I had a spot where firewood was dumped last year. We burned it all up over winter and only thing left this spring was a layer of junk wood. I finally got around to cleaning it up and seeding the spot on 7/11/14 last friday. After cleaning the spot up I put down a layer of seed then used a garden weasel to loosen the very top of the soil. This turns over the seed so that it is just under the top layer of soil. After that I applied another fine layer of seed on top. I have watered it 3 times a day just enough to keep the soil steadily moist. It is now 7/16/2014 5 days later and I already have good germination. Simply incredible for the dead of summer. It has been in the lower to upper 90's from the day I did the seeding. No fertilizer has been applied since April when I did the spring fert and dimension app. I made sure not to get any dimension in this spot obviously. Here is the seed mix I used I am only posting this to show just how fast fescue can germinate even at the absolute wrong time of the year. I do have to admit my soil here is the best soil I have ever seen before. I have a sneaking feeling this neighborhood may have been farm land at some time. I am sure none of the thermal bluegrass has started to germinate yet. From my understanding it is very much like regular kentucky bluegrass and takes 14 to 21 days to germinate.