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Best Grass Seed for Maryland

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Making the best choice of grass seed and properly preparing your soil are just as important as deciding when to plant grass seed in Maryland. With the help of Jonathan Green, you can grow a great lawn.

Jonathan Green is a leading supplier of grass seed, organics, and turf products that are preferred by homeowners and sod growers alike.  Our name has represented genetically superior grass seed, innovation, integrity, determination, and a commitment to excellence since 1881. Today, six generations later, we remain committed to producing superior lawn and garden products.

Ready, Set, Plant!

Late summer to early fall (mid-August to mid-October) is the recommended time for seeding cool-season grasses in Maryland. The second-best time to seed is late February through March. The temperatures are right for seed germination in these months – from 40 to 70 degrees F – and it’s likely there will be more rain and less competition from weed seedlings.

Before you begin preparing for your new lawn, make sure that you have the following Jonathan Green products on hand:

  • Black Beauty® Delmarva Mid-Atlantic Grass Seed – This Jonathan Green grass seed blend is grown by sod growers across the USA. It grows roots up to 4′ deep and produces a naturally darker-green turf with better disease resistance and drought tolerance. A waxy leaf coating helps preserve moisture and wards off stress from heat, cold, wind and disease. This blend grows well in clay or sandy soils and in full sun or partial shade.
  • Mag-I-Cal® for Lawns in Acidic Soil – Test your soil to ensure the pH is between 6.2 and 7. If it’s not, Mag-I-Cal® for Lawns in Acidic Soil will help to rapidly raise the soil’s pH and, at the same time, help the lawn grow greener and healthier. Mag-I-Cal® for Lawns in Acidic Soil can be applied the same day as the grass seed.
  • Love Your Soil® – If your soil is very hard or compacted, Love Your Soil® will loosen and aerate it. It will also feed the soil microbes, making the lawn soil more alive and porous, and enhancing root and root mass development. Love Your Soil® can be applied the same day as the grass seed and Mag-I-Cal and works best when the soil temperature is at least 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Veri-Green Starter Fertilizer for Seeding & Sodding – This high phosphorus formula is specially formulated for seeding and sodding. It helps to build a vigorous root system and gets new grass plantings off to a fast start for a thicker, greener lawn. It can also be spread on the same day as you seed and use our soil enhancing products.

When you plant the best grass seed in Maryland, you can look forward to a thicker, denser and greener lawn that is easy to maintain and will be the envy of all your friends. Shop online at Jonathan Green or visit your nearest independent lawn and garden retail store.

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