The first step before you start a new lawn it to select the best type of grass
for your particular requirements. It is essential that you choose the grass
variety to suit your needs and one that likes the local climate and the type
of soil found in your garden, this is crucial to the overall success of your
new lawn. All grasses have preference as to the type of conditions they do
best in, the amount of water and nutrients they need, their resistance to
pests, their tolerance for shade, and the degree of wear they can
withstand, so its clear that you should choose wisely. New grass varieties
and mixtures come out on the market every year, ask the expert at your
local garden centre about what's right for your area and specifications. A
general-purpose grass is the choice for many people but there are harder
wearing varieties suitable for playing areas, able to withstand a greater
punishment from heavy usage or poor soil, and finer grasses that produce
the lawns, which are to be admired rather than walked upon.
The next decision will be whether to lay turf or sow seed.