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How to Manage Pests

The UC Guide to Healthy Lawns

Grass seed germination rates

Germination rates of grass seed

Turf species Expected germination time (days)
Annual ryegrass 5 - 10
Bermudagrass (Seeded) 10 - 30
Buffalograss 14 - 30
Colonial bentgrass 10 - 14
Creeping bentgrass 10 - 14
Hard fescue 7 - 14
Kentucky bluegrass 14 - 30
Perennial ryegrass 5 - 10
Red fescue 7 - 14
Rough bluegrass 7 - 10
Tall fescue 7 - 12
Photo of various species of turfgrass seeds

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