Did you know that the most successful time to seed your lawn is now? Basically 2 weeks before or 2 weeks after Labor Day offers the perfect time for your new seeds to build and establish roots. Why you ask?
The hot, hot temperatures of summer are past and fall brings cooler temperatures making it easier to keep the seeds moist during germination and watering is less of a problem. The young plants have better growing conditions without the extreme heat. The soil is still warm and there is still lots of sunshine to establish a strong root system. Also in fall, most of the weeds that compete with grass are dead and diseases are under control for the rest of the year. Weed and disease chemicals cannot be sprayed on new grass without injuring or killing it.
The new grass will have the fall and spring seasons to mature before facing all the stress of summer: heat, traffic. And, by starting now, your lawn will be in tip top shape for next spring.
A great lawn can only be grown from great grass seeds so, look no further than McDonald Premium Grass Seed. This seed mixture is the perfect blend for Hampton Roads’ lawns and well suited to this area.The improved grass seed varieties used in our seed mixture are more drought tolerant, disease and insect resistant and naturally darker green in color than any other turf grasses, which have previously been available. This seed has been tested and is a recommend seed blend by Virginia Tech. TIP: Be sure to keep up with mowing, as the grass is growing at a rapid pace this time of year. Mow often enough to avoid cutting more than 1/3 of the grass blade in one mowing. Continue to mow your lawn at the highest setting recommended for your lawn.