What Is the Best Time of Year for Turfgrass Installation?

BJ Haunert - Thursday, March 10, 2016

Our maintenance tips can help you determine the best times to install your turfgrass.

Newly Installed Turfgrass

One of the best maintenance tips you’ll get regarding turfgrass installation is the time of year to do it. So what’s the answer? Just about any time! Under normal weather conditions, most periods of the year are perfectly suited for turfgrass installation, especially spring and early fall due to the likelihood of rain and cooler temperatures.

So when it comes to maintenance tips, when is it NOT a good time to install your turfgrass? Here are some answers for you:

  1. Smack Middle of Summer Heat Waves
  2. If temperatures in your area are above 90 degrees Fahrenheit in the middle summer, reschedule your turfgrass installation. Not only will the soil be hotter, but you’ll also need more water to prevent over-evaporation, which can cost you more money and even poses a risk of fungus growth.

  3. The Deepest Chill of Winter
  4. If you’re in the middle of a blizzard or other snowy conditions, proper turfgrass rooting will come to a screeching halt. It’s also likely that your turf will be hardened from ice and become difficult to cut.

  5. During a Drought
  6. If your area is affected by a drought, and water conservation is a primary concern, you may want to delay the installation of your turfgrass. To get the most out of your lawn, you’ll need to make sure you have enough water available to keep the soil moist for proper setting of your turfgrass.

It’s still possible to install turfgrass in the summer and winter, just keep an eye out for extreme temperature conditions.

At Modern Turf, we have lots of installation and maintenance tips to help you successfully install your new turfgrass. Contact one of our specialists for additional maintenance tips or for more information about our professional installation services.

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