Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
About 5 weeks ago I sowed a normal home grass seed with rygrass on my garden in the usual way. A few weeks later it grew very well in some places and next to nothing grew in others. It is a small lawn area.
I went to the garden centre and they advised me that I should lay seed again in the areas where it had not grown and on top of what had already grown. I was honest and said that I did neglect the watering of the seed somewhat. She said I probably had a drainage problem as well.
I asked if I had to rake the new seed in, I wasn’t sure about doing this as I didn’t want to disturb the existing grass which was very young. They advised me that I shouldn’t worry about raking the new seed in and it doesn’t matter that the grass is showing on top of the soil.
Since then I have been watering constantly and keeping the soil moist, but am concerned that a whole lot of the seed is effectively laying on top of the soil and will not grow. It has been down a week.
Should I leave it like this and continue watering as I am, or should I try to cover the seed with soil?
Thanks in advance.
- 27 Apr, 2010