Varieties of Fast-growing Grass You Should Know About

Gardenerdy Staff Dec 13, 2018
There are many types of grasses that grow very fast. Some of these seeds start showing results in less than 15 days. These are good quick fix options when a lawn needs to be grown in a short span of time.
The art of gardening and growing things such as plants, herbs, and grass is gaining popularity with people. A well-maintained lawn is visually appealing and can improve your home's curb appeal.
Whether you want the lawn for an upcoming event or fill the bald spots as landscaping, fast-growing grass can always help.
There ar various options to choose from, but it's important to keep in mind the time for the grass to grow and the money you want to spend. There are several varieties of grass, as mentioned further.

Perennial Ryegrass

The perennial ryegrass variety is deep green in color and fine textured. It grows fast, and under ideal climatic conditions can grow within a week or two.
As it germinates quickly, it is excellent for covering slopes. It grows best in cool climates, but cannot survive in droughts or extreme cold climatic conditions.

Annual Ryegrass

Annual ryegrass lasts for only a year. It is mainly used for temporary planting and also as temporary pastures. Due to its extensive root system, it is used as a preventive measure against soil erosion.

Kentucky Bluegrass

Depending on the climatic conditions, Kentucky bluegrass takes about 10 to 22 days to grow. This grass is blue green in color and is used in areas which have a cool climate.
The most favorable temperature for its growth is 60 °F. If the temperature rises to more than 70 °F, the growth declines, and completely stops at temperatures of more than 80 °F.

Creeping Red Fescue

Creeping Red Fescue is mostly planted for turf grass and is popularly grown in the Northern regions. It grows well in cool climatic conditions. However, it cannot tolerate extreme cold. It grows best in infertile soil, provided the soil is well drained.
It cannot endure highly fertile or wet soil. This variety of grass can start growing within 7 days during the spring, and may also take up to 21 days.

Tall Fescue

Tall fescue grows well in shady areas and is mostly dense and clumping. The main advantage of this type of grass is that it does not require maintenance. Due its dense root system, it can tolerate drought and stays green throughout the year. Some varieties of this grass are insect and disease resistant. It takes about two weeks for it to grow completely.

Meadow Fescue

The meadow fescue is similar to tall fescue, except in leaf structure, with this variety having slender and long leaves. It is a perennial grass type which grows in bunches and thrives in cool climates.

Redtop

As the name suggests, the redtop grass variety produces red seeds during summer. It grows well in moist places like water gardens, and in cooler regions of the country. It can grow in both acidic and infertile soils.
This variety of grass thrives where other type of grass does not grow. It is effective for hay and pastures, and is highly nutritious for livestock. It grows within a week or two in ideal climatic conditions, especially during the spring.

Bermuda Grass

Bermuda grass is the most common variety of fast-growing grass and can be used in warm as well as cool climatic conditions. It is found extensively in lawns, coastal areas, pastures, sports fields, and golf courses.
It grows best in warm climate, but there are also some hybrid varieties available which grow in cooler climatic conditions. Being highly versatile, Bermuda grass is drought-resistant and can grow within 21 days.
Some of the other common varieties of fast-growing grass are Centipede, Carpetgrass, and Bahia Grass. Some of these can also grow in sandy soil. So go ahead and plant any one of these varieties and see your lawn become lush green.