Editor's Note: In an update on Oct. 22, 2012, the Sharon Department of Public Works and Water Department has announced that the growing season is over and the town will begin selling seed again in the spring. Seed is no longer available for the season.
In the ongoing effort to conserve water, the Sharon Water Department is offering a high quality, drought tolerant fescue grass seed blend at $25 per 20lb bag. The grass seed is available at the DPW during regular business hours, on a first come, first served basis, with a two bag per household limit.
In addition to being drought tolerant, fescue grasses resist harmful insects and will survive in sunny or shady areas. They are easier to maintain than other grass types because they require less water and fertilizer. An added benefit is that fescues are slow growing grasses, so they require less frequent mowing. Fescue over-seeding typically requires approximately four pounds per 1,000 square feet.
After seeding, keep the seeds moist for the first few weeks to ensure good germination. Light, frequent watering will keep the delicate seedlings alive until they are well enough established to tolerate dry weather.
For more information, please call 781-784-1525 x2314.
To learn more about fescue lawns and over-seeding, visit: http://www.fescue.com/seeding/#The%201-2-3