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There are four main types of grass seed mixture:
Buy your grass seed from a reputable firm and you will not go far wrong.
Study the instructions on the seed packets carefully to ensure you have the correct amount of seed. Sow too little and the lawn may end up patchy, sow too much and there may be a problem with 'damping off' of the grass seedlings.
The day for sowing the seed should be fine and calm with the surface of the soil dry, but damp below the surface. If the weather is too dry for this, it may be necessary to water the soil a few days before sowing.
To sow the seed, divide the total amount of seed into four parts. Spread the seed by hand as evenly as possible, covering the area four times as shown below:
Sowing the seed in the way described above will help ensure that the seed covers all parts of the lawn evenly. If a special seed distributor machine is used, sow half the seed across the site and the other half up and down the site.
IMMEDIATELY AFTER SOWING
If birds are likely to be attracted to the seed, criss-cross strands of string or thread 10cm (4 inch) above the surface of the soil.
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