Can you plant new grass in summer and if so, what type is best for Paulding County - we have partial shade. Also, would we cover it with hay straw and is ashes good to spread on the yard before seeding?


Mid May thru mid August is prime time for warm season grasses such as Bermuda, Centipede and Zoysia. Results are dependent on the amount of shade, 6 hours of sunlight minimum even for shade tolerant varieties. Covering with wheat straw will help retain moisture and prevent erosion. The ashes are fine in moderation.