Grass Seed Buying Guide

Grass Seed

What to Consider

Fresh grass makes any yard look elegant. And even though growing a successful lawn seems like an easy task, the tricky part is to choose the right grass. With many options and brands out there, it is easy to get lost. This guide will lead you through the important things to help you find the best grass seed for your needs.  Remember that the top-quality seeds, while they may be a bit more pricey, are always worth your effort.

The Importance of Your Climate Zone

Key Words Often Seen on Grass Bags

Reading the Seed Label

Watch Deep Planting

Do not plant grass seed deep. Cover larger seeds with a thin layer of soil to provide contact with it for faster growth. Small seeds require partial covering during rainy seasons. For example, if you have a 1,000 sq.ft. lawn you will need 4 pounds of seed.

Remember: heavy seeding will not help if you have poor quality seeds, and poorly prepared lawn will not help if you get quality seeds. The best option is to get seeds that fit your needs and plant them in prepared seedbeds.

If you have it, use a mechanical spreader. Anyway, whether you plant by spreader or hand, sow by dividing your seeds and spreading them in one direction, then the second part crosswise to the first one. This simple technique ensures even coverage and decreases the chance of missed spots.