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Best Grass Seed for North Dakota

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If you are looking for the best grass seed to plant in North Dakota, look no further than Jonathan Green. We can help you achieve great results with your lawn.

Jonathan Green has been working for more than 100 years to bring beautiful dark-green lawns to our clients 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 our clients with the absolute best, so all of our products are rigorously tested to ensure that they perform to the highest standards.

Choose the Right Seed

Choosing the right cool-season grass seed is the first key to successfully growing a beautiful lawn in North Dakota.

Our genetically superior Black Beauty® grass seed, used by leading sod growers across the country, creates a lawn full of grass that:

  • Is deep rooted for drought tolerance (grows roots up to 4 feet deep);
  • Is dark green, lush, and uniform in texture;
  • Grows well in both full sun and partial shade;
  • Grows well in clay or sandy soil;
  • Contains Endophytes for natural insect resistance;
  • Is drought-resistant;
  • Exhibits an invisible waxy leaf coating (like the waxy skin on an apple) that wards off disease and locks in moisture.

Next Steps

After selecting the right seed, the next step is to encourage good seed-to-soil contact when you plant. Clean out any dead grass, remove as many weeds as possible, and get rid of rocks, sticks or other debris.

Loosen compacted soil about a half-inch deep with a rake or garden weasel to give the new roots a good chance to grow in the loosened soil.  Jonathan Green Love Your Soil® will loosen and aerate it. It will also feed the soil microbes, making the soil more alive and porous, and enhancing root and root mass development.

Use a soil pH tester to ensure that the pH of the soil is between 6.2 and 7.0. To balance the soil’s pH and help the lawn grow greener and healthier, use Mag-I-Cal® Plus for Lawns in Acidic & Hard Soil. It’s available for both acidic and alkaline soils and can be applied the same day as the grass seed is spread.

Spread the Black Beauty® seed evenly by hand in small areas, and use a lawn spreader for large areas. Avoid applying seeds too heavily or the seedlings will have to compete for space and nutrients, making the grass weak and thin in those areas.

This would also be a great time to apply Veri-Green Starter Fertilizer for Seeding & Sodding, our high phosphorus formula that helps build a vigorous root system and gets new grass plantings off to a fast start for a thicker, greener lawn.

Keep the seed bed moist for a few weeks while the grass seed germinates. Plan to water daily and possibly twice daily (unless it’s raining) until your new grass is two inches high.

If you would like more information about the best grass seed for North Dakota, visit Jonathan Green online or your nearest independent retailer for reliable lawn and garden advice. 

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