1820 - Johnsons Lawn Seed is founded. A 17 year old William Wade set up the business as a keen botanist and market gardener
1830 - Edwin Budding invents the cylinder mower, an adaption of a machine in a textile factory where he worked as a foreman.
1832 - Ransomes starts producing lawnmowers, ending the age of cutting grass by scythe. Small mowers cost seven guineas while larger models were priced at a costly 10 guineas.
1842 - The inaugural horse-drawn mower makes its debut.
1869 – First premise acquired on Bridge st Boston, William Wade was the forefront of this office for 60 years with his son Alfred, also a botanist, developed the research and breeding
1885 - The first lawn seed trials are reported to have started in America.
1893 - Steam-driven lawnmowers go into production.
1895 – Johnsons becomes a limited company managed by E J Deal as Alfreds son was only 11years old
1899 – Alfred died of ill health
1911 – New premises built on London Road in Boston, now the new head quarters and where export happened around the world
1916 – Alfred De Bouys Johnson joined the company after graduating from the university of Reading
1929 - Research into lawn turf gets underway at a research station in Bingley.
1930- 50 The company addresses the export uncertainties around the First and Second world wars by having a dedicated export department to carry on shipping around the world
1960 - The first lightweight electric mowers appear, followed by the revolutionary hover mower from Flymo later in the decade.
1998 - Johnsons Lawn Seed is bought by Perryfields.
1999 - Johnsons production facilities relocate to Inkberrow Worcestershire
2001 - Perryfields is bought by Danish co-operative DLF Seeds.
2004 - Johnsons Quick Lawn is the first UK lawn seed mix coated with beneficial bacteria
2006 - Johnsons launch first UK fertiliser combining Mycorrhizae and thatch eating bacteria
2012 - Johnsons Lawn Seed produce more than 3 million cartons
2015 - Johnsons are the first company to use advanced tetraploid amenity ryegrasses in lawn mixtures
2018 - Johnsons Lawn Seed unveils Super Smart Lawn Feed - a pioneering 100% organic lawn fertiliser resulting from extensive research and development.
2019 - The company takes the wraps off Tuffgrass with Dog Patch resistant lawn seed- finally solving the problem of dog urine damage to lawns.
2020 - Johnsons Lawn Seeds celebrates its 200th anniversary.
2022 - Johnsons lawn seed reveals fresh new look carton with QR codes to make chosing and sowing lawns easier