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When to Plant Grass Seed in Michigan

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When should you plant grass seed in Michigan to achieve the best lawn in town? The experts at Jonathan Green can help you grow the lawn of your dreams!

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.

Establish a Beautiful New Lawn

In Michigan, grass plantings in early fall (late August to early October) produce the best results. The warm soil temperatures and cooler air temperatures are ideal for seed germination and seedling growth. Mid to late spring is the next best time to plant, but not beyond mid-June.

Most new lawns fail to become established because of poor quality seed, soil compaction, the nutrient status and pH of the soil, and lack of irrigation after seeding. No matter when you decide to seed your lawn, focusing on healthy, biologically active soil and the right grass seed mixture will be the secret to your success.

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!

Improve the Health of Your Soil

When your lawn and soil are in harmony, the natural balance will ward off most weeds, insects and diseases, and improve heat and cold tolerance. The soil will become more permeable and alive, allowing water, air and grass roots to penetrate into the soil more deeply and establish a better foundation for the grass to flourish.

Jonathan Green has two key products that can be applied on the same day, one after the other, and, since they are both organic soil enhancers, you can’t hurt anything if you apply too much.  We recommend you spread these products twice a year, once in the spring and once again in late summer or early fall.

MAG-I-CAL® Soil Food helps balance the soil pH and, at the same time, helps the lawn grow greener and healthier. When the pH is balanced, the grass will be able to absorb minerals and nutrients that were previously locked in the soil and unavailable to the grass plants.

Love Your Soil® will kick-start your lawn. It feeds the soil microbes, making the lawn soil more alive and porous, and loosens and aerates heavy, compacted soil. Love Your Soil® enhances root and root mass development and is effective on all turf grass varieties.

Learn more about when to plant grass seed in Michigan and how to achieve a thick, green, healthy lawn that will be the envy of your neighbors from the turf professionals at Jonathan Green. Visit us online or find your nearest retail store.

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