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How Long Does it Take to Grow Grass?
What is worse than a dead, ugly lawn with cracked dirt and no sign of life? Good question! A muddy, rainy lawn that you or your customers just walked through, and now the mud is all over your business, or worse–your carpet. Okay, so that is obviously the drawn-out worst case scenario. Even still, a dirt yard is a messy yard, and a messy yard is a yard asking–more like yelling–for a tuneup. Do you wish your lawn looked a little something like this, but you don’t know how long it will take for yours to get to that point? How long does it take for grass seed to grow?
Glad you asked, you came to the right place! So, you want a perfect lawn do you? Well, there are a few moving parts to planting grass seed. You could just throw it down on the ground, but that would only yield minimum effect. If you are wanting grass seed to grow and stay alive for good, there are some considerations to make to care for the grass seed.
Will grass seed grow if I just throw it down?
When prepping to plant seed, you could just drop it on patchy or desolate soil-but we both already know that won’t really work. Tilling and loosening up the soil helps seeds to germinate quickly. Mulching, composting, and proper watering on the first day gets the grass off to a fast start. What does this look like? First, the soil is tilled 2-3 inches. Then, compost or high quality soil is added to help germinate the seeds. A protective layer may be added, and then water 3-4 times for 15 minutes each. Be sure not to overwater, or underwater. The new seeds are delicate and new root systems will be forming for the first time, and help them best germinate. Don’t drop too much seed down on the ground either! Throwing down grass seed will not just make it grow.
How often do you water new grass seed?
The watering plus waiting period between planting the grass seed and seeing mature, developed turf can be tedious. If you plan to water the grass yourself, lots of patience is required. However, investing in a sprinkler or multiple (depending on how much grass will be growing) may make the job much easier. It is important to find quality sprinklers if you decide to go this route. The last thing you want is a broken attachment or sprayer which malfunctions and floods a spot of the lawn with water, drowning the new seed and taking you back to square one.
So, grass seed can start to grow in two weeks, but it needs more time to really dig into the ground and mature. After 2 months have passed, however (depending on the type of seed you put down ) roots should begin to mature and thicken, leading to the last portion of your lawn care.
Grass and Lawn Maintenance And Mowing
After 2 to 3 months have passed, the grass should have acquired thickness within its root system. It is worth noting that before you mow the new grass for the first time, make sure the grass is evenly grown. Then mow once a week for the majority of spring, summer, and fall. Some seeds may have taken longer to germinate than others.
A good way to ensure this has happened is by measuring the grass is 4-5 inches tall. Now, continue to water the grass-especially during hot seasons and dry spells. Once a day should be enough, and only a few times during regular temperature times of the year. In addition, extra fertilizer and maintenance can help keep your lawn looking sharp and healthy and growing fast for years to come. What if you get some patchy spots or grass dies from an old playground that spent too long sitting on top of the grass? Just repeat steps 1 and 2!
Lawn care can be a tedious thing. In the end however, after a family gathering or party, you know how memorable a lawn you can enjoy really is. Interested in seeing what the pros could do to take care of your lawn for your commercial property?
Get Started With Landscape Management Group
Step 1: Introductions
We have a short intro conversation over the phone to understand the bullet points of what you are looking to do with your lawn upkeep. We end by scheduling a consultation which will then guide and answer your questions.
Step 2: Consultations
While mowing and lawn upkeep is less flexible than regular projects, there are still things-like fertilizer and sprays-which can be moveable. We will provide more examples of similar maintenance and images to most everything we discuss. By the end of the consultation, you will not only have a vision but also have a very good idea of what your budget should be; and most often, we will take the next steps to schedule and sign a contract.
Step 3: Let's do this!
You accept and we get you on our schedule. Your mowing is set up on a timeline including the day mowing occurs, added maintenance, and anything else you requested.
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