How to Make Grass Grow Fast & Fix Bald Spots

Jon Peters
by Jon Peters
7 Materials
15 Minutes
Here's a video and simple how-to instructions showing you how to make grass grow fast and fix bald spots in your lawn. It's been working great in my yard for years. The key is to let the seeds germinate in the saw dust or peat moss and to keep watering once spread on the bald spots until the grass takes hold. I use the fine saw dust from the table saw as the base, but peat moss works just as well.
 Step 1: Add saw dust or a bag of peat moss to a wheelbarrow
Step 2: Add a 3 lb bag for grass seed to the saw dust
Step 3: Mix seed into saw dust with a shovel and water heavily
Step 4: Cover wheelbarrow with a tarp and seeds germinate for 5-7 days until just sprouted
Step 5: Mix 3 shovels of germinated grass seed mixture with 1/2 wheelbarrow of top soil
Step 6: Spread over the bald spots in the lawn and water regularly
You're finished! Water regularly for until blended into the rest of your lawn. Fertilize after one week.icon
Suggested materials:
  • Saw Dust or Peat Moss
  • Grass Seed   (Jonathan Green)
  • Top Soil
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  • Mona Mona on Jul 07, 2019

    My yard has been sodded by developer. I got my soil testing back. My soil needs lime. Can I put the lime on it but water it in on the new sod?

  • Mike rager Mike rager on May 02, 2020

    I'm gonna give the grass in the wheelbarrow. A try.. Just want to know if you only water it in the beginning or when it drys out

  • Roz Roz on Jul 26, 2020

    why does my Kentucky blue grass lawn have spotty brown dead spots and how do I fix it?

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  • Margaret R Sarzynski Margaret R Sarzynski on Jul 07, 2018

    Whe never I need to see grass, I cover grass seed with the layer of lint from my clothes dryer filter, depending upon how much is needed, then water. Birds can't eat the seed and the grass grows right thru the lint! Throughout the winter I keep the layers of lint, particularly from drying towels, in a plastic bag to be used during spring, etc. I've suggested this to friends and they love the idea.

    • Caterina C Caterina C on Apr 23, 2019

      Congratulations are in order for your idea on recycling the dryer lint 👏👏👏👏

  • Helena Helena on Nov 05, 2023

    For fast grass growth, use quick-germinating seeds like ryegrass, prepare the soil for good seed contact, apply starter fertilizer rich in phosphorus, and water consistently to keep soil moist. Also, good soil can help you, read some tips here