Spring Grass Background
Spring Grass Background

There’s no better sight than seeing your lawn ravishing and flourishing with green grasses. I remember when I was a kid and my family would visit my grandparents’ home every summer. From afar, it was easy to recognize which property was theirs. The different colored flowers were in full bloom and looked as if they were inviting passersby to gaze at their impeccable beauty. The grasses were so green that you’d not wish to be anywhere else but on the ground, with your cloth spread all over, and you enjoying your foods and just having fun with the family. But it is always puzzling to know how to grow grass fast. I read every book there is about grasses, watched every video, and here are some of the tricks I discovered!

Step 1: Know when to start growing grass.

Timing is everything. If you want to grow grass fast, deciding when to start is the first step. If you wish to grow warm-season grass, then, begin planting in late-spring. But if you want to see cold-season grass on your lawn, then, start planting in early fall or late summer. 

Step 2: Soil assessment is key.

Man (farmers) Hands on Soil Background
Man (Farmers) Hands on Soil Background

Before spreading your grass seeds, ensure the good condition of your soil. By assessing the quality of your soil, you will have the idea as to the quantity and kind of fertilizer to utilize. Should there be any need for more fertilizer, start by adding only four to six inches.

Step 3: Soil preparation never goes out of the negotiation.

Yes, preparing your soil is part of the process of growing grass effectively. Soil preparation is vital for a healthy grass growth. The primary goal here is to prepare a loose soil, preferably one which is filled with organic material and has the capacity to hold moisture. Are there roots, rocks, and weeds in the area? Get rid of them completely. Get rid of dallisgrass and other weeds as they can damage the grass. Till the soil using your hand or a rototiller and add gypsum to enhance drainage.

Step 4: Level out the lawn where you plan to grow grass.

You have completed the initial preparation and everything in between. Now, it is time to level out the lawn by clearing and tilling the area. Smooth out the ground through the use of a rake. If there are clumps, try filling in the breakup and low stumps.

Step 5: Seed dissemination.

Close-up of a Males Hand Planting Seeds in Soil
Close-up of a Males Hand Planting Seeds in Soil

Now that your soil is ready, start spreading your seeds. Ensure good coverage by spreading the seeds in a single direction all over your lawn. Then, repeat the process of seed dissemination, but this time, cross it over. Imagine creating a crisscross pattern. That’s how you are going to spread the seed.

Step 6: Your soil needs some dressing.

That’s right! As soon as you have completely seeded the lawn, try adding peat moss to set your seeds well and help them achieve greater moisture. Do you know how to dress your soil? Well, simply use a cage roller and place peat moss onto your seeds. This will protect your seeds from birds and restrict any form of movement or washing away during a heavy downpour.

Step 7: Water the grass seeds.

Watering the Grass
Watering the Grass

Water is life, and just as much as we need water, plants need water too. This is one of the most basic things taught to us way back when we were still in our elementary years. There are various ways to water your seeds. The first method is through the use of an oscillating sprinkler. Do you have multiple sprinklers available? Try to set them up in different locations in your lawn to provide moisture to the whole area. If you want to achieve better results, water the seeds for five to ten minutes during the first ten consecutive days.

How many times should you water the grass seeds?

Watering should be performed at least twice or thrice daily. During this time, it is crucial that your seeds are able to hold moisture. Avoid over watering the seeds. When is the best time to water? Do it in the morning to reduce the chance of water evaporation. Remember, the main goal here is to germinate the seeds for grass to grow fast. Stay away from using strong sprays because doing so will drown your seeds or even wash them away. Be cautious of the weather in your area. Take note of days when there is any possibility of rain. If there is any rainfall, water the seeds but limit it to about 1 inch of water only.

Is there anything I should do before the grass grows?

Yes, there is! The period before grass growth is the most crucial. Be committed to providing moisture to your grass seeds. The period for germination of grass seeds vary between ten and fifteen depends depending on the grass seed variant you used.

When should you expect to see the grass grow?

The time it takes to grow grass fast will vary depending on where you live. In places where temperatures are cooler, grasses take a while to grow. Until that time, the soil and the seed should retain their moisture. It should neither be drenched nor soggy to avoid rotting.

What about sods?

Sods are expensive to purchase compared to seeds, but they grow faster. Sods die quickly. Therefore, if you purchase sods today, you should install them right away. Make sure to keep them moist. When laying them on the ground, avoid any gaps in between sods. And most importantly, water them just as how you water the grass seeds. Avoid creating puddles though.

Final Words

The steps mentioned in this article are just some of the most proven and effective methods on how to grow grass fast. Remember to prepare the soil, the seeds, and follow the procedures. Most importantly, be committed to watering your grass. How do you grow grass fast? Share your strategies with us.

Author Bio:

Welcome to Leekgarden.com!
I’m glad that you found us. My name is Julia, and I am a gardener at heart. Spending time in the dirt surrounded by my plants and nature is the best way to spend my time. My goal isn’t just to give you facts. I want to share my experiences with, tips and tricks that I have learned from my time gardening.