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Old 11-06-2011, 09:01 AM
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winter rye grass

Does anyone put rye grass seed down for there customers in the winter I have been doing it for 4 years make the lawns look great all winter long.
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Old 11-06-2011, 09:10 AM
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Does anyone put rye grass seed down for there customers in the winter I have been doing it for 4 years make the lawns look great all winter long.
I did it on a couple of St. Aug lawns last winter that have patchy CG areas.

A lot of guys(mainly on the high-end homes) put it down on Zoysia and Bermuda lawns.
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Old 11-06-2011, 09:25 AM
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Does anyone put rye grass seed down for there customers in the winter I have been doing it for 4 years make the lawns look great all winter long.
Easy service that you can make quick money at for sure. I have done it in the past and most likely do some this year again for patchy lawns.

Just make sure you do not go too heavy as you main turf will be fighting for the same resources after it comes out of dormancy.
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Old 11-06-2011, 02:41 PM
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Also make sure you are getting paid for the extra cuts it will require during the winter.
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Old 11-06-2011, 08:51 PM
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And...be sure to offer (as an extra cost option), to kill the rye with a chemical in spring, so as to allow the bermuda and SA to recover easily, and without damage. I am 15 hours drive from you so I don't know the chemicals needed.
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Old 11-06-2011, 09:05 PM
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And...be sure to offer (as an extra cost option), to kill the rye with a chemical in spring, so as to allow the bermuda and SA to recover easily, and without damage. I am 15 hours drive from you so I don't know the chemicals needed.
Really no need to do that, it dies very quickly as the temps rise in March and April.
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Old 11-06-2011, 09:16 PM
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ya it dies off by itself i think it make the lawn for the winter time ill post some picture as soon as my lawn starts coming in
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Old 11-06-2011, 09:23 PM
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Really no need to do that, it dies very quickly as the temps rise in March and April.
Is that both Perennial and Annual Rye that dies in March???

Fl-landscape has both a slit seeder and a Hydro-seeder. In winter he has also planted Fescue in the winter. He should be back today from his frozen hunting trip in Maine. Maybe he will weight in.


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Old 11-06-2011, 09:30 PM
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Old 11-07-2011, 12:31 AM
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I plant gulf annual rye on bermuda and zoysia lawns, never SA.
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