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Planting a new lawn? Ensure you go through the right soil preparation.


Planting a new lawn? Ensure you go through the right soil preparation.

The better the foundation of soil you are sowing your seeds in, the better chance you have at successful growth. 

Grasses need a firm, but not compacted soil, in which to grow. Good surface drainage is also important, particularly in heavy traffic, sloping or shaded areas. 

 

lawn mix

Munns tip: We recommend that all lawns be planted in a coarse sandy loam mixture of 80% sand and 20% loam, to a depth of 10 – 15cm.

 

Do you have to prepare the soil differently depending on the type I have? 

The short answer to this is yes. If you have a clay soil, you will want to use a rotary hoe to add Gypsum into the top soil at the rate of 1kg per 2 square metres.  

 

munns tip


Munns tip: It would also be beneficial to add course sand when you are adding the Gypsum. 

 

On the other hand, if you have sandy soil you should again use a rotary hoe but this time add in Bentonite (Munns Weta-Lawn and Garden) to the top 5cm of the soil at the rate of 1kg per 2 square metres. 

This will help trap moisture and add beneficial trace elements and body to the sand. 

 

Munns tip: It would also be beneficial to add organic material when you are adding the Bentonite (Munns Weta-Lawn and Garden). 

 

 


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