How to sow grass seed: Dig deep with our guide to growing the perfect lawn

Hand holding grass seed with some spilling out onto the ground
How to sow grass seed isn't just about sprinkling seed (Image credit: Getty)

How to sow grass seed isn't a case of buying a bag of seed and sprinkling it over some soil. You can do that of course, but to establish a lush, green lawn you need to dig a little deeper. And that means literally digging because the best lawns are all about decent soil.

As many in the midst of a renovation or self build project may find, carrying out wide-scale landscaping in the garden can be a necessary part of the works. 

Amy Willis
Web Editor

Amy spent over a decade in London editing and writing for The Daily Telegraph, MailOnline, and before moving to East Anglia where she began renovating a period property in rural Suffolk. During this time she also did some TV work at ITV Anglia and CBS as well as freelancing for Yahoo, AOL, ESPN and The Mirror. When the pandemic hit she switched to full-time building work on her renovation and spent nearly two years focusing solely on that. She's taken a hands-on DIY approach to the project, knocking down walls, restoring oak beams and laying slabs with the help of family members to save costs. She has largely focused on using natural materials, such as limestone, oak and sisal carpet, to put character back into the property that was largely removed during the eighties. The project has extended into the garden too, with the cottage's exterior completely re-landscaped with a digger and a new driveway added. She has dealt with de-listing a property as well as handling land disputes and conveyancing administration.