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Q: What are the best times to plant Pearl's Premium?
A: The spring and fall are the best times to plant Pearl's Premium. If you plant in the spring, research shows that grass seed sprouts best when the ground temperature is between 60°- 70° F. This varies by location but is usually from the 4th week in April up until the second or third week in May in the Northeast.  Fall is ideal because the heat and weeds of summer are past. In the Northeast, fall planting typcially takes place from the fourth week in August to the first week in October. In October, I would suggest a nesting of the seed under 1/4 inch of organic compost. For later planting and colder climates, I would suggest hydroseeding to protect the seed and accelerate growth. In other sections of the country, wait until soil temperature is between 70° to 60° F in the fall, or the beginning of the rainy season. When in doubt, put a soil thermometer in the ground to measure 3 inches down or call a local agricultural school to ask about soil temperature.

Q: If I need more information or technical help where do I go?
A: Pearl’s Premium is easy to install for most people. Follow the installation instructions in the Getting Started section of our website or attend a Pearl's Premium Workshop in your area. You can also hire a professional landscaper and give her/him our planting instructions. If you contact us, we are pleased to recommend landscapers who have experience with Pearl's Premium installation and maintenance.

Q: If I can’t find an answer in your FAQ or I need help installing my lawn, what should I do?
A: If you need technical assistance or help installing your Pearl’s Premium lawn, contact us.

Q: Will Pearl's Premium spread into my garden or neighbor’s lawn?
A: No, Pearl's Premium stays where you put it. To keep rain from moving the seeds down a slope before they become established, roll the seeds into the soil with an empty roller, lightly rake them into the soil or hydro-seed to stick the seeds in place.

Q:  Can I over-seed it into my existing lawn and weeds?
A: Yes, you can over-seed your existing lawn with Pearl's Premium, and it will outcompete the existing lawn over time. Follow our instructions for existing lawns closely to establish the Pearl's Premium and be sure to follow our Maintenance instructions closely to give Pearl's Premium the best chance to out-compete your existing lawn. Consider over-seeding the following season with Pearl's Premium to thicken your new lawn and out-compete your old one.