Fall is the prime time to establish a lawn from seed. See the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Yard & Garden news release from August 14, 2014 for tips on selecting seed and planting a new lawn, as well as overseeding an existing lawn.
Links to this article are strongly encouraged, and this article may be republished without further permission if published as written and if credit is given to the author, Horticulture and Home Pest News, and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. If this article is to be used in any other manner, permission from the author is required. This article was originally published on August 22, 2014. The information contained within may not be the most current and accurate depending on when it is accessed.