When considering which type of grass seed you should use it is important to establish first what your lawn requirements are.
Deciding which grass seed to use can feel overwhelming; however, establishing what your requirements are will make the process of choosing the best grass seed for you very easy.
What is the Function of Your Lawn?
Is your lawn a social space, somewhere for children to play, pets to explore or a space to entertain family and friends?
Is your lawn ideally used as a lush green pathway between areas of your garden or is it to be a haven for wildlife?
Each of these considerations should be taken into account when deciding on the best grass seed for you.
Social areas are best suited to grass seed which is quick growing and easy to mow and maintain. This type of grass will establish quickly and create a beautiful green carpet for all your outdoor entertaining.
If your lawn is regularly used for sports such as football, it may be a good idea to look for a more specialised type of grass seed which is best suited to withstand heavy traffic and recover from this type of use. Using the right type of grass seed suited to use, can ensure your lawn continues to look amazing whatever its function.
What is the Topography of Your Grassed Space?
If your garden slopes or has an embankment it is crucial to use a grass seed that knits together well to avoid sliding soil and slippage. A grass seed that performs well in this respect such as GSS Roadside and Banking Seed provides hardy grasses with deep roots which provide structure and look lush and green all year round.
It is one of life’s joys seeing nature and wildlife enjoying your garden. Choosing the correct grass seed for your lawn can attract and encourage wildlife immensely adding to your enjoyment but also the overall health and vitality of your garden. A wildflower grass seed or one that can be mixed easily with wildflowers is a must for any nature lover attracting pollinating bees and butterflies and supporting the local eco system.
Lawn Maintenance Considerations
If you want quick results from a grass seed that is easy to grow, it is important to consider how quickly you want to see results. Fast growing seed such as GSS Basic Lawn can produce impressive results in as little as 6 weeks.
Matching in with Existing Lawns
If you are looking to patch up or extend an existing lawn and are not sure which type of grass seed to use, it is advisable to use a basic seed which can blend in easily and discretely. Grass seed such as our GSS Basic Lawn is also a great choice for overseeding, adding density, and intensity of colour to your existing lawn.
So, when choosing the right grass seed it is important to remember to consider your lawn’s topography, function, and usage to help you decide.
Still unsure which type of grass seed best suits your needs? Get in touch with our experts who are always happy to help and advise.