The best time to plant cool-season grasses is during the early fall. Warm-season grasses, on the other hand, thrive when planted in the late spring.Continue Reading
Summer may be the worst time to plant grass seeds. These seeds require a moist and warm environment to grow. Summer planting requires constant watering and weeding to support seed growth.
It may take up to three weeks for seeds to germinate. During the germination process, the seeds may require watering every day until seedlings appear. Seedlings may require fertilization for four to six weeks after they appear. When the grass reaches at least 3 inches high, it's ready to be mowed.Learn more about Landscaping
While most grasses prefer sun, St. Augustine grass is an excellent warm-season grass that tolerates full shade. Velvet bentgrass and red creeping fescue are an excellent cool season grasses that also withstand shade. Poa bluegrass withstands both shade and drought, but its pale green color makes it difficult to plant with other grasses. Zoysia, centipede grass and carpetgrass grow in areas that are mostly shade, but they need some direct sun every day in order to live.Full Answer >
The rate of grass growth varies depending on the species of grass and external factors such as weather conditions and the type of soil, but most grasses grow an average of 2 to 6 inches each month. Grasses generally fall into two main categories, which are warm season grasses and cool season grasses. Cool season grasses typically begin growing during the cooler months of the year and have slowed growth rates in the late spring and summer, while warm season grasses emerge in the spring and reach their maximum heights during the warm summer months.Full Answer >
Types of grasses that might be found in the yard on purpose include St. Augustine grass and Kentucky blue grass. Grasses that are considered weeds include broomsedge and barnyard grass.Full Answer >
Hard-wearing grass such as ryegrass can grow in a matter of 3 to 5 days, but most grasses take 10 days or longer. In most cases, the hardier the grass, the less time it takes for the seeds to start germinating.Full Answer >