Best Grass Seeds in the UK

Review & Comparison, Last Update August 14, 2019
Looking to grow the most abundant, hard-wearing, lush-looking lawn? These grass seeds will help you do just that. In this review, you'll find the best grass seeds on the market today. ...Read more ...Read less
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PROS

The product comes delivered in a canvas grass seed bag with the DEFRA label attached. The weeds grow deep roots, adding drought resistance to the table. At the same time, these deep roots lower scorching chances. 

CONS

Hard to get going in shaded areas.

OUR VERDICT

GBW Grass Seed packs the best overall product on this list. The grass is tough and is able to grow virtually anywhere. It is lush but pretty hard-wearing too. The bag is durable and does not present any storage challenges.

detailed parameters
Best For

Creating new lawns, repairing bare patches, improving existing grass

Package Contents

1 kg bag of grass seed (up to 35 sq.m. for new lawns and 55 sq.m. for existing lawns)

Composition

43% Dwarf Amenity Ryegrass, 40% Creeping Red Fescue, 12% Chewings Fescue and 5% Brown Top Bent

Extras

Fast-growing, hard-wearing

Warranty

100% refund if you are unhappy with the results

PROS

The bag packs thick well-wearing hardy lawn that will last throughout the year. Provided the soil is warm and moist, these weeds should start appearing in 5-10 days. The seeds make the product especially good for over-seeding thin existing lawns and/or repairing bare patches.

CONS

The seeds are not necessarily always effective. 

OUR VERDICT

With GroundMaster General Purpose Lawn Garden Grass Seed, it is all in the name. These general-purpose seeds will prove suitable for very different customers with very different needs and preferences. Plus, they grow really fast.

detailed parameters
Best For

Creating new lawns, repairing bare patches, improving existing grass, landscaping

Package Contents

1 kg bag of grass seed (up to 30 sq.m. for new lawns and 50 sq.m. for existing lawns)

Composition

50% Double Lolium Perennial Rye Grass, 20% Troya Lolium Perennial Rye Grass, 30% Maxima Festuca Strong Creeping Red Fescue

Extras

Fast-growing, hard-wearing

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS

The bag contains head start gold, grass seed coating that is able to produce rapid germination. The coating holds nutrients that work wonders stimulating these seeds to develop and grow. The result is faster germination, stronger roots, and ultimately healthier grass.

CONS

The product's composition isn't listed. 

OUR VERDICT

Miracle-Gro EverGreen is an excellent choice for people with limited garden space. These seeds are as fast-growing and effective as the next product. It doesn't hurt that the grass is child- and pet-friendly too.

detailed parameters
Best For

Creating new lawns (both for sunny and shady areas), repairing bare patches, improving existing grass

Package Contents

0.42 kg pack of grass seed (up to 14 sq.m. for new lawns and ~25 sq.m. for existing lawns)

Composition

Not listed

Extras

Fast-growing, hard-wearing, child- and pet-friendly

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS

The bag is especially durable and will be able to protect excess seeds from moisture and UV rays. You can use these seeds for creating new lawns, repairing bare patches, improving existing grass, as well as landscaping.

CONS

Some people have/can develop allergies to perennial ryegrass' pollen.

OUR VERDICT

GardenersDream HW-PRO is not necessarily every gardener's dream but it is definitely up there. These seeds will let you create the most luscious, hard-wearing lawn. They are really low-maintenance too and the price is nothing if not fair. 

detailed parameters
Best For

Creating new lawns, repairing bare patches, improving existing grass, landscaping

Package Contents

5 kg bag of grass seed (up to 120 sq.m. for new lawns and 230 sq.m. for existing lawns)

Composition

70% Lolium Perennial Rye Grass, 30% Strong Creeping Red Fescue

Extras

Fast-growing, hard-wearing

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS

In addition to 40% Dwarf Perennial Ryegrass and 50% Strong Creeping Red Fescue, the bag packs 10% Chewings Fescue. Every component here has received FERA certification, meaning they have been thoroughly and rigorously tested for purity, germination rates, and disease resistance.

CONS

Not as fast-growing as some of the more expensive branded seeds.

OUR VERDICT

A1LAWN AM-PRO 26 will likely last you for a decade. As far as the cost-benefit ratio is concerned, this is the best grass seed prospect on this list. The grass is tough and will have no issues come winter too.

detailed parameters
Best For

Creating new lawns, repairing bare patches, improving existing grass

Package Contents

10 kg bag of grass seed (up to 285 sq.m. for new lawns and 500 sq.m. for existing lawns)

Composition

40% Dwarf Perennial Ryegrass, 50% Strong Creeping Red Fescue, 10% Chewings Fescue

Extras

Hard-wearing

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

GBW Grass Seed Grass Seed Covers

Any Soil Will Do

GBW Grass Seed packs highly effective seeds. You can use these seeds to create new lawns, repair bare patches, or improve existing grass. The product comes delivered in a canvas grass seed bag with the DEFRA label attached. The package contains 43% Dwarf Amenity Ryegrass, 40% Creeping Red Fescue, 12% Chewings Fescue, and 5% Brown Top Bent.

All the seeds are rigorously tested and the bag contains only the most acclaimed mix varieties. You'll be able to cover up to 35 square metres (380 sq ft) for new lawns and 55 square metres (600 sq ft) for existing lawns with a mowing height of precisely 12 millimetres.

The company's seeds grow in pretty much all conditions, including challenging/shaded areas (although it can be hard to get going in these shaded areas). The mixture delivers quick visible growth results. It is perfectly suitable for gardens, lawns, landscaping, residential play areas, and greenfield spaces.

These weeds grow deep roots, adding drought resistance to the table. At the same time, these deep roots lower scorching chances. More often than not, the overall product is low maintenance and pretty easy to apply.

In short, GBW Grass Seed packs the best grass seeds on this list. The grass is tough and is able to grow virtually anywhere. It is lush but pretty hard-wearing too. The bag is durable and does not present any storage challenges.

Review of GBW Grass Seed Grass Seed Covers Premium Quality Seed - Fast Growing - Hard Wearing Lawn Seed

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GroundMaster General Purpose

Fast-Growing Seeds

GroundMaster bag includes the most well-rounded but, at the same time, specialised seeds. More often than not, these seeds are pretty effective. You might occasionally face some issues with Maxima Festuca Strong Creeping Red Fescue. But, again, you'll likely be able to spread it alright except for patchiness here and there from time to time.

The bag will provide you with a thick well-wearing hardy lawn that will last throughout the year. The grass is able to more than withstand regular use. You can use it for quick establishing, lawns, patches, and landscaping. It is suitable enough for play areas too.

In addition to 30% Maxima Festuca Strong Creeping Red Fescue, the bag is packing 50% Double Lolium Perennial Rye Grass and 20% Troya Lolium Perennial Rye Grass. Provided the soil is warm and moist, these weeds should start appearing in 5-10 days. The seeds make the product especially good for over-seeding thin existing lawns and/or repairing bare patches.

The 1-kilogram bag will let you cover up to 30 square metres for new lawns and 50 square metres for existing lawns.

In other words, with GroundMaster General Purpose Lawn Garden Grass Seed, it is all in the name. These general-purpose seeds will prove suitable for very different customers with very different needs and preferences. Plus, they grow really fast.

Review of GroundMaster General Purpose Lawn Garden Grass Seed

 

Miracle-Gro EverGreen Multi-purpose

Rapid Germination

The only issue we have with Miracle-Gro EverGreen is that the people behind the product do not specify the product's composition. There is a mixture of dwarf perennial ryegrass there and fine fescues for hard-wearing lawns. It would be nice to know the exact percentages though.

Other than that, we don't have any problems with the product. The aforementioned ryegrass species is perfect for creating as well as maintaining new, hard-wearing lawns. At the same time, you can use the mix to fill bare patches and strengthen existing lawns. These seeds are able to thrive in both sunny and shady areas.

According to the same people behind Miracle-Gro EverGreen, the bag contains head start gold, the supposedly revolutionary grass seed coating that is able to produce rapid germination. The coating holds nutrients that work wonders stimulating these seeds to develop and grow. More often than not, the result is faster germination, stronger roots, and ultimately healthier grass. You'll be able to see these results in less than a week.

All in all, Miracle-Gro EverGreen is an excellent choice for people with limited garden space. These seeds are as fast-growing and effective as the next product. It doesn't hurt that the grass is child- and pet-friendly too.

Review of Miracle-Gro EverGreen Multi-purpose Grass Seed

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GardenersDream HW-PRO

A Nice Bag Too

We don't necessarily care for names like GardenersDream HW-PRO but we'll make an exception for the product because it is close enough to the titular promise.

Inside the 5-kilogram grass seed bag, you'll find 70% Lolium Perennial Rye Grass and 30% Strong Creeping Red Fescue. These 5 kilograms will be enough to cover up to 120 square metres for new lawns and 230 square metres for existing lawns.

There isn't really that much that separates this product from every other entry on this list. We can definitely highlight the bag though. It is especially durable and will be able to protect excess seeds from moisture and UV rays. Plus, some people have/can develop allergies to perennial ryegrass' pollen, so it is/can be important to keep those neatly stored elsewhere.

The grass is relatively fast-growing and definitely hard-wearing. When the soil is warm and moist, it doesn't take grass more than 5-10 days to appear. You can use these seeds for creating new lawns, repairing bare patches, improving existing grass, as well as landscaping.

To sum it all up, GardenersDream HW-PRO is not necessarily every gardener's dream but it is definitely up there. These seeds will let you create the most luscious, hard-wearing lawn. They are really low-maintenance too and the price is nothing if not fair.

Review of GardenersDream HW-PRO Gardeners Hard-Wearing Lawn Grass Seed

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A1LAWN AM-PRO 26

Tough as Nails

A1LAWN AM-PRO 26 packs the biggest bag on the list. The product is an all-rounder through and through. The grass these seeds grow is lush in appearance, quick to establish, and as hard-wearing as it comes.

At the same time, it isn't the bag's volume but its composition that really sells the product. In addition to 40% Dwarf Perennial Ryegrass and 50% Strong Creeping Red Fescue, the bag packs 10% Chewings Fescue. It is the finest of all the fescue grasses, able to class up pretty much any lawn.

The seeds' sowing rate 35 grams per square metre, which is impressive all things considered. The 10-kilogram bag will let you cover up to 285 square metres for new lawns and 500 square metres for existing lawns.

The company is a FERA registered seed merchant, meaning that every component here has been thoroughly and rigorously tested for purity, germination rates, and disease resistance.

The only area where the product can disappoint is that "quick to establish" part. As per usual, much depends on the soil but, generally speaking, these seeds aren't as fast-growing as the company's more expensive branded competition.

Bottom line, A1LAWN AM-PRO 26 will likely last you for a decade. As far as the cost-benefit ratio is concerned, this is the best grass seed prospect on this list. The grass is tough and will have no issues come winter too.

Review of A1LAWN AM-PRO 26 Top Quality Lawn Grass Seed General Purpose

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What Are Grass Seeds?

Keeping your lawn nice and neat is not an easy job. Generally speaking, it requires quite some time and a little bit of effort too. There are tools like lawn spreaders and lawn aerators that can help you with that though. At the same time, to keep that lawn in any condition, you have to "build" it first.

That's where these grass seeds come in. Using these seeds, you'll be able to grow the most hard-wearing, thick, and beautiful lawn.

Though there are definitely similarities between them, these products are packing very different seeds. You'll find Double Lolium Perennial Rye Grass, Troya Lolium Perennial Rye Grass, Maxima Festuca Strong Creeping Red Fescue, Dwarf Amenity Ryegrass, Chewings Fescue, Brown Top Bent, and many other species here. Some are more durable, while others are more about making that lawn look its absolute best.

You'll be able to use these seeds for creating new lawns, repairing bare patches, improving existing grass, and general-purpose landscaping too. Just keep your soil and available garden space in mind and you shouldn't face any issues choosing the best seeds for your needs and preferences.

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Publish Date: 2019-08-14 13:45:11