Spring – Not the Best Time to Plant Grass
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Date: April 6, 2020
Agent: Donna Teasley
Hello, this is Donna Teasley, Horticulture Agent with the North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Burke County Center.
I know everyone wants to forget about winter and get outside. This is the time to start fresh and improve on all those garden mistakes that were made last year. Everyone wants to get the lawn back into shape but now is not the time to plant grass. I know you want to plant grass and I also know that television and newspaper ads are telling you to plant grass, but it’s not the best time.
Grass planted now has very little chance of making it through the hot summer months unless you have an irrigation system. Any seeds you plant now, will come up and the lawn might look fine for a while but when hot weather hits, how are you going to keep those new delicate blades of grass moist enough to keep them alive through July and August. Unless you can spend your days watering that new grass there’s not much chance for survival.
Why not wait and plant in late summer? Say from August 15 through October. Turfgrass planted then will have a nice long fall season and winter to get established enough to withstand the heat of next summer. Water won’t be nearly the issue because of the more moderate fall temperatures.
Save yourself some time, money, and heartache. Wait and plant those lawns after the heat of summer has passed.
This is Donna Teasley with the North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Burke County Center. If you would like more information about this program, you can give us a call at 439-4460.