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Hi All

I have just attempted to grow a lawn from seed, I laid about 4 to 6 inches of topsoil over the area, and sprinkled the lawn seed,and water 2 times daily, This was 2 weeks ago,and nothing seems to be happening,i did not rake the seed in or cover with a fine layer of top soil or use a starter fertilizer. will this mean the seed will not germinate or am i being to impatient, Any advice or help would be greatly appreciated.



  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,878

    Any minute now I should think Mick. And look carefully, the first appearance looks like a brown haze before the green shows. Don't water it too much, twice a day seems a lot this early in the year.

  • thanks Nutctlet.

    That seems to reasure me a lot i will keep you posted

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,878

    Never had grass seed fail yet Mick and all I do is sprinkle it on the soil and water when I remember. 3 weeks to a green haze we reckon here.

  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 20,461

    It may not have been warm enough for long enough where you live. Wait a bit.

    Dordogne and Norfolk
  • Gold1locksGold1locks Posts: 498

    I agree with Busy-Lizzie. Mid April is normally a good time to sow but this year I reckon we are around 2 weeks behind. Water daily. The seed won't die on you, it will germinate when the soil temperature is right. now the weather has warmed up I'd be surprised if you don't see green shoots within the week. 

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