Best Time to Plant Grass Seed in Georgia – Fall Months!

When You Plant Seed is Critical to Your Success

Growing lush, nutritious forage for your cattle, horses and deer food plots is much more than just planting seed. When you plant seed is just as an important factor as the type of seed due to the type of grass climate we have in Georgia.

What is a Grass Climate?

According to the United States National Arboretum, the US is divided into four different climate zones for grasses:

  • Warm/Humid
  • Warm/Arid
  • Cool/Humid
  • Cool/Arid

Georgia is a transition zone where we experience both cool/humid growing conditions in the fall and spring, and warm/humid growing conditions in the summer. However, the chart does not mean you can’t plant cool weather grasses. Rather, it means that you should reseed in the fall, especially if the summer has been very hot/dry and the cool weather grasses have likely died off.

Cool-Season and Warm-Season Grass Species

Grasses are divided into cool-season and warm-season species. Cool-season grasses are more productive in times of the year when temperatures range between 65°F to 75°F. For example, Fescue is a cool-season grass which explains why it grows so well in the fall months compared to summer. On the other hand, Bermuda is a warm-season grass that grows between 80°F to 95°F and goes dormant in the winter.

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Ball Ground, Georgia 

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Gainesville, Georgia 

Fall is Best for Fescue and Other Cool-Season Grass Varieties

Fall weather gives the best conditions for cool-season grass varieties to sprout, grow and thrive. Young sprouts do not have to endure heat. Established grasses will soon start going dormant giving growing seeds more opportunity of taking in essential nutrients. Learn more about Pennington Seed.

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Pasture Grass Seeds and Deer Food Plot Seed Mixes

Come to Cherokee Feed & Seed for a wide selection of high-quality seed from only the best seed producers in the industry. We carry certified weed-free varieties too. Get the most productivity from your soil by talking with our friendly, knowledgeable staff. But be sure to come in early to purchase rye and fescue grass seeds to avoid possible shortages or price hikes due to bad growing conditions experienced by seed producers.

Pasture grass seed varieties we carry include:

  • Orchard Grass Seed
  • Annual Rye Grass Seed
  • Perennial Rye Grass Seed
  • MaxQ Tall Jessup Fescue Grass Seed
  • Kentucky 31 Fescue Grass Seed
  • Kentucky 32 Fescue Grass Seed
  • Bermuda Grass Seed
  • Creeping Red Fescue Grass Seed
  • Titan Two Fescue Grass Seed
  • Brown Top Millet Grass Seed

While you’re here, be sure to check out our ample supply of pelleted fertilizers, liquid fertilizers, and lime to place much-needed nutrients into the soil. Make this the best grass forage growing season ever!

  Deer food plot seed mixes at Cherokee Feed & Seed include:

  • Rackmaster Deluxe
  • Rackmaster Elite
  • Rackmaster Feeding Frenzy
  • Trophy Radish Plus
  • Trophy Radish
  • Durana Clover
  • White Dutch Clover
  • Crimson Clover
  • La Dino Clover Imperial White Tail Clover
  • Clover Trio
  • Imperial No-Plow Seed Blend
  • Iron Clay Australian Winter Peas
  • Buck Forage Oats
  • Trophy Radish
  • Deer Greens
  • Chicory


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