are prone to dryness. It does have some shade tolerance due to the meadow grass in the mix. https://thegrasspeople.com/impress-clay-master-lawn-seed


If you have any other questions I would be happy to help

Many Thanks
Kind Regards,

Roisin
Technical Advisor

Answer by: Roisin McCann on 24 Sept 2020, 14:06
Has the grass seed been treated so birds won't eat it!
Question by: Steve Cole on 28 Sept 2020, 09:57
Hi Steve

The seeds are completely natural and not coated with anything – so aren’t bird repellent. We have a few recommendations on our blog on this but in short:

1. Use visual deterrents such as reflective objects
2. Use noise deterrents such as windchimes
3. Place netting over the area
4. Provide alternative food source such as bird food


Many Thanks
Roisin
Answer by: Roisin McCann on 28 Sept 2020, 14:29
can l lay seed in october
Question by: paul james on 3 Oct 2020, 13:31
Hi Paul

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.

Many Thanks
Roisin
Answer by: Roisin McCann on 5 Oct 2020, 11:24
Hi there
I have just stumbled on this product and cannot wait to use it. I have just bought a cottage in Midhurst West Sussex and I have never ever had a garden like it. It is saturated sodden in the winter and like concrete in the summer. I have left a beautiful well stocked garden and landed with a garden with not a plant in site....and boggy grassy patchy lawn to boot.
I have only ever had a sandy garden before having always lived near a beach.
I have aerated the grass to an inch of it's life and can't wait to get going.
My question is, it is now coming into February. When is the absolute earliest I can start to re seed the baldy patches.
Thanks so much
Sue
Question by: Sue on 31 Jan 2021, 16:22
Hi Sue

Thank you for your enquiry. The 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.

You may also want to consider our 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.

Congrats on the new house and we would love to see some before and after pictures of the garden.
Answer by: Roisin McCann on 1 Feb 2021, 09:41
Hi, I have a small lawn (c. 40m2) clay soil, already has worn grass I want to improve, c. 25% shade in summer, more in winter. Has been holding water, I have airated with pitchfork and now want to sow grass. I also have children. Which seed do you recommend? Thank you.
Question by: Fingal Dorman on 20 Feb 2021, 15:55
IMPRESS: Clay Master is g designed for clay and heavy clay soil conditions. The tall fescue component has a strong deep rooting system which not only allows it to penetrate your clay soils effectively but ensures a drought tolerant lawn, especially in soils that are prone to dryness. The perennial ryegrass in this mix makes way for a fast-growing and hard-wearing lawn to thrive. It does have some shade tolerance due to the meadow grass in the mix, but if your lawn really suffers from shade you may wish to blend it with one of our specialised shade mixtures.
Answer by: Roisin McCann on 22 Feb 2021, 08:26
I have removed around 45 tons of soil to level my garden. I’m left with thick clay and whenever it rains it turns into a swimming pool. I’m after advice on what to layer up before seeding to assist drainage and also how deep to lay top soil prior to seeding. Thanks
Question by: Nik on 13 Mar 2021, 16:06
Hi Nik


Thank you for your enquiry.

If the drainage issue is extensive you need to add some sort of drainage system to offer a more long term solution.
With regards to seed for the area. this mix is ideal. It 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 which not only allows it to penetrate your clay soils effectively but ensures a drought tolerant lawn, especially in soils that are prone to dryness.

Unless the garden needs levelled, you should only require a few inches of topsoil.
Answer by: Roisin McCann on 15 Mar 2021, 10:48
Impress clay master grass seed how long can you keep it for
Question by: Roy on 21 Mar 2021, 16:49
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 in a cool, dry place and away from pests and it will be fine.
Answer by: Roisin McCann on 22 Mar 2021, 11:52
Hi, Can I use half a 10 kg bag of Clay Master now and the rest in a few months time if stored in a cool dry place? Alternatively, how long will an opened bag keep for? Thanks, Tony
Question by: Tony on 27 Mar 2021, 14:37
Hi Tony

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 in a cool, dry place and away from pests and it will be fine.
Answer by: Roisin McCann on 29 Mar 2021, 12:02
I have an area of the garden that has normal soil and then an area that has clay. I plan to place a top coat of regular soil over this clay. I am unsure if I should should still use the Clay Master seed or Superstar seed?
Question by: Gordon Smith on 29 Mar 2021, 14:33
Hi Gordan


This really depends on the amount of top soil you are adding. It would need to be a fair amount to help counteract the clay soils. I would tend to go with IMPRESS: Clay Soils rather than SUPERSTAR: Back Lawn.
Answer by: Roisin McCann on 29 Mar 2021, 16:43
I'm laying a new lawn using your IMPRESS: Clay Master Lawn Seed. The bed is all prepared and I have a Scotts Evengreen Drop Spreader that I'd like to use to sow the seed at the correct volume. Can you tell me which setting I should use? Thanks
Question by: Mark on 10 Apr 2021, 20:17
Hi Mark

We would recommend setting 13.5 x 3 passes if you are sowing a new lawn.
Answer by: Roisin McCann on 12 Apr 2021, 09:37

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