A Simple and Straightforward Approach to Sowing Native Grasses

  1. For best results try to ensure that the seed bed is weed free. Native grasses are slow growers and effective weed control is highly desirable

  2. No fertiliser is necessary. In particular, avoid any phosphate based fertilisers. The addition of organic matter however, will assist soil health.  

  3. While the soil is under preparation, it is a good idea to sow a few seeds into a sterile seed raising mix to be kept moist until germination. This will allow for easier identification of the seedlings once the area is sown

  4. Before sowing, the soil surface should be loosened with either a rake or harrows to ensure adequate seed to soil contact.

  5. Spread the seed evenly over the prepared surface and rake it in, so it is lightly covered. Seed sown deeper than 15mm may not germinate.

  6. Where possible, try rolling the area as it lightly presses soil particles together and ensures grass seeds are in contact with the soil. This will eliminates air pockets that could interfere with seed germination and growth and a rolled seedbed also holds moisture longer.

  7. Now this part in really important, be patient. We cannot stress this enough here. While you should see germination around 3-4 weeks, sometimes native grasses can take 6-8 weeks to start to come up. 
  8. Finally, all of our seeds have been tested for viability, purity and seed count for customer quality assurance. If you have anymore questions or issues along the way you can always give us a call back and we will do our best to provide you with advice on establishing a successful native lawn. 

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