New generation of green lawncare products help gardeners to wave goodbye to chemicals

Pioneering seed blends and natural lawn treatments are readily available online for home delivery, helping gardeners to beat the nationwide shutdown of garden centres

 Despite the nationwide closure of garden centres due to the Coronavirus pandemic, gardeners isolating at home are being helped to make the most of enforced downtime and get their lawns into order this spring without having to resort to chemicals.


As Easter fast approaches, a period that’s traditionally regarded as the start of a fresh gardening season, the nation’s gardens are proving to be a lifeline for households locked down at home – where a new generation of lawncare products are helping lawn-owners to achieve brilliant results while being kinder to the planet.


Johnsons Lawn Seed, the UK’s oldest grass seed brand, has joined forces with Neudorff, the German pioneer of natural gardening solutions, to dispel the belief that a lush, green lawn is dependent on the use of chemicals – when, in fact, a quality sward can easily be achieved using innovative natural products. With families ordered to remain at home this spring, demand for lawncare treatments that are child and pet-friendly is expected to skyrocket.


Johnson’s Lawn Seed’s Consumer Manager, Guy Jenkins, said: “With so many households dependent on gardens to keep kids entertained and reduce anxiety during these troubling times, scruffy lawns that have been ravaged by one of the wettest winters on record do little to create a calming atmosphere. Historically, spring lawncare was dominated by its dependence on chemicals to provide a quick fix for turf, but thankfully those days are over. Now, it’s easy to green-up lawns and banish moss using the latest clever seed mixes and natural lawncare products that are kinder to the environment. With online retailers gearing-up to deliver lawncare products to our front doors, there has never been a better time to tackle tired turf and enjoy a sward to be proud of.”


With households instructed to remain at home during the Covid-19 crisis, gardeners are seeking lawncare products that are safe for family use. New Tuffgrass with Dog Patch Resistance fits the bill perfectly as it’s a natural product that contains 100% grass seed (fine-leaved dwarf perennial ryegrass) and nothing else, making it the go-to choice for sowing a new lawn from scratch or for overseeding sparse or patchy areas.


As well as being a unique mix that’s resistant to damage caused when dogs urinate on lawns, an increasingly common problem while gardens are being used for pet exercise during the lockdown, the new seed blend offers remarkable stamina and ability to stand up to family wear and tear, while creating drought-resistant lawns that also have excellent tolerance to low temperatures and snow.


Johnsons is working in tandem with Neudorff to help gardeners revitalise lacklustre lawns this spring. Neudorff’s lawncare products contain natural raw materials that mimic the cycle of nature, keeping soil healthy while remaining safe to people and pets. This allows treated areas to be used immediately after application – which is essential for lawn-owners who are isolating at home this spring.


Neudorff’s Organic CleanLawn holds the key to a thick, green, drought-resistant lawn that’s so dense and strong that it naturally suppresses moss and weeds. Not only is its organic formulation fast-acting, but it continues to feed lawns for up to 100 days after application.


Organic CleanLawn contains a combination of naturally occurring mycorrhizal fungi and soil-revitalising micro-organisms that strengthen and boost the health of a lawn’s roots and blades of grass. Mycorrhizal fungi increase the surface area of roots by up to 150 times, helping roots to absorb water and nutrients more effectively and, as an added bonus, no scarifying is necessary. Organic CleanLawn, which can be used on established and newly laid lawns, is safe, natural and effective, and can be applied from March to June, and additionally from September to October.


After one of the wettest winters in recent memory, with widespread flooding and waterlogging, moss in lawns is a major problem this spring, thriving in poorly drained and shady areas. Neudorff’s CleanLawn Moss Control for Lawns Concentrate is quick and easy to apply with a watering can, banishing unsightly moss with fast, visible results. The moss control remedy contains pelargonic acid and is biodegradable, making it ideal for gardeners who will only use remedies that are kinder to the planet.


Find an online stockist

Tuffgrass with Dog Patch Resistance has an SRP of £4.15 for a 250gm pack and £7.25 for 500gm. A 1.5kg pack has an SRP of £16.99 while a large 5kg pack has an SRP of £44. Neudorff’s Neudorff’s Organic CleanLawn has an RRP of £8.99 for 2.5kg or £21.99 for 8kg, while CleanLawn Moss Control for Lawns Concentrate has an RRP of £11.99 for a 1-litre container. To find Neudorff’s online stockists, enter your postcode at


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