When to plant grass seed and bushes in so IL?

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by Derek's Lawn Care, Feb 23, 2010.

  1. Derek's Lawn Care

    Derek's Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    from IL
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    I have a couple lawns that are all dirt bc the houses were just built and they want me to plant some grass seed and do some landscaping for them but I was wondering if anyone knows when the best time is to plant seed and bushes? Now, or when it gets warmer or... Please help, thanks!
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  2. PerfectEarth

    PerfectEarth LawnSite Bronze Member
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    With seed, you'll need the soil temps to come up a bit for the best success. If the weather warms up a bit in the next few weeks, you might be in luck- but it doesn't look that way. Soil temps are still in winter mode...Second week in March is a good time to seed if you must, at least here in Louisville. With that said, Fall is the best time to establish cool-season grasses.

    As for any plantings (shrubs, trees), as soon as you can best work the soil, you're ok. If soil is workable (not muddy and a total mess) then you can plant shrubs right now, no problem....IF they are available!
     
  3. Derek's Lawn Care

    Derek's Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    from IL
    Posts: 208

    Ok thankyou!!



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