Lawn Repair - Choosing the right Grass Seed

All lawns will benefit from over seeding, most will need a general purpose, we recommend Green Velvet All Rounder.
For hard wearing areas use a mixture containing Rye Grass and for showcase lawns, typically the front lawn, use specially selected “Fine Grass Mixtures”; and in those shady areas, best results will be achieved using a shade tolerant seed. All have different germination periods, so keep well watered until germination has occurred.

Did you know it takes 17 years to bring a variety of grass to market! The process involves search, selection, isolation, private trials, first multiplication, official trials, registration and then the launch. This is what our team learnt during a recent technical training workshop.

Barenbrug have been breeding grass seed varieties for every possible application for over 100 years. We recently had an exclusive tour of the specialist production and distribution facility to see how seed is developed, quality controlled and dispatched.

Greener Gardens stock a comprehensive range of Green Velvet grass seed, all available via our shop

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The team at Greener Gardens offer lawn care and other garden maintenance services. We provide a Free lawn care consultation backed up by a professional service, from our own fully trained staff. We are proud to be a local business.


  • 32 Mowbray Gardens,
    West Bridgford,
    NG2 6JN

Where we work...

We operate both North and South of the River Trent, many of our customers are located in: West Bridgford, Radcliffe on Trent, Bingham, Cotgrave, Tollerton, Keyworth, Ruddington and North of the River: Beeston, Chilwell, Wollaton, Bramcote, Nottingham, Mapperley and Arnold.

Call: 0115 837 8439 or email for a FREE quotation.