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10-06-2008, 07:03 PM
I overseed with Perennial rye about 4 weeks ago and this is what I've got. It came up good in the areas that already had decent coverage but I still have most of the same bare spots. Would it be better to re-aerate and overseed again or try to spot seed with some top soil? This is the first time I've used perennial rye that wasn't mixed with fescue. Any advice appreciated!


Barefoot James
10-06-2008, 09:50 PM
Fescue works great here in KY - don't know about SC. What ever seed you decide on cover with a thin layer of finished compost - especially the bare spots and it will come in great. You have to water EVERY day for first two weeks - during heat of day - and I would recommend 4 times a day for 10 mins each - get a timer - 11, 2, 4 and 6.

10-06-2008, 10:08 PM
I have irrigation and watered 20 mins around 6am and 20 mins around 2pm so I'm thinking the bare spots just dried out too much. Thanks for the reply!

10-08-2008, 02:32 AM
Rye is a clumping grass that has an upright growth habit. Bare spots on a "rye only" seeding are common. I like to mix in some KGB because it will fill in the bare spots as it will spread because it has rizhomes... unlike most fescues and rye, although crepping red fescue will spread because it's about the only fescue that has rhizomes. Just another opinion...