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When to feed to lawn?

Hi everyone, I’ve just sown some grass seeds to cover some bold patches on my lawn, when shall I feed the lawn, in how many days, and should it be chicken manure pellets or some sort of general grass feed, what’s better?


  • I'd leave it for now.. let the grass seed germinate.
    Why was it patchy in the first place tho?
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,933
    If you read the instructions on most specialist lawn feeds they tell you not to treat new lawns ... so definitely don't use a proprietary lawn food. 

    Chicken manure pellets will be fine ... apply when you're expecting heavy rain ... or make a solution of seaweed powder and water it in ... but I wouldn't use either until the new grass is well established and has been mowed a few times. 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

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