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Gro-Sure Smart Lawn Seed is the lawn seed thats guaranteed to grow*. It’s unique blend of ingredients means it grows in a range of challenging conditions. Smart Lawn Seed reduces seed losses due to erratic watering and the Aqua Gel soaks up to 400 times its weight in water. It’s also ideal for over-seeding worn grass or filling in bare patches too. Additionally, Gro-Sure Smart Lawn Seed keeps working all year round.

  • For a strong, healthy lawn in hot and dry conditions
  • For lush green grass in shady conditions
  • Worn areas and bare patches
  • Guaranteed to grow due to Aqua Gel technology*
  • If you are using a lawn spreader, please check out our guide to Lawn Spreader Settings

*when used in accordance with the pack instructions

Sizes available

  • 25m2 box
  • 40m2 box
  • 80m2 bag
  • 250m2 bag
  • Product Details
  • How to Use
  • Overseeding
  • Tips & Advice

Why Use

Gro-Sure Smart Seed is a blend of unique hard wearing lawn seed varieties that is ideal for over-seeding worn grass or filling in bare patches,

Seeds are treated with Aqua Gel technology for improved germination. Aqua Gel can absorb 400 x its weight in water, and slowly releases it back to the seeds, when the seeds require it to germinate. The Aqua Gel coating also deters birds from eating the seeds.

gro-sure smart seed why use

What to Expect

Gro-sure Smart Lawn Seed is guaranteed to grow in any condition. You will see a strong and healthy lawn in hot and dry conditions, lush green grass in shady areas and it will bring lawns back to life in worn areas and bare patches.

In good conditions blades of grass can usually be seen in under 2 weeks, however if the conditions are unfavourable this may take considerably longer.

     Gro-Sure Smart Seed                                Competitor  

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When to Use

Lawn seed may be sown from March to October. However, for best results, sow lawn seed in the spring from March to May, and in the early autumn from mid September through to mid October.

 

How to Use

Best Conditions: Lawn seed grows best when the soil temperature is consistently around 10°—18°C. If conditions stray out of this range, time and rate of germination can be negatively impacted

Preparation

Clear away any debris and remove weeds before sowing

Sowing

Tip: In dry conditions, water the soil thoroughly the day before.

1. Shake the box to mix up the seeds.

2. Using the built-in side applicator, apply the seed at the following rate:

  • New Lawn (or Patch Repair): 40g/m2
  • Revitalising Existing Lawn: 30g/m2

3. Lightly rake to incorporate the seed into the soil surface

4. Walk over or roll the sown area to press the seed into the soil

Watering

Water the area thoroughly using a fine-rose watering can or sprinkler, taking care not to wash the seeds away.

In dry conditions, water daily to maintain soil moisture levels until seed germinates.

Aftercare

1. First cut at 5-8cm (2-3”) high

2. Gradually lower the cutting height to about 2.5cm (1 inch). Do not remove more than 1/3 of the grass leaf at any one time

3. Feed your lawn after at least 2 cuts. Our recommended lawn feeds are: Westland SafeLawn, Aftercut Triple Care, Aftercut Lawn Thickener

  • Keep new lawns well watered especially in dry conditions
  • Do not use weed killers or strong fertilisers on new lawns and always read the product label before use

The overseeding of your existing lawn is an essential part of your annual lawn maintenance. All lawns are affected by the specific growing environment. This includes their level of use and general weather conditions. As a result of these conditions, its key to understand the basic principles of overseeding. Its also important to choose the right  seed mix to achieve a greener and healthier lawn.

Overseeding achieves:

  • To  infill damaged, bare or thin patches, as well as worn areas to achieve a greater thickness
  • All of our lawn seed is pantone matched. So it does not matter if you have used a previous seed product. The colour will be the same – overseeding will improve the colour of the lawn overall
  • Reduce weeds and moss

When should I overseed my lawn:

The best time to do this is either in spring or autumn or both. Germination can take between 7 and 21 days so you will require the ideal conditions these seasons will bring.

Choosing the right seed:

How to overseed your lawn

  • Mow your lawn to approx 25mm.
  • Use a spring tine rake to break up and remove the layer of dead matted grass (thatch). If the depth opf the thatch is quite dense use a scaryfing rake, as this will ensure the seed make contact with the soil allowing it to germinate
  • Using a garden fork or aerator to spike the lawn at 300mm intervals
  • If your lawn has not been fed in the last 4 months we recommend feeding the lawn before overseeding. Your lawn can then be overseeded 3 to 4 days after applying  lawn fertiliser. However, please note you will usually need to wait about 4 weeks after applying a feed, weed & moss killer. (Check the instructions on the product for this.)
  • Sow the seed evenly across the lawn
  • Our range of seed can be mixed with  lawn seeding soil and applied to the lawn jointly. This will save a bit of time and effort working the topdressing and seed into the surface
  • The seeded area must now be kept moist. Therefore, water your lawn after 2 or 3 days if no rain has fallen.
  • Specific bare patches can be reseeded without treating the whole lawn. Apply the same procedure as above
  • To protect specific areas from birds consider covering with netting or garden fleece. This should be removed when new shoots start to come through the soil
  • Try to keep traffic on your freshly overseeded lawn to a minimum for 7 to 21 days
  • Raise mowing heights to approximately 50mm for the initial 2 or 3 cuts, then reduce down to 25mm over the next 2 or 3 cuts

General Advice

  • Children and pets need not be excluded from the treated areas
  • Store in a cool, frost-free place away from children, pets and foodstuffs
  • Use contents within season of purchase
  • Contents may settle in transit

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Should I cover the seed?

A. The seed should be sown and lightly raked in to the soil surface and no deeper than 1-2cm. A germination sheet can be used to speed up the germination stage but should still be removed upon emergence.

Q. When can I use a Weed Feed & Moss Killer?

A. Your lawn must be older than a year before using products like these.

Q. Is it okay to store unused seed for next year?

A. It is always best to use seed in the season of purchase. Seed that has been stored in the box for a long time will have less vigour and will not germinate as well.

For any questions or advice, please contact our technical advice line on 01480 443789 (Mon-Fri 10am-4pm) or email customerservice@westlandhorticulture.com

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