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How long does it take grass seed to grow?

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It takes about 2 weeks for grass seed to germinate and grow above the soil. However, the germination period can vary depending on the type of grass. It can also be affected by water, weather and soil conditions.

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A bare lawn is easy to fill in with properly sown grass seed. Homeowners may choose to have their lawn planted by a professional service or planting the grass seed themselves. As long as the grass is planted correctly and given everything needed to grow, it can germinate within a 2-week period. This depends based on the type of grass seed used and on the weather and soil conditions.

There are a wide range of grass types and each offers its own features from drought-resistance to a thick and beautiful lawn. Bermuda grass is a popular choice that does well in hot-weather and takes between 10 to 30 days to germinate. Kentucky Bluegrass takes between 14 to 30 days to grow. Homeowners looking for something that grows in fast may want to turn to rye grass, which germinates in 5 to 10 days. However, rye grass is commonly used for foraging animals and grows tall and fast. It will need more frequent attention to keep under control.

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