Here’s how tall your grass should be before you mow for the first time:
Knowing your terrain will help you home in on the formulation of lawn seed you want. Seeds are sold as pure seed of one variety, blends (multiple types of the same variety) and mixtures (seed blends of different varieties).
One of the biggest keys to success is picking a high-quality seed that is right for your climate.
Step 6: When to give new grass its first mow
People living in Southern states should select a warm-season grass seed. But the variety of seed will depend on what part of the country you are in.
Most of the laws carve out an exception and allow limited application of phosphorus on new lawns, but turf experts say let your soil test be your guide. If it says that your soil lacks phosphorus, then it’s acceptable.
Out with the old. Your new lawn does not want to compete with old sod and weeds.
In addition to getting a high-quality grass seed that matches your climate, you also need to consider your lawn’s unique properties. Look over the area where you intend to seed.
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If you are not using the Seed Express tool, you might want to review the information on "Know Your Turfgrass" before selecting your seed.
If you have a specific seed varieties in mind, click on the Shop Seed tab and select any variety on our price list in quantities from as little as 2 lbs. to as much as 50 lbs or more. There you will find a description of the grass seed, the price, and useful technical information about the actual performance of individual varieties in the National Turfgrass Evaluation Program (NTEP)
To make it easier for you to purchase the right amount of seed we have a Seed Estimator tool and instructions on how to measure your lawn on the website too.