Summer is quickly coming to an end, which means one thing; autumn is right around the corner. It is time to start thinking about planting grass seed, especially with the September-like temperatures in our area.
When is the Best Time for Planting Grass Seed?
Because of the cooler nights and long warm days, fall seeding is much more successful than spring seeding. When seeding is done in spring, new grass goes into a death defying dry and hot period. With fall seeding, roots continue to feed new plants into January until the soil freezes give the plant more base to break forth with vigor when March rolls around.
What is the Best Type of Grass for my Maryland Lawn?
Turf Type tall fescues grow best in the mid-Atlantic region. Meanwhile, perennial rye and most blue grass have a difficult time in the heat and humidity of this area. Jonathan Green’s Black Beauty turf type tall fescue seed comes from seeds that were discovered both on the edge of the Sahara Desert and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan giving it very deep roots, disease resistance, and cold hardiness. Their shade version, Shady Nooks, is equally as great for areas of low sun and dappled shade. All other tall fescues are derived from an ugly barn grass called K-31 that was never meant for lawns but was/is widely used. K-31 is a first generation lawn grass and leaves large gaps in the lawn that weed seeds thrive in.
Where can I find the Lawn Care Supplies I need?
Want to learn more about planting grass seed? If so, head to Ace Hardware & Hearth (Glen Burnie and Pasadena) or Ace Home & Leisure in Edgewater. Ace is the place for helpful information. The lawn care experts at all three Ace stores will help you determine the right products for your lawn. We know just how much Maryland homeowners love their lawns! That’s why we take special care in selecting the lawn products that will perform best on Maryland lawns. Whether you’re planting a new lawn or patching and strengthening an existing one, Ace has high-quality grass seed in different varieties to meet your individual needs. We also carry fertilizers – granule and liquid – from the most respected names in the industry, as well as the lawn care supplies and equipment you need to get the job done right.
If you have any questions about Planting Grass Seed, our experts are here to help. Please visit AceHardwareAndHearth.com today! You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, and LinkedIn.