Frequently Asked Questions About Grass Seed

Where do I buy grass seed?
  • Garden centers (Nursery, Home Depot, Lowes)
  • If possible, buy in bulk for a better price.
  • Read the labels. Beware of annual seed.
  • Don’t buy the cheapest. You’ll pay more later for the right seed.

How much to water grass?

  • For newly planted grass seed--water frequently.  Keep soil moist. 
  • For established grass---water deeply, but infrequently. 
    • Spring, Fall – every 3 to 5 days
    • Summer – Every 2 to 3 days.
  • Early morning is the best time. 
Best time to plant grass?
  • Early fall time--Sept. Cool nighttime temperatures, warm days, and dewy mornings make the fall an ideal time.
  • It is more commonly done in Spring, which is ok too.
  • If your goal is spring germination, plant in November.

Best grass seed for fall?

  • Fall is the best TIME to plant seed, but the BEST seed depends on the specific growing conditions:
    • Warm or cool
    • Sunny or shady
    • Dry or damp
    • Sandy or loamy
Best grass seed for sandy conditions?
  • For Cool-Season, the Tall Fescues.
  • For Warm-Season, Bermudagrass, Zoysiagrass, and Buffalograss
Best temperature for grass seed to grow?
  • Over 65 degrees.

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