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Fast Grow Grass Seed
- Grows quick turf for bare spots and worn turf areas
- Contains annual ryegrass which germinates in 7 days
- Grows in full sun to medium-shaded lawn areas
- Have a big event scheduled? Fast Grow grows grass Fast!
- Spreader Settings
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Jonathan Green’s Fast Grow Grass Seed is a rapidly establishing grass seed mixture, designed to fill in troubled areas in lawns or grow an entire new lawn quickly. Fast Grow seed mixture contains annual ryegrass which is the fastest germinating grass seed variety. Lawns grown from Fast Grow can be overseeded with any Black Beauty® Grass Seed Mixture to establish a thick, beautiful lawn that will persist for years to come. This seed germinates in 7-10 days.
For the best results, follow the directions below for establishing a new lawn or overseeding an existing one.
- Mow – Mow the lawn at the lowest mower setting before seeding to allow seed to reach the soil.
- Rake – Rake over the existing grass with a metal rake to remove the thatch layer and any debris to loosen the soil. Add additional topsoil to fill in holes and level the ground.
- Check soil pH level – Have a soil test taken to check your soil’s pH level. Optimum soil pH should be between 6.2 to 7.0. For a pH below 6.2 use Jonathan Green MAG-I-CAL® Plus for Acidic & Hard Soil to rapidly increase pH. If the pH is above 7.0 use MAG-I-CAL® Plus for Alkaline & Hard Soil to rapidly decrease the soil pH.
- When to apply – The best time to apply seed is mid-August to mid-October while the ground is still warm and the nights are cooler. Mid-March through mid-May is the next best time to plant, when the soil temperature reaches 55º+ Fahrenheit and the temperature of the air stays consistently warm.
- Spread seed – Apply half of the seed with a rotary spreader in one direction (north to south) and the remainder in the opposite direction (east to west). It is beneficial to spread a new seeding fertilizer that is high in phosphorus at this time as well.
- Rake seed – Rake lightly into the ground with a metal rake. Walk with light, even footsteps on the seedbed to firm the soil around the seed. Do not bury the seed more than one fourth of an inch deep.
- Water – For best germination, water daily to keep the seedbed moist. Continue watering regularly for a few weeks until the grass plants reach a height of 2 – 2.5 inches.
- Mow – Begin mowing when the new grass has reached a height of 3 – 4 inches. Make sure the mower has sharp blades. Be careful not to scalp the lawn, low mowing will stress the root system and encourage the growth of weeds.
- 3 lb Bag
- Overseeding – Seeds up to 1,500 sq. ft.
- New Lawns – Seeds up to 750 sq. ft.
- 7 lb Bag
- Overseeding – Seeds up to 3,500 sq. ft.
- New Lawns – Seeds up to 1,750 sq. ft.
- 15 lb Bag
- Overseeding – Seeds up to 7,500 sq. ft.
- New Lawns – Seeds up to 3,750 sq. ft.
- 25 lb Bag
- Overseeding – Seeds up to 12,500 sq. ft.
- New Lawns – Seeds up to 6,250 sq. ft.
Grass Type: Ryegrasses, Tall Fescues & Fine Fescues
Grass Color: Dark green
Recommended Planting Months: For cool season grasses
- Mid-August through mid-October
- Mid-March through mid-May
Sun Tolerance: Good
Shade Tolerance: Fair
Light Requirements: Full sun to partial shade (4 – 8 hours of sun)
Drought Tolerance: Good
Insect & Disease Resistance: Fair
High Traffic Tolerance: Fair
Planting Depth: 1/4 inches
Germination Time: 7 – 14 days
The spreader settings listed are approximate. Spreader condition, rate of walk, and humidity are just some of the variables that can affect the rate of application. Please refer to the product label link on this page, or the back of the bag, for further details along with application rates and precautionary statements. You may need to adjust settings for proper coverage if circumstances described on the label are applicable. In all cases, the user should read and follow label instructions before applying any product, and assumes all responsibility when using this spreader settings tool.
Easy to use and great value for the money
I love it and it is growing in areas where I just put the seeds before it rain
Great winter grass, grows fast.
Works well. Grows thin and high grass but green
Had a high traffic area on my lawn and Jonathan Green seed fixed it
Love the product will recomend to anyone.
Loved this grass seed!
Just seeded my yard check back with me in 10 days
This stuff is amazing we completely tilled the area didn’t add any store bought soil and layed the seed. Pictures are about 2 week apart. Within a month boom we have grass.
Worked great at a great price.
I have 2 chihuahuas an this works great for their brown spots
I live in the Pacific Northwest and these seeds have worked the best for re seeding repair that I have found. I used them this fall in 60 degree weather and results of thick growth was up in about 7-10 days.
Grew fast filled in an area under summer pool quickly Great!
Not all planted have to wait until spring when it starts to grow.
Worked perfect. Filled in patches and grass loos great.
Wish you’d ask for a review when its had seven days to grow. Thus far it hasn’t come up. But I received the product in a timely manner just as indicated when I ordered and its a big bag that should go far in bringing my lawn back to life.
Sorry I can’t take pictures to let folks know whether or not it grows fast and looks good.
Sprouted really fast (within 5 days) so we didn’t lose a lot of seed in the 10 extra inches of rain that fell…
Yes, this product really works my yard is the best in the neighborhood.
Grass grew fast but literally died right away 🙁 Not sure what happened. Doesn’t seem very hearty and strong
I planted this seed in Texas on a Sunday evening in September and by Wednesday morning I had a good amount of grass already growing. PERFECT!! Will definitely buy again if needed!!
Fastest growing seed I’ve ever applied
We are very pleased with this grass seed ! It grows really fast .
delivery excellent, presentation and packing looks great, weather here not a good time to use but willlet know….
ordered this as i have a big yard but was disappointed when almost nothing grew now i just have little patches of grass instead of a full yard. wouldn’t buy again
Completely recovered a large patch of grass killed off by dog urine. Impressive
i wanted a fast growing seed. these seeds are so good. Fast growing in sun or shade. the seeds are like magic beans. grows fast///
I was very skeptical of the rapid growth n some of the reviews I had read but still took a chance and ordered 2 5lb bags to get sum grass in before the winter and WOW IT really came in fast 6 days n yes it’s a little thinner then I’d like but it is still lovely n does the job perfectly for a rush job n not expecting a miracle but I’ve gotten lots of compliments on our lawn thanks to Jonathan Greene’s fast grow grass even have a few friends going to order now because they loved the result
I have grass !
Best stuff I have ever found.
Just like to say I’m VERY IMPRESSED with your product grows fast and looks AMAZING
Happy customer in WV
We took out some plants that were there for years and were growing very well. So we planted this grass and it works wonderfully! Grew fast and full. Great for spots that you need to fill in.
Grew fast and looks great
Came in very good. Will have to wait and see how it does over winter and what comes up in spring. Very satisfied thus far.
I don’t leave reviews often, but this product disproves it. Grass growths unbelievably fast. The picture was taken 9 days after I put the seed down.
I was at first skeptical because we have tried many different ,supposedly the ultimate grass seed.
However, Jonathan green delivered.! I have 3 large dogs and I foster rescue dogs and our yard gets torn up!
I threw this seed dow, no prep and we had had a lot of rain and in 4 days it exploded! Long green blades everywhere.
SO far it is holding up tp the dogs. and is still growing. I did a second sow and used straw over it and we had a ton of rain the straw helped hold it and again an explosion and grass is growing in the weeds! I just threw this seed everywhere . I will be getting more to do another sowing for fall. Totally worth the money!!
I love this. You can pretty much grow grass on a rock. Best ever.
Great Buy! Works as advertised!
Bare spots that i couldn’t fix with other brands for months. Lush grass in weeks. Steroids seed.
It not idea for the sun, the new grass is dying. It does grow fast and thin.
OMG fast growing and beautiful
I like this grass seed. I have already ordered another bag and recommended this product to my brother.
It has been approximately 10 days since planting. I roto-tilled the ground, laid a layer of top soil, spread the seed, put down a thin layer of top soil and followed with thin layer of grass clippings. I watered to wet the ground every other day (no pooling). I am beginning to see some new grass in a very few spots. We have very poor hard dirt in this part of Wyoming, but after breaking it up and putting down top soil I expected better results. I had better results several years ago with seed advertised on TV to grow on anything. In that case I did not put down top soil or break up the ground and got much quicker and better results and it was less expensive. I am giving this seed 4 stars hoping that with time it will germinate more. The worst area of the lawn had been damaged just over a year ago when the neighbor had the gravel, in her yard, sprayed for weeds and the run off from that came into our yard killing a large strip of grass. I extensively tilled the soil in this area and put in top soil in hopes of rejuvenating this soil so the grass would take hold, so far no positive results from this seed. I am still giving 4 stars since it may take a little longer to germinate and there are all the other environmental problems also. I think the price point was somewhat high for this seed.
I am updating my review. A few days after my first review and 2 natural rains the grass seed took off. You could almost watch it grow. It responds much better to rain water than residential water. It filled in the entire strip that had accidentally gotten poisoned last summer. I now have areas that have grass that have been bare for years. I have almost an entire yard of healthy grass and it is improving daily. I have had excellent results now and am upping my review to 5 stars.
I get a few bags every year to make my lawn look thicker, never disappoints. Grows fast and easy
I have lived in my house for 12 years and my front yard is almost all shade I have tried everything (including sod that died in year two, yes I watered it) on this yard, grass seed, clover you name it hell I would have been happy with crab grass. I started with all dirt that’s how bad the “lawn” was I power raked it and simply spread the seed (I did not put any loom over the seed but did put a half a bag of scotts turf builder lawn food I had from the year before) and watered the heck out of it everyday by day 6 you could see it sprouting and by day 10 full lawn green and plush. Try it you won’t be disappointed.
Great grass seed. Grow quickly. I bought 12 bags total. Each 3 pound bag is said to covers about 400 sq. feet. Really covers about 250 sq. feet if your using it to cover a bare area. That being said it works great, thus the reason I bought 12 bags. Will buy again.
Wow does this come up fast. We overseedded with it and the grass is sooo thick. We couldn’t get grass to grow in this area for 14 years. Now we’ve got a thick front yard. Probably didn’t need to overseed. Bought more for other thin areas on our acreage.
Filled on bare spots
I had an area underneath an oak tree where everything we’ve tried in the last 15 years died. I ordered this seed, aerated the area, spread the seed very heavy (heaviest setting on Scott’s Wizz handheld spreader, fertilized, and watered about 15 minutes every day for two weeks with impact sprinkler. On day seven, I had peach fuzz and by day 14, I had grass that I had to cut. Really makes that spot looks good now. Hopefully it will come back next spring after going dormant this winter.
Great product works fast.
I really loved this grass seed. I did the research on this brand and bought it. It said it’s permanent grass. Although I’m still not sure if it’s that quick growing temporary grass because it grew quick and beautiful but 2 weeks later it all died? So back to the drawing board I go.
I am in a rental property and wanted more grass without the expense of laying sod. This product really works. I have a beautiful green grass growing!!!
I liked how the grass came up right away I don’t like how he doubled the price of the item since April first when I bought it the first time was going to buy another bag but now I doubt it
start to grow.
Greener and thicker than any other grass around!
A very difficult area for growing grass but this product worked.
easy to use didn’t find any thing negative
I honestly wasn’t sure if my yard would even grow grass as it was nothing but sandy dirt when we bought the place, because of that I started off with 2 bags to see what would happen. After about a week and a half I had a ton of grass where I had put the seeds. I’ve since ordered 6 more bags and will probably end up getting another 4 to fill in the spots I missed once all of it grows in and I can see where it is needed. I’m really happy with this purchase. Also worth noting is that in the pictures it is still growing and some of the bare spots are likely from my dogs running around moving the seeds before they sprouted, I feel like once it grows in enough that I just have to fill in the bare spots I’ll end up with a full yard of grass 🙂
The grass is so pretty
It sprouts up and grows fast if you prep soil right I have just thrown some out before a rain and had good luck with it sprouting as well .. Review update after 2 weeks two of the bare spots on one my yard is completely gone I had tried all kinds of seed to patch these 2 4-6 foot spots with just a few sprouts well this Jonathan green you can tell its a diff grass but its blending in nice I don’t care beats Mudd deff five star grass seed …
NOT YELLING BUT I AM EXCITED! I PURCHASED THIS PRODUCT ABOUT 2 WKS AGO AND GETTING GREAT RESULTS SO FAR. I TRIED NUMEROUS THINGS OVER THE LAST TWO YRS TO GROW GRASS IN THE PROBLEM AREAS ON THE FRONT LAWN. I VOWED TO TAKE UP THE ‘ENTIRE’ YARD IF THIS DID NOT WORK. I KID YOU NOT, THIS SEED MIX IS WHAT YOURE LOOKING FOR. I WILL UPLOAD A FEW PIC LATER. GO FOR IT!!!!
Seeds were in excellent condition.
I have now bought two bags of this and will never buy a different kind. I moved into my home last fall and the grass was mostly weeds and dirt. I eliminated the weeds and then attempted to plant grass. After about 4 different fails (don’t waste your money on Scott or the other brand names!) I decided to try this one. OMG! It grows so easily. It’s very green. It took within days and has stayed green through our mild, Texas winter. I plan to continue to plant it in the spring to get a nice plush lawn! Will purchase again.
Grows without fail
This is the best grass seed I have ever purchased it works very well grows quickly and looks beautiful! I love it!!! I would recommend this for anyone that has trouble spots in their yard.
I used another seed from this vendor for dense shade – worked great. I tried this one for another area I had killed off because of Japanese step or stilt grass. This seed also worked great. I have not had any luck with other seed. Fast delivery in great shape. Came up in about 5 days after two gentle rains here in Northern Virginia outside DC,
This is the first time after buying so many different type of grass that something actually works. I started to see growth on the 4th day, it’s now the 11th day. I have 4-5 inches it’s a beautiful green crop, so happy, I’m buying another bag for other areas
After having siding put on the house over the summer, it looked beautiful, but it left us with destroyed lawn from all of the scaffolding and contractors. I bought this seed based on reviews and am SUPER impressed. It really did start growing with a week and has continued to grow super quickly. I put spread it out right before we were supposed to get rain for a couple days, so it did get plenty of water. I just ordered and will only ever buy this seed! Great stuff!
Grass grew fine.
The seed works great and grows quickly but it contains only 20% Perennial grass seed which means the majority of your lawn will turn brown when the season ends
This stuff works like magic!
It worked as advertised
Start growing in five days
seed grew within 4 days,, awesome highly reccomend
Compré dudando, pero el producto es ESPECTACULAR. Sembré el día sábado y al siguiente sábado ya estaban con 1,5 cm sobre la arena.
Como resultó muy bien sembré en otra zona que necesitaba, el suelo es lodo y está creciendo sin inconvenientes.
Grew very quickly in a shaded spot.
This stuff is awesome. Ordering more! Really does grow in hard to grow areas!!
Within 5 days I could already see the grass growing
Fast grass, true to name
This grass seed works! I don’t know anything about anything about growing anything. I live in SoCal and I’m a city man; so if I can get grass to grow, anyone can. I couldn’t believe that something that I planted and attempted to grow, actually grew — and it grew very quickly. See my before an after pics. There was grass about 5 days after planting. The second week it just took off and got really thick. I bought another “brand name” grass seed and after about 5 days, nothing. I sprinkled this product over raked ground and about 5 days later — GRASS!!! Again, if the grass will grow for me, it will surely grow for you. I water it every day, mostly because there is little to no humidity here (very dry) and the soil is very porous; no matter how much water I drench the ground with, about an hour or so later it seems as if I haven’t even watered. The grass now needs to be cut because it has grown so thick, so fast.
Grass grew quickly but too many weeds were included. Don’t think I would use again. I would stick to Kentucky Blue Grass.
Grows fast as advertised although in spots and not in thick groups. Maybe only 75% of the seeds sprouted. It was thinner that the actual grass so good to fill in small spots.
Works just as described! GREAT!!!
This is the second summer we’ve bought this seed. Hands down the best we’ve ever bought. Quick growing, super soft grass. We live in California where temps are triple digits. No complaints.
I’ve purchased this grass seed 3 or 4 times now. It always does the trip! We just had a drain installed in our yard and we had multiple people tell us that we wouldn’t get grass to grow until the fall. They were wrong! The results speak wonders. It’s not perfect yet but it’s been 90+ degrees daily with little to no rain.
3rd bag. Great for spots. Blends nice with grass i have planted. Growth in 2 weeks
I have tried so many brands and mixtures of grass seed and none has been even close to this stuff. I actually bought the Fast Grow to mix with the Heavy Traffic version of Jonathan Green since I had an area of my yard that had completely turned to dirt. This brand of seed combined with the EZ Straw seeding mulch has been a lifesaver
Best grass seed Ever! I tell everyone I know about this seed. Bought some to prove to my parents that they could have beautiful grass in two weeks pictures prove it all
Excellent grass seed took three days only to come up water every day you will have no problems
Ilove my new grass.IT only took 3 days to start growong.
I want more grass seed.
4 days in soil and is growing great great great
People need to learn what a perennial is. Yes it dies in the winter. Then it comes back in the spring. That’s what a perennial does. I am happy with this product. My back yard used to be dirt all summer. Now there is grass. I call that a success!
water it and it grows!
This grass came up nice.
This product when watered regularly will sprout in less than two weeks.
We finally have a beautiful lawn with minimal work or financial investment. I LOVE the Jonathan Green products!
did a good job
Works as it says. Great value.
good it will grow in florida just water it
With frequent watering and patience, I grew a decent patch in a storm damaged area of my yard, about 150 sq ft with a 3 lb bag.
works like a charm
I planted this grass last Sunday. It’s one week and a day later…and I had to mow the lawn already! The side of my house has lots of clay in the soil. It took with no issues! The grass is so bright and green! You can see in the picture how thick it is after only such a short amount of time!
Worked well, only complaint is that I was sent the wrong size originally.
great seed worth the money. Thank you
This stuff is freaking amazing! I did a before and 1 week after. I can’t wait to see what’s going to happen in s month. It totally does what it says!
I don’t think this seed was meant for my area of the country. I’m sure if you are in the right zone it will be very nice.
It did not work to well on our lawn, But the grass is slowly starting to grow.
On time and as described
NICE GRASSEED, WORKS WELL……
Product grows extremely fast,thick and lush
this product is amazing… it says it will sprout in 14 days, and it does,maybe even sooner..beautiful grass. Highly recommend.
It does what it says, grows grass fast with watering. I am a big fan of Jonathan Green products.
this is the only grass that I can get to grow in my sandy/shady soil, grant it its fine and needs to be planted every year, but it works, I just buy a couple of bags every year, and I don’t have to fuss with it, water fertilize etc seems to me to be a fair trade off. I’ve bought other brands for shady areas and they never grow at all
This is the only seed that ever grows for me?? Seriously, one week! I’ve used other top selling brands and still nothing!! A++++++ on this product!
Works Very Well, much better than the Scotts fast grow stuff, that never even came up
thanks’ it work grate.
This grass seed is AMAZING it was up in a week and needs to be mowed at least twice a week.
it worked as described. I had a few dead spots in my lawn but this quickly covered them.
Did not cover all our grpund with grass but quite a bit of it took. We really layered it on too.
good delivery but the seed did not grow very well or fast.
Product works as advertised. Would buy from this company again.
Threw this down with some top soil , potting soil mixed with couples rain storms this stuff just pop right up ! Forget the junk they sell at local Home Depto this stuff works very well .
I love the fact that I can till my dirt and this seed comes up within eight days!
Mu grass is nice and thick and beautiful
this stuff is awesome….it is growing everywhere I put it. first grass seed to grow and helps us to fill in our yard.
Very good grass seed use the topsoil over top watered it and rain produced very green grass very fast and hard to grow area in the shade high-traffic land. Waiting to see if it holds up to riding lawn mower wheels right now lays down and kind of mats
After removing a wide strip of dead moss in my back yard, I needed to anchor the bare soil ASAP. Jonathan’s Heavy Traffic seed planted on March 28, 2017 grew well by 18 days (1st pic), but I overseeded with Jonathan’s Fast Grow seed on April 15 to get the fastest response possible. The 2nd pic shows the incredible growth by May 2 (17 days later) thanks to superb seed and frequent heavy rains shortly after the planting.
Bare soil can take a beating during storms, so quick growth was more important than a perennial mix in this case. What a treat to see a beautiful lawn emerge for the first time. I am impressed with Jonathan’s excellent quality and reliability.
Excellent product! I had grass sprouting within 7 days. Great for problem areas or poor soil, does well with or without sun
I used this last year and loved it.. since i have moved things around in my garden. So I bought it again this year to fill in areas that used to be covered by playground equipment, sandboxes, raised patios. Whatever was planted last year came back and looks great (and at the beginning of last year I had nothing, a tree removal company decimated my yard with a bulldozer). I am ordering a second bag to fill in where I pull dandelions. I am really happy with the grass seed. I don’t understand the negative review based on my experience. My yard is pretty sunny. And I garden a lot so maybe I have magic soil. It works for me. My two little dogs run around and roll on it and my kiddos love it for somersaults (hopefully not right after the dogs have been about). Happy lawn users!
Greenest part of my lawn! Wish my entire lawn looked like this
Did the trick for my brown per spots from my goldens
Fast growing, but only in some spots like a bad combover for my yard.
It looks great
I did not expect the results I got with Fast Grow, it did wonders to my back yard
Half of my back yard was nothing but dirt used FAST GROW and in only 1 week my back yard was growing grass ill say two thumbs up for this product!!!
I love it! after one week I have a grass. It didn`t cover all ground so I had to order another package, but it was worth it.
Wow! Was sceptical but this stuff really works. Super soft grass. Grew to 2″ in about 10 days (72-80 degree weather in winter, south florida). Even grew in sandy patches we had. Downfall is my dog apparently loves the taste of it =-/
this grass seed comes up fast, but you have to water it, hope it continues when spring comes.
This stuff is great. It works as long as you follow the instructions.
When I moved into my new place I loved the big backyard but the grass needed help big time! I saw the great reviews and checked the fast grow out for myself. No exaggeration- within three days the grass began to grow! By the 7th day the blades were about an inch and a half long and soft. I had never seen this kind of grass before (we have different grass in FL) but I was determined to make it last. Unfortunately it didn’t because we got hit with a horribly long and unrelentless rainy season that didn’t give the baby grass any chance to grow. Once the season is over I will be buying this product again. The grass was so soft- I can’t get over it!
Give it some time. Very strong grass.
It works. Like any grass you need to water it alot in the begining.
Not worth much here in North Central Texas – still got the same dirt I had before – actually tried two different types of lawn seed – Scotts PatchMaster Lawn Repair and Jonathan Green fast grow seed mix – maybe too much water or not enough – hell, who knows – still dirt, not grass!
I had a lot of brown spots on my lawn, I used this and it’s green again. Works fast
I have a large dead spot in my front yard that just does not grow grass. I heard others talk about this product so I thought I would give it a try. To begin I did not use the two other products they wanted to use first. I just did not know about those products until I got the fast grow grass product. So I just sprinkled the fast grow grass on the large dead spot and watered. I did not even cultivate the yard like they wanted me too. I literally just sprinkled the grass seed on my large dead spot and watered. I watered manually for 3 days in a row. They said to water generously for a week, but I did not have the time to do that. After the first week I wasn’t sure it was working, but then after about 10 days I started seeing grass grow. After about 3 weeks it was unbelievable. Even my neighbors asked me what did I use since the dead spot was gone. I am totally happy with the product. I have no idea how it would have worked had I followed the instructions and used the other two products they mentioned plus cultivated the area before applying. But needless to say, I am totally happy with the results.
Excellent! One of the very few grass seeds that I have seen grow this fast. I counted the days from planting to first sprouts = about 10 days. And another ten days to get to 3-4 inch tall.
This seed works exactly as described. It pretty amazing.
this grass grows SO FAST!
Hey, it works!
Good grade seed.
Excellent results with no ground prep, at elevation 7,364 ft. Sandy and rocky soil. Will buy again!
This is the best grass seed I ever bought. I brought and used 4 bags of Scotts and zip. Had lawn sodded for $400+ and it looked great for 2 weeks and died. I bought 3 of these and I toss out handfuls each time it rains. The grass is growing in nicely even with 3 pomeranians running on it
Good product and price.
Ordered this grass seed with a bit of Skepticism, 4 DAYS after seeding my front yard I had sprouted grass, I am SO pleasantly surprised. I loosened the soil first and added some Deodorized steer manure and have been watering it 2 to 3 times a day ( Just enough to get it wet down to the soil underneath) I will be Reordering as I am going to put in a Partial Lawn in my Backyard and I’m VERY HAPPY with the results I’ve gotten it is now 8 Days and the grass is filling in Nicely. Tempe, Arizona
Total green in 10 days. My landscaper wishes he could grow grass this fast. Won’t last the winter here in PA though.
It worked amazingly fast. In one week green shoots, next week about an inch high. I used this on some bare spots that I had tried with other seeds twice without success. So now I have no bare spots, but be warned that this grass mixture is a bright green which in my case contrasts with the seed mixture around it. But better green than dirt.
I live in central Texas, it only came up it spots and it died off quickly . It may work other places but not around here.
Grows super fast! I saw sprouts after only 4 days. By day 8, it was already starting to fill in and look like a full lawn. If you don’t need perennial grass, this is perfect.
This seed is great. I spread seed often after I mow which makes my grass so much nicer. I don’t worry about watering just let the rain take care of it and it works wonders. That was a tip one of the local gardeners on TV gave and since I’ve been doing that my grass is awesome.
Very pleased with this grass seed. Fast growing is certainly an appropriate description. I planted it on Saturday and on the following Wednesday, hundreds of little grass blades were popping up. The key is to keep the soil damp without over watering it.
Also, understand what you’re buying here. The grass grown from this seed isn’t going to come back next season. It’s an annual, not a perennial. Put down a slower germinating perennial with this and you’ll be set.
I got extremely good germination. I was very pleased!
Wow–grows like it promises! I swear I saw a “green blush” appearing in three to four days. I mixed Fast Grow with Black Beauty Ultra grass seed. The Fast Grow appeared first, and the Black Beauty started coming in about 10 days later. The combo seemed to keep the weeds down.
it ok it grow like they say
It good in the spring time then what the heck happen it dry out
Out of the 4 different seeds I tried I believe this is the best one, but even then it did not grow much but a couple patches. I’m going to try it one more time though. Our summers are around 100 degrees and our yard is hard hard dirt that dries fast.
New grass was visible after a week. Hooorayy.
Nice grass but died easily!
Grows very fast, the picture is 5 days.
This really did grow grass in a shaded area where we have been unsuccessful in the past. The one issue we had was it did not grow grass in the full sun areas where you would expect grass to have no problems growing. However to be fair we planted this in June in the south, it is possible it was too hot despite twice a day watering to start a lawn. I would be willing to try this again when the weather conditions are more suited for starting a lawn in the full sun areas. As for the shaded areas this lawn took off nicely and is doing well.
this product, is great its true my back yard never looked so nice so green and it does grow fast, and where theres never been any grass recommend so happy with it .
I was really impressed with this product, we had to rent a back hoe which turned my backyard into a huge sand box. I wanted my grass back fast. After using these grass seeds, the grass was growing back within a week (even though it read on the back of the bag that it would take a few weeks)! I didn’t use any fertilizer or anything else it suggested to use on the back of bag. The only problem I had was that the grass looked a little thin when it started growing, but I’m sure that could be why it suggests to use fertilizer, etc.
Love love this stuff had red hard dirt in yard no grass at all .I tilled up about 2 inches planted 5 days ago I got grass coming up everywhere.
I just threw this stuff down and cpl weeks GRASS! Filled in sum bald spots I’ve been wanting to fill and this stuff is just amazing
Well it grew and looked really nice then died. Not due to seed lack of rain and watering restrictions will try in the fall.
I was unable to use this seed. I wil use this seed in the fall.
IT DOES WHAT THEY SAY IT WILL DO, BEST GRASS SEED I EVER BOUGHT, WILL ALWAYS BUY AGAIN, THANK YOU
Great temporary solution to bare spots. I didn’t read user reviews before purchasing so I was disappointed to find that it’s the type of grass that’ll die off in the winter.
Grows in VERY green though and very quickly with minimal effort.
Bags are smaller than expected.
Grows fast, needs a lot, and I mean a lot to cover for new grass.
I am very satisfied the seed took within two weeks. We have had a lot of rain in the past two weeks witch also was a great help. I will continue to water every three day and see what happens.
I live in Minnesota and I think this stuff is amazing. The reviews seemed great, and the price was excellent, so I decided to take a chance. I used the seed more as patch work as I filled ‘holes/crevices’ in my yard with dirt and then laid seed on top of it. I watered my yard 2x a day (Sprinkler System), and within 4 days I had grass growing in the spots where I laid the seed. Within 10 days, the grass was fully grown and filled in the patchy areas. I’m sold on the product.
I read a few reviews that the grass didn’t last for a 2nd year, but I was willing to take the chance. After all I had a sprinkler system to keep it watered and I seeded my yard in May, so I figured I had 5 months to really strengthen this grass. I’ll try to add photos when I have a chance.
See growth in less than a week, but have to make sure it’s watered at least every other day.
This is the first grass seed I’ve ever gotten to sprout. I did put down top soil/lawn mix before hand sowing. I also gave the seeds 2 gallons of water, via watering can, every evening (2 x 10 ft patch). Truly grew fast, and now starting to fill in more/look lush.
This product worked quickly and really surprised me. All I did was oversees my backyard with my fertilizer spreader, Then watered like normal. Granted we have had more water lately in Texas than usual but in the following pic I couldn’t mow one week because we were gone Memorial Day. So this growth was in 2 weeks time approx 4 weeks after seeding.
This seed sprouted super quickly and grew in totally by 3 weeks. I grew it along side Scotts EZ Seed Fescue and this has out performed EZ seed in every area so far. I seeded a totally bare, tilled dirt lawn in May, San Diego ( mostly overcast weather too). This seed was fully germinated on day 5 and by day 10 it fully covered the soil. The EZ seed still has not fully germinated by day 21, seemed to germinate at different rates. I am cautious about the lasting power of the Jonathan Green Seeds since it is primarily an annual grass (59% annual) But for a spring summer lawn, the jonathan green has a much greater germ rate, speed and coverage than the EZ seed. Was able to mow it at 21 days at a high setting. Folks who spent a ton on sod are in awe of this seed on my lawn. After years of using major brands with spotty results, this product swoops in with a great price and effectiveness.
Just a so so product, I had better luck with a product that comes from Canada.
Works as advertised…grass grow between 5-10 days.
Excellent fast germinating and growing grass seed. New grow is very tough and resilient. Jonathan Green’s products are exceptional. Would recommend this product to anyone restoring a damaged lawn as well as starting a new lawn in blank areas.
had burned some grass with a chemical spray and needed to fill some bald spots…. Put seed over fertilizer and soil blend and watered. That dimple! The grass grew in as promised and now those areas are green! Thank u!
It works! My lawn was in pretty rough shape after a dry start to spring. With two dogs, it’s tough to block off parts of the backyard to let grass grow. I just scattered two bags of this (no sort of prep whatsoever) and watered the lawn every night. Three weeks later, 90% of the lawn is filled in. Very happy!
This seed sprouted very quickly in a shady area next to my house. This grass looks nicer than the grass in many other parts of my yard. I’m thinking of buying more.
Exactly as promised. Began growing within 2 weeks & the grass is strongly rooted & healthy. Very excellent value for the dollar.
So far, nothing. The New Mexico sun and dryness won again. Grass is really difficult to grow here. But, there’s no blame on this product. It’s just where I live. I was hoping this would’ve been a miracle. I even watered like crazy to give this a chance. But, once the water hits the ground, the dry air immediately takes it away.
I was a bit skeptical at first with the words “FAST GROW” listed so boldly and largely on the front of the package, but boy does this seed grow as advertised. Since I was so skeptical, I didn’t follow the instructions to the letter, and just put it down on the spots that were bare in my lawn. I wish I would’ve followed them directly because this product works so well. The grass that grew literally did it in a matter of days. To the reviewers who didn’t like the fact that it was not annual: that’s your bad. Just plant the grass. It will grow. It worked so well my wife asked me to buy more and get the spots I missed the first time I did it.
Mix some soil with the seed so birds, wind, and water don’t wash it away. You WILL NOT be disappointed in this product.
Seriously awesome grass seed. Grows fast in any condition and looks great.
grass comes up thin and not as much as I would hope
It comes up FAST!!!! I have dry, bare spots and have been using the Easy Grow by Scott, but this is way faster and fuller. Only thing..the birds love it too..but that is the story with most seed.
If you want fast full results, this is the one.
Nothing but weeds grow in my backyard, it is all fill dirt unfortunately and the previous tenants allowed their animals and all the animals in the neighborhood to use it as a litter box. Let me tell you, it was a toxic dump back there. We tried a few different grasses to try and grow back there after mixing in compost in hopes we could make the area useable to no avail. Last ditch effort, I decided to try this because the reviews sounded good and it was in my budget. I have to say we are pretty happy with it. It sprouts quickly, grows in thick and my cats love to lie on it and it keeps them from sitting on my tomato seedlings. Win, win, win in my book.
It is some good grass it is growing pretty fast. Its growing in the shade too. Took a little while to warm up here in NM, but now that it has this grass is really growing.
Exceeded my expectations. In a couple weeks BOOM! Grass.
I used this and the dense shade for some areas under trees that are hard to keep up grass in so that I would have both quick coverage from the fast grow and the long term hearty grass from the shade seed. I also used this in several areas that had just been cleared of weeds. Compared to the last two brands of seed that I bought, I felt that it came in very patchy and light in the shady tree area- not sure if the area is just too shady with too many above ground roots to use the fast grow. It worked okay in the other parts of the lawn. It did germinate quickly.
New growth in less than one week! Amazing. Can’t wait to try other products.
Grass sprouted quickly and was beautiful. It’s getting warmer, and still needs a lot of water, but it is soft, and weed free. Love it!
We needed grass in our back yard for a summer party last year after having a large tree removed. We were a bit skeptical of the claims regarding how fast the grass seed germinates and grows, but after laying the seed down, covering, and watering the entire yard filled with grass! To be fair we used an absolute (figurative) ton of grass seed to make sure it came in thick, but we were under a real time crunch. The color is bright green, so it may not match the darker green of some grasses. We expected the grass to grow, then die in winter as it’s 60% annual grass seed (by weight, not volume), however, a full year later and most of the grass is not only here, but growing as fast as we can mow it!
Worked as advertised. Grass is thin, but grew in bunches quickly after 5 days combined with Scotts Starter turf builder.
This isn’t my first time buying Jonathan Green grass seed nor will it be my last. I’ve always had success when planting any of the grass seeds. The prices are great here. I believe they’re just as good if not better than their commercial competitors, without paying for all the advertising. Very happy with Jonathan Green.
This stuff works!! I had a few holes of dirt I filled in. I poured this on the ground during a few days of rain on a monday and by saturday there was already grass an inch high!
I puchased this seed to “fill in” areas in my yard where I had removed weeds (dandelions and another broad leaf weed). I live in Seattle and planted the threw the seed down on the brown patches in early April. I covered with a very thin layer of compost. After watering on dry days and allowing the light rain to keep the seeds moist on other days, the seeds sprouted in about 10 days. The grass filled in the open areas where weeds had been. It’s been mowed twice and it still looks great. I’d buy again. I’m
I sow this in area that I have had problems with grass growing, because of shade. I mean within seven days grass began to grow, it was simply the best. After sowing I put top soil on top and kept it wet. It has been a month now and I have grass in this area.
As the title says. I couldn’t believe how fast this seed germinated and grew thick, lush and healthy grass. Will definitely continue to use.
bought 4 bags, 1 worked really well, the others no results. actually 3 stars is really kind.
Best grass seed I have ever bought. Grows quickly and is hardy and very green.
came in thick and within a week , covered the seed with straw, watered once a day, no com[laints
Greenest nicest grass ever
I think it works well.
I was very pleased! We spread the seed and within a week and a half, we saw the grass sprouting! It is lush and beautiful!
I’m still waiting to see the final results. But this is my first attempt to change my weed savage / dry dirt garden into something more beautiful. I started the seeds a bit early in season and the birds I was feeding over winter enjoyed the extra meal. Plus wind… Not too many seeds got a chance to sprout. I did get a nice firm buch my my stone aerea, and it’s growing mad fast – thick lush. I’m on my second attempt now – over seeded this time hope it’s going to grow everywhere.
When I purchased this seed it was with the thought “I’ll take what I can get.” My yard was entirely mud. A small portion of my yard is fenced in. The fenced in area endures 6-10 dogs a day urinating, running, and digging. I seeded with two bags the beginning of March in NY and now the end of April I have a lot of grass beginning! I will re-seed once more in a few weeks but overall I’m impressed.
Used this last year. This year after the first mowing. I had to do it again two days later because it grows really fast.
Doesn’t grow like I thought it would
Arrived on time and exactly as described. Thanks.
Its started growing in a week, so far so good, will update in 3 months.
This grass seed is amazing our backyard looked horrible from having three dogs sprinkled it all over the bare spots and in 10 days you can’t even tell there was their spots
We live in Sarasota Florida so we get lots of rain but it can get very hot in the Summer. We spread the grass seed in areas that needed grass and in about two weeks the grass was growing like crazy. We loved it. This product works as advertised and is well worth it. Thank you Jonathan Green.
This grass grows very fast and looks great, The only big problem is you can not step on it without leaving footprints that will remain for three or four days, it grows thin and frail. Also be ready to re install it next year!
A week after laying it and I’m already growing patches of grass.
Seeds grew pretty fast and filled in bare spots that were eaten by bugs. The area is pretty shady but the grass seams to do ok. It gets lots of water. I live in South Florida so it never gets too cold.
It came fast and is a great price. I haven’t used it yet, so don’t take this as a review of the product’s quality.
Honestly, I did not think this would actually work. I have a sand pit for a back yard and three dogs who love to run and chase squirrels. I went out one day before it rained and put some seed down with my handheld splitter. I did zero prep to the yard. I just wanted to see if it worked and it does. Even with the dogs running over it, it’s still popping up all over. Oh, and I only used half a bag.
Easy to plant, enough for my backyard
Had little luck with Scotts and other seed products from the big box hardware stores, so tried these to patch some bare spots this spring. Great results in a couple weeks with little more than basic care. Would buy again.
This is an annual grass seed mixture. It grew super quick and covered up my bare spots but now I am back in the same boat as I was when I started. There is no mention of it being annual anywhere in the description.
Honestly – Shocked at how well this worked. Woke up ready to see my black soil backyard as usual, but after just 3 or 4 days of application, I had to do a double take as the lawn was green! I had no idea it would work that fast.
My only concern is that it is very thin and I’m not sure it is the correct grass for hot south Florida. Either way, very fast and inexpensive way to have a beautiful green lawn.
I’m a new grass grower and it worked for me! The directions are easy to follow and it did what it said! The area I planted doesn’t get a whole lot of sun, either.
GREAT grass! I live in the high desert, and so far it’s been growing thick and rapid, despite how dry it is here.
Amazing results. I had grass sprouting in 3 days.
Short delay in delivery but it really grows fast!
All I can say about this product is “AWESOME”!!!
I ordered this last year to use in an area that had been a perennial garden for many years. It was amazing how quickly it filled in the area and became lush and thick. I can’t give this product enough praise! I highly recommend it.
The grass grows quickly for sure and it is very green. It is also very weak; gets easily damaged when raking and when walking on grass, it doesn’t stand back up easily. It fries when it’s too hot. Will not buy again, but am impressed how quickly it grows!
Started to sprout in 7 days. Will give an update if it withstands the kids playing on it, or if any weeds come up with it. Will also post an updated “after” picture in a week.
Crap this stuff sprouted quickly and with little prep work. Overseeded a pretty much dead lawn. Sprouted in about a week. Even overtook my crabgrass and other weeds. Something to note though, it grows very fast. Needs to be mowed about once a week. Beautiful green, though. Best seed I’ve planted.
Great price, actually well
I recently purchased a home that needed some TLC and the yard was one of them. It had a few ugly trees, a ton of crab grass, weeds, dead sod and some pointless landscaping with bricks. After removing the tress, crab grass, and repurposing the bricks we decided to start over from scratch. Our yard was completely dirt….red dirt to be more specific. We decided to give grass seed a try before we forked out the hefty amount for sod. However, we needed/wanted a green lawn quick. After doing some research I decided to give Jonathan Green Fast Grow Grass Seed try. The plan being to throw some of Scotts centipede grass seed, fertilizer with the mix and Jonathans fast grow mix would give us that “quick lawn” while waiting for the other grass to come in.
Planted the grass seed after prepping the lawn and 3 days later I noticed some sprouts. I had to look for them but there were sprouts none the less. I recommend that you by something to protect the grass seed from birds. I decided not to cover the grass because I didn’t want to wait even longer to plant the seed. So, I found myself scaring the birds away more than I wanted. When I woke up on the morning of the fourth day I had sprouts everywhere and from then on they would come in more and more every day. You need to water, water, and water some more especially if you live in the warmer climates or if planting in the summer. From what I read, this stuff isn’t even the slightest drought resistant so water is the key. The pictures posted are from the 4th day, day 14, and day 19 (with the grass cut). I am happy with results. I plan to buy another bag to fill in the bare spots.
This grass is fairly thin so I recommend keeping it cut more on the lower side so you won’t have to deal with the grass laying over as much whenever you walk on it or roll over it with the lawn mower. Also throw a few more seeds than you think especially if you are starting a new lawn from dirt like I did. I plan on updating this review a few months down the road to update how the grass is holding up. I live in a pretty warm climate without much rain at all and a lot of sun. Looking forward to seeing how this grass holds up.
Grass is already starting to die. It started about a week ago in the spots that get the most direct sunlight. Not really disappointed considering that I expected it to happen and doesn’t look too bad since it’s blending in with a with some green grass. I’m finally getting decent germination from my perennial grass that I planted with it at the same time. So, this grass paid its purpose, but I do wish it would have lasted a little longer. Oh well…I may even buy the 3 lb bag to do some touch ups until the new perennial seed that I planted. I still would recommend this for those who need a temporary fix.
Grass is looking great, growing good in area that gets zero sun light, hopefully will be able to stand up to being walked on though, so far blades like angel hair pasta
I recently purchased a home that needed some TLC and the yard was one of them. It had a few ugly trees, a ton of crab grass, weeds, dead sod and some pointless landscaping with bricks. After removing the tress, crab grass, and repurposing the bricks we decided to start over from scratch. Our yard was completely dirt….red dirt to be more specific. We decided to give grass seed a try before we forked out the hefty amount for sod. However, we needed/wanted a green lawn quick. After doing some research I decided to give Jonathan Green Fast Grow Grass Seed try. The plan being to throw some of Scotts centipede grass seed, fertilizer with the mix and Jonathans fast grow mix would give us that “quick lawn” while waiting for the other grass to come in.
Planted the grass seed after prepping the lawn and 3 days later I noticed some sprouts. I had to look for them but there were sprouts none the less. I recommend that you by something to protect the grass seed from birds. I decided not to cover the grass because I didn’t want to wait even longer to plant the seed. So, I found myself scaring the birds away more than I wanted. When I woke up on the morning of the fourth day I had sprouts everywhere and from then on they would come in more and more every day. You need to water, water, and water some more especially if you live in the warmer climates or if planting in the summer. From what I read, this stuff isn’t even the slightest drought resistant so water is the key. The pictures posted are from the 4th day, day 14, and day 20 (with the grass cut). I am happy with results. I plan to buy another bag to fill in the bare and thin spots.
This grass is fairly thin so I recommend keeping it cut more on the lower side so you won’t have to deal with the grass laying over as much whenever you walk on it or roll over it with the lawn mower. Also throw a few more seeds than you think especially if you are starting a new lawn from dirt. I plan on updating this review a few months down the road to update how the grass is holding up. I live in a pretty warm climate without much rain at all and a lot of sun. Looking forward to seeing how this grass holds up.
Works as advertised.
This grass seed works fantastic. The annual vs perennial argument is bunk. I spread the grass seed out and then spread horse manure on top and it grew in very little time. Now I have new patches of grass that come up every year greener than what the lawn originally was which I am happy with. I almost planted sod but I wanted to give this a try. We saved a lot of money using this product. It comes back every year now when all we had before was dirt after construction.
Better than Scotts.
My upper backyard basically turns into a mud pit every time it rains and I’ve tried several high dollar name brand seeds that have not worked. Got this 2 months ago and am seeing grass coming up everywhere I seeded. We have had a very warm winter so I can’t wait until spring because I believe this product is going to solve my problem.
Best seed ever! I only half-a@@ed the application to our bare spots in the yard from the dogs and had seed sprouts in just a few days, really fast growing, great looking seed. Very high germination rate! Its grass, it grows fast, just like the name says….enough said!
We got the same results as the Scott’s seed.
Amazing seed. My lawn has never looked so good.
Beautiful Green Grass…
Best Grass I have ever bought. Great Product-We were having trouble getting grass to grow and this grass was up in 8 days.
Fast is right. Visible sprouts in 5 days! Thick green lawn in 2 months. I love it.
I purchased this product to over-seed and newly seed a shady area of the backyard which had gone brown and had raised garden beds taken out. Germination took almost 2 weeks, but once started and with the aid of organic fertilizer has been growing well! I am pleased with the growth so far and will purchase more if grass continues to thrive in the upcoming weeks. You must make sure seeds are lightly covered, water religiously and fertilize.
These seeds really do grow pretty fast, glad I got them.
This product is amazing!
Grass came up very quickly and grew amazingly fast. We are very pleased with the fast results.
Grass look great bare spot s are filling in nicely, next summer it will be great looking.
It grows really fast and it has a green that I have never seen before except in the movies. Now, it is very very thin and frail, it also will die quickly if you don’t cut every 3 days or if you have your pets soil your grass. If I didn’t have pets and my husband was more diligent, I don’t think I would want any other grass because it grows very well from seeds and has the most beautiful green color I have ever seen.
Best grass seed I have ever used. Germinated quickly as stated. New lawn looks great. Getting many compliments.
This seed shot out of the ground and filled in well within a couple weeks. The grass is looking great. But I was surprised to read on the bag that it is mostly annual grass. So I’ll wait and see how much of it is still around in the spring.
Four stars because it works very well and as intended, however, be sure you know what type of grass you have. When this grew in certain spots we had filled in, it did not match the remaining grass. Looked so spotty, color and texture were different. Partly our fault for not knowing the type of grass that was planted before. See pictures…
Great product!!! We bought the fertilizer, shady nook & fast growing grass. We have a very shady backyard, that was pretty much just dirt. So used the 3 products together – One, to get the grass to grow quickly ( Came in 2 weeks?), two assumed the shady nook would take longer to grow in. We had great grass year 2. Worked amazingly well! We had spent years and lots of money getting seed at the local nursery, raw seed as well as various name brands like scotts, that never worked. Other products we had used had an annual grass that would die by fall – this comes back in. This came in and stayed in. Highly recommend it. Also nice that seed arrived had been tested recently. This stuff work fabulously! We still reseed in the spring and use this – works like a charm. For year 2 we filled in some bare places with the remaining seed & fertilizer. Year one, our wooded backyard was all dirt. Cannot say enough good things about this line of products.
Used this for new growth in my whole yard. Started sprouting the third morning after watering daily. Now after a week it’s sprouting in my whole yard.
The grass grow really fast,excellent
When it sprouts its happens quickly. But I found it takes constant watering and lots of sun. Dry and sunny will not work.
The summer sun burned it out no matter how much I watered
This product actually works just as described. had a bare spot which simply would not take seed until I used this. now its fully filled in
This stuff grew and grew and grew! I’m very impressed. Great for small areas that need over seeding.
Exactly as advertised. Brown is now green after 6 days. Perfect for touching those spots killed in the California drought this summer.
Great grass seed. With right amount of water germinates quickly. I bought a different brand from Home Depot and planted it elsewhere in my yard at the same time and none of it germinated.
Plant in the fall and plan a week where there is a lot of rain. Otherwise water it twice a day. I used Scotts Starter Fertilizer along with this. I always use a lot more than recommended as I find that birds and other wildlife take some before it germinates.
Yes it grow fast… I was reading the review it said yearly… I don’t know yet but anyway I am going to reseed the whole yard with Kentucky bluegrass anyway… It help me by killing all of the weed for now.
This was awesome. I will reorder for any patches. quick growing an low maintenence.
This -SERIOUSLY- grows fast! I was floored by how quick it worked, but the grass comes in bright green so be aware if you have a darker complexion to your lawn. Thankfully, I kind of like the two-tone look. 😉
Amazing product, I always had a hard time getting new grass to grow. So happy.
This worked really well.
Grows Very Quickly as Mentioned. Highly Recommend this type
Excellent! I garden for a living and this grass really works for trouble areas .
I finally got grass to grown in a part of my yard that would never grow any before and I have tried all kinds for years ! It came up very fast and that part of my yard looks better than the good part.
I have tried many many items. So far this is the best that has worked!! The test I gave it was no easy task but it surpassed all the “miracle grow” products by far. Definitely will buy this again to complete the yard. This literally grew grass over a gravel patch that I made and regretted. So I tried to put grass but money is/was tight for me to buy soil and grass sods. It’s not complete and it’s not perfect but it’s damn near a start.
Grows fast. Looks great neon green.
Great product. True to its name, the grass grows fast. It looks thin at the beginning, but it starts to get wider with time, so it blends in with older grass.
haven’t seeded lawn yet
Only grew a few blades of grass. The area i put it on hasnt grown much in years. Applied the scotts turf builder spray and water to it regularly and still nothing.
Grew better than Scotts
We actually just threw the seed on our sandy non prepped south Tampa backyard dirt. It was growing with out the need to water because of all the rain… Yet, with all the rain, it ended up drowning and we lost our little grass seeds. I poured one more out for my dead seed homies. RIP..
This stuff is absolutely fantastic. I had dead spots.. lots of them. I took a plug aerator and then put the seeds in the holes. Came up fast…spread rapidly.. my problem now is my nicest grass is where my bare spots were. I need to reseed with this grass. I will definitely overseed with this in the spring — every spring. Best seed I have every bought
We are in New England so lots of rain, lots of sun in the summer. But our new place had a rocky mud like pit of a back yard. Patchy sun, lots of tall old buildings around. This grew grass even on that unkept, muddy, gravely area of our yard, in the shade & in the sun! We were not expecting much but are pleasantly surprised! Would recommend!
Wonderful, heled my dead lawn come back to life!!!!!
Grows fast and easy in Nebraska summer. ! I just roughed up the ground a bit with a rake, threw some seeds around in the loose dirt, raked them in a bit then covered with a very light layer of grass clippings. Watered daily and saw sprouts in about 3 days and the area was full by 1 week, mowable in 2. Will use again!
I bought this grass seed a year ago during the california drought and it’s still green! I do very little to no watering and it’s doing very well. This is planted in my backyard and let’s just say… my back yard looks better than my front yard at the moment with grass color.
As advertised. Quick shipping.
These seeds worked great. We had a patch in our lawn that was all messed up between our dogs playing in it and the constant rain/mud puddles. We used these seeds to fix it up and it worked great. It was very quick too!
Awesome grass seed!
OK, i was watching this stuff, and it did grow grass in 4-5 days as advertised. Just raked it in, covered it with a thin layer of damp dirt and lightly sprinkled it one time. Nice quality, thick grass, good coverage, which means most of the seeds were good not duds. Tip: Pick a week that’s not too hot, cold or rainy whenever you plant seed. This brand has grown on me. I’d use it again.
Really does grow in the shade. The grass doesn’t get very thick — but it does grow
OK, but only lasted until very hot weather arrived
This grass seed is working great!!
Ok so I was looking for fast growing and doesn’t requirer a lot of sun light and this grass seed does that. I don’t have a lot of experience in growing grass so I didn’t do my research on the the difference between perennial grass and annual grass so I didn’t realize the majority of this grass won’t regrow next year. Since I planted it as a lawn, I’m a little disappointed that I’ll have to start over next year. Otherwise this grass comes in and grows quickly, just don’t expect it to last more than one season if you’re trying to grow a lawn.
It really works in less than two weeks you have grass!
Very efficient seed. Used it after regrading part of my lawn. Approximately 3 days germination time. It does grow considerably better in the sunny areas, but I am happy with the way my lawn turned out in shady spots too. Looking forward to buying some more-it is very fun to watch it grow so fast.
When they say fast they mean it. It looks great and grows fast
With great reservation, I will say that I like it. As touted, the grass does sprout quickly. However, it is a different shade of green than the standard types, and it does grow taller. Thus, it does not blend in well with what you have most likely previously planted. Pun intended, it sticks out like a sore, green thumb. This morning, I spread it all over the rest of the lawn in hopes that the colors will blend well. Consequently, it is still in the experimental stages.
This bag of seed was outstanding. Grows fast and thick in no time.
Wonderful product! Grows fast and looks great!
Wow… planted a bare spot on Saturday and had sprouts by Wednesday! I’ve never seed sprout so fast. Great product…
I have no idea how many seasons this stuff will last, but for the moment it is growing like crazy. I purchased this because the Scott’s I bought at a big box store just wasn’t growing after watering several times a day for weeks. I decided to give this product a try. Within three days of planting I had grass.
Just as advertised, I had grass coming up in 2 weeks and it’s much more beautiful than what I bought at the Hardware store. I’m ordering more to finish my lawn..
Decent price, grew fast..filled in the excavation spots well. I’d buy it again.
Grew fast, looks great. I ordered it again.
Amazing fast grow grass
GRASS GREW WELL
Grows fast. Seems do die just as fast also. Also a much brighter green than my grass.
Effective and reasonably priced
being green minded comes from this product of Jonathan Green. it should deserve awards and accolades.
Best seed ever.
good for growing grass and more.
A week after planting and the grass is tall….
This is good stuff and does exactly what it says it will do. It grows wicked fast, nice and green, and quite thick too. Just beware! This contains over 59% ANNUAL grass seed. I planted in April, had a lawn by May, but now in July it’s half dead. Do yourself the favor and save yourself some time and buy the Heavy Traffic seed instead. It grew just as fast but even an even darker more beautiful green.
Grew like mad. All I did was rake the dead grass away, put the seed down, put some top soil on top of the seed, threw a litter straw on top of the top soil and water twice daily. Within a week I had 3″ grass. I do suggest overseeding with a perennial seed as I’ve heard the Fast Grow will die the following year. I overseeded with the Heavy Traffic Grass Seed and it worked out well.
I bought this to fill in some dead patches in my yard. The grass didn’t match exactly, but it looks SO much better than before. The seed does need a ton of water and I watered the patch with a sprinkler for four hours every other day for a week and a half. The grass grew thicker and greener than my other grass. No complaints.
Will grow anywhere
did good job
This grass seed makes growing grass where empty sooo easy!!! We put down 5 cu yds of loam to cover the mess made after installing a geothermal heating / cooling system (including drilling of a 500 ft deep well) and to even out other areas of the yard. In each case the yard was down to bare soil with a thick layer, sometimes very thick, of loam. With twice daily watering we now have extremely thick grass where there was none at all…. BTW, we’re in New England and use this in both partial shade and full sun areas. Next we’re going to try the organic fertilizer 🙂
Works great. You just have to protect the seeds from birds for about 2 weeks or so, I used chicken wire to cover the area, and it starts growing in no time. Great to cover up bald patches on the lawn or grow grass for patio areas for people with pets.
Grew super fast. The bag says it germinates in 7-10 days, but it was up bu day 4! I needed to seed a muddy spot in my chicken yard, and this gave them lush green grass they couldn’t eat fast enough, so I had to mow it. I have also used the heavy traffic, contractors mix, and the ultra black beauty all with great results. This is the only seed I will use now! It helped when I had chicken manuer in the dirt then added some sand and peat moss. I didn’t even need to cover it with straw!
Green Fast Growing Seed works great. Had doubts, but Just bought more,
Very good product. I don’t need to to even hire a gardener.
Ming Liu Bengtsson
Wow. I’m no grass expert, so I’m not positive how unusual our results are, but I’ve been more than impressed.
We had a patch of dirt outside our apartment that was a bit annoying, so I bought some grass seed to toss on it. I didn’t aerate, cover it with soil, or actively water it, but just figured I’d toss it down and on the off-chance that some grew after 4-6 weeks, great.
It has been a week and a half, and there is a pretty significant amount of grass that wasn’t there before. It is up to a couple inches long already, and quite literally you can see more every day. I’m including two pictures; not one blade of grass was there 2 weeks ago.
I don’t generally gush in my reviews, and we’ll see how much it fills in after it’s actually had a reasonable amount of time, but so far I’m blown away.
This grass grows fast and thick. It always outpaces my original grass.
Grass started pushing through the ground in 6 days. I used regular top soil $2-3 a bag . I had to rake all the dead grass and remove it. I put down the top soil as a base. I used a broadcaster for the larger areas but the smaller areas are fine when i spread the grass seeds by hand. Beware you should use gloves. Put a product called sta-green on top of the seeds. It smells like poop and that is why I say wear gloves. Water 2 times a day and you will have grass growing! No kidding. This is my first time.
Grass grew very quickly. Its pretty thin and needs to be more dense but as it claimed I started seeing grass in as little as 5 days. I used scott’s turf builder topsoil with it.
This grass seed is amazing. Living in Nevada we can hardly ever grow a nice looking lawn. But, if you water this well, it grows so quickly. We are amazed! Very pleased.
Fabulous – Grew extremely fast and in sunny and shady areas
Ordering more! Came in quick and nice and thick.
I followed instructions and it grew as advertisd in about 50% of patches I seeded.
Grows fast,thick and beautiful
Works Great! Thanks Much!
It does grow, but it is mostly annual. Good for getting lawn started and then overseeding with other mixes particularly in my case where I had to start in the spring in Georgia.
It does grow pretty fast but is it strong enough to last and fight off weeds? Only time will tell.
nice green lawn now
I was skeptical but it actually grows grass fast and well! It is very green and took about 4-5 days to see signs of it starting. I am very pleased with this purchased.
This was my first experience planting grass, or anything really. It’s a different color than the rest of the lawn but it worked fine to fix a huge dead area.
This grass is true to its name. The grass sprouted in less then a week. Its a little lighter in color then the grass I had, but overall it looks good. A great product.
These seeds are wonderful — my lawn has completely filled in. As another reviewer indicated I just threw some seeds in bare spots and viola I have grass.
Nice soft grass.
Had many bare patches where my grass died. I dug up the dead grass (2-4″ deep holes), filled the holes with top soil, then spread this grass seed on top, then a tad more soil to cover the seed. Within a week i had little plugs popping up. After 3 weeks i’ve got lots of grass growing. In the photos, you can see i didn’t do a good job of spreading the seed all the way to the edges, but it’s growing in fast. I’m watering with my sprinkler system for 7 minutes per cycle, 4 times a day. It’s been raining a lot too, so that helps with the water, but the sun hasn’t been out much. Note this is perennial, so it will not last more than one year. Add some annual seed in with this when you spread it. The rye will grow quickly to get you a decent lawn and keep weeds out. the annual seed will then come in later.
Everything as described with fast shipping.
make grass sprout quick
only stuff that really workes
grows grass faster than other similar products.
In the southern US plant in September and this stuff really fills in bare and sparse areas in shade and high traffic. By the next spring good luck getting the mower through it.
Our chickens love it, too. Grew fast and is sturdy enough to withstand the flock. We had mud and now at least we have patches of grass. It’s going to take awhile to cover the yard, but this works.
Did what it said it would. Way better than Hydro Mousse. I will buy more of this in the future.
This is the only grass seed I will buy going forward. The first couple spots I used this grew in 10 days. The next areas I seeded started sprouting in 6 days. As long as you prep the area and water generously, this seed does what it says it will do. I cannot speak to the sustainability through seasons as I put the seed down about a month ago, but it blended in nicely with my current grass.
After planting, my grass was growing 8 days later!
This grass seed is incredible. I used to seed an area where a water line leak was repaired. The only issue is this grass is a lighter green than my existing grass. Would definitely buy again as it came up quickly and flourished.
An excellent seed!
FAST AND GOOD
it really works, get it
Works very fast. Within a week I had grass growing. Whatever is in this blend it certainly works.
Working really well in all areas, sun or shade.
This made my grass grow quickly! In just two weeks, my grass went from bland to successful! My lawn looks like it’s expensively crafted by artisans!
I was thinking of buying this product looks good
I wouldn’t use this for re-seeding. It growth faster than grass around and makes it look ugly. Plus in some places the grass didnt survive but It could be that I was doing something wrong.
grew in fast but some spots that are in full sun turned brown
I live in South Florida and I have always had a difficult time growing grass. I own 3 dogs and I am hesitant to use sod due to the chemicals found in the turf. BUT WOW! This is simply amazing stuff. I tilled my backyard, removed stones and old grass (MOSTLY WEEDS AND CRABGRASS). In 3 weeks I had an incredible, tall, lush green carpet!
I do keep it watered regularly and so far I have kept it fenced so the dogs can’t enter. I will give it its first mowing this weekend. At this time I can’t attest to its durability, but to far I’m very impressed.
Gas growing. Very impress with these seeds.
This stuff really works.
don’t know going to work just planted
Although the grass did come up very fast……….I am disappointed that I just realized that this is an annual mix. I would have never bought this, but it is too late now, and I’ll just have to use a different type in the fall.
Great seed. I’ve bought several more bags since my first purchase.
The grass grew extremely fast, and I liked it so much I purchased 2 more bags. But evidently it doesn’t last and turns brown. But that’s okay because I have plenty more of those seeds on hand now.
Grass started to grow in about 3 weeks. Awesome seed!
This grass seed is amazing. It grows quickly and is a really vivid green.
This seed worked well to cover some patches I had in the front and back lawn. It appears that this may be a winter wry grass, not St. Augustine and Bermuda.
Works like a charm. In one week we had a lawn! Will buy again.
Wow, it does grow fast. Hoping the new grass develops a good root system for when the heat and humidity arrives.
Luckily, when I put this down, we were having some cold snaps and yet the grass began to grow.
In about a weeks time the new grass appeared.
Trick to new grass seeds………..lightly water the seeds daily. Early morning is the best time.
I will fertilize in another week or so.
EDIT: After doing all this work to our lawn, I just found out that this is an annual mix. So all this hard work and nice looking grass is going to die. Won’t be buying this again. Need something permanent.
Well, I decided to try this on my front yard in a shady area that would not grow grass at all……. I mean even the sod I put don’t two years ago never took well and didn’t return. It has been almost a month since I put it down and I am completely satisfied with the outcome. I did want to mention that I mixed 1 lb of their shady nooks version in one area as well hoping to increase the likely-hood of growing grass their to keep the soil from eroding by rain water. I have attached photos of before and after so you can see the results. I cannot say whether other products work good or not because this is the only one I tried, but this one works great! Also, when I applied it, I literally just sprinkled the seeds on top of the soil (you can see the seed if you expand the pic) and watered it every three days or so until I started to see some sprouting, which took about ten days. Afterwards, other sprouts kept popping up and thickening over the next few weeks, until what I have now. I have just ordered another bag to put down, to try to grow it thicker in some areas.
I didn’t have the growth results that a lot of people experienced. Some of the seed grows fast. Some of it, not so much. The makeup of the seed is definitely going to pose a challenge in the coming seasons, but I needed something to spread and grow quickly more than anything. This (mostly) does that.
Update! It’s been years and my grass is PERFECT even still.
My grass is amazing. All I did was use my hand tiller to soften the ground spread the seed (by hand) & water. It took off within a few days and is now almost seamless. It’s not even been two weeks yet! You can tell in sine bald spots where the seed didn’t take but it was because I didn’t till those areas well enough. In the photo below that used to be nothing but dirt from an old walkway. Now it’s beautiful grass!
Worked wonderfully well! Wow.
I have used this at a small patch of the yard and it seems to work well.
Very happy with this product. I’ve never been able to get grass seed to grow – ever. This stuff just bounced out of the ground in about a week. I used my garden weasel to aerate a bald patch, threw this seed on, and made sure to keep it moist. No top soil. No fertilizer. It’s been about 2 months now and the grass is still going strong.
I also planted the Jonathan Green Dense Shade Mix on a bald patch between two trees in my front yard and got the same results.
grass seed grows fast; just as the bag says.
Love this grass seed – looks so nice and a good price!
The grass grows fast and it really bonds to the dirt!!! Will see how many seasons it last, but for now I give it a thums up!
“Jonathan Green Love Your Lawn-Love Your Soil”
works in 2-3 days
I got my bag of seed today. I found it very easy to spread my seed around the yard. I cupped my seed with a jerking motion and flung it around. Spread out nice.
I’d buy them again
I thought I’d wait a month before writing a review so I could tell whether or not it was going to hold up. So far so good! I live in a saltwater environment under a ton of oak trees, so growing grass is a real challenge. I decided to throw this down as a test to see if it’d do well. It’s been a month now and I have green grass growing where there were bare patches of dirt before. It’s a very thin blade, so if you screw up the seeding, it’s pretty easy to tell. Don’t ask me how I know that. I’ve mowed it twice now with a zero turn and it cuts well, but you can definitely tell where the tracks of the tires are as the grass lays flat until the next day.
I’ll update after a few more months as to it’s durability.
Although I still have some small patches, this product did work about 85% of the time. Wish I had used in my back yard (I used turf builder instead; woe is me).
seeds work good for quickly fixing bald spots or clover messes on my lawn … just remember to hide the seeds with some soil (hides from the birds ) and water for a week daily and you should be very pleased as I am with this product
So I am rewriting a review on this. Love the product. I just don’t particularly like the grass type for my yard. I love this grass as I have seen it in the arbour that my wife and I visit. It grew fast and filled in well. Definitely should use a spreader when putting the seeds down.
Took off after 3 weeks
I really like these seeds. In less than 2 weeks, I have results. The results are excellent by the way. I watered in the seed and fertilizer and there is now lush grass growing where the was only dirt before. Excellent product.
It worked well in my backyard. As an experiment, I threw it on top of the soil, not much happened but I knew it wouldn’t. If you bury the seed though, it does grow in patches here and there. My ground in my backyard has no nutrients but this grass seed worked well. I just wanted to see if the soil in my backyard was fertile. This grass seed grew well eventhough the dirt in my backyard is clay and dusty. I will buy more in the future.
some came up and lived because we babied it along…. some didnt come up. And some of the things that came up we didnt really like as well as others. This is a ‘mixed’ seed. we were just seeding some bare spots in our lawn. Dont think you would be happy with this if you were doing the entire yard.
Excellent product. prepped the lawn laid the seed put a topper on and had growth in 1 week. Important to water everyday. Would definitely buy again and recommend.
This grass mix does grow fast however I was expecting the bag to be bigger. It is clearly advertised but for some reason I just thought 3 pounds would be bigger.
worked just as good as they said it would.
covered a small area very well. A lot of money to fix a small problem. As always, never enough product in the bag.
The best and fastest growing seed mix I have ever used. It is just amazing.
Great green grass, filled in my patches nice and even looks better than my old grass. Definitely buying more soon, even helped dry out my chronic mud spots
GOOD QUALITY. DID IT’S JOB
After I put the seed down we had high winds followed by flooding rain. Just my luck but I was surprised that a week later the grass grew anyway! I’m buying more.
great product looks great
really does grow super fast. When I first received it I planted a 1 foot by 1 foot square, not expecting much. About a week later, it looked like a chia. The grass is a thin rubbery type and seems to survive better in colder weather
I planted this about 2 months ago, watered and had grass growing within a week. It has been 2 months and it has gotten below freezing most nights, it hasn’t fazed it one bit. I even planted some when it was below freezing outside and it still came up. I highly recommend this if you want beautiful grass quick and for it to stay. it even grows under trees where I couldn’t get anything to grow!
In less than 2 weeks, i have results… I live on the central coast of California and i prepped the dirt, and a few days later i saw results, the pictures that i posted was after about 10 days. Not sure how it’ll be, but it did sprout.
Grows fast, birds keep away
I absolutely love this grass seed! It’s the fastest growing seed I’ve ever used. Simply sprinkle around, lightly cover with top soil, water and within days you’ll see results!
Grass Color doesn’t match my grass, but what do i know about grass. GROWED in areas that were dead. GROWS 3x faster than my older grass. GREAT PRODUCT
grew fast and beautiful
grass came up quickly, lush and very pretty green. And I planted it in early October!
it did a pretty good job
Not happy with this item, did not grow as advertised.. after 2 months, still waiting for the seeds to take.
This is the only grass seed I’ve seen that actually works. Everywhere I put the seed there was crazy tall grass growing within a few days. I will definitely purchase more of this.
Great product, fast growing, when we can keep the chickens out of it!
Great stuff. Worked really fast and didn’t die off.
It grew very fast but I’m not sure how long it will last judging by the other reviews.
I really searched for seeds for our yard and for some land we had cleared. I read many reviews and finally ended up purchasing this product. I quickly went back and purchased two more sacks, after the grass came up about 10 days after we had sown it. It grows quickly and looks wonderful! My husband and I, both, are very pleased with this grass and it is not as expensive as those advertised more than this one. Great seed and we live in area 9.
Great seed. Before a week of daily rain, I threw it down on an area of bare, hard packed dirt, tossed a little potting soil over it, and it filled in very well within 7-10 days. Note: I live in Oregon, and most of the seed origin is OR/WA, so that may have helped. With zero soil prep, and having spent about 2 minutes hand scattering the seed and hand scattering some potting soil over it, I’m impressed with the results. I’d give it 5 stars, but, with a mix of annual and perennial seed, I’ll have to see if it is still as dense next Spring.
This grass seed does germinate much faster and easier than most other grass that I have tried, however it is not as hearty once that it has germinated and requires much care and watering once it up. After it has grown for about two or three weeks, it has a tendency to die. That may be due partially to my lack of care, thinking that it has become established, but I have tried most everything that I know to keep it from dying, and have not been too successful. Some small patches of the grass have succeeded. Perhaps someone could give me some direction.
This stuff is awesome. I really skimped on the recommended preparation, but it took hold anyway.
I need to try more next year ++
I live in Texas and this stuff worked well. I used it to fill in dead spots that had suffered from poor watering on my part and lots of foot traffic from the neighbors kids. It did the job. I will buy it again.
Not sure it worked.
Don’t know anything about planting grass. Purchased this in the hopes that I could preform a miracle in my yard. While it did grow grass. I feel that it would have worked better with someone who knew what they were doing.
Works well with St. Augustine. Follow directions!
This is the one and only grass seed that grow in my California lawn. Every October I use Jonathan Green 10820 Fast Grow Grass Seed Mix (3 Pounds) and a local fertilizer..and the results are amazing!!
Started growing in about 5 days. Within 10 days it had grown in enough to mow. Only knock is it is mostly annual ryegrass so I’m sure I’ll have to reseed in the spring
very happy with seller and product
It grows well, I found that Jonathan Green products live up to expectations.
Does what it says – grows fast. I put this and the Jonathan Green 10322 Black Beauty Ultra Grass Seed Mix down at the same time (May) with a 50/50 split in my yard,. This certainly grew faster, but was pretty much all dead by September. The Ultra took longer to grow, but is still alive and thriving. I actually bought more of this fast grow variety and reseeded the dead areas, hoping it comes in before winter (even if it dies, it’s better than mud).
Next year I plan to mix this and the Ultra in a bucket and distribute around the yard – this will give me a quick boost right away and the Ultra can take its time growing.
My backyard is sloped, dirt is hard, and it is shaded by trees. I have tried other products and have had it professionally aerated and seeded. There were plenty of areas where the grass still would not grow. I tried this product on a whim. The grass came up within several days in several of the problem areas. I would have given it 5 stars but there was a few areas that I did scatter the seed that it did not come up. Overall, the yard looks much better then it did.
FAST FAST FAST! These seeds grow fast. I did a test run in a small pot and the seeds started growing within 1 week. With my success, I spread the rest of the seeds in a newly soiled lawn, bought a bag of soil from the local garden store and voila! This grass is easy to grow even for a ZERO experience gardener. Water daily and make sure the soil is moist.
Results may vary, but it did well here in the west coast.
I’ve got 3 small patches out front and now applying for the 4th time within the last 3months. Very slow growth.
I have pretty much desert dirt at my house and this still sprouted significant grass in about a week or two. All I did was rake the dirt area to loosen the dirt, sprinkle the seeds by hand, then rake the dirt around a bit more. After watering every other day or so I have a good amount of sprouts.
I mainly planted this where I was missing grass, but also plan to sprinkle throughout the lawn.
Grew almost 2 inches in 1 week, thickened by 2nd week and was 2.5 inches in length on clay-like ground. Nice green color too. Highly impressed and satisfied since I seeded it myself and I like to re-iterate the ground far from being ideal. Had spent $600 on the same surface area last year through a local lawn company, I was watering more then too and there’s only grew 1 inch approaching a month and stayed thin, most likely from the type of ground and that it faces the sun all day. So far, it’s looking good with Jonathan Green. I used two 3-Pound bags for this project. Try if for yourself, you have nothing to lose.
Yeap! Got grass…
Can not comment on this purchase, except to say it as promised, etc. Will be using Jonathan in another two or 3 weeks, and would be able to comment better toward the end of October.
yes receive on time ,,, just now trying waiting on results ,,so far so good,,
Fast Delivery, Easy to Deal With A+++
who knows how to judge a good seed. I paid some good money for this, but my local stores seed seems to be just as good
Grows fast and looks great. Make sure you water frequently.
now i love my lawn this grass seed is Awesome i’m buying another bag tonight thank’s Jonathan
Grass sprouted after 3 days! Spent lots of money at Lowe’s for grass seed that never grew. I am ordering more of this right after typing this review. Some of this didn’t grow in a couple of areas, but I think it didn’t get enough watering. Wish I knew how to post a picture of the results.