SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Fall will officially arrive in just a few weeks, and if you’re thinking about putting grass seed down, now might be a good time to do it.
The days are getting shorter and the nights are getting cooler, which is good for seeding. You should start by doing some raking and getting rid of your crab grass. You should also put down some starter fertilizer. Also, with the dry weather we have been having, be sure your grass seed has enough water- but not too much.
“My suggestion it to make sure the seed is moist,” said Peter Furnari of Sixteen Acres Garden Center in Springfield. “Don’t over-water it, because what happens, you’ll have a puddling effect and the seed floats up and goes into a little clump- so try to prevent that but keep it moist most importantly.”
Furnari says that if you plant your grass now, then you should be able to mow it three to four times before it goes dormant for the winter, and it should be okay by next spring.