Johnsons Tuff Grass


Johnsons Lawn Seed New Range

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Tuffgrass with Dog Patch Resistance

Available in 250gm, 500gm, 1.5kg and 5kg cartons, also in 10kg and 20kg bags.


Tuffgrass is scientifically proven to be dog patch resistant whilst withstanding substantial wear and tear. This product uses dog patch resistant, hardwearing Fine Leafed Dwarf Perennial Ryegrass which is quick to establish and resistant of hot and cold conditions.


Quick to establish, Tuffgrass is suitable for all lawns and play areas where resistance to dog patches and family wear and tear together with value for money are important. Can be used for new lawns, overseeding and patching.



All bulk lawn seed is packed in polypropylene laminate bags. These bags have been specially designed and manufactured to improve durability and protect against damage in transit.


  • With Green Lawn Technology
  • 250g Carton Covers up to 10 Square Metres
  • 500g Carton Covers up to 20 Square Metres
  • 1.5KG Carton Covers up to 60 Square Metres
  • 5KG Box Covers up to 200 Square Metres
  • Also Available in 10KG and 20KG Bags



Tuffgrass Technology

New improved Tuffgrass is a unique product with proven ability to create dog patch resistant lawns and be tough enough to stand up to the wear and tear of family use.

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, with consumers not having to worry about changing their dog’s diet or behaviour to get a nice lawn. Even if slight discolouration occasionally occurs, the grass will recover.


The development of dog patch resistant grass seed is based on rock solid data from trials, with the product rigorously tested by scientists at DLF Seeds in Denmark, the parent company of Johnsons Lawn Seed. Scientists conducted 672 tests to simulate the effect of dog urine on 168 varieties of grass across seven species – trialling 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.


Green Lawn Technology

Green Lawn Technology amenity grasses are used by professional turf managers in leading sports stadia around the world. They are quick to establish, keep your lawn greener all year round and their increased roots mean they need less watering and fertiliser.



Resistance to Wear and Tear: *****

Speed of Establishment:******

Fineness of Appearance: **

Tolerance to Drought:***

Suitability for Shady Areas: *

Maintenance Required:*****

Resistance to Dog Patches:*****


Germination times:
Young grass will appear within 7-14 days under good growing conditions but will take longer if the ground is cold. For best results, sow between March and October.

Sowing a new lawn step by step guide:
1. Remove weeds, stones and rubbish before sowing. Dig to a depth of 15-22cm (6-9in). Level and firm seed bed by raking then treading or light rolling.
2. If possible, leave seed bed for a few weeks and then destroy any weeds.
3. Moisten the ground, mix the seed and then scatter evenly. Sow the seed at a rate of 35g per sq. metre (1 ¼ ozs per sq yard) half from left to right, then half from top to bottom for each section. Rake lightly and firm in seed by treading or light rolling.
4. In case of dry weather use a fine spray to keep seed bed constantly moist.

Overseeding an existing lawn step by step guide:
1. Mow the lawn short then using a spring tine rake or scarifier remove the layers of dead grass or thatch. If possible, spike lawn with a hollow tine fork and brush in some topsoil to relieve any compacted areas.
2. Moisten the ground, mix the seed and then sow the seed at a rate of 25g per sq. metre (¾ ozs per sq yard), scattering evenly. Alternatively, the seed can be mixed with some topsoil and sown by hand to aid distribution and moisture retention.
3. Firm in the seed by treading or light rolling. In case of dry weather use a fine spray to keep seed bed constantly moist.
4. Ideally do not mow existing grass until new grass is growing. If a mow is necessary, raise the cutting height.





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250g – 10sqm, 500g + 35% FOC – 25sqm, 1.5kg – 60sqm, 5kg – 200sqm, 10kg – 400sqm, 20kg – 800sqm


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