Seeding a new lawn

It’s easy to seed a new lawn as long as you follow the right steps.

Step 1) Measuring

Measure the area that you intend to cover using a tape measure. Please do not pace it out. Exact measurements will give you the correct amount of seed and starter fertilizer needed to cover the area that you have indicated.

Step 2) Soil Preparation

For optimal results, cover the area 4-6 inches deep with tufturf sandy lawn blend. Level area with a rake and roll the area with a lawn roller 1/3 full of water. Smooth over area  to provide a solid base for seed establishment. 


Step 3) Fertilization

Apply the correct amount of turf starter fertilizer to the area using a hand spreader. Ensure the fertilizer is spread evenly.

tufturf tip: Starter fertilizer should be applied when seeding or sodding your lawn. Starter fertilizer is high in phosphorus which promotes deep root growth and establishment of your new lawn

Step 4) Seed Application

Apply the correct amount of tufturf seed to the area using a hand spreader. Ensure the seed is spread evenly.
After installation, roll the entire surface. The seed must be in tight contact with the soil in order to draw moisture from the soil to germinate.

*We rent lawn rollers and fertilizer spreaders, just go to: Equipment Rentals

tufturf tip: All grass seed is not created equal. Grass seed that is sold in stores is formulated for Canada. That is puzzling to us because our climate is not the same as Ontario’s. We at team tufturf are proud to offer you seed blends that are used on BC sod farms and designed for our region and formulated for Optimal Results on Vancouver Island.

Step 5) Watering

Thoroughly water the seeded area immediately after application. Continue to water several times daily to keep the seeded area moist until it is germinated (about 4-6 weeks).
After this time, begin less frequent and deeper waterings.

Once the seed has grown into grass and you are ready to give it the first mowing, then cut your watering to ONE inch, ONE day a week. Measure it and time it,  as that will train the roots to look for water deep in the ground.


Sandy Lawn Blend 

perfect for growing or topdressing your lawn

Seed / Fertilizer

Supreme Lawn Seed

Overseed for your lawn

Dominator Lawn Seed

Starter Lawn Fertilizer

Ongoing support Fertilizer


Why mess up your car/truck? Large load?

We have several “dump” vehicles ready to deliver to your site. Pre-booking required, fees vary depending on load size and distance.


Have a smaller order? Pick-up is available at our location. You are welcome to have us help you load your truck or trailer. 

Grass Seed and Fertilizer from tuf-turf Victoria BC
Ready to seed or sod - tufturf Victoria BC