Grass seed germination is the basic process of planting seeds and then watching as those seeds begin to sprout and multiply. However, this process is not meant to be underestimated since it requires great care and precision in order to be successful. To begin, you will need to plant seeds in an area that is free of all weeds, rocks, sticks and other debris. The easiest way to do this is to grab a wheelbarrow, gloves and go to work. Then, you can plant your seeds no deeper than 1/4-inch in the ground and use a thin layer of high-quality manure or mulch to cover them up. If you live in an area that doesn't receive much moisture or rain, you will need to water the area daily. However, you will need to be careful not to saturate the seeds.
Next, you'll have to play a bit of a waiting game. Depending on the type of grass seed you select, your germination time period could range anywhere from 5 to 30 days. You should refer to the directions and expected germination period on the grass seed package you chose to use to germinate your lawn. Also, you should try to keep your growing area free from human and animal disturbance. Regarding natural light, the more direct sunlight your seeds receive, the better, so be sure to plant them in an area that receives a good amount of sun each day.
While you can never control the seed germination process entirely, you can have a positive impact if you follow the steps above. However, if you do fail, try to determine what went wrong and correct the next time around.