When to sew grass seed

Asked July 10, 2017, 1:37 PM EDT

I live in Camp Taylor neighborhood where we are having sewers updated. MSD has dug up my front yard to put in pipes, so my yard is all mud now. When should I sew new grass seed?

Jefferson County Kentucky lawns and turf

1 Response

The very best time to sow or plant grass seed is in September. Timing is everything when it comes to growing a cool season turf like fescue or bluegrass. I have included a few helpful links below including one to our turf calendar.

Cool season turf calendar:http://www2.ca.uky.edu/agcomm/pubs/agr/agr55/agr55.pdf

Establishing grasses: http://www2.ca.uky.edu/agcomm/pubs/AGR/AGR50/AGR50.pdf

Low maintenance care of lawns: http://www2.ca.uky.edu/agcomm/pubs/id/id154/id154.pdf

Feel free to contact our office if you have other questions.

Let me know if I can help you further!

Carol Wilder
Horticulture Technician
Jefferson County Cooperative Extension Service
200 Juneau Drive

Louisville KY 40243