New Hampshire is known for its cold winters and warm summers. It can be a challenge to grow grass in New Hampshire because of the harsh weather conditions. However, there are some varieties of grass that will thrive in New Hampshire and I will tell you about them. I will discuss the best time to plant your grass seed so that it can grow quickly and give you a beautiful lawn.
Best Grass Seed for New Hampshire
Here are the 5 best grass seeds for New Hampshire:
1. Bermuda Grass Seed
Bermuda grass is an excellent choice for New Hampshire’s climate because it is drought-tolerant and requires very little water. It also grows well in hot, dry areas that are exposed to full sun all day long. Bermuda grass does not tolerate shade, so you should only use it if your lawn area gets full sun all day long. Bermuda grass also has a fine texture and provides a nice green color.
2. Zoysia Grass Seed
I recommend zoysia grass as an alternative to bermuda grass in New Hampshire because zoysia grass does not require much water, making it more drought-tolerant than bermuda grass. Zoysia grass also has a very dense root system, which helps it tolerate the hot, dry summers of New Hampshire. The roots of zoysia grass also help prevent erosion. It is also low-maintenance, with a dense growth habit that shades out most weeds.
3. Kentucky Bluegrass Grass Seed
Kentucky bluegrass is another excellent choice for New Hampshire’s climate because it is very drought tolerant and requires very little water to thrive. It can also be used as a lawn in areas where the winter temperature does not get below 15 degrees Fahrenheit because it will die back during the winter months but come back again in the spring when temperatures warm up again. Kentucky bluegrass has a coarse texture and provides a nice dark green color, but it is not as dense as some of the other types of grasses.
4. Perennial Rye Grass Seed
Perennial rye grass is another good choice for New Hampshire’s climate because it grows well in the shade and will tolerate partial shade (although full sun is best). It also grows well in hot, dry areas that are exposed to full sun all day long. Perennial rye grass does not grow well in heavy clay soils or sandy soils with poor drainage because it needs good drainage to thrive; however, if you live in an area with poor drainage you might want to consider using sand instead of soil for your planting area .
5. Tall Fescue Grass Seed
Tall fescue has deep roots that make this type of turfgrass particularly resistant to droughts and cold temperatures; however tall fescue will need more water than most other types of turfgrass during its first growing season after being planted (this will help establish deep roots). Tall fescue also grows well in shady areas but cannot tolerate too much shade or else the leaves may turn yellow or brown due to lack of sunlight exposure (if this happens simply move your garden hose around so that taller plants get more light). Tall fescue’s fine texture makes this type of turfgrass ideal for golf courses or athletic fields where the goal is creating smooth surfaces rather than plush ones; however tall fescue can be used on home lawns as well – just don’t expect lush thick blades like you would see with some other types of turfgrass!
New Hampshire’s Climate for Growing Grass
Here are some tips (explained in detail) you should know about New Hampshire’s climate and soil conditions if you’re interested in growing a lawn:
1. New Hampshire’s climate is cold and humid.
This means that the soil in New Hampshire is usually moist enough for grass seed to grow without watering it. In addition, you should also know that the soil in New Hampshire has a high clay content and is very easy to dig up. This makes it easy to plant grass seeds because they will have no difficulty growing through the soft ground.
Tips for Growing Grass in New Hampshire
Here are some tips explained in detail for growing grass in New Hampshire:
New Hampshire is a cold climate state, and grass grows slowly here. It’s important to mow your lawn often to prevent it from growing too tall and becoming overgrown. To make sure you don’t mow too short, set your mower to the highest setting when you first start mowing in the spring and then work your way down as the season progresses.
You should also be careful not to cut off more than one-third of the length of your grass blades at any one time. This will allow your lawn to grow strong roots that will support it through the winter months.
When to Plant Grass Seed in New Hampshire
New Hampshire’s growing season begins in early spring and ends in late fall. The months of March, April, and May are the best time to grow grass in New Hampshire. You can also plant grass during the summer months but it is not recommended as the soil tends to be dry and hot during this period.
How Much Does It Cost To Plant Grass In New Hampshire?
The cost of planting grass will depend on the type of grass you want to grow in your lawn. The price will also vary depending on the size of your lawn. According to HomeAdvisor, a professional lawn care service will charge $2-$3 per square foot if you want them to do all the work for you. If you prefer doing it yourself, then expect to spend around $1-$2 per square foot if you buy your supplies from a local store like Lowe’s or Home Depot.
What Are Some Types Of Grass That Grow Well In New Hampshire?
Ideally, you should choose a type of grass that is native to your region. You may have heard that some varieties of grass are more resilient than others when it comes to surviving harsh weather conditions such as extreme heat or cold temperatures, heavy rain or snowfall, etc. However, there are many types of grass that can grow well in any region regardless of its climate condition so don’t limit yourself by thinking that only certain varieties will work well for your yard! Here are some popular types of grass that grow well in New Hampshire:
When should I plant grass seed in NH?
The best time to plant grass seed in New Hampshire is September through October. However, if you are planting in September, you should apply a pre-emergent herbicide such as Preen. This will help prevent crabgrass and other weeds from emerging with your new lawn.
How do I plant grass seed in NH?
When planting grass seed in New Hampshire, it is important to follow the instructions on the package. Generally speaking, however, you should rake the area that you want to plant and remove any debris or weeds. Then broadcast the seed evenly over the area at a rate of 2 pounds per 1,000 square feet of space. Once planted, lightly rake the seed into the top inch of soil and water thoroughly until the ground is moist but not soggy.
What is the best grass seed to use in New England?
In New England, perennial ryegrass and fescue are the best grass seed choices. Perennial ryegrass is a cool season grass that has a deep root system and can survive winter cold. It is also resistant to disease. Fescue is a warm season grass that grows well in shady areas, but it does not tolerate shade well. Kentucky bluegrass is another good choice for New England lawns because it grows thick and lush with few weeds. It also tolerates shade well.
What is the best grass seed for the Northeast?
There is no one perfect grass seed for your lawn, but there are some that do better than others. Kentucky bluegrass, perennial ryegrass and fine fescues are the most common varieties of grass seed used in New England. If you live in a colder climate, such as Vermont or Maine, you should use a variety of cool season grasses. These include tall fescue, perennial ryegrass and fine fescues. Warm season grasses such as Bermuda can also be used in warm climates where they will thrive best. If you have clay soil or poor drainage problems, consider using a blend of both warm and cool season grasses to ensure that your lawn has the best chance at survival.
What kind of fertilizer should I use?
It is important to choose the right type of fertilizer for your lawn based on its needs; however, it is equally important to apply it at the right time! Early spring applications are recommended because they help promote new growth while minimizing any potential damage from cold weather later in spring when it might be more likely to occur. In addition, fall applications are recommended because they help promote root development and reduce winter damage during winter months when plants are dormant. Remember to always read product labels carefully before applying any chemicals; never apply more than recommended amounts and always wear protective gear when handling them!