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Best Grass Seed for North Carolina

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If you are looking for the best grass seed to plant in North Carolina, look no further than Jonathan Green.

Jonathan Green has been working for more than 100 years to bring beautiful dark-green lawns to our customers using only the highest quality materials. Since 1881, we have experimented with turfgrass varietals to breed our genetically superior grass seed. We are dedicated to providing you with the absolute best products, so all of them are rigorously tested to ensure that they perform to the highest standards.

The Best Grass Seed

For the best lawn you need the best seed. We recommend our genetically superior Black Beauty® Ultra Grass Seed. It is a mix of elite and exclusive varieties of tall fescue, Kentucky bluegrass, and perennial ryegrass.

Black Beauty grass seed creates a lawn full of grass that:

  • Is deeply rooted (can grow roots 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 endophyte-bred for natural insect resistance.

For fertilizing your newly 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 strong root system.  It will feed your lawn for up to two months and develop a thicker, fuller lawn. Its formula contains 1% iron to fortify the grass and give it a deep shade of natural green color and 30% slow release nitrogen to give your lawn the nutrients it needs in a time-released formula.

The Best Time to Plant

In North Carolina, cool-season grasses like Jonathan Green Black Beauty are best seeded in early fall, but many people achieve success by seeding in early spring (mid-February to late March). Whatever you decide, it’s important to get your grass seed off to a strong start long before the seasonal stresses of winter or summer arrive.

Soil temperatures are still warm in the fall, which is necessary for optimum seed germination, and cooler air temperatures are better for grass growth. There will also be fewer weeds for the grass to compete with at this time of the year. With adequate sunlight, rainwater and fertilizer, you can expect your new grass seedlings to be well-established before the colder winter weather arrives.

The Best Way to 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.) MAG-I-CAL® can be applied the same day as the grass seed is spread.

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.

For advice on the best grass seed for North Carolina and other helpful tips, visit us online at JonathanGreen.com or locate your nearest independent retail store where their home and garden professionals will answer your questions.

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