I read the newsletter of my co-op for April and went into a serious depression.
There on the front page it gave bad information that would tempt lots of my neighbors to waste money on grass seed, by saying that April was a good month for re-seeding.
JUST SAY NO.
And run an experiment.
Pick a tiny corner of your yard where you can claim you are growing ornamental grasses.
Let your grass go wild there.
You will find that it seeds out in July or August.
Let that be a clue to you.
Grass is a WARM WEATHER PLANT. It seeds in WARM WEATHER.
SOWING GRASS BEFORE JULY OR AUGUST IS A WASTE OF MONEY.
Mike McGrath, my garden guru, has to counsel people more than once a year who ignore this basic fact about grass and then wonder why they get NOTHING.
Or they get gypped by Scott's into buying something with a growth accelerant, which produces spindly grass that quickly dies.
BUY A CLUE, NOT GRASS SEED.
Or buy the seed, but don't sow until it's RIGHT FOR THE GRASS.
GENERATIONS have made this mistake before you, and they lost a lot of money and used a lot of swear words because of it.
If you're REALLY SMARTER than your parents or grandparents, learn from nature.
JUST SAY NO.
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