Planting grass seed on a site is one of the most important steps for creating a sharp aesthetic, and the type of grass you use can either make or break the entire layout. It is a vital skill to be able to choose the right grass seed for the job you’re working to create the best look and to make your clients happy. There are many factors that need to be taken into consideration when deciding on a grass seed to use:
Type/Condition of Soil
Has the area you’re planting in ever been used for plant life before? The first thing to do before buying grass seed is testing the soil of the site to evaluate how much fertilizer you will need to help your lawn grow as healthy and quickly as possible.
One thing to consider when choosing a grass seed is the climate of the area that you’re planting in. Northeastern climates are call for cool-season grass that grows the most in spring and fall. Northern regions have a dormant stage in the winter or summer (depending on the type of seed). It is important to note these dormant stages to help your lawn thrive during all seasons.
Wear and tear
Another important factor in choosing an appropriate grass seed for your site is the wear and tear it will have to endure. Are you planting on the property of an office building or a day care? Choose a seed that is appropriate for the amount of foot traffic it will experience.
Sun vs. shade
One last factor that needs to be taken into consideration when choosing the right grass seed for your site is the amount of sun or shade the area will be exposed to. Most grasses need sunlight in order to flourish but some are tolerant to shaded areas. Our Premium New Lawn blend is perfect for either sunny or shaded areas.
Planting grass on your site is perhaps the most acutely visible step in preparing your yard for spring, and taking these factors of your site into consideration will be able to help you confidently make a decision of the appropriate blend of grass seed that will flourish season after season. For more information about the types of grass seed we offer, call Norristown Brick today by calling us at (610) 844-9450 or by visiting us online!