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A new grass seed mix that has been scientifically proven to resist damage caused by dog urine is being exclusively introduced by Johnsons Lawn Seed.
Tuffgrass with Dog Patch Resistance is a unique new product that has been formulated to banish the problem of yellow patches and dead areas of grass caused by dogs urinating on lawns. By incorporating naturally tolerant grass species, scorched patches in lawns will be consigned to history, without consumers having to change their dog’s diet or behaviour.Even if slight discolouration occasionally occurs, grass will recover.
World-leading grass seed specialist DLF Seeds, the parent company of Johnsons Lawn Seed, carried out 672 tests to simulate the effect of dog urine on individual types of grass. It tested 168 varieties of grass across seven species – trialing each variety with dog urine mixtures in four concentrations. Results showed that certain grasses offer better resistance to dog urine than others, while some did not suffer any detrimental effects.
Johnsons Lawn Seed, the UK’s oldest seed brand with a prestigious track record of grass seed breeding and innovation, is getting ready to celebrate 200 years at the forefront of the lawn care business in 2020.
The company, now owned by Danish co-operative DLF Seeds, was founded in 1820, the year in which King George IV ascended to the throne. The story began when 17-year-old entrepreneur William Wade Johnson, a keen botanist, bought some land in Boston, Lincolnshire, and set up in business as a market gardener.
William selected his finest plants to grow on and produce a seed crop, so he could start selling seed from his stall – and in doing so, he sowed the seeds of a business that would flourish and evolve to become a household name. Two centuries later,Johnsons Lawn Seed remains firmly established as the UK’s leading lawn seed brand, offering an unrivalled portfolio of trusted products that deliver the ultimate in performance for gardeners.
Johnsons Lawn Seed unveils Accelerator – the key to a lawn that germinates and establishes at speed
Johnsons Lawn Seed has unveiled a major innovation in seed treatment technology that meets the needs of consumers who increasingly demand lawns that germinate and establish quickly.
Quick Lawn with Accelerator-treated seed offers three key benefits: rapid germination; faster lawn establishment; and requires just a third of the amount of water that’s usually needed for lawn establishment. The result is a strong, thick and healthy lawn – even in cold or wet conditions.
As a result of favourable temperatures across the UK in the last quarter of the year, Johnsons Lawn Seed has reported record breaking sales across its range.
The UK’s most recognisable lawn seed brand has attributed the tripling in autumn demand amongst garden retailers, to the summer’s weather which saw one of the hottest and driest summers on record. With consumers looking to repair their damaged and parched grass the demand for quality lawn seed has far outstripped traditional demand at this time of year.