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Planting Grass Seed in Fall or Spring: The ideal time to plant grass seed varies by hardiness zone, and planting climate. In most regions, this is usually in the spring, once temperatures have reached a consistent 60 F and there is no more danger of frost.
Grass can be planted through the end of July but no later. If it's abnormally warm, or during the scorching heat of the summer, you may need to increase irrigation to ensure growth. If you’re planting in the fall, wait until after there have been a few killing frosts so the seeds you plant will lie dormant until the spring.
Planting As a Cover Crop or Green Manure in Fall: If you’re planting grasses, legumes or clover to replenish nutrients, suppress weeds or more, we recommend planting in early to mid-fall. Let the grass grow until frost. Come spring, mow before it goes to seed and then till the soil. Wait 3-6 weeks before planting new crops.
What Plants are Best for Cover Crops? Clover, Peas, Vetch and Rye Grass.
Planting rates vary depending on the size of the seed. A larger seed (such as a Fescue) can be seeded at 10lbs/1,000 square feet. A smaller seed (such as a Bluegrass) can be seeded as low as 2lbs/1,000 square feet.
To see planting rates for each individual variety, check out our printable PDF Grass Seed Planting Guide
If you’re still unsure of how much seed to use in your area, please give us a call at (877) 309-7333.
We recommend leveling the planting area as much as possible to eliminate high or low spots. Till the soil if possible about 4-6 inches deep, as the soil should be loose and clump-free before planting.
If your area is already somewhat bare and even, we recommend skipping the tilling process as it can promote new weed growth or unwanted grass growth. You can then add a product to help aerate your soil (such as LazyMan Liquid GoldTM) to improve seed germination, but this is not necessary.
Winter Rye Grass is a great winter companion, managing to fix nitrogen, erosion control, and nutrients in the soil all at once.
It may take weeks or even a month for the seeds to grow. Be patient. If you have any questions about germination time or planting, please don’t hesitate to contact us or call us at (877) 309-7333.
This species can turn the plains purple to the horizon. Great for dry areas. To 3 ft, mid-summer bloom. Perennial....
Similar to Red Clover, this legume is more adaptable to a variety of soil types and is extremely easy to grow in almost any condition. Perennial. (Trifolium hybridum)...
Annual Rye Grass can be planted as a companion or cover crop to help prevent soil erosion. It is extremely easy and fast to grow. Annual. (Lolium multiflorum)...
Arrowleaf clover is an annual, winter cover crop for southeastern states. A deep root system conditions soils and fixes nitrogen. Plants remain productive over a long growing season ...
This cover crop is low-growing and can be planted to help enrich soil, as well as prevent common garden weeds from coming up. It also delights with white, purple and red blooms. Ann...
Berseem clover suppresses weeds, prevents erosion, and fixes nitrogen in the soil. Often called the “king of forage” Berseem germinates rapidly, grows quickly, and produces abund...
Blue Grama can be planted for erosion control and is drought-tolerant. It will also attract wildlife. Perennial. (Bouteloua gracilis)...
Buckwheat provides quick soil cover and weed suppression for short-season cover. Abundant blooms attract beneficial insects and pollinators. Buckwheat thrives in nutrient-poor soils....