In most parts of the country, grass is best planted before or after the summer, according to This Old House. Otherwise, it is difficult to keep the seeds moist during the summer, without watering them constantly.
The fall is an ideal time to plant grass seeds in most parts of the United States. This is the best time to keep the seeds moist for germination. Moreover, weeds that compete with grass are dead during the fall, which allows the grass to grow well. Grass planted in the fall can mature before facing the summer stress, such as mowing, heat, inappropriate watering, competition and traffic.Learn More
Warm-season grasses must be planted at least two months before the risk of frost in warmer climates and three months in cooler climates, according to The University of Massachusetts Amherst Center for Agriculture. Cool-season grasses must be planted before the daytime temperatures lower to an average of 55 degrees Fahrenheit.Full Answer >
Certain types of grass seed can be planted in winter, but not all of them. According to Home Guides, ryegrass, fescue, bluegrass and bentgrass are all considered winter grasses.Full Answer >
Cool weather grass should be seeded in late summer to early fall, and warm weather grass should be seeded in early spring to summer. Cool weather grass types include Kentucky Bluegrass, Fescue and Rye. Warm weather grass types include Bermuda, Zoysia and St. Augustine.Full Answer >
Ryegrass should be planted in the early fall. It is a cool season landscaping grass that is popular with homeowners in the upper half of the United States.Full Answer >