Answer: I'd wait to plant after a hard rain, as it might wash away the seed. A gentle rain would provide a good soaking for the soil, though, and be okay. After the hard rain, there will be a good "water bank" in the soil to help the young grass get a good start. As for the best varieties for your area, I suggest you contact your County Cooperative Extension office. They will know the best varieties and their performance characteristics in your growing conditions. They are at 9245 N. Meridiana St. Indianapolis, 317-253-0871. Good luck!
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