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Best Grass Seed for Fall Planting

Seeding Fall
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From Western Pennsylvania to Southern New Jersey, fall is the time of year for college football, sweet apple cider, and hayrides under a crisp nighttime sky. With the blend of warm soil and cooler air, fall also represents the best time of year for planting grass. Although many of our customers believe spring is the best time to plant grass, autumn brings together all of the elements that set the stage for robust grass growth come the following spring.

Why Fall is the Best Time to Plant Grass Seed

Autumn represents the best time to plant grass seed for several reasons:

Perfect Growing Conditions

Several weather and environmental factors provide the ideal balance for grass seeds to thrive in fall. The cooler air, warm soil, and proper amount of sunlight create a balance that is harder to achieve in spring and summer. Healthy moisture content also contributes to making fall the season for planting grass seed.

More Available Nutrients

One of the most important reasons you will enjoy robust grass growth in spring is that, when you planted grass seeds in the fall, they had less competition for soil nutrients. An increase in the availability of soil nutrients promotes the development of deeper roots. A more extensive root system means the grass will be healthier.

Less Watering Required

Because of more rain and less evaporation due to milder temperatures, the soil in fall retains more moisture to help grass seeds develop quickly. You do not have to water your lawn as much as you do in summer and spring because of the high moisture content of the soil. Less watering means a lower monthly water bill as well.

What is the Best Grass Seed for Fall Planting?

For planting, Jonathan Green developed a grass seed that is ideal for fall conditions.

Black Beauty® Fall Magic™

We have created a unique formula for the Black Beauty® Fall Magic™ Grass Seed. This made-for-autumn grass seed consists of several different varieties of grass that include Black Beauty® Tall Fescues. You can overseed this grass seed in both sunny and shady areas of your lawn. Black Beauty® Fall Magic™ takes between 10 and 14 days to germinate while restoring a lawn that lost some of its visual appeal due to damage caused by intense summer heat.

Our unique formula creates a turfgrass that is used exclusively for fall seeding projects. Fall Magic will grow a good thick lawn this fall, whether you are seeding on bare dirt or overseeding a thin lawn. Next spring your new lawn will make you the envy of the neighborhood.

Grow Grass the Jonathan Green Way

By implementing cutting-edge research techniques, Jonathan Green has studied the performance of different types of turfgrass. We keep our mission simple: To supply you with grass seeds that produce a lush, healthy green lawn for you and your family.

We’ve perfected a program called the Acidic Soil Annual Lawn Care Program. Designed to meet the unique conditions that define each of the four seasons, the Program helps you grow robust grass in acidic soil.

In addition to planting our Black Beauty® Fall Magic™, you should also protect your lawn from winter weather by applying Winter Survival Fall Lawn Food. Next spring, apply Jonathan Green Veri-Green Lawn Fertilizer with Crabgrass Preventer to give your grass the nutrients it needs to grow quickly.

If you have any questions about the best grass seed for fall planting, contact Jonathan Green today.

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