Originally Posted by williams lcm
2 weeks ago I get a call from my customer not to mow his lawn for a few weeks because he just overseeded his lawn. He called me today and says his lawn looks so nice and green . In my mind I figured it was rye grass. Sure enough I drove by and it was the rye grass. He use to have a beautiful St.Augustine lawn but a pest company let the crab grass take over and he did not water the lawn much anyway. I told him that he would have to resod and I would hook him up with an excellent pest company and that he would have to water more than 15min per zone. He said no and that he would try this grass seed. I told him it will burn off in the summer. He dosent think it will burn up. He says this is the best his lawn ever looked. Anyone got customers with the rye grass. All the neighbors are asking him what kind of beautiful grass he has. They say it looks much better than there St.Augustine. Customer these days
It will last until late March maybe April looking decent. By mid April it will look pretty bad most likely. Nothing wrong with what he is doing as he will have a nice looking lawn for a change for several months and not to mention if we do get a freeze this weekend , which looks likely , it will be the only green one out there.
I will warn you that you may want to inform him that you will either have to charge more per visit or visit once a week as the Rye grass will grow very very rapidly and far outpace the SA this time of year. I will guess it will not be anything for you to pull up every other week and be taking 5 inches off.
The rye grass will stain the crap out of the concrete too. Do not try to mow it when it is even slightly moist or you will spend more time cleaning up clumps than you will mowing.