Planting a fantastic lawn that remains thick, green and eye-pleasing for quite a while Time will take decent planning, work and time. Preparing the soil, choosing the proper grass seed type, and finally planting grass all needs to be implemented well and at the proper moment. Planting the ideal grass seed in the incorrect time of year or planting an unacceptable grass seed in the best time of the season can significantly affect the quality of the grass establishment and finally the durability and attractiveness to your lawn.
Choosing the Appropriate grass seed for your area is just about the first and most important step when planting grass, but when to plant the bud is still another vital aspect to take into account.
Cool Season Grass Plantings
Kentucky bluegrass, tall and fine fescue, and rye grass are typically seeded between dates of August 25th and October 10th. Keep under consideration that lawns seeded within the week of Labour Day are more prone to fill in completely for winter and create a thicker turf look for the next spring rather than lawns seeded in October. When planted around the tail-end of summer, cool season grass seeds germinate and grow quickly in the warm soil with loads of time for them to become fully established before when the arctic temperatures of late fall and winter creep in. Warm days and cool nights are perfect for cool season seedling growth and there will be fewer weeds to competition with.
Residing in one of the northern countries where temperatures are much cooler, it is possible to grass plants cool season grasses in the spring but not suggested. If planting in the spring, plant early enough to make sure seedlings become well established before hot weather and weed competition starts. The disadvantage to planting grass seed in the spring is that there are usually more weeds to contend with and regular watering required for germination promotes disease development in warmer temperatures.
Warm Season Grass Plantings
Depending upon what state you live in, generally May through July is the perfect time for planting warm season grasses such as Bermuda grass, zoysia grass, St. Augustine, Seashore Peplum, and buffalo grass. If working with a warm climate and using grass sod, plugs, or sprigs, you might be capable of planting grass all the way up into August. Plan you’re planting nicely because planting too late might well not give your bud enough time to completely set before the end of the season, but while planting too early may lead to a slow institution and are often overrun by weeds.