When looking for grass seed, it is important that you choose a product that will help you get the job done right. A reputable company known for its quality products is Madison parks Grass Seed. Madison Parks offers residential and commercial lawns the best grass seed. In fact, they offer a variety of different grass seeds to meet your needs. You can find their seed online and at local retailers across the nation.
Madison Parks Grass Seed
Madison Parks Grass Seed is a non-native turf grass that is common in parks and athletic fields. It is a cool season turf species with a deep green color.
It is highly shade tolerant and will grow well in almost any soil type, including sand, clay and loam.
This turfgrass can be grown either as an ornamental or for athletic fields, golf courses or other turf settings. It grows best in full sunlight but will tolerate partial shade conditions as well.
The Madison Parks Grass Seed variety was developed at the University of Wisconsin at Madison through selective breeding programs. It can be planted throughout the country in most regions where the average temperature ranges between 30- and 60-degrees Fahrenheit during spring months (April through September) when temperatures are typically above 55 degrees Fahrenheit during summer months (July through September).
Madison Parks Grass Seed Is Available at Urban Grown Farms.
Madison Parks’ new native grass seed mix is available for purchase from Urban Grown Farms, our local organic farm located in Madison. This mix was developed by the University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum and Native Plant Center, with support from the Friends of the Arboretum, to provide a sustainable alternative to invasive plant species that are often used as ground cover in parks.
The new seed blend includes three native grass species: Little Blue Stem (Schumacherian scoparium), Indian Grass (Sorghastrum nutans), and Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum).
Urban Grown Farms is offering a discount of 10% off any purchase of Madison Parks’ new native grass seed mix. This discount will be applied automatically at checkout when purchasing 5 lbs. or more of the product.
What Type of Grass Seed Do Madison Parks Use?
Madison Parks uses two types of grass seed. The first is a mixture of Kentucky Bluegrass, Fine Fescue, and Perennial Rye. This mixture is the standard for most home lawns and golf courses in Wisconsin.
The second type of seed we use is called Tall Fescue. This is an excellent alternative to Kentucky Bluegrass because it thrives in shade and doesn’t require as much water or fertilizer as other grasses. It also has a natural resistance to disease and insects that can be beneficial if you have pets or children who like to play on the lawn.
Madison Parks and Recreation uses Kentucky bluegrass grass seed in our parks. We prefer the fine-leaved varieties of this species, which are more aesthetically pleasing and require less mowing than other types. The fine leaf texture provides a soft, green appearance that is more pleasing to the eye than other grasses.
Bluegrass can survive under a wide range of conditions, including shade and drought stress. It grows well in many soil types including sandy loam and clay loam soils. Bluegrass requires less fertilizer and water than other species such as fescue or ryegrass.
Where Can I Buy Madison Parks Grass Seed?
The Madison Parks Department does not sell grass seed. Instead, we recommend using a local garden center or plant nursery.
There are many different types of lawn grasses available and any of them will work well if they are properly maintained. Our preference is for Kentucky bluegrass or perennial ryegrass. These are cool season grasses that grow best in spring and fall. Warm season grasses such as Bermuda, Zoysia and Centipede do well in summer heat but tend to go dormant during winter months unless temperatures remain above freezing consistently.
Where should I buy my seed?
We recommend purchasing your seed from a local garden center or plant nursery where you can select the type of grass that best fits your needs. It is always best to start with good quality seed rather than poor quality seed because it will give you better results over time.
How Do I Plant Grass Seed?
- Before you can plant grass seed, you need to prepare the area where it will be planted.
- Remove any weeds and rocks from the soil and then rake it smooth. You can now spread the seed over the prepared soil in a thin layer.
- Water the area evenly with a watering can and then cover the seeded area with a light layer of sand or turf soil. This will help keep the seeds moist until they germinate and grow into healthy plants.
- You should also water your new lawn whenever it’s dry for more than 48 hours at a time, especially during hot weather months.
When Is the Best Time to Plant Grass Seed?
The best time to plant grass seed is between late summer and early fall. This is when the ground is still warm but not too hot for germination. The ideal soil temperature for germination is 65 degrees F. After seeding, keep the soil moist until new growth appears.
Use a rake or sod cutter to loosen the soil in your new lawn area. Remove any rocks or debris that might damage your equipment during planting. Mark off your planting areas using stakes and string or by using garden hoses.
Apply a starter fertilizer according to package directions before planting seeds. You can also do this after planting if you prefer; just make sure you don’t over-fertilize because it could cause your new grass to grow tall and thin instead of thick and healthy!
To maintain a beautiful lawn, the Madison Parks Department suggested using 0.25 – 0.5 lb per 1000 sq ft Park’s Grass Seed. The seeds are available for purchase at the Henry Vilas Zoo gift shop at $3.75 per pound.