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Old 03-24-2009, 11:07 PM
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21" Stripes on Rye

Here is a pic of my bermuda lawn overseeded with annual rye. As you can tell my neighbor's lawns are dormant bermuda. This was mowed with my 21" John Deere JX75. Sorry its not the best pic, I just took a quick pic with my iphone.
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Old 03-24-2009, 11:30 PM
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Dang your lawn looks great! Makes your neighbors' lawns look like heck..
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Old 03-24-2009, 11:48 PM
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Makes your neighbors' lawns look like heck..
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you can say that again.
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Old 03-24-2009, 11:52 PM
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Hmmm annual rye? What's the plan once the growth shuts off?
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Old 03-25-2009, 12:01 AM
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thanks guys! As for the rye I will wait til we get temps in the 90's and scalp it down to about 1" and it will die and let the bermuda take over. I've been doing this for several years now and this method works well for me.
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Old 03-25-2009, 12:15 AM
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JX75s are great mowers. Do you have some kind of roller on it or is that just the plain old set-up?

Looks nice! I bet your neighbors hate you lol.
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Old 03-25-2009, 12:16 AM
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thanks guys! As for the rye I will wait til we get temps in the 90's and scalp it down to about 1" and it will die and let the bermuda take over. I've been doing this for several years now and this method works well for me.
So you seed the entire thing every year just to get it green a few weeks early? Seems like a lot of work to me...
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Old 03-25-2009, 12:19 AM
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Annual rye is usually green all winter. You seed it in the fall once the bermuda has gone dormant.

Now, in Oklahoma, does the rye grow and need mowed all winter, or only in early spring? I know further south it grows all winter...
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Old 03-25-2009, 12:28 AM
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its just a regular jx75 no roller or anything. It stripes really well. I don't hardly have to water it because of all the drool from my neighbors! LOL It is for sure the talk of the neighborhood.

I seed in September and it will last thru April. So about half a year's worth. It's much better than having a brown yard for 6 months during the winter! It cost's me about $50 to seed it and about $50 in water bills to get it up and going. The only way Fescue will grow around here is under a shade tree with tons of water poured on it. My yard is 100% sun all day long so fescue would roast in our 100+ temps during the summer for usually around 30 days each year.
Bermuda is our common grass around here and many people in the southern states overseed for the winter with rye so they don't have to put up with the ugly brown yards with the dry grass tracking in the house. Plus it looks awesome!
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Annual rye is usually green all winter. You seed it in the fall once the bermuda has gone dormant.

Now, in Oklahoma, does the rye grow and need mowed all winter, or only in early spring? I know further south it grows all winter...
I have to mow it some in the fall until our temps get a little low. It stays green during the dead of winter but we don't get much (if any at all) snow so it does pretty well. Starting about the 1st of February it needs mowed at least every week if not twice a week until I hit it with Primo Maxx. Fescue is pretty much the same schedule around here.
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