It’s Time To Overseed With Ryegrass

Rye seed is generally grown in the southeast and parts of the southwest, where winter temperatures are mild. It’s popular for its easy care and dramatic beauty.

The ideal time to plant rye grass is in early fall, ideally between mid-September and late October. If you decide to over-seed (plant over patches of old grass), make sure you cut the existing grass very short so that the seed can settle into the soil. You can plant rye seed over your current lawn or on a clearing of soil.

Rye grass needs very little care. Once you’ve distributed the seed (you can do this by hand, simply throwing handfuls of seeds evenly throughout the lawn), water the lawn regularly. Within a week you should see the beginnings of a willowy green lawn.

Your rye grass lawn should stay green and lush till the temperature reaches and stays at 90 degrees; this usually occurs around May.

Mansfield Feed Mill has Rye seed in stock. Stop in for all your seed and fertilizer needs.

by Sarah Clark, All About Lawns Columnist

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