What is a good fast growing grass seed?

edweather(Zone 5a/b Central NY)July 11, 2011

I recently did some construction work which required me to replace about 4000 sq ft of my neighbors lawn. I had a landscaper power rake it and hydroseed it. Most of the grass has come up, but there are a few bare spots now. Is there a fast growing seed that I can use to fill in the bare spots? I recently bought a 5 lb bag of "Landscaper mix" from TSC, and it's basically a rye grass mix. I used it on my own lawn and it is growing painfully slow, even with daily watering. Thanks.

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Perennial rye is the fastest to germinate and grow, but in July those growth rates will be much reduced. Root growth is minimal in soil temps above 70 degrees, and stops around 77. Topgrowth also slows in summer, so growth rates won't be very fast regardless of the grass you plant.

    Bookmark   July 11, 2011 at 9:23AM
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As stated perennial rye grass is the champion of fast germination and growth rate, but to be honest any cool season grass in the hot weather is going to struggle germinating and growing. What does germinate will likely burn up in the heat.

    Bookmark   July 11, 2011 at 11:34PM
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