Grass Seed for Sale | Know Before You Buy
When to Plant Grass Seed
Planting Grass Seed
Check that the soil pH is between 6.5 and 7.4. Prepare the site and apply Lesco Starter Fertilizer 18-24-12.
Before applying seed, make sure areas are prepared correctly. You will need good seed-to-soil contact for seed to germinate. Remove any debris, dead grass, etc. before proceeding.
Spread the seed at the recommended rate for the type you choose. 3-5lbs/1000sqft for aeration and overseeding with fescue. 10lbs./1000sqft for a newly seeded lawn.
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Watering Grass Seed
Water newly broadcast seed by lightly misting 2 to 3 times per day. Keep the ground moist, but not wet. When your grass germinates begin to water heavier, but not as often.
You should be able to walk on the lawn without sinking in. Monitor your seed daily for at least the first two weeks to make sure it doesn't dry out but stays moist.
When Do You Overseed?
Overseeding is the process of spreading seed over an existing lawn either to fill in bare spots and thicken up the existing grass or, in the case of southern lawns, to give dormant warm-season grasses some color and life with a cool-season grass. Fall is the best time to overseed with cool-season grasses.
Warm season lawns can be overseeded in fall with a perennial grass, like Double Eagle Select Perennial Ryegrass to keep your lawn green during the winter months.
How Long Does it Take Grass Seed to Germinate
Different types of grass germinate at varying times. The same seed type can germinate at differing rates in dissimilar climates. Most grasses will emerge within 7 to 21 days. Be patient, as long as your seed is kept moist after it is applied and you have good seed-to-soil contact, it will germinate and you can enjoy a nice dense dark green lawn.
Best Tall Fescue Grass Seeds
Best Grass for Shady Spots
Lesco Shady Select is a perfect grass for yards with shade. This durable mix of fine fescues is drought tolerant and disease resistant.
Best Sun and Shade Grass Seed
Lesco Sun and Shade Seed Mix is the ideal blend for lawns with both sun and shade. This weed-free mix can grow in areas with as little as 4 hours to as much as 10 hours of sun.
Best Perennial Ryegrass for Overseeding
Turf-type Perennial Ryegrasses are recommended for overseeding southern lawns, especially Bermuda grass. Lesco Double Eagle Ryegrass Seed is a deep green blend that can tolerate high traffic areas.
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