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Best Grass Seed for South Dakota

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If you plan to grow a beautiful lawn in South Dakota this year, make sure you choose the best products to ensure the best results. At Jonathan Green, we supply genetically superior grass seed and an innovative family of products that will help you get the most out of your lawn.

About Jonathan Green

Jonathan Green is a leading supplier of cool-season grass seed, soil enhancers, fertilizer, and organic lawn and garden products to professional customers, such as sod growers and independent retailers, including garden centers and hardware stores, throughout the United States.

Since 1881, we have experimented with turfgrass varietals to breed our genetically superior grass seed. We are dedicated to providing homeowners with the absolute best products, so they are rigorously tested to ensure that they perform to the highest standards.

Choose Premium Grass Seed

If you want the best lawn, we recommend Black Beauty® Ultra Grass Seed. It is genetically superior to other grass seed, is heat and drought resistant and grows roots up to four feet deep. It is a rich dark green in color and has a waxy coating (like an apple) that helps it seal in moisture.

Another excellent choice is Black Beauty® Fall Magic Grass Seed which is formulated for successful fall seeding and contains several grass types, including Black Beauty® tall fescues. It is ideal for planting a brand-new lawn or repairing a sparse, damaged lawn. Black Beauty® Fall Magic Grass Seed can be used in sunny and shady lawn areas and germinates in 10 to 14 days.

Planting Tips

When it comes to planting grass seed, there are several things that can help make the process easier and ensure stronger root growth and more vigorous blades of grass.

First; when should you plant the grass seed? Many people plant in spring. However, cool season grass seed mixtures like Jonathan Green Black Beauty® fare best in the early fall in South Dakota, when the air is cooling down but the soil is still warm. Weed growth tapers off in the fall, so your new grass won’t have to compete for sunshine, water and nutrients. It will also have the benefit of two cool growing cycles before the heat of summer sets in.

If you have not already invested in a lawn spreader, you should consider it, especially for large lawns. Spreading grass seed by hand does not ensure even coverage and can leave some spots bare while others may be planted too heavily. A seed spreader can also be used for spreading fertilizer, Mag-I-Cal, and lime, all of which are necessary for proper seed germination and grass establishment.

Another thing to keep in mind is to use a fertilizer that is specially made for newly seeded grass. Generic fertilizers or weed and feed treatments could have chemicals that would prevent proper seed germination. At Jonathan Green we have put decades of innovation and technology to work to create our Veri-Green Starter Fertilizer for Seeding & Sodding. Our formula works to build a vigorous root system and promote fast seed germination.

Discover the best grass seed to plant in South Dakota, as well as lawn care tips for growing a thick, dense, dark green lawn. Visit Jonathan Green online or your nearest independent retail store for advice.

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