Fall is the Time to Plant Grass Seed in Georgia

When You Plant Seed is Critical to Your Success

Growing lush, nutritious forage for your cattle, horses and deer food plots is much more than just planting seed. When you plant seed is just as an important factor as the type of seed due to the type of grass climate we have in Georgia.

What is a Grass Climate?

According to the United States National Arboretum, the US is divided into four different climate zones for grasses:

  • Warm/Humid
  • Warm/Arid
  • Coo/Humid
  • Cool/Arid

Georgia is a transition zone where we experience both cool/humid growing conditions in the fall and spring, and warm/humid growing conditions in the summer. However, the chart does not mean you can’t plant cool weather grasses. Rather, it means that you should reseed in the fall, especially if the summer has been very hot/dry and the cool weather grasses have likely died off.

Cool-Season and Warm-Season Grass Species

Grasses are divided into cool-season and warm-season species. Cool-season grasses are more productive in times of the year when temperatures range between 65°F to 75°F. For example, Fescue is a cool-season grass which explains why it grows so well in the fall months compared to summer. On the other hand, Bermuda is a warm-season grass that grows between 80°F to 95°F and goes dormant in the winter.

Fall is Best for Fescue and Other Cool-Season Grass Varieties

Fall weather gives the best conditions for cool-season grass varieties to sprout, grow and thrive. Young sprouts do not have to endure heat. Established grasses will soon start going dormant giving growing seeds more opportunity of taking in essential nutrients.

Pasture Grass Seeds and Deer Food Plot Seed Mixes

Come to North Fulton Feed & Seed for a wide selection of high-quality seed from only the best seed producers in the industry. We carry certified weed-free varieties too. Get the most productivity from your soil by talking with our friendly, knowledgeable staff.

Pasture Grass Seed Varieties

  • Orchard Grass Seed
  • Annual Rye Grass Seed
  • Perennial Rye Grass Seed
  • MaxQ Tall Jessup Fescue Grass Seed
  • Kentucky 31 Fescue Grass Seed
  • Kentucky 32 Fescue Grass Seed
  • Bermuda Grass Seed
  • Creeping Red Fescue Grass Seed
  • Titan Two Fescue Grass Seed
  • Brown Top Millet Grass Seed


Deer Food Plot Seed Mixes

  • Rackmaster Deluxe
  • Rackmaster Elite
  • Rackmaster Feeding Frenzy
  • Trophy Radish Plus
  • Trophy Radish
  • Durana Clover
  • White Dutch Clover
  • Crimson Clover
  • La Dino Clover Imperial White Tail Clover
  • Clover Trio
  • Imperial No-Plow Seed Blend
  • Iron Clay Australian Winter Peas
  • Buck Forage Oats
  • Trophy Radish
  • Deer Greens
  • Chicory

Rent it Now! No-Till Seed Drill Plants Seeds at Grower’s Recommended Depth!

We understand that purchasing pasture seed is an investment in the future. You’re expecting a return-on-investment in the form of beautiful, lush grass that feeds your animals and keeps hay costs as low as possible.

Now you can rent a seed/grain drill from our sister store, Cherokee Feed & Seed in Ball Ground, to plant seeds at precisely the grower’s recommended depth. Each seed drill is heavy-duty and can revitalize existing hay pastures and hay fields. You can also rent them to establish deer food plots or wildlife habitats. All you need is a 50 hp or greater tractor with hydraulic hose connections.

So, get out there with confidence knowing that the seed grass you plant is going to get results. Learn more about No-Till Seed & Grain Drill Rental in Georgia at Cherokee Feed & Seed.


Pasture Seeding and Maintenance Services

We can email a list of experienced, independent providers who can offer pasture seeding and maintenance services.

Pasture maintenance services offered by providers include:

  • No-Till Seed Drilling
  • Soil Testing
  • Weed Control
  • Liming
  • Bush Hogging

Learn more about Pasture Seeding, Fertilizing and Liming Services and request a list of providers.