I removed weeds (creeping Charlie) and hostas from the center of my front yard that the previous owner planted. I am planting a serviceberry t...
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Asked September 25, 2023, 4:44 PM EDT
I removed weeds (creeping Charlie) and hostas from the center of my front yard that the previous owner planted. I am planting a serviceberry tree tomorrow in a portion of it. The remaining 9 feet of dirt in a circle is left there. I wish to plant grass seed, but know that it is late in the year. Do you have a suggestion for this to look nice until it snows?
Should I plant the seed, let it be or sprinkle woods chips on for now?
Fall is a great time to seed grass. Typically the best timeframe is between August - September. This year September - early October is good based on the previous heat. I have attached a link below that details establishing a lawn with dead or sod. It includes types of seed mixes as well as how to plant and care for it as it grows.
This work is supported in part by New Technologies for Ag Extension grant no. 2020-41595-30123 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.