Once the seed bed is level and loose, the grass seed can be sown. As a result of Barenbrugs extensive development program some more more knowledge has been obtained about sowing technics.
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;
  • Adjust the seeding machine in a way the grass seed is covered by a layer of soil twice the thickness of the seed;
  • Be aware the seed 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.


Sowing rate

Barenbrug Sowing rates are based on our high purity and germination rated uncoated seed mixtures, which are available in 15 kgs bags. The type of machine used top apply the seed should be taken into consideration when calculating the Sowing rate.


Sowing depths
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 traffi c 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 infl uence. 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.