Although the weather is cooling, we’re still selling grass at Houston Grass. In the video, Michael explains how to install grass in late fall. Call us at 281-431-7441 for a quote for your project.
Several customers a day call, and the first question they ask is, “Hey are y’all open?” Or “are y’all still selling grass?” And they’re implying that we that we must close as the temperatures go down and the grass goes dormant. That we quit selling grass. That is, in fact never ever the case.
We cut and sell grass year round here. We close for the the week of Thanksgiving and the week between Christmas and New Year’s. Other than that you can call Houston Grass at 281-4331-7441 and and order grass.
How to Install Grass in Late Fall
That being said, if you choose to put grass down this time of year, we’re getting late enough to where there may not be enough warm days between now and the time the grass goes dormant to put down some roots.
Which is fine if I’m looking at a new yard full of dirt or a yard that was hit really hard by chinch bugs over the summer. And I either have to look at this ugly weed infested backyard that’s got dirt in it, or I go ahead and replace it.
I’m going to replace the grass. It’s not going to hurt a thing. The only stipulation is you have to be able to keep the heavy traffic off of it for the winter.
Because what you’re gonna do, you’re just gonna put this grass out there and it’s basically just gonna lay there. You’re still gonna water it in real well. But it’s not gonna take a whole lot of water at all of course, while it’s laying there, not growing. You just want to keep it keep it moist.
Usually Mother Nature provides enough moisture during the winter months that you don’t have to water. So that’s why we can turn all our irrigation systems off here in about a month. But the grass does need water, new grass and established grass. So you don’t want to ever let it dry out totally.
Avoid Heavy Traffic on your New Grass
If you’re going to have heavy people or dog traffic, then you would probably want to wait till the grass is growing again in the spring. Other than that, if you can keep the heavy traffic off of it, you can go ahead and lay that grass, whether it’s brown, a little green, half brown and half green, whatever.
You can put it out there. Water it in real well. That grass will sit there until next spring. And who knows, if we get a warm November, which is not unheard of in this part of the world, the grass would still have plenty of time to put down roots and be just fine.
We Sell Grass Year Round
We do sell grass year round. People start asking now “is the grass super green right now?” Nope. It is not. The grass looks like everything else outside right now. It’s starting to get a little bit of brown in it, but it’s still way more than 50% green.
Those cooler nighttime temperatures are starting to take a toll on the grass, and you are starting to see a little brown in the grass pieces. Is it a hundred percent green? Absolutely not. Is it still really pretty good looking grass? Yes, it is. And will it be just fine and come out beautiful in the spring? Absolutely will.