Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Seeding Procedure

The seeding of bare or damaged areas is carried out following a certain procedure.

Areas identified for spiking and seeding receive the following treatment. 

A seed spiker is used. 

The spiker creates slots in the ground for the seed to sit in, and to a depth ideally suited for seed germination.

Seed is then gently broadcast across the spiked area by hand. Not all the seed falls into the slots and obviously some seed lays on the surface. After a period of time, with nature and traffic, the slots are not always visible and can give the appearance of seed having been broadcast across a sealed surface. However, this is simply not the case, and with the right conditions the seed will soon germinate and the grass will thicken. Weather conditions play a huge part in how quickly and successful this procedure is; sometimes it may be necessary to work on an area again.

Signs of new shoots developing following treatment

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