I think I would like to start this post off by making something clear. I would like to let you know that there was a time in my life when I had a half ounce of coolness. Sure, everyone I have known throughout my life might disagree with that statement, but I know, in my heart, that I used to be wicked cool. By the way, the word “wicked” is not used by me very often, or at all. I merely used it this time to place emphasis on how cool I actually once was.
The reason I bring this up now is because the post you are about to read is about some grass seed that I bought today. Upon making the purchase and driving back to the house with the seed, I started thinking about how I was going to write about it. Then, out of nowhere, something occurred to me. I thought, “Gee, Jay, what in the world happened? I mean, at what point in my life did I stop doing all those fun things I used to do and turn into this thirty something year old guy who writes about grass seed…and thinks he’s the shiznit doing it?” Seriously.
Well, I guess I’m not about to stop writing about seemingly boring things just to appease my more exciting side. I think this actually might be my more exciting side now. That, my friends, is a sorry thought.
There. I think I put that to rest.
Now, for what you all have been waiting for…the actual grass seed post.
Do you remember the post I wrote over the Summer about “Overseeding The Lawn With Vigoro Contractors Blend?” I am sure you do. Then, I wrote another post about how green the grass around this lawn was. I am quite confident you remember that one.
Well, as it turns out, while the lawn looked superb throughout the Summer, it is starting to look a bit brown these days. I have noticed a lot of the same thing around town. I am blaming this brown on the new seed I put down. I am also blaming this brown on parts of the seed being warm weather seed, while we live in a cool weather climate. What I was going for when I put the seed down is to have that green lawn for most of the year…even through the cool times.
Also, I wasn’t in love with the grass that seed produced. It was lighter than what had existed and didn’t match all too well. This morning, I decided to fix the problem.
Since September is the best time to plant grass seed, I decided to run over to Home Depot and use some of these free gift cards I got from my credit card points. I have $250 worth and they are burning a hole in my pocket. I like to use them for frivolous things like this.
I did a little research this morning and decided on the Pennington Smart Seed premium grass seed mixture. Here is what they boast:
– Contains MYCO Advantage which requires up to 30% less water
– Grows well in sun and shade
– Produces a thick, finer bladed, dark green lawn
– The most versatile lawn in sunny to moderately shady areas
– Disease, insect and drought resistant
That was pretty much what I was looking for. The dark green is the plus.
Beyond all that I learned through my research this morning, I also learned something at the store. Grass seed is expensive. The stuff I bought over the Summer was half the price, but I read the good stuff always costs more. Oh well.
I was going to head out and spread the seed this afternoon, but the weather people are calling for a lot of rain. I don’t want to have nightmares about all the new grass seed washing away. I will see what they are calling for tomorrow and probably go out and spread it then.