Question: What is the best time to plant a new lawn?

Answer: It will depend on the grass. Warm-season grasses such as the various bermudas, zoysias and St. Augustine should be planted from April through September. May is an outstanding time, since summer’s blast hasn’t quite hit yet. If you plant in the summer you’ll have to be much more concerned about keeping the grass moist until it can root into the ground. Cool-season grasses fescue and rye are planted in mid-September. Some folks find themselves needing to plant grass during the winter, either to close on a house or to stop tracking of mud or erosion. The farther north you go in Texas, the more risky winter planting becomes. Bermuda is least likely to be damaged by extreme cold.

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