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Best Grass Seed for New Hampshire

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In New Hampshire, the best grass seed to plant is Jonathan Green Black Beauty grass seed to ensure the best results.

The Jonathan Green name has represented genetically superior grass seed, innovation, integrity, determination, and a commitment to excellence since 1881. Today, we are industry leaders in organics. We have developed an environmentally sound approach to lawn care that incorporates our Black Beauty grass seed mixtures with organic and traditional soil amendments, lawn fertilizers, and control products that feed your lawn AND your soil.

Why Choose Black Beauty Grass Seed?

Ideally, grass seed should consist of several varietals, be resistant to drought, disease, and insects, and establish deep roots. Finding all these qualities in grass seed is difficult, but Black Beauty® Original Grass Seed does it all!

Black Beauty grass seed has been genetically enhanced to develop strong roots up to four feet deep, far deeper than other grass seeds. The seed is specially formulated to have a waxy coating on the blades, similar to that of an apple. This coating makes the blades hold in moisture and makes the grass resistant to drought and diseases.

Growers around the country rely on our Black Beauty grass seed for strong, healthy grass that is a rich, dark green color.

When to Plant

The ideal time to plant grass seed in New Hampshire is early fall (mid-August to the beginning of October). The soil is still warm at this time of year (55° to 65° F), a necessity for optimum seed germination, and the cooler air temperatures and rainfall are better for grass growth. You will also have less competition from summer weeds, such as crabgrass. With adequate sunlight, rainwater and fertilizer, you can expect your new grass seedlings to be well-established and prepared for winter.

How to Prepare the Soil

Seeds must come in contact with the soil to germinate. Encourage this by clearing out dead grass and debris and loosening compacted soil with a rake or garden weasel about a half-inch deep. This will give the roots the best chance to grow.  If your lawn area is large, consider renting a slit seeder, aerator, or de-thatching machine.

Test the pH of your soil. If low, apply Mag-I-Cal® Plus for Lawns in Alkaline & Hard Soil to increase it to a 6.2 to 7.0 range for optimum growth. It will also help the lawn grow greener and healthier.

This is also the ideal time to apply Veri-Green Starter Fertilizer for Seeding & Sodding. Our high phosphorus formula helps build a vigorous root system and gets new grass plantings off to a fast start.

If you have a small lawn, you may be able to broadcast Jonathan Green Black Beauty® seed by hand. For more extensive lawns, use a lawn spreader to cover a lot of ground quickly and achieve even coverage. Make sure that the seed is slightly buried in the topsoil.

When you are ready to plant grass seed in New Hampshire, purchase the best seed mixture from Jonathan Green online or your nearest independent home and garden store.

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