Its Grass Planting Season!

Plant Grass for Curb Appeal

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.