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Mixing Lawn Seed and Topdressing

Discussion in 'Lawns' started by Kevin Cowans, Jun 7, 2021.

  1. Kevin Cowans

    Kevin Cowans Gardener

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    Hello all

    I hope you are well.

    I am looking at patching a few areas of my lawns and was wondering if anyone could offer some advice for mixing Grass Seed with Topdressing before applying it.

    I know you put the Topdressing and the Grass Seed in a bucket and mix it together to make the mix, however, what proportions do I need when mixing them together?

    I did look into using something like Patch Magic but if I use that then the Grass Seed would not blend into the surrounding lawn.

    Hopefully the above makes sense :)

    Thanks in advance

    Kevin
     
  2. Liz the pot

    Liz the pot Super Gardener

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    If it’s just a few patches just prepare the patches, seed and lightly cover then keep damp as this hot weather will be an issue if they germinate and sudsy dry out.
     
  3. Kevin Cowans

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    Hello @Liz the pot

    Thanks for the reply.

    There are a few patches, however, they are pretty deep so I thought mixing the seed with the topdressing would fill the areas whilst also seeding at the same time.

    I will just fill the areas first, level it and then seed.

    I guess I am just over thinking it, everyone needs a hobby, right :)

    Thanks

    Kevin
     
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    • HarryS

      HarryS Eternally Optimistic Gardener

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      I have used Patch magic, and the results were not very good. It is very expensive as well. I would follow Liz the Pots advice above.
       
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      • Kevin Cowans

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        Hello @HarryS

        Thanks for the reply.

        Yes, I have heard that about Patch Magic too.

        I will endeavour to follow the advice given.

        Thanks

        Kevin
         
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