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Need help after my neighbor and I removed some dying bushes between our yards. Whatís the best product to apply when it comes to grass seed in this area for some fast growth!


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rye or blue grass are pretty fast growers in the north. You don't mentioned your location. But it should do good no matter location. Tough.

I see lots of pine trees. make sure you rake or vacuum the pine needles/cones regularly and fertilize the soil so the grass has a chance. Pine needles changes the ph level in the soil and can make grass growing in that area harder. Just a suggestion.
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@4rpr , @jmon notes that pine needles will make the soil more acid. You can lime it a little bit. The bigger problem usually is live roots on the surface or too much shade.

But, try some rye or blue and see how you do.
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@4rpr , @jmon notes that pine needles will make the soil more acid. You can lime it a little bit. The bigger problem usually is live roots on the surface or too much shade.

But, try some rye or blue and see how you do.

Would EZ Seed -Scottís be worth a shot?


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See what kind of seed it is.

Perennial rye, tall fescue, bluegrass okay.

Annual rye, in more than 10% fugeddabouddit.
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It appears no matter where you're located you'll need a shade tolerant grass. I suspect that'll narrow down your choices considerably.
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See what kind of seed it is.

Perennial rye, tall fescue, bluegrass okay.

Annual rye, in more than 10% fugeddabouddit.

Yes it has a mix of those 3. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Scotts-1...7528/204687772


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Yes it has a mix of those 3. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Scotts-1...7528/204687772


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Agree, worth a shot. Anything would be better than that big bare spot you got in the yard.
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Agree, worth a shot. Anything would be better than that big bare spot you got in the yard.

When it gets windy is my main concern.


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I would plant the same type of seed as the other grass in your yard.

After that, if you are hoping some particular brand is better than others, sorry but I am going to disappoint you.

The seed providers commonly mix in some fast germinating varieties in their bags so they can type in big bold letters on the label "VISIBLE GRASS IN 7 DAYS !!!". Unfortunately, a lot of people (or at least me), think those fast germinating varieties are ugly, or at least don't look good on my lawn.

You didn't state where you are, but May/June is rather late to be planting grass in a lot of places (hence you are looking for fast growing grass, I expect). I would suggest sod -- can't get much faster than that. You will still need to water it for a few weeks until its roots grow in, and by then you are close to July and will need to be attentive to water needs when you get hot, dry stretches of weather.
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Annual rye will germinate the fastest and perennial rye just about as fast; bluegrass will be about the slowest germinating of the cool season grasses. Since you haven't listed a location, I'm assuming that's what's appropriate for your area. That said, I would get a soil test and think about tilling the area and really putting in the prep work rather than just throwing some seed.
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Why is that a problem?

Problem is the slope where my sump pump hose is. This is close by. When water gushes out, it will take some of the seeds with it. I can reposition the hose or maybe get a different type of hose(so itís not so ugly), but I still need to make sure that water exits the hose and goes down the hill vs getting backed up if I reposition the hose.


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Annual rye will germinate the fastest and perennial rye just about as fast; bluegrass will be about the slowest germinating of the cool season grasses. Since you haven't listed a location, I'm assuming that's what's appropriate for your area. That said, I would get a soil test and think about tilling the area and really putting in the prep work rather than just throwing some seed.

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I would plant the same type of seed as the other grass in your yard.

After that, if you are hoping some particular brand is better than others, sorry but I am going to disappoint you.

The seed providers commonly mix in some fast germinating varieties in their bags so they can type in big bold letters on the label "VISIBLE GRASS IN 7 DAYS !!!". Unfortunately, a lot of people (or at least me), think those fast germinating varieties are ugly, or at least don't look good on my lawn.

You didn't state where you are, but May/June is rather late to be planting grass in a lot of places (hence you are looking for fast growing grass, I expect). I would suggest sod -- can't get much faster than that. You will still need to water it for a few weeks until its roots grow in, and by then you are close to July and will need to be attentive to water needs when you get hot, dry stretches of weather.

SE WI. Temps here just literally started to get in the 60ís which is essential for seeds to germinate. So although itís May we had no choice to seed before.


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