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Gro Sure Smart Lawn Seed

JellyfireJellyfire SuffolkPosts: 1,016
edited May 2018 in Plants
Anybody got any experience of this, and how long it took to germinate? I sowed some a week ago to cover an area that I intend to do something with further down the line, was hoping to just grass it over to make it less of an eyesore for open gardens. Ground was well prepared, has been kept watered, weve had good growing conditions, not too hot, not too cold, plenty of sun... not a sign of life yet, I would have thought there would be a few poking through by now, or am I being too impatient?

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  • Fran IOMFran IOM Posts: 1,732
    Can anyone help @jellyfire? Maybe we need some photos..
  • JellyfireJellyfire SuffolkPosts: 1,016
    Thanks Fran, turns out impatience was my problem. Was shooting by the next day, and up to about an inch or so now
  • Fran IOMFran IOM Posts: 1,732
    I think we are all impatient when it comes to gardening! Pleased that you now have some positive results. An inch in a few days can't be bad. Hope you have a lawn mower as you could be needing very soon at this rate...  :)
  • JellyfireJellyfire SuffolkPosts: 1,016
    Well so far so good, its a bit of a problem area which Im just trying to prettify until I come up with a plan for it. It goes from deep dry shade to full sun on terrible soil, so if it carries on as it is then i'll be impressed by the seed. I'll likely be digging it all up again later in the year!
  • Xander RanderXander Rander Posts: 70
    edited May 2018
    It’s really good! This took
    about 3-4 weeks! Give it time because it does take a while to kick in and when it does..... 



    Oh and P.S the weeds weren’t from the grass seed so no need to panic thinking it also grows weeds as well as grass ;)
  • JellyfireJellyfire SuffolkPosts: 1,016
    thanks @Xander Rander thats good to know. (and Im pretty sure I have more weeds in mine than you do in yours already!)
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,325
    I've just seen this thread but yes, expecting grass to germinate in a week at this time of year is being a bit  impatient!  :D
    Just cut once it's 3 or 4 inches and then cut regularly - only taking a third or so off at a time. That helps to encourage healthy growth. Don't be tempted to rush in with weedkillers and feeds. Leave it for several months to get a good root system, before you do anything like that. You can always remove weeds by hand if they're a nuisance.  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • JellyfireJellyfire SuffolkPosts: 1,016
    Impatient is my middle name @Fairygirl! There’ll be no weedkiller or feeds, I realised I’d never be the owner of a flat, weed free lawn of any kind years ago!
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,325
    Jellyfire said:
    Impatient is my middle name @Fairygirl! There’ll be no weedkiller or feeds, I realised I’d never be the owner of a flat, weed free lawn of any kind years ago!
     :D 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


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