How Long? When to Expect Lawn Care Results When Starting a Program in WI & MN


So, you’re really, really anxious to get a great lawn, fast.

We understand. Nobody loves a green, healthy lawn more than we do.

But if you want fast, hit the drive-through for a cheeseburger. Lawn care results take time.

How long will it take to get a nice lawn? How long will it take for grass to grow? How long does it take to kill weeds? 

The good news? Your wait for the answers is over.

How Long Does it Take to Kill Weeds?

Typically, you’ll start to see weeds curl up and die 7 to 14 days after we treat them.

Kevins lawn 7But realize that every weed-killing product works at a different rate, and some weeds take longer to vanish than others. Then there are some weeds that won’t be phased by any selective control materials. 

Extra stubborn weeds might take a month to die back.

Some real tough customers like clover or Creeping Charlie take multiple applications of weed killer and a couple of months to go away. 

Kevins lawn 8Remember, lawn weeds don’t pop up overnight. (Although it seems that way, right?!)

So, they won’t go away overnight, either.

How Long Does It Take for Grass to Grow?

Once you plant grass seed, you’ll see it start to sprout between five and 30 days. 

Kevins lawn 4 - editIt’s always exciting to see those wispy new green sprouts.  

But it has a lot of growing to do after that. A new lawn starting from seed can take two to three years to become the thick, healthy carpet you want.

Kevins lawn 5 - editGrass is a living plant. It takes time to grow and develop.

How fast your grass will fill in depends on several factors, from the type of grass to the amount of sunlight to the time of year. 

Kevins lawn 6 - editBe patient, take good care of it, and look forward to parking your lawn chair out there.

How Long Does It Take to Get a Nice Lawn?

It takes less time to rejuvenate an existing lawn than it does to start from scratch with seed.

Kevins lawn 1When we tackle a lawn that needs help, after three to four months you should notice it’s greener, has fewer weeds, and just looks better.

But it takes some work and some expense.

Kevins lawn 2Some people think it’s all about fertilizer, and that alone will do the trick.


Your lawn might be compacted and need aeration. Your soil pH might be off, which means your lawn can’t absorb the nutrients it needs until it’s back in balance.

Kevins lawn 3Your own lawn care habits play a big part, too, including proper mowing and watering. All in all, it could take anywhere from a few months to a couple of years to get your lawn where you want it.

How Long to Wait to Call RainMaster? Why Wait? 

You want your lawn to look great as soon as possible.

We do, too!

But patience pays off. So does a quality, comprehensive lawn care program to help your lawn thrive. 

We offer three different levels of lawn care programs, based on the results you’d like, how fast you want to see results, and your budget.

  • Luscious Lawn is a high-end, proactive program that will promote amazing lawn care results. This is the program to choose for the quickest and best results, particularly if your lawn needs a lot of help.
  • Terrific Turf, a mid-level option, is our most popular program to grow a thick, green lawn and deal with most challenges.
  • Healthy Habitat is a basic plan that includes the elements you need for a better lawn.

When you’re ready to put your trust in us, we can’t wait to meet you — and help you make the best choices for your lawn.

Want to be confident about your choice for lawn care services? Request a quote today! We’ll review your lawn care options together so you can make a great choice. Then, you can finally enjoy watching your lawn transform and stop worrying about it.

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