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weed killer grass seed lawn renovation

Renovating your lawn can be one of the most fun and rewarding projects for your home. It’s a lot of hard work, but it’s easy to understand and follow. I killed my entire lawn off to record all the steps I took. Now I went crazy and did a ton of optional steps, so if something seems too hardcore for you, don’t feel you have to do it too.

Here is the overview video, it goes over the steps but not in full detail. The full detail playlist is below – 42 videos in total. It’s a ton of information but I tried to be as detailed as possible so you could learn the most!

Rake the soil down to create a fine, smooth, even seedbed tilth. If the soil quality is poor you can add an extra fine layer of soil or sand and loam top-dressing.

Sprinkle on lawn seed @ 35 grams per square meter, such as Lawnstore Turfline multi-purpose lawn seed. Lightly rake in the seed and firm with the back of the rake.

Cut around the perimeter edge of the patch with a spade or half-moon edging tool to create a defined edge to work to.

Step 4: Rake

For smaller areas there is plenty of choice from the Turfline range including, Multi-purpose Lawn Seed or even Eco Lawn Seed which contains micro-clover. Additionally, there are some excellent choices from the Johnsons range including Tuff Lawn Seed and Luxury Lawn Seed. The Turfline seed packages cover 50 square metres per pack and are ideal for lawn repairs. For large seeding projects we recommend using the DLF Pro Master range which is available in 20kg bags which cover 600 square metres when sowing at a rate of 30 grams per metre.

Apply low nitrogen pre-seed/turf fertiliser such as Lawnstore autumn hi k fertiliser @35 grass per square meter.

Identify if there are any weeds or weed grasses in the area which needs repair, and if so dig them out or spray off with a weed killer such as round-up at least two weeks in advance.

Lightly dig through the soil to create a workable tilth. Remember it is essential that grass seed has full soil contact to germinate successfully. If ground is compacted make lots of deep holes with a fork.