Collection: Lawn Seed
What do you need lawn seed for?
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you want to repair an existing lawn or create a new one? If you already have a lawn, but it is looking thin and sickly, we recommend using our Plantura Lawn Overseeding Mix. If your lawn is dense and healthy with a few bare patches (caused by barbecues, planters, paddling pools, etc.), our Lawn Repair Mix is the right choice. For new lawns, you can choose between our Shady Lawn Seed, Drought-Resistant Lawn Seed and Hard-Wearing Lawn Seed.
No, if you want an even surface, you should use only one type of lawn seed mixture. Do not sow our Shady Lawn Seed in shady areas of your garden in combination with our Drought-Resistant Lawn Seed in sunny spots - you will get an uneven, unattractive lawn. Choose the grass seed that will work best for the majority of your lawn.
Lawn seeds require temperatures consistently above 12°C to germinate best. You should always keep an eye on the temperature when sowing grass seeds. It is best to sow grass seeds between April and October. The best time for laying a new lawn is in late spring (mid-April to May) and early autumn (September to October). During these months the ground is warm enough but not as dry as in midsummer - ideal conditions for sowing lawn seed.
Store our Plantura lawn seed in a cool and dry place. Close opened packages properly.
If stored properly, lawn seeds can be used for up to 3 years. After that, the germination capacity can somewhat decrease. This can be compensated for by applying more seeds. To check whether you can still use old grass seed, carry out a germination test.
Generally, you should step on the lawn as little as possible during germination. Four weeks after sowing the grass seeds is a good point of reference. During this period, children and pets should especially be kept off the lawn. However, it is sometimes impossible to avoid stepping on the lawn when watering it. To avoid causing damage, you can temporarily lay out some wooden boards to walk on. This way, you can spread your weight over a larger area.
It is advisable to work some long-acting lawn fertiliser into the soil just before sowing. The nutrients will be released slowly and sustainably over a period of 3 months, providing your grass with a good supply of nutrients right from the start. You should fertilise your lawn again after about 3 months. You can find our Plantura Lawn Feed and Autumn Lawn Feed (with extra potassium for maximum winter protection) here in our shop.
Different types of grass differ significantly in terms of maintenance measures, density and speed of germination.
When sowing lawn seeds, there is always a certain percentage of seeds that do not germinate. This percentage varies from species to species. The time it takes for the seeds to germinate also varies for every type of grass.
High-quality seeds are essential for a dense and healthy lawn. For this reason we exclusively use RSM (German standard) certified grass varieties and have worked closely with experts to create our premium lawn seed mixtures. Whether you have a shady garden, live in a dry region or have children and pets that want to play on your lawn, you can find the right premium lawn seed for any garden in our shop. And with our Plantura Lawn Overseeding Mix or Lawn Repair Mix you can easily repair your existing lawn.