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Best Brand Grass Seed for New England

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Your lawn in New England will never be better than the grass seed you plant. Jonathan Green Black Beauty® is the best brand you can choose to achieve the best lawn in town!

Jonathan Green is a leading supplier of top-quality cool season grass seed, soil enhancers, fertilizer, and organic lawn and garden products to sod growers, consumers, and independent retailers, including garden centers and hardware stores, across the United States. Our genetically superior grass seed and soil food products will transform your lawn and help it to thrive.

Two of our most popular grass seed mixtures are:

  • Black Beauty® Ultra Grass Seed is most similar to what is found on sod farms. The mixture possesses species diversity and contains exclusive, elite varieties of tall fescue, Kentucky bluegrass and perennial ryegrass.  These grasses grow a naturally dark-green and beautiful lawn with excellent heat and drought tolerance.  Black Beauty® Ultra Grass Seed germinates in about 14 days.
  • Black Beauty® Fall Magic Grass Seed is formulated for successful fall seeding and contains several grass types, including Black Beauty® tall fescues. It is ideal for planting a brand new lawn or repairing a sparse, damaged lawn. Black Beauty® Fall Magic Grass Seed can be used in sun and shade lawn areas and germinates in 10 to 14 days.

The Right Time to Plant

Connecticut, Massachusetts & Rhode Island: The best time to plant your lawn in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island is in late summer/early fall (mid-August to mid-September). The cooler air temperatures and warm soil temperatures at this time of year are better for grass growth. The second-best time for planting is spring (mid-March to late April), but be sure daytime temperatures have warmed up 60° to 70°F before you start.

Maine, New Hampshire & Vermont: The ideal time to plant grass seed in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont is late summer/early fall (mid-August to mid-September). The soil is still quite warm at this time of year (60° to 70° F),, which is necessary for optimum seed germination, and the cooler air temperatures and rainfall are idea; for grass growth. You will also have less competition from summer weeds, such as crabgrass.

Prepare Your Soil

Before you lay any seed down, the soil must be at the right pH and must be aerated and loosened to allow for proper root growth.

MAG-I-CAL® is specially formulated to quickly raise or lower your soil to the ideal pH range of between 6.2 and 7.0. For pH that falls below 6.2, use Mag-I-Cal® Plus for Lawns in Acidic & Hard Soil. For pH that is above 7, use Mag-I-Cal® Plus for Lawns in Alkaline & Hard Soil. (You can purchase a Soil pH Test Kit for Lawns from us or any local hardware or garden supply store.)

Once you’ve corrected the soil pH, loosen and aerate it for best root growth. This can be done with Love Your Soil®. This innovative soil treatment activates the microbes within the soil. Once activated, the microbes allow for nutrients to be easily absorbed by the grass roots, resulting in stronger, heartier grass. Both of these products can be applied right before laying down new seed.

If you are looking for the best brand of grass seed to plant in New England, look no further than Jonathan Green. For advice or tips on when and how to do it properly, visit us online at JonathanGreen.com or locate your nearest independent retail store where their home and garden professionals will answer any questions you may have.

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