Planting Grass Seed in Vermont
Plant grass seed in Vermont between August 15 and September 15 of each year. Seeding in late summer/early fall provides warm soils, cool temperatures and autumn rains that create a good environment for seed germination.
Grass can be established in the spring, but you will face competition from weeds. If you don’t mind fighting weeds and are determined to have a green lawn by summer, plant grass in late April or early May. Make sure you are past any risk of frost setting in and killing your seedlings.
However, planting grass in late summer or early fall will produce a thicker, denser lawn. You can always plant perennial rye grass in the spring for a green summer lawn, then return in late summer/early fall and plant one of the preferred varieties below.
Recommended grass varieties to be planted in Vermont are…
Click on one of the grasses for planting details. Then visit our Planting Grass Seed page for detailed instructions on how to correctly prepare your soil and plant grass seed for your lawn.