Pearl’s Premium is no miracle grass

Q: What is your take on Pearl’s Premium grass seed? I am bombarded with ads on Facebook!

A: You must have searched for grass seed recently. Facebook figured that out and now the Pearl’s Premium folks want you to buy their product. I was able to find a sample seed label online.

The product contains creeping red fescue, hard fescue, tall fescue, Kentucky bluegrass, Chewings fescue, sheep fescue and perennial ryegrass.

Some of these grasses grow fine in cooler states, mostly above the Mason-Dixon line or in extreme north Georgia. But given the weeks of high temperatures and dry weather we have each summer, my prediction is that all would disappear rapidly in our area.

There are NO miracle grasses. Tall fescue, bermudagrass, zoysiagrass, centipedegrass and St. Augustine grass all grow well in the Atlanta area. All of them are lush and green for significant parts of the year. The key to success for any lawn is to choose the right grass for the site and to prepare the soil properly before planting.

Choosing the best grass for Georgia conditions

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