CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – If you’re looking to plant new grass in your yard this summer, you might want to wait a couple of weeks.
With all the rain we’ve seen this summer most lawns are looking pretty green, but if you have some dead spots and you’re looking to plant new grass, there’s benefit to waiting.
Peter Furnari from 16 Acres Garden Center in Springfield says the best time to plant is between August 15th and September 15th.
He told 22News, “You want the seed to come up and germinate and you want to mow it at least 3 or 4 times before it goes dormant in the fall so this way your ready for the spring and put on what ever you want to prevent crab grass it doesn’t interfere with the germination of the seed.”
You should make sure you get the right kind of grass seed, depending on if the grass will be in the sun or the shade.
Also, you should use a new seed lawn fertilizer to help build up the grasses’ root system.
It’s also a good idea to put fall fertilizer down in October or early November.