Grass growth depends on several factors including the type of soil, available nutrients, weather conditions and moisture. The growth rate of store-bought soil vs. ground soil depends on the condition of the ground soil, which should be tested for nutrients and type. The best type of soil for grass is sandy loam, according to the Washington State University Extension Service.
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