When to re-seed lawn?.

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by keithmac, 14 Mar 2019.

  1. keithmac

    keithmac Über Member

    Hello all, I've ordered some "Sprogs and Dogs" grass seed mix to try and overseed my poor excuse of a lawn!.

    Just wondering when's the best time to lay it?. Will have a go with the lawn rake to get all the moss out first and try and level some bits where the dog has decided to dig it up..

    I'm not looking for a bowling green just a presentable lawn really.

    Any tips appreciated.

    Cheers, Keith.
  2. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    Not got a seed suggestion, but in light of your Labrador thread, according to my bro, the urine of female dogs is especially damaging to grass. They put something like this in their dog's water bowl to reduce urine burn

    And watch out for the birds eating all the seed!
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  3. Heltor Chasca

    Heltor Chasca Out-Riding the Black Dog

    Autumn best. Spring second best. Winter third. Summer fourth. Sow forth your seed.
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  4. Reiver

    Reiver Ribbit, Ribbit.

    when you see the farmers sewing spring barley in your area. They're experts in the correct moment, it has not started here yet
    (barley & wheat is basically just grass)
    Last edited: 14 Mar 2019
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  5. meta lon

    meta lon Guru

    As said,now until summer and also as said you'll always have problems with a Lab bitch peeing.. I had patches all over with a small Border terrier bitch..
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  6. Milkfloat

    Milkfloat Veteran

    I think at time time of year you are wanting about at least 10 degree air temperature which should hopefully mean a minimum of 6 degree soil temperature. I have not sorted my lawn yet, a bit too early. I have however attacked the moss. I missed the boat in Autumn to seed which would have been a better time.
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  7. Beebo

    Beebo Firm and Fruity

    The best time to reseed the lawn is when the kids had grown up and left home.
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  8. PaulSB

    PaulSB Legendary Member

    For reseeding to repair damage I would suggest spring or autumn. As others have said with a Labrador bitch the problem will return unless you keep her off the grass.
  9. Bobby Mhor

    Bobby Mhor Wasn't born to follow

    My normal for this time of year if you aren't digging over the area first, would be to put down a Spring grass feed first, wait a week then apply a mosskiller, give the lawn a good scarifying then go about your seeding, leave sometime after scarifying...
    obviously wait until the ground is a bit warmer..
  10. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Is it still done like this? :smile:

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  11. OP

    keithmac Über Member

    To be fair my Lab does very well with house training, might try and get her to use one spot but can't really complain.

    Heard about the stones as well, may give them a go.

    Cheers all!.
  12. Phaeton

    Phaeton Guru

    Oop North (ish)
    Sow at night when they can't see you, apparently my B-in-L did much to my sister's amusement
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  13. BristolRoversfc

    BristolRoversfc Regular

    Bristol, Avon
    Dont forget to soak the grass seed in whisky before you sow it.

    It comes up half cut.:hyper:
  14. Dave 123

    Dave 123 Guru

    Grass seed will fair so much better when the night time temperatures are at about a steady 10°c, the germination will be so much better.

    In the meantime, as others have stated, give it a good raking or hire a scarifier for the day. Get as much crap out as possible. You’ll also break up any surface crust on the soil.

    Bitch urine isn’t good on grass.
  15. alicat

    alicat Guru

    Only when sowing wild oats, I am told. :whistle:
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