The Best Time of Spring to Plant Cool Season Grass Seed

The best time of spring to plant cool-season grasses---such as fine fescue, rye grass and bluegrass---is when soil temperatures reach a minimum of 45 to 55 degrees Fahrenheit, and there is plenty of sunshine. The ideal time to seed cool-season grasses is in the fall, with spring seeding only recommended to cover thin spots that were missed in the fall.

Keywords: cool season grasses, spring grass seeding, lawn basics

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Thomas K. Arnold is the publisher and editorial director of Home Media Magazine and a regular contributor on entertainment to "USA Today", "The Hollywood Reporter," "San Diego Magazine" and other publications. An alumnus of San Diego State University, Arnold has appeared on such TV shows as "CNN", "E! Entertainment" and "G4's Attack of the Show" to discuss home entertainment and technology issues.