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Tui Basin Reserve Lawn Seed

Tui Basin Reserve Lawn Seed

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Available in: 900g

This limited edition Basin Reserve Lawn Seed is a premium bare turf perennial ryegrass, the very same as used by the iconic Basin Reserve.

Bred in New Zealand for New Zealand conditions, this lawn seed produces a thick blade lawn suitable for high traffic areas such as playgrounds, driveways and backyards (and cricket pitches!).

Use this Basin Reserve Lawn Seed, follow our 3 Steps of Lawn Care, and you’ll be enjoying a professional grade backyard cricket pitch in no time.

A portion of the sales from each pack sold will also go to the ongoing development of the Basin Reserve.


  • The very same blend as used by the iconic Basin Reserve.
  • Provides year-round growth.
  • Drought tolerant.
  • Covers 36m2.

Directions for use

Wear protective clothing when applying lawn seed and wash hands when completed.


Spring and autumn are the best times to sow a lawn. To grow a successful lawn the soil needs to be in the best possible condition. Clear away existing weeds and grass. Apply a layer of Tui LawnForce® Lawn Preparation Mix 25-30mm deep to the area, to provide lawn seed with a base of essential nutrients and fertiliser. Create a level and compact area by raking, rolling and filling in where needed. Water before sowing lawn seed.


Choose a fast growing seed such as Tui Basin Reserve Lawn Seed to start seeing results in as little as seven days. Sow seed on a fine day at 25g per square metre. Sow in an east to west direction then a north to south direction to ensure an even spread. Rake in lightly to cover seed. Water lightly and keep moist on a daily basis while the seed germinates. Wait until it has grown to at least 5cm before mowing, so the root system has had time to develop.


A thick, healthy lawn stops broadleaf and other weeds from becoming established. After you have mown it three or four times, apply Tui LawnForce® Slow Release Lawn Fertiliser to encourage lush, thick, green growth in your lawn. Once established, fertilise your lawn in spring, early summer and autumn. Well watered, well nourished lawns will have a better chance of keeping weeds, insect pests and diseases at bay.

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