When is the Best Time to Grow Grass?

As a leading supplier of landscape materials throughout both Bucks and Montgomery County, you can rest assured that we here at Duke Transport know exactly when it’s the best time to grow grass. In fact, if you didn’t know, the best time to grow grass—especially if you live in the Northern half of the United States—is early fall.

Why is fall the best time/season to grow grass?

Summer isn’t ideal because of the extreme temperatures, and the fact that it’s difficult to keep new seeds moist, as well as provide them with the correct amount of water. Not to mention you may also have to deal with weeds, which easily grow in the heat, and will certainly thrive off the constant watering. Inevitably, because fall has shorter days, heavier dews, and cooler nights, you will have to worry less about watering them, and also dealing with pesky weeds.

Another reason fall is the best time to grow grass is because the roots will keep growing until the ground freezes. So, this means you will have green/growing grass even longer than you thought.

Furthermore, while freezing temperatures often have little effect on grass seeds before they grow, there is still the potential for problems to occur if the temperatures drop below freezing before seedlings have had the chance to fully develop. For example, some grass seeds take longer to grow and establish a strong root system to withstand the cold before they go dormant throughout the winter. Therefore, to avoid any issues, start sowing seeds soon after Labor Day, and well before the extremely low temperatures arrive in the late fall.

Choosing the fall to sow grass seed is important if you wish to have a more healthy and full lawn next spring!

Here at Duke Transport, we have everything you need to ensure your grass grows quickly and beautifully at any time of the year. Some of our top-notch products consist of screened topsoil, 5-year aged compost, and 1-year aged leaf compost. To learn more about the products we offer, please browse our site, or call us today to speak with an industry expert!