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Best Grass Seed for Wisconsin

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Whether you are planting a new lawn or reseeding unsightly patches of bare ground, you will want to know what is the best grass seed for Wisconsin that will help you to get the lush dark-green lawn you desire.

The Jonathan Green name has represented genetically superior grass seed, innovation, integrity, determination, and a commitment to excellence since 1881. Today, six generations later, we remain committed to producing superior lawn and garden products.

All Grass Seed Mixtures Are Not the Same

High-quality Jonathan Green Black Beauty® Original Grass Seed are the result of over 100 years of experimenting with turf grass varietals. With improved disease resistance and drought tolerance, Black Beauty redefines what a “green lawn” is supposed to look like!  The leaves have an invisible waxy coating, similar to what you’d find on the skin of an apple, that helps preserve moisture in the leaf and wards off stress from heat, cold, wind and disease.

Black Beauty® Ultra Grass Seed is most similar to what is grown on sod farms.  It contains exclusive, elite varieties of tall fescue, Kentucky bluegrass, and perennial ryegrass.  These cool season grasses grow a naturally dark-green and beautiful lawn with excellent heat and drought tolerance.  Black Beauty® Ultra Grass Seed germinates in about 14 days.

Black Beauty® Fall Magic Grass Seed has been specially formulated for successful fall seeding and contains several cool season grass types, including Black Beauty® tall fescues. It can be used in sun and shade lawn areas on established lawns or to start new lawns from scratch. Black Beauty® Fall Magic Grass Seed repairs summer damage and provides an attractive, thicker, greener lawn, with germination in 10 to 14 days.

Black Beauty® Dense Shade Grass Seed is a great choice when seeding an area that doesn’t get a lot of sunshine. It grows well in medium to densely shaded areas and dry soils where other seed mixtures have failed. Dense Shade Mixture contains naturally insect-resistant endophytic turfgrass varieties that help deter insect pests.

Black Beauty® Heavy Traffic Grass Seed seed is a hardy mixture designed for tough areas with lots of foot traffic. The tall fescues and perennial ryegrasses offer quick cover and excellent abrasion resistance. It will be perfect anywhere that children and pets play.

When to Plant

The ideal time to plant grass seed in Wisconsin is late summer/early fall (August 15th to September 15th), depending on the weather. Soil temperatures are still warm, which promotes optimum seed germination, and cooler air temperatures are better for grass growth. Warm-season weeds are also less active at this time of year. With the right amount of moisture, fertilizer, and sunlight, your new grass will have several months to establish itself before lower winter temperatures stop its growth.

If you have more questions about the best grass seed to grow in Wisconsin, you can visit us online at JonathanGreen.com. We provide lots of information to help homeowners learn to grow a great lawn and keep it looking healthy year after year. Your nearest local independent retail store is another excellent source for lawn care advice.

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