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Question by nolagal6380
June 11, 2010

In my backyard I am having issues growing grass. I have layed seed down and it appeared to be doing well, but now the grass looks non-existant. I am using seed because it is cheap...what can I do to help grow the grass in my yard using seeds?

Answer from NGA
June 11, 2010
You didn't say what type of grass seed you're using or the type of soil preparation you've done. There are both warm and cool season grass seeds available. Cool season grasses will be green from October through April in your gardening region but will go dormant when the weather gets hot. If you planted cool season grass seeds, the grass is simply going dormant and will green up when the weather cools. Warm season grasses are green during the hottest months of the year but go dormant in the cooler months. Most gardeners in your region use a mixture of cool season and warm season grasses so the lawn stays green most of the year. You can sow Bermuda grass seeds now and the grass will remain green until October. In late September you can overseed the bermuda with perennial ryegrass seeds. The new grass seeds will green up just as the Bermuda is going dormant. Hope this information is helpful.

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