Its Grass Planting Season!

When to plant grass

Nothing improves the curb appeal of your home more than a great lawn and landscaping. And curb appeal impacts how your neighbors and potential buyers, view your home.

Its Spring Time! And it may be time to re-seed or over-seed your grass depending on the type of grass that you want to plant. There are two major types of grass, classified by when to plant: Warm-Season and Cool-Season.

Warm-Season Grasses

Should be seeded from March through September, depending on your specific location and weather patterns
Need hot summers and mild winters
Grow during summer
Go dormant in fall and winter
Thrive in temperatures above 80 degrees Fahrenheit
Generally need less water, making them more drought tolerant
Tend to have wide, coarse blades
Should be mowed close to the ground
Are often overseeded with annual grasses for year-round color
Are generally creeping varieties

The major warm-season varieties are Bahia, Bermuda, centipede, St. Augustine and zoysia.

Cool-Season Grasses

Are seeded mid-August through mid-October, depending on specific location and weather patterns
Thrive in regions where winter temperatures reach below freezing
Grow during spring and fall
Go dormant in summer
Thrive in temperatures from 60 degrees Fahrenheit
Have longer, finer blades
Are maintained at a higher mowing level
Are generally bunch varieties

The major cool-season varieties are Kentucky bluegrass, fine fescue, tall fescue and ryegrass.