New lawn in North Central Ohio
Hi all. Just finished building a new home in West Elyria and our yard should be graded sometime this week. I've been reading through many forums and posts trying to determine the best grass seed to plant, and when to plant it, but I can't seem to figure out what would be best for my specific situation.
The house faces due west with no trees yet. I've noticed that despite the amount of rain we've had this year, the ground tends to dry up very quickly. The sun seems to hit all parts of the yard throughout the day.
I want grass that is soft and dark green and doesn't require a ton of maintenance. I have animals and will have children at some point. So far Kentucky Bluegrass sticks out as a favorite from what I've seen, but I'm a novice at this.
Any advice is greatly appreciated. Thanks!