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1999frontier
09-24-2012, 09:56 AM
I was at our local nursery this past weekend and I asked him if he had any perennial ryegrass and he said he does and its a 50 lb bag for $89.99 but he said he would let me buy it for $79.99. Does this seem about the going rate? I forgot the name of it but it looks like a golf tee with a golf ball on it with somehthing like match something as the name. Is this reasonable?

v6rs97
09-24-2012, 05:49 PM
I believe seed went up. Rye today at agrium was 62 for 50#. Lesco was about $75 for the rye

grassmasterswilson
09-24-2012, 06:46 PM
Pick seed futura 3000 is around $50 a 50# bag here
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grandview (2006)
09-24-2012, 06:47 PM
Even tractor Supply the price is up there.

RigglePLC
09-24-2012, 07:44 PM
There is so much reseeeding going on...demand is high...the better types will sell out quick. And then...the seed companies may sell the older types at a premium price.

cgaengineer
09-24-2012, 07:56 PM
Just paid $50 for 50# of Lesco perennial rye. Thought is was a pretty good price...Eagle Select
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1999frontier
09-24-2012, 08:39 PM
Pick seed futura 3000 is around $50 a 50# bag here
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Where did you get this seed from?

v6rs97
09-24-2012, 08:44 PM
Just paid $50 for 50# of Lesco perennial rye. Thought is was a pretty good price...Eagle Select
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U buy bulk? My lesco was $75

cgaengineer
09-25-2012, 02:37 AM
U buy bulk? My lesco was $75

No, one bag for my own lawn...and my JDL guy delivers it on his way home so I don't have to travel 30-40 miles one way to get it.
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1999frontier
09-25-2012, 07:27 AM
If I get perennial, will I still have to overseed each year like I would if I went with annual rye? I know perennial means it will come back each year, but I didn't know if NC got too hot to kill the perennial from coming back.

White Gardens
09-25-2012, 08:19 AM
If I get perennial, will I still have to overseed each year like I would if I went with annual rye? I know perennial means it will come back each year, but I didn't know if NC got too hot to kill the perennial from coming back.

Even up here in Central Il, we're starting to see a shift away from the Rye. It seems like every 5 years or so, we get a bad enough summer that it kills it out. Just not hardy enough.

That and it's too much of a bear to mow in the spring. Grows exponentially and way too thick to keep on top of it.

Bluegrass is still popular, but with the new fescue varieties, people are switching over to fescue for the heat and drought tolerance.

We are switching to a fescue blend that has a variety in it that actually spreads by the rhizomes reaching out. Very similar to the growth and spreading habit of bluegrass.

Only time we use annual Rye is when doing fall seedings. If it's late in the season and lots of bare dirt, then we mix in annual rye just for the quick cover it provides compared to the long germination time of fescue or bluegrass.

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v6rs97
09-25-2012, 08:56 AM
No, one bag for my own lawn...and my JDL guy delivers it on his way home so I don't have to travel 30-40 miles one way to get it.
Posted via Mobile Devicegood deal.

grassmasterswilson
09-25-2012, 06:23 PM
1999-- I get my seed from Cardinal Chemicals in Wilson, NC

A few years ago I switch from annual to perinneal for overseeding. Perinneal looks much better, but still dies off with heat and will not come back.

I still use fescue seed for fescue lawns, but know some guys here will just use perinneal for everything because it always dies off with the 100 degree days of summer.

1999frontier
09-25-2012, 07:20 PM
1999-- I get my seed from Cardinal Chemicals in Wilson, NC

A few years ago I switch from annual to perinneal for overseeding. Perinneal looks much better, but still dies off with heat and will not come back.

I still use fescue seed for fescue lawns, but know some guys here will just use perinneal for everything because it always dies off with the 100 degree days of summer.

Thanks for the place. I saw the name in another thread but assumed it was just fert and chemicals. I'm going to give them a call tomorrow. Do we just broadcast the seed on top of the ground like annual and water instead of raking or plugging which will cause damage to bermuda?
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cgaengineer
09-25-2012, 09:28 PM
Thanks for the place. I saw the name in another thread but assumed it was just fert and chemicals. I'm going to give them a call tomorrow. Do we just broadcast the seed on top of the ground like annual and water instead of raking or plugging which will cause damage to bermuda?
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Put it right on top of short cut Bermuda and water...
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Kingram52
09-26-2012, 06:11 PM
Any of you guys using seed topping cover ?

cgaengineer
09-26-2012, 06:54 PM
Any of you guys using seed topping cover ?

I don't, shouldn't need it for rye.
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