So you planted some grass seed and now your waiting, and waiting, and waiting, and waiting. I have news for you, this may be the longest waiting period you have ever experienced. At least it will seem like it is. Well, unless you just painted, that can be a long wait also.
Anyways, once you have applied your seed assuming that you have applied the seed correctly. and assuming that you are watering properly.Different grass types will germinate different.

Perennial Ryegrass will begin to germinate in about one week. Within two weeks you will see a large amount of germination. Ryegrasses germinate more rapidly than other blends.

Kentucky Bluegrass tends to begin germination at a slower rate. It does not compete well with other grass types during germination stage and it has a weaker root system during this stage as well.

Fine Fescues tend to germinate at a rate between the Perennial Ryegrass and The Kentucky Bluegrass.

During this time it will be important not to add any weed control to the area. There will be some weeds that begin to germinate along with the seed, but the seed is not quit strong enough to withstand the weed control intake yet.

1/4 of a pound of nitrogen is a good amount of nitrogen for this stage of germination without causing harm to the seed.

Once the seed has fully matured and the new grass has been able to be mowed 2 times, it will then be safe to apply a low dose of weed control if necessary. Spot treating the area will still be the best approach at this stage.

After five to six weeks it should be safe to apply a blanket weed control to the area if necessary.


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