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How do I sow grass seed and prepare the ground?

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Prior to sowing it is important to remove all weeds. Perennial weeds should be treated with a McGregor’s Weed Out Advanced as this will kill the roots. Once any weeds have died the area can be dug, removing any roots and large stones. Rake over the area to a fine, crumbly surface and apply a general fertiliser. Close-tread the area to firm the soil and rake level. It is then best to wait for about 2-3 weeks to allow weeds to germinate.

Remove any weeds and rake level and sow the seed evenly at a rate of 35g per sq. metre and lightly rake the area. Water the area after sowing and keep the soil moist until the grass is established.

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