Can I sow grass seed in July?
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Moreover, what is the best grass seed for hot weather?
The cool season tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea) tolerates summer heat and drought but stays green during the winter. Tall fescue is a medium green grass with a coarse texture, but turf and dwarf turf varieties with a finer texture are available that tolerate moderate foot traffic and infrequent mowing.
Subsequently, question is, does grass germinate in 90 degree weather? They grow most actively when air temperatures are warm, between 70 and 90 degrees F. In addition, seeds need warmer soil temperatures than cool-season grasses to germinate (ideally between 65 and 70 degrees F).
Similarly one may ask, do you need to cover grass seed?
These seeds simply need to migrate between the old grass blades for germination. However, repairing bare soil patches with new grass seed does require raking. Similar to new lawns, your exposed topsoil needs to cover the grass seeds slightly for maximum growth.
When should you not plant grass seed?
As a general rule, plant cool-season grass seed at least 45 days before the estimated date of your first fall frost, before soil and air temperatures drop to less favorable levels.