• Fast-growing and quick to establish
  • Wear-and-tear tolerant
  • Creates a lusciously green lawn
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Product Description

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Product Questions

Product Description carrat-down

SUPERSTAR: Back Lawn is a multi-tasking, multi-purpose mix that is hard-wearing while also providing a lusciously green lawn. The blend of perennial ryegrass with strong creeping red fescue makes this mix ideal for those who want a durable lawn but don’t want to compromise on quality. One of our most popular products and our very own superstar, SUPERSTAR: Back Lawn helps everyone to achieve an evergreen, hardy lawn every day, year on year!

If your lawn also suffers from dappled or blocked shade that is preventing the full growth of grass, consider mixing SUPERSTAR: Back Lawn with our shade-tolerant grass seeds, STEADFAST: Shade or STEADFAST: Ultra Shade.

All our grass seed mixes have the highest levels of purity and offer excellent germination rates. We are so confident that our Grass Seed Growth Guarantee covers all our seeds!

What area does each SUPERSTAR: Back Lawn 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

Before / After

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Usage Guide carrat-down

Sowing a new lawn with SUPERSTAR: Back 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
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 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 SUPERSTAR: Back 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
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 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.

SUPERSTAR: Back Lawn 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

Is there anything to gain or anything wrong with putting more seed down than is recommended?
Question by: Martyn on 13 Apr 2018, 20:56
Adding too much seed can cause competition amongst the new grass and it is also less economical however it really depends how much more you add!
Answer by: Chris McIlroy on 17 Apr 2018, 14:36
Good Morning, Is it ok to put a little top soil on top of the seeds when doing patch up bits?
Question by: Monika Nye on 27 Jul 2022, 10:03
Thanks for getting in touch!

Yes, it is! As long as it isn't too deep, it works great - around the size of a stack of 2-3 pound coins is the perfect depth!
Answer by: Ben Agnew on 27 Jul 2022, 10:54
After I’ve put my new seed in/on the soil, is it ok to use a fleece to cover the area to protect it from the birds eating the seed and falling leaves?
Question by: Russell Pickering on 4 Jun 2022, 12:46
Hi Russell, thank you for your question.

Yes, you could cover your newly seeded lawn with grass seed netting.

We also have a blog post with some tips which you may like to check out:
Answer by: Helen McGale on 6 Jun 2022, 11:01
Would it be OK to sow during mid October?
Question by: John Morley on 24 Sept 2023, 17:13
Thank you for your enquiry.

Mid October is a little late in the sowing calendar and normally the ideal times for sowing are from March - September. Ideally temperatures for germination need to be 8-10 degrees Celsius, if you have these sort of temperatures consistently for 2 weeks then the seeds should germinate. If you feel that the weather is not guaranteed or it is too cold in your part of the country then I would suggest that you delay sowing until Spring.
Answer by: Roisin McCann (Admin) on 25 Sept 2023, 14:07
Have i sowed the seeds too late?
I put the seed down about a week or so ago and have been watering it frequently.
I am concerned that the hot weather we have had for the last week has had an impact on the seeds not germinating as can’t see any evidence of growth.
Have I put the seed down too late in the year?
Has the long hot days killed the seed?
What can I do to fix patchy lawn?
Question by: Ian Perkins on 5 Jun 2021, 09:55
Hi Ian

There is no need to be concerned, the grass sowing season is generally from March - September. If you only seeded a week ago, then it is still quite early and there is plenty of time for the grass to grow. As long as you keep the area well watered and there is ample sunlight then there should be no issues. Just remember to water in the evenings when temperatures are cooler.
Answer by: Roisin McCann on 7 Jun 2021, 10:29
How come my lawn from your grass seed is full of weeds? Not happy.
Question by: Pauline Forbes on 14 Jun 2021, 12:13
Hi Pauline,

I am sorry to hear that you are having some issues with your lawn. If you would like send us an email to [email protected] we would be happy to discuss.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Answer by: Roisin McCann on 14 Jun 2021, 12:25
What time of year is best for seeding a patchy lawn
Question by: Ian on 15 Aug 2022, 15:01
Hi Ian, thanks for your question. The grass sowing season is generally from March - September. You can confidently sow our fast-growing mixture SUPERSTAR: Back Lawn 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 before sowing.
Answer by: Helen McGale on 15 Aug 2022, 15:05
Does the grass seed have an expire date.
Question by: Jack on 21 Oct 2023, 13:39
Hi Jack,

Thank you for your enquiry.

Our seed is all fresh, so it 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: Andrew Clarke (Admin) on 23 Oct 2023, 10:27
Hi there

I was looking to buy the
Super star back lawn seeds and Kids and Pets Grass Seed. Are they good to be used on clay soil?
Thank you
Question by: Leila on 3 Oct 2020, 21:39
Hi Leila

SUPERSTAR: Back Lawn and FAMILY: Kids and Pets are both the same mix – you will notice the label says TGP Back Lawn / Kids and Pets. Both mixes are 80% perennial ryegrass and 20% fescue and both create a hardwearing, fast-growing lawn that is still lush.

We appreciate that those who don’t have kids or pets will still use their lawn a lot and want it to be hardwearing and just as fast growing, so for that reason we have named them differently although they are the same mix.

We do have mix specifically designed for clay soils and it also contains some perennial ryegrass. IMPRESS: Clay Master 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 clay soils that are prone to dryness. The perennial ryegrass in this mix makes way for a fast-growing and hard-wearing lawn to thrive.
Answer by: Roisin McCann on 5 Oct 2020, 10:46
I sowed my seed on the 5th of October. We have had some period of heavy rain. I haven’t seen any germination yet. I hoping now the sun has started to shine in my area that the seeds will germinate.
Just wondering if this will have slowed down the germination rate? How long could it take to see germination in these weather conditions? Temperature is reaching around 12-14 degrees in Brighton.
Question by: Ben Kinslow on 15 Oct 2020, 10:00
Hi Ben

Slower germination is common at this time of year and can take 2 weeks in some cases. The temperatures are mild enough so it should not take much longer. At this stage I would give it another week.
Answer by: Roisin McCann on 15 Oct 2020, 10:42

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