When Is The Best Time To Plant Grass Seed In New Jersey

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It is best to sow grass seed in the fall when temperatures are cool, but do not allow them to freeze. Planting early can lead to rapid germination and may result in poor establishment if your soil is too wet. Avoid sowing grass seeds during dry weather conditions as this will greatly increase the time it takes for new turfgrass plants to become established. The best times of day are morning or evening hours when soil moisture levels are at their highest and night temperatures tend toward freezing rather than daytime highs which can quickly kill newly germinated lawns by overheating their root systems.