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Best Time to Seed Lawn

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The very best time to seed or reseed your lawn is fall, which will allow the new grass to become established before the arrival of winter. The experts at Jonathan Green can help you grow a lawn that is the envy of your neighborhood!

Jonathan Green has been growing great looking lawns for six generations, ever since our English ancestor Jonathan Green experimented in the late 1880s with different grasses and combinations of “grass families” in an attempt to improve the quality of bowling green turf, eventually constructing greens in towns all over the north of England.

Today, the family remains committed to producing superior lawn and garden products. We supply genetically superior cool season grass seed, soil enhancers, fertilizer, and organic lawn and garden products to professional customers, such as sod growers and independent retailers, throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Midwestern United States, and the Western states in 2019.

Our New American Lawn Plan

Jonathan Green’s New American Lawn Plan is based on the use of both organic and traditional fertilizers to encourage grass growth. By following the Plan, you will be able to grow an attractive, healthy lawn that is not subject to most lawn problems and doesn’t require the application of turf chemicals year after year. And, it’s as easy as U-S-A!

Choose the Best Products

The original Jonathan Green Black Beauty® Original Grass Seed blend is grown by sod growers across the USA. It grows roots up to 4-feet deep and produces a naturally darker-green turf with improved disease resistance and drought tolerance thanks to a waxy leaf coating that helps preserve moisture and wards off stress from heat, cold, wind and disease. This blend grows well in clay or sandy soils and in full sun or partial shade.

Test your soil to ensure the pH is between 6.2 and 7. If it’s not, MAG-I-CAL® Soil Food will help to rapidly raise the soil’s pH and, at the same time, help the lawn grow greener and healthier. MAG-I-CAL® can be applied the same day as the grass seed.

If your soil is very hard or compacted, Love Your Soil® will loosen and aerate it. It will also feed the soil microbes, making the lawn soil more alive and porous, and enhancing root and root mass development. Love Your Soil® can be applied the same day as the grass seed and works best when the soil temperature is at least 55 degrees Fahrenheit.

Our high phosphorus Veri-Green Lawn Food for Seeding & Sodding formula is specially formulated for seeding and sodding. It helps to build a vigorous root system and gets new grass plantings off to a fast start for a thicker, greener lawn.

When seeding your lawn, seed-to-soil contact is the key to achieving maximum germination. Once your soil has been prepared, apply the Black Beauty grass seed with a spreader. Lastly, keep the seed bed moist for a few weeks while the grass seed germinates.

For further help on how to grow a perfect new lawn from scratch and the best time to seed it, visit Jonathan Green online or ask your nearest independent retail store for expert advice.

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