When Is the Best Time to Sew Grass

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The best time to sew grass is in the fall, when there is moisture in the air, but the nights are still warm. Give new grass time to germinate by planting it at the right time with tips from a sustainable gardener in this free video on growing grass. View Video Transcript

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Yolanda Vanveen

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Hi, this is Yolanda Vanveen and in this segment we're going to talk about when is the best time to sew grass. Now, grass is a plant just like any other plants and it does really well when planted in the spring when the nights start to warm up a bit and there's a lot of moisture in the air at night, but it's still warm enough for it to germinate and start growing. The best time to sew your grass is in the fall because that way it has all winter to get established and lush and green and it won't germinate unless it's still warm out so make sure when you start your grass seed in the fall, to do it in September and early October because once it gets a little bit later and the nights are colder, it doesn't grow very well and not very quickly. So the best time to sew your grass is in the spring and the fall. And if you've got spots that don't look good, just add a little bit of compost or potting soil and a bunch of grass seed there every spring and fall. If you try to sew grass in the middle of the heat of the summer where it's really dry at night, it won't grow, it'll just die. Or you start sewing your grass in the middle of winter when it's really cold out, it might start to grow, but then it will freeze and it won't grow very well. So by waiting 'til the spring or fall you can have a lush lush lawn with little work.