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Grass Seed

We strongly believe that Lesco is the best brand of seed. Professionals use this grass because of its high quality, weed-free results, and because Lesco has the the highest germination percentage rates in the industry. The best type of grass for you will depend on your climate.

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Lesco Transition Blend Grass Seed
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Lesco Tall Fescue Select Grass Seed
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When to Plant Grass Seed

Fall is best for planting cool-season grasses like Kentucky bluegrass, perennial ryegrasses, and tall fescues. Daytime air temperatures should be averaging between 60 and 85 degrees which translates to soil temperatures between 50 to 75 degrees. Spring is the second best option for cool-season grasses. Warm-season grasses, like Bermudagrass, Bahiagrass, Centipede grass and Zoysia grass has the most successful germination rates in spring and early summer when daytime temperatures are averaging about 80 degrees.

How to Plant Grass Seed

Test to be sure your lawn pH is between 6.0 and 7.4. Prepare the seed bed and apply Lesco Starter Fertilizer 18-24-12.. Broadcast your seed at the recommended rate. Keep it constantly moist by watering 2 to 3 times per day with a mist spray until germination. Learn more about How to Plant Grass Seed.

How to Water Grass Seed

Water newly spread seed by lightly spraying 2 to 3 times per day. The goal is to keep the soil moist, but not wet. Once your grass has germinated begin to water heavier, but less often.

When to Overseed?

Late summer into fall and spring are good times to overseed northern yards with cool-season grasses. Southern lawns should be overseeded in fall with a cool-season grass, like Double Eagle Select Perennial Ryegrass.

How Long for Grass Seed to Germinate

Germination time varies amongst different types of grasses. Even the same seed will germinate at varying rates within different climates. Expect your grass to emerge within 7 to 21 days.

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Best Tall Fescue

Lesco All Pro Transition is the perfect tall fescue seed blend for Mid-Southern lawns that want green grass all year long. Lesco Tall Fescue Select is the best completely weed-free tall fescue turfgrass with a Blue-Tag certification.

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Best Grass Seed for Shade

Lesco Shade Mix is shade and drought tolerant and disease resistant. It is great for shady spots like under shade trees.

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Best Grass Seed for Sun and Shade Mixed Lawns

Lesco Sun and Shade Park Seed Mix is the prefered sun and shade blend for northern lawns. This weed-free mix can grow in areas with as little as 4 hours to as much as 10 hours of sun.

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Best Ryegrass Seed

Lesco Double Eagle Ryegrass Seed is a dark green blend perfect for overseeding southern lawns that need some green color in winter. This perennial ryegrass can tolerate high traffic areas.

Now you know about the Best Grass Seed, check out our Lawn Fertilizer and Lesco Lawn Products for more options.