Step 1 When to Plant Grass Seed
Planting grass seed is more economical than laying down sod, but the process will require some time and patience before you see results. The type of seed you use will depend on your climate, so read the label on your grass seed carefully.
For cool-season grasses common in Canada such as fescue, ryegrass and bluegrass, growing grass from seed in spring or early fall is ideal because the temperatures promote grass seed’s natural growth cycle. If planting grass seed in the spring, ideal soil temperatures should be around 15 degrees Celsius for seeds to germinate. The level of moisture in the soil and cooler air in spring and early fall really help cool-season grasses take root and grow successfully.
If you’re looking to plant a new lawn but don’t want to wait several weeks to see results refer to our guide: