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Fail safe fast growing grass seed

Last post 10-09-2017 3:26 AM by gingergoose. 13 replies.

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  • 30/08/2017 07:11 AM
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    Could someone please tell me some fail safe fast growing grass seed of which they have experience. I have boxes of failed grass seed going back some years! Thanks mygoose

  • 30/08/2017 10:56 AM
    • Blackstart
    • Warwickshire
    • 06 Dec 2010
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    Just buy a box of fresh seed when you need it. Viability of stored grass seed does not last long. Blackstart

  • 30/08/2017 12:44 PM
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    Sorry I wasn 't saying I'd stored it. It's been thrown in the garage because it didn't work. I was asking if someone had experience of a grass seed that works and is fast growing.

  • 30/08/2017 05:32 PM
    • Blackstart
    • Warwickshire
    • 06 Dec 2010
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    Sorry, all fresh grass seed will grow if given the correct conditions. blackstart

  • 31/08/2017 01:10 AM
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    Yes but it doesn't here and that is why I am asking. So if anyone has experience of a grass seed that works and is fast growing I would appreciate it. mygoose

  • 31/08/2017 07:24 AM
    • Backache
    • W. Kent
    • 31 Dec 2012
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    This spring i did use Evergreen Fast Grass to fill in some patches in my otherwise fifth rate lawn which had been laid by my well known home builder some 18 months previously. We did experience a very dry spring in my part of Kent so I was compelled to water daily. It did germinate very quickly, certainly within the claimed 5 days, and it has filled in nicely. My lawn certainly does now look less terrible than it did.

  • 31/08/2017 04:11 PM
    • poppikin
    • Glorious Surrey
    • 06 Apr 2009
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    I have been recommended this one

     http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/JONATHAN-GREEN-SONS-INC-Black-Beauty-Ultra-Grass-Seed-1-Lb/152312155283?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160727114228%26meid%3De7f4d52ddba7427cb81d38134e38b36c%26pid%3D100290%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D4%26sd%3D152312155283&_trksid=p2060778.c100290.m3507

    but it seems a bit excessive coming from the USA.  

    poppikin

  • 03/09/2017 01:05 AM
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    Does anyone know anything about this USA grass seed please? mygoose

  • 05/09/2017 02:54 AM
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    Would someone please give me an opinion about this USA grass seed. Thanks. mygoose

  • 05/09/2017 06:37 AM
    • Nigel
    • Paignton
    • 27 May 2008
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     It is probable that none of the few people who use this "forum" have any knowledge or experience of this particular mix. i certainly haven't. I use a standard  "heavy use" lawn grass mix when I need to repair an area and this works fine for me.

  • 05/09/2017 07:39 AM
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    Thanks Nigel. What make do you use please? mygoose

  • 05/09/2017 12:01 PM
    • Nigel
    • Paignton
    • 27 May 2008
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     I don't use any make. I just get it from a local garden shop in a plastic bag (250g) with a label saying it's suitable for children to play on. It's cheaper than anthing with a name on it. I am not a lawn fanatic so not that bothered, I just break up the surface of the soil, Either spring or autumn, scatter the seed, rake it in, tread down and forget about it. Probably throw the rest of the seed onto any other thin patches.

  • 05/09/2017 05:44 PM
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    Thanks Nigel. I've had so many failed I was trying to do it right this time. It's not a lawn, just a rough area really. Thanks for help. my goose

  • 10/09/2017 03:26 AM
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    Nigel the garden shop is a good idea. We don't have any cheapos here (it's a posh area!!) but they will know what grows well here. Thanks