Once the seed bed is level and loose, the grass seed can be sown. As a result of Turfquicks extensive development program some more more knowledge has been obtained about sowing technics with our fabric.
The following general recommendations should be followed:
- New seeding of regular mixtures is possible from April until end of September as long as the soil temperature is at least 10 degrees Celsius.
- Think about what you intend to use the turf for and then select the appropriate grass seed mix.
- Take into consideration the Sowing rate and sowing depth which strongly depend on the mixture you choose.
- Sow the seeds in a diagonal way in two directions;
- The grass seed is covered by a layer of soil twice the thickness of the fabric;
- Be aware the fabric is in good contact with the underlying soil; therefore thatch control required prior to overseeding;
- Too dry conditions of the soil top layer will let the seed dry out; therefore irrigation is vitally important for the emergence of the seedlings.
Turfquick Sowing rates are based on our high purity and germination rated uncoated seed mixtures, which are available in 10m2 and 40 m2 bags. The used machine to apply the seed has taken into consideration when calculating the Sowing rate.
Seeds must be sown under the thatch layer at any time. Then a better embedment in the root zone is guaranteed. Bentgrass seeds for instance are better protected from mower blades and foot traffic and will not dry out too soon. If you plan to sow a new construction with a mixture containing poa pratensis, for instance Supersport or Royal, again consider the sowing depth influence. If the small seed of poa pratensis (smooth-stalked meadow grass)is sown too deeply in a mixture with the larger seed of the more aggressive Lolium perenne (perennial ryegrass), the chances are only the ryegrass will successfully germinate and establish.