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Help! Why Is My Grass Growing Seed Heads? | Turf Badger

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Have you walked out onto your lawn and noticed a bunch of seed heads growing from your grass blades? Well, this is no cause for alarm. We’re here to tell you that this is a natural occurrence, and it actually means your grass is healthy! Grass blades are no different from other plants, which is why you see them produce seeds from time to time. In Michigan, this occurs in the spring. However, due to the type of grass seeds that are used nowadays, these new seeds won’t turn into new grass on your lawn.
If you notice that your grass is producing seed heads, just continue on with your lawn care like normal! Make sure that your grass is getting enough water and nutrients to help it remain healthy while it goes through its seeding phase!

Your grass produces seeds just like any other plant.

One of the first things people think when they spot seed heads on their grass is that something is wrong. People often wonder if the seeds are there because of weeds or are concerned for the health of their turf. Well, we’re here to tell you that nothing is actually wrong. Your grass is just like other plants, meaning that it also grows a flower, drops seeds, and lets the seeds fall into the soil. This is a natural occurrence and is just how grass normally reproduces. And if you’re worried about how messy the seeds make your lawn look, then don’t worry, this situation only pops up once a year.
Here in Michigan, your grass will grow seed heads from May to June.

Will the seeds eventually turn into new grass?

One thing you might be wondering is if these seeds will eventually grow into new grass and fill in your lawn. Unfortunately, these seeds will not turn into new grass. Grass seeds that are used in lawns these days are considered hybrid, meaning that the grass is sterile. So, none of these seeds will end up producing new grass on your lawn. And even if it wasn’t sterile, you would have to let it grow incredibly tall for the seeds to end up dropping and growing into new grass.

Are there any actions you need to take while your grass is growing seed heads?

As the seed heads are springing up across your lawn, you’ll want to continue following the best lawn care practices to ensure your grass remains healthy and strong. Producing seeds is an energy-consuming task for your grass, so it is vital that you give your grass what it needs during this process. Here’s what you can do to care for your lawn during this time:
  • Follow a strict watering schedule to ensure your lawn doesn't dry out.
  • Fertilize your lawn with extra nitrogen. Doing so will provide your grass with the nutrients it needs so that it can move past the seeding phase.
  • Make sure you’re mulching your grass clippings after each mow. There are a ton of nutrients that your lawn will miss out on if you end up bagging the clippings instead.

Call us today to sign up for our lawn care services!

If you need some extra help making sure your grass can move through its seeding phase, then you should reach out to our team of lawn care professionals for assistance! At Turf Badger, we offer a wide variety of lawn care services, like fertilization treatments, to give your lawn an extra boost in nutrients so that it can remain in pristine condition. We service commercial, HOA, and residential properties in Escanaba, Marquette, Iron Mountain, and surrounding areas in Michigan. Call us today at 920-289-4977 to schedule one of our many lawn care services and keep your lawn vibrant and green!

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