Every nature lover dreams of having a flowering garden with a beautiful green lawn to enjoy on hot days. The good news is that getting a healthy grass is not a very complex gardening job, it just takes willpower, a little patience and good planning.
How fast does grass grow?
Depending on the type of grass you are going to use, it can take anywhere from 7 to 12 days for the grass to grow back.
Several other factors should be taken into consideration for the growth time such as:
- The season chosen to sow the grass seed.
- The outside temperature during the day and night.
- The general climate.
- The region where you live.
- The type of soil and environment, etc.
As for grass seed, it can take anywhere from 7 days to 30 times to grow. A fully established yard with no room could be expected to take 6 to 8 weeks.
This is under perfect conditions. There are many factors that come into play that can help or hinder the development of your yard. Taking them into account when seeding your heads and proper lawn care will help you see the desired results from your heads.
When to plant and seed the grass?
Creating a beautiful grass starts well before seeding, which should take place in the fall (late August to mid-November) or spring (ideally March). Turn the soil several inches first and then aerate it for a day.
To turn the soil quickly and easily before seeding the grass, a rototiller is a good choice. This will depend on the area to be seeded, of course, but you will save a fair amount of time by using a machine. You should also know that it is now possible to rent one.
How to sow grass
With a rake, remove all rocks, weeds and other elements that may hinder growth, then level your ground. If necessary, stabilize the soil by rolling. This step is crucial, especially if you choose to use sod.
30 days before seeding or laying sod, you can use a weed killer to remove weeds.
This will allow your grass to grow faster and immediately healthy. You can also use hand tools to effectively remove weeds that grow all over the grass and soil.
Maintenance of the grass after germination
After all the seeds have germinated, water your grass in a light rain, preferably early in the morning or late in the day. Make sure that the entire lawn is moist after each watering. Gradually reduce watering as the grass becomes established.
Constantly monitor the elements that dry out the soil (too much sun, dry wind, porous soil, etc.) and adjust the water volume accordingly. Do not hesitate to feed your grass with fertilizer in the spring and/or fall to accelerate growth.
Do not mow your lawn before it reaches a sufficient height, at least 4 inches. When mowing for the first time, cut the grass three quarters of the way down. Above all, use sharp blades so as not to tear up the grass. Caution should be exercised until the third mowing. Remove all clippings after each mowing. This will ensure that your grass gets plenty of sunlight and ventilation.
How to grow grass quickly?
As you can see from these lines, it is not technically possible to grow grass quickly. You will only be able to encourage its growth, but you will have to be patient before you can enjoy a clean, neat and green grass. At least you have been warned.