When to Sow Grass Seed

A lush green yard is the envy of every neighborhood, but it can be a challenge to obtain. There is much more to green grass than simply sun and water! A beautiful green yard is often the result of using the correct fertilizer, aeration technique and type of grass seed. The time in which the grass seed was planted is also an important factor. To complicate matters further, the type of grass seed planted and when to plant it varies from state to state. However, there are a few guidelines to go by to help get your lawn green and ready for the warmer days.

Types of Grasses

In general, there are two categories of grasses, cool weather and warm weather grasses. These two categories can then be divided into types.
Cool weather grass types 
include Kentucky Bluegrass, Fescue and Rye.

 Warm weather grass types 
include Bermuda, Zoysia and St. Augustine.

As you might expect, these grasses grow better in their respective climates. Cool weather grasses grow better in areas that have cooler summers and winters and warm weather grasses grow better in areas that have warmer summers and winters.
This does not mean that a cool weather grass cannot grow in a warmer climate or vice versa. However, it does mean that if you plant cool weather grass in warmer climates you will have to do extra work to maintain it. This extra work may include reseeding in the fall, especially if the summer is very hot, as the cool weather grass will likely die off.
Here in TN, we live in zone 8 and early fall and early spring are the best times to sow grass seed. We are not Florida or New York, so we must come up with a happy medium between the two type of grass seed or purchase one designed for our specific location. We can sow any seed that you would ;ike or let us give you a free quote on our Premium Grass Seed for your lawn.
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Contact: John Marshall
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