When to plant grass seed for a successful lawn - the ‘added benefits’ of seasonal sowing

In most cases, germination should take between seven and 10 days, with most seedlings able to establish quickly as long as there is no risk of frost.

While spring is considered ‘the best time to plant new seeds, several experts, including The Grass People believe that sowing in autumn has “lots of added benefits” too.

They said: “When sowing grass seed we need warm soil, moisture and sunlight.

“In the autumn months, (September to November), the UK still typically hits the temperatures of 8-10 degrees and above which is required for germination.”

The consistent temperature isn’t the only benefit. In fact, the autumn weather often provides an almost perfect natural growing environment for lawn seed.

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