Low Upkeep & Slow Grow Grass Seed

  • Slow growing
  • Low maintenance
  • Drought and low nutrient tolerant

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Product Description

Expertly blended to be a hassle-free low maintenance lawn, our Low Upkeep & Slow Grow mix is made up of 100% fine fescues. This mix is ideal for application in caravan parks, campsites and holiday homes where a low maintenance lawn is required. It can also be used for clients where their lawn is not frequently used or for those who do not wish to mow often. In addition to its slow growing and low maintenance nature, this mix is also hard wearing, drought tolerant and can grow well in low nutrient conditions. If your client’s lawn suffers from shade, this mix, and any of our mixes can be blended with our shaded grass seeds to create a lush, hardwearing, shade tolerant lawn.

Key Features

Requires a small number of mows per year
✔ Due to fescue content, will tolerate close mowing for a neat and tidy lawn for longer
No need for regular upkeep

Use For

Caravan parks
Campsites
Holiday homes
Recreational parks and public areas
Large grassland areas

 

Mixture Breakdown

50% Strong Creeping Red Fescue
30% Chewings Fescue
20% Hard Fescue/Sheeps Fescue

Usage Guide

Overseeding an existing lawn

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
Sow the 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 

Sowing a new lawn

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
Sow the 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 

Recommended Mowing Height 20 - 40mm
Sowing Rate (New Lawn) 50 grams per m2
Sowing Rate (Overseeding Existing Lawn) 35 grams per m2

Aftercare

Aftercare

Ensure your client waters their lawn deeply and daily for the next six weeks, avoiding if there is prolonged rainfall
 Their 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, the lawn is ready for its first mow on the highest setting
To keep the lawn healthy, green and disease / weed free, recommend that your client regularly fertilises the lawn

Product Questions

Product Questions

Can a sow this on top of an existing lawn?
If not, how do you recommend I prepare the ground? I have seen a sit suggest scalping the existing lawn.
Can a lawn weedkiller be used to remove weeds without killing the fescue?
Question by: David Stubbings on 23 Sept 2021, 14:42
Hi David,

You can apply a weedkiller prior to overseeding an existing lawn. I would recommend our Feed, Weed and Moss Killer product. It works over the course of two weeks to eradicate weeds and moss - where it is particularly prevalent patches will appear and these will need seeded. It will also feed your lawn and make any existing grass very green and lush. It is a granular fertiliser and needs to be watered in after application.

After the 2 weeks you can then sow the seeds. below is our step by step guide to overseeding.
● 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
● Sow the 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
Answer by: Roisin McCann on 27 Sept 2021, 10:58
Hi, you mention only a limited amount of mows needed each year. How often would it need mowed approximately and what species are in it? Thanks
Question by: C Ford on 25 Mar 2022, 12:13
Hi, thanks for your question!

Once the lawn is established, it would need to be mowed a few times a year, and this can also be based on one's personal preference.

The Low Upkeep & Slow Grow Grass mix contains strong creeping red fescue, chewings fescue and hard fescue/sheeps fescue.
Answer by: Helen McGale on 25 Mar 2022, 14:22
Hi we have sown the seed on fresh new soil that was delivered. It is covered equally in grass and weed.
We haven't given it its first mow yet. What is the best thing to do to eliminate weeds please.
We have the slow grow seed.
Kind Regards
Question by: Ginny Kooner on 10 Jun 2022, 07:44
Hi Ginny, thank you for your question.

It can be pretty alarming when weeds start to grow along with your new grass.

Even with the most thorough preparation, weeds can lay dormant in the soil and in good conditions, weeds can come through with the new grass.

We have a blog post with some tips on dealing with weeds in a newly seeded lawn, you can check out it here: https://thegrasspeople.com/control-weeds-newly-seeded-lawn/
Answer by: Helen McGale on 10 Jun 2022, 10:40

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