Our grass seed blends are specially formulated for Central New York soil and climate conditions.  Every year grass seed trials are conducted at various universities. We analyze these results and then choose the best performing varieties for Chuck’s Premium grass seed blends.

For best results apply with either Scotts Starter Fertilizer, Turf Line-Fas Start, or Penn Mulch Seed-Accelerator

When should I plant Grass seed in Upstate New York? 

Whether you are creating a brand new lawn or patching up an existing one September is one of the best times of the year to plant grass seed. The combination of cooler temperatures, heavier dews, fewer weeds growing, and an increased chance of rain gives your new lawn the best chance of success.

Sowing your grass seed in the fall also gives your lawn two full seasons (Fall and the following Spring) to mature and develop the root system needed to combat the summer stress.

Chuck’s premium grass seed is available in nine different blends.

Chuck’s Upstate New York Grass Seed Blend (this is our most popular blend!)

  • A blend of new and improved hybrid varieties of hardy perennial ryegrass, creeping red fescue, and Kentucky bluegrass
  • Grows a thick durable, dark green, uniform lawn
  • Use for high traffic areas with full sun or a light shade
  • Especially blended for CNY climate and soil conditions
  • 99.9% Weed free
  • Germinates in 7-21 days
  • Available bulk or in  3lb., 10lb., 20lb., and 50lb. bags

Chuck’s Perennial Rye Grass Seed Blend

  • A blend of 3 high-quality perennial rye grasses
  • Dark green color and fine blade texture
  • Very durable and very hardy
  • Use for heavy traffic areas with full sun or light shade
  • Germinates in 7-21 days
  • 99.9% weed free
  • Available in 3lb., 10lb., and 20b. bags

Chuck’s Kentucky Blue Grass Blend

  • A blend of new and improved hardy Kentucky bluegrasses varieties
  • Rich blue-green color
  • Use in medium traffic areas with at least 6 hrs of full sun
  • Resistant to disease and insect damage
  • 99.9% weed free
  • Germinates in 18-24 days
  • Available in 3lb., and 20lb. bags

Chuck’s Heat & Drought Tolerant Grass Seed Blend

  • A blend of new & improved turf-type tall fescue, elite perennial rye grasses and hardy Kentucky bluegrass
  • Low maintenance – most all-purpose mix available
  • Plant in full sun to partial shade
  • Deep root system helps keep your lawn greener in hot summer weather with fewer water requirements
  • 99.9% weed free
  • Germinates in 7-21 days
  • Available in 3lb., and 20b. bags

Chuck’s Shady Grass Seed Blend

  • A blend of hardy fescues
  • Rich green color
  • Tolerates full shade to partial shade
  • Deep root system helps with durability and keeps lawn greener during hot summer months
  • 99.9% weed free
  • Germinates in 7-21 days
  • Available in 3lb., and 20lb. bags

Chuck’s Dense Shade Grass Seed Blend

  • A blend of the best hardy fescues and perennial rye grasses
  • Rich green color
  • Tolerates heavily shaded areas where other grasses thin out
  • Drought tolerant
  • 99.9% weed free
  • Germinates in 7-21 days
  • Available bulk

Chuck’s Quick and Tuff Grass Seed Blend

  • Quickest germinating blend
  • Great for repairing lawns and rapid erosion control
  • Use for full sun or partial shade areas
  • 99.9% weed free
  •  Starts germinating in 4-7 days
  • Available in 20lb. bag

Chuck’s Deluxe Sun and Shade Grass Seed Blend

  • A blend of high-quality Kentucky bluegrass, fescue, and perennial rye grass
  • Grows a thick durable lawn in full sun or a light shade
  • Good for high or low traffic areas
  • Similar to Chuck’s Upstate blend with more Kentucky Bluegrass
  • 99.9% Weed free
  • Germinates  7-21 days
  • Available in 7lb. bucket

 

 

We also carry a full line of Scotts Premium Grass Seed Blends.

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Grass Seed Spreader Settings

Broadcast/Rotary Drop Spreader
 Mix Over Seed New Over Seed New
Chuck’s Upstate Blend 6 9 9 12.5
Chuck’s Shady 4 6.75 7.5 9.5
Chuck’s Kentucky Blue 3 4.5 4.5 6
Chuck’s Heat & Drought 7.5 11 11 14
Quick & Tuff 7 10 10.5 16
Landscape Mix 7 10 10.5 16

Grass Seed Coverage by Type

Type Overseeding Existing Lawn New Lawn
Chuck’s Upstate 3lbs /1000 sq. ft. 6lbs /1000 sq. ft.
Chuck’s Perennial Rye 3lbs /1000 sq. ft. 6lbs /1000 sq. ft.
Chuck’s Shady 3lbs /1000 sq. ft. 6lbs /1000 sq. ft.
Chuck’s Dense Shade 3lbs /1000 sq. ft. 6lbs /1000 sq. ft.
Chuck’s Kentucky Blue 1.5lbs /1000 sq. ft. 3lbs /1000 sq. ft.
Chuck’s Heat & Drought 4lbs /1000 sq. ft. 7lbs /1000 sq. ft.
Chuck’s Quick & Tuff 3lbs /1000 sq. ft. 6lbs /1000 sq. ft.