The grass is growing beneath my feet.

Seven days after putting down grass seeds to grow a lawn and here is how things are looking – grass+7
You could be forgiven for thinking “so where is the grass”, and if you saw it last week it does not seem to have changed much.

Well I suppose from the picture above it does look that way and until yesterday I’d have agreed. This morning though I looked out at and hallelujah the grass had begun to sprout all over. Here’s a close up to prove the point –grass+7 close up

I am delighted and relieved in equal measures. Seeding rather than laying turf was a bit of a leap of faith. It said on the packet that in favorable conditions grass would begin to show in about 7-10 days. I had my doubts. The weather conditions have been OK but I would not have asserted them or the results of my preparation be be favorable. I certainly never expected the growth to be so punctual!

It also said on the packet that the seed was resistant to most birds. Something else I found a bit hard to believe. A friend of mine joked “How’s that then? Are the seeds the size of gold balls”. Still I went with it and true enough I only ever saw two pigeons on the mud in the last week.

All in all a good initial return on my first proper investment on the gardening front.


  1. Did you know that you planted the seed at the best time of year? No watering to worry about and the whole winter and spring to get established before the kids run riot

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