When The Best Time to Grow Grass Is: Part 2

As a follow-up to our previous blog post, “When is the Best Time to Grow Grass,” we here at Duke Transport thought it would be a great idea to expand on this topic, and, of course, shed further light on why the fall season is the best time grow grass.

If you’ve read our previous post, you may already know that summer isn’t the ideal time to grow grass because of its extreme temperatures, and that the fall is the perfect time because of its cooler nights, heavier morning dews, and shorter days. Well, if you aren’t convinced that you should be taking the time to sow some grass seed, here are a few other reasons why fall is the perfect time for you to get outside and get the job done:

  • Less intense sunlight in the fall won’t burn and/or kill fragile new grass growth.
  • Less intense sunlight throughout the fall allows the ground to retain vital water content to nourish new growth.
  • Frost and freezes are no concern as colder temperatures only halt the grass blade growth, and the most important roots will continue to grow strong until the ground freezes.
  • The root growth that continues long after the blades go dormant not only slows ground erosion over the wet winter and spring months, but enables your lawn to have a head start and easily handle next year’s punishing summer sun and arid conditions.
  • Last, but not least, grass that is planted in the spring often never matures quickly enough to flourish or even survive the summer months. So, if you sow grass seeds in the fall, the more likely you will find greener and healthier grass once favorable temperatures arrive.

Have we got you convinced?

If you’re ready to sow some grass seed, you may want to have a soil test done to ensure your grass grows the best it can. In fact, you can call us today to schedule a $50 soil lab analysis and lawn consultation and to get a FREE coupon for one FREE cubic yard of topsoil or compost that can aid you in growing some great grass.

To learn more about our current special, the topsoil we provide to customers in Bucks County, PA, the crushed stone or other materials our Bucks County, PA-based business sells, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at any time!

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!


Spring Mulching


Applying mulch is one of the best things you can do for your landscaping and gardens. By spreading a layer of mulch on top of your soil you can help protect against erosion and keep in the moisture for your plants. Mulching also helps to keep the weeds away and over time breaks down into the soil increasing  soil quality. A depth of 1.5 inches should be enough if you plan to mulch every year. After 2 years most of the mulch will have disintegrated back into the soil.

The most popular type of mulch today is dyed black mulch.  Just be sure when applying any dyed mulch to plan on having at least a day or two to let the mulch dry after being applied.  This allows the dye to bond better and prevent some of the color from washing away.  When applying mulch, a pitchfork works well with most varieties and can be spread with a side to side motion.