How Fast Does Grass Grow?

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Grass can grow fast in the fall and spring when the weather is not too cold or too warm. Use quality compost and water grass frequently to get grass to grow quickly with advice from a sustainable gardener in this free video on plants and gardens. View Video Transcript

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Yolanda Vanveen

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Hi this is Yolanda Vanveen and in this section we are going to talk about how fast does grass grow. Well an easy answer would be what time of year are you planting it and where do you live and what part of the country. And I have found that in the northwest at least the best time to plant grass seed and the time that the grass grows the quickest is in late spring and early fall. Grass grows the quickest when it's still warm at night. And when there's lots of dew or it's raining here and there. So late spring and early fall it grows the quickest. We planted this grass seed over an area where we had some compost about one month ago. And the nights were still pretty warm, it wasn't really getting the low fifty five at night at that point and the days were still pretty warm. I'd say over seventy. It grew quickly, we watered it and watered it and watered it very well and within a month it's lush. This area had no grass here a month ago. So that was the perfect time to throw grass seeds on, any area of your lawn as well. Is whenever the nights are still warm but it's still kind of moist out. So in the heat of the summer my grass does not grow as quickly as it does in the late spring and the fall. And the same as in the middle of winter as you notice the grass doesn't grow very quickly at all. Because it's not getting any heat. So it doesn't get any heat, it kind of goes dormant and just waits to warm up again.