Q: We have had three Bradford pear trees removed and the stumps ground. What is the best route to take to have grass for 2018?
A: Assuming your plot is now in full sun, you can choose between bermudagrass, zoysiagrass or centipedegrass. All prosper in full sun and can be installed by seeding or sodding. The best time to plant them is in late spring. If your lawn is bare now while it’s cold, rake thoroughly and scatter eight pounds of annual ryegrass seed per 1000 square feet. Cover lightly with wheat straw and irrigate for thirty minutes. The grass will germinate slowly but it will eventually cover the soil until time to plant your permanent lawn in May.