Best Time To Seed Lawn- Cool & Warm Season Grasses
The beauty of lawns lies in their richness and density. That’s what you want and that’s what every other homeowner in the neighborhood equally wants. Achieving that can come in two ways; turfing – where you purchase turfs and plants or by seeding the lawn. But, what is the best time to seed lawn? Let's find out!
1. The Right Timing
There’s strength, lushness, thickness and rapid growth and all of these can be achieved if the season you are planting is in tune with the natural germinating season of the seeds. It’s just like farming where certain crops have their unique season for planting.
Some of the grasses that fall into the cool season category include Kentucky bluegrass, tall fescues, and perennial ryegrasses. They thrive better when their seeds are sown in late summer and early fall. At this time, the temperature is relatively getting cooler even though the soil is still warm from summer.
2. Cool Season Grasses, Best for Fall Season
Warm-season grasses include Bahiagrass, Centipede grass, and Bermudagrass. Their growth process is accelerated in late spring when the temperatures are getting warmer. Late spring heralds summer’s arrival and does that with increased temperatures. The seeds of warm-season grasses perform better in terms of germination with this increase in temperature usually from 65F to 70F.
3. Warm Season Grasses, Best for Spring