How to protect a recently seeded lawon

Answered by Jo Posted in Category Seeds, Plants & Trees

Dear Jo

Which of your products would recommend to protect an oveseeded lawn it is about 1000 sq metres?



Mr Gannon


Dear Mr Gannon


Thank you for your email.


I assume that you are wanting to protect your seeded lawn from birds eating the seed. With this in mind, bird netting would be ideal. However you would need to suspend this above the ground to prevent birds being able to gain access to the grass. Over an area of 1000 square metres, this could prove to be a challenge.


In the past, I have success laying fleece over a seeded lawn. This will protect it from birds and will also have the added benefit of keeping the temperature up which will aid germination. It is also easy to lay as it simply needs pegging down at regular intervals. Water will get through the fleece, but it will form a slight barrier so you will need to keep an eye on the moisture levels in the soil.


I hope this is helpful. Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance.


Kindest Regards




Jo Blackwell

Kitchen Gardener

Meet the Author: Jo Blackwell
Jo Blackwell

Jo Blackwell is our well-established Horticultural Advisor and the Kitchen Gardener in Stephanie's Victorian style Kitchen Garden. She caught the gardening bug when she bought her first home 21 years ago. Her first greenhouse soon followed and she later gained an allotment.

As well as tending the Harrod Horticultural Gardens, she enjoys maintaining her own vegetable plot at home. She has been a gardener for Harrod Horticultural for over 4 years now and has a wealth of experience in organic vegetable growing, ornamental gardening and in using all Harrod products.


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