To successfully plant grass in October, a homeowner needs cool-weather grass, fertilizer and plenty of water. One helpful tip is to spread straw over the seed right after planting it. This helps protect the seeds.
Because grass grows well in warmer soil, it is best to start as early as possible after the summer months are over. If planting in October, start early in the month so the grass has enough time to become thick before cold weather sets in. It is important to choose a cold-weather grass. A mixture of fescue, rye grass and bluegrass tolerates cold temperatures and drought.
For the best results, fertilize the soil prior to planting the seeds and then again three to four weeks after planting. The grass should be watered daily for approximately 20 to 30 minutes with a sprinkler.