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Best Grass Seed for Nebraska

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Discover the best grass seed to plant in Nebraska and tips for producing a healthier, better-looking lawn from the experts at Jonathan Green.

Jonathan Green has been revolutionizing the grass industry for over 100 years. We supply genetically superior grass seed, soil enhancers, fertilizer, and organic lawn and garden products to professional customers, such as sod growers and independent retailers, throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Midwestern, and the Western United States.

Choose the Best Grass Seed Mixture

To grow the best lawn, you will want to buy the best seed. We recommend our genetically superior Black Beauty® Ultra Grass Seed. Planted by leading sod growers in Nebraska and across the country, Black Beauty grass seed creates a lawn that:

  • Is deeply rooted (roots grow up to 4 feet deep);
  • Exhibits an invisible waxy coating (like the waxy skin on an apple) that wards off disease and locks in moisture;
  • Has leaves that are dark green, lush, and uniform in texture;
  • Grows well in both full sun as well as partial shade;
  • Is drought and disease-resistant;
  • Is endophyte-bred for natural insect resistance.

To fertilize your freshly seeded lawn, we recommend Veri-Green Starter Fertilizer for Seeding & Sodding. It is safe for new seeds and will ensure that they sprout quickly and develop a robust root system.  It will feed your lawn for up to two months and create a thicker, fuller lawn. The formula contains 1% iron to fortify the grass and give it a deep shade of natural green color and 30% slow-release nitrogen to provide the nutrients the lawn needs in a time-released formula.

When Should You Plant Grass Seed in Nebraska?

The ideal time to plant grass seed In Nebraska is late summer to early fall (mid-August to mid-October) when cooler temperatures are best for cool-season grasses. There is enough moisture in the ground to encourage proper seed germination, and the cooler air will stimulate grass growth. The second-best time for planting is in early spring (mid-March to mid-April).

Should I Cover the Grass Seed with Soil?

Don’t cover the grass seed with soil. If the seed is covered with more than a half inch of soil it could be planted too deep and won’t germinate. It is best to loosen the existing soil with a metal rake this establishes good seed-to-soil contact.

After Planting, How Often Should I Water the New Lawn?

Plan to water a newly seeded lawn for 10-15 minutes, twice a day to keep the seed bed moist. Keep this up until the new grass seedlings are about 4 inches tall. Then you can start mowing.

To learn more about the best grass seed to plant in Nebraska, get in touch with Jonathan Green online or locate your nearest independent retail store for expert lawn and garden advice.

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